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We Got to Move: Summer Offering

On Saturday 28th August 2021, gather with us online for workshops sharing skills to help us

  • connect with our bodies to build our own resilience

  • grow community power and start organising to win change

 
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UPSTANDING CITIZENS - AN INTERACTIVE HISTORY OF “GOOD” POSTURE

Guy Lochhead

Guy is a weightlifting coach who started the first cooperatively-run gym in the UK, Bristol Co-operative Gym


We will consider the many reasons why we sit and stand in the ways we do, explore popular resting postures from all over the world and learn some exercises that can add variety to a sedentary work day. 

Guy Lochhead

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BREATHWORK FOR RELAXATION

Rosie Bruce

Rosie currently teaches yoga, meditation and breathwork in the North East.  

The session will be a breathwork session geared towards relaxation, harnessing the power of the breath to alter the state of both the body and the mind, bringing you back into balance. 

Roseanna Yoga

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RACE - A FLY ON THE WALL CONVERSATION

Ezimma Chigbo 

Ez is a creative facilitator whose interests are race, gender and serious youth violence; she uses discussion and creative writing to explore these topics. As well as being the cohost of The Echo Chamber Podcast she has published essays on topics ranging from violence against women and girls, to drill music, all serving as love letters of exploration, celebrating upbringing, culture and identity. 

This workshop will explore the relationship between race and power by encouraging people to explore their personal relationship to/understanding of how race impacts their day to day lives. 


The Echo Chamber Podcast

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FROM MUTUAL AID TO FOOD CO-OPS

Cooperation Town organiser Shaunna

Cooperation Town calls to divert resources from food banks (in fact, we want to abolish them all together!) into an autonomous food distribution system, owned and democratically run by its users. We want to utilise the endless surplus created by overproduction and tackle needless waste.


Mostly, we want to help drive a new wave of working class community organising by creating accessible resources to demystify the process and a supportive infrastructure to help us face these challenges together. In short: we are building a network of food co-ops!


Have you been organising around food in your community? Join us and learn how to start a food co-op. 

Cooperation Town

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HEALING TRAUMA THROUGH YOGA

Zakiya Dharsi

Zakiya is a fully qualified yoga teacher, certified in Power Vinyasa and trauma-informed yoga.  


The workshop will comprise of a short talk on how trauma is stored in the body and the power of movement to free your body and mind. As well as a movement segment to begin to desensitise the nervous system, building space, strength and resilience. The workshop will be both practical and theory based. 

Dharsi Wellness

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HOW TO BUILD DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS IN THE ONLINE WORLD

Sophie Greener

Sophie Greener is a community organiser from Grapevine's Connecting for Good who is passionate about justice and also loves dresses, latte and yoga.

This workshop will be a playful and relaxed space to explore ways that we can build deeper and more meaningful relationships in a time where organising is increasingly happening in the online world.

Grapevine