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Life thriving, not just surviving Marina Postlewaite-Bowler
Ageing Well Public Talks Series 23/24

This event took place on 13th March 2024 at 11:00am (11:00 GMT)

In this talk we focus on alternative ways to feel rejuvenated and improve well-being.

Ageing doesn’t have to happen the way Western society tells us it has to.

In this session, we shall explore some ideas and strategies based on Ayurvedic thinking. Marina will introduce Kaya Kalpa a clinical discipline from the East that concerns itself with the physiological rejuvenation of the body. Kaya translates from the Sanskrit as “body” and Kalpa as “transformation” – thus Kaya Kalpa is about transformation Marina will invite you to do some simple breathing techniques and create "some space" for yourselves.

Everyone welcomed whatever your biological age 


Marina Postlethwaite Bowler – Staff Tutor and Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies, The Open University. Marina's teaching and research interests focus on holistic well-being, the mind-body connection.  Marina has a passion for ensuring EDIA is at the core of her work. Her professional background is in further and higher education leading and developing teams. Marina has worked in alternative education and secure environments with students studying sport, fitness, and health, across a range of ages and challenging backgrounds, Marina also works with educators in the international space delivering training and quality assurance for vocational qualifications.


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The webcast was open to 10000 users

(90 minutes)