How to Relax in the City – Urban Yoga with Tammy Jones

City life can be pretty stressful sometimes. Rushing between meetings, adding things to your never-ending to do list, checking your emails and Facebook every minute. You know it doesn’t have to be like this, but how do you take time out to relax, reflect and get some exercise?  To do those important things that keep you healthy and happy?

Well you don’t need to quit your job and go to Brazil to have a nice time. That helps, but it’s not the only answer.  You can take time out in your city too.  For me that meant spending a wonderful Sunday upside down and on my head with yoga instructor Tammy Jones.

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Join The Hub Crawl – A Co-working Co-walking Adventure!

  • Want a fun adventures around three of London’s coolest social innovation coworking spaces?
  • Want to have a drink and a walk with socially minded people who are working on interesting projects?  

Then the Hub Crawl is for you! 

It is a 4 hour guided group journey around all three Hubs in London, on a Friday evening. It’s been running for more than a year, and we’ve taken more than 100 people on Hub Crawls.

Eventbrite - Hub Crawl! The Social Innovation Adventure

Why attend?

  • Enjoy a fun night of adventure around London! It just so happens to coincides with the weekly Friday night members drinks at each Hub…
  • Learn about social enterprise and coworking. If you didn’t already know, coworking growing rapidly, and the Hub is a global network of these spaces and a community of social entrepreneurs.
  • Connect with interesting, like minded people. The best feedback is that people have a fun night with great people.

What is the Hub?

The Hub is a global network of  more than 35 coworking spaces and a community of social entrepreneurs.

The Hub Crawl London takes you from the very first Hub in Islington, through to the beautifully designed Kings Cross (with its own bar), to one of the very latest Hubs in the global network in Westminster.

Eventbrite - Hub Crawl! The Social Innovation Adventure


Inspiring Adventures also arranges bespoke tours to meet your needs. If you’d like to request something special, simply fill in the form below.

Interview with Sitawi – Finance for Good

Hello and welcome to an Inspiring Adventures Interview!

Last year, I met Leonardo Letelier, the founder of Sitawi – Finance for Good.

Sitawi is the first social finance fund in Brazil, and has loaned out more than $1m and helped over 20,000 people.  

It also has a true story of entrepreneurialism behind it, with Leonardo leading his own money for the first loans Sitawi made.

Recently in London I was lucky enough to catch up with Rob Packer, a fund manager in the small Sitawi team, and find out how they are getting on now. 

In the audio link below, you can hear what Sitawi is doing now, some examples of the people they have helped, it’s plans for the future, and what the name means too! 


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(I know some of the audio is a little quiet, a new mic is coming for future interview)

If you’d like to learn more, check out the Sitawi website. You can even be part of helping them change lives by supporting them on their Global Giving page.  

Like this? Here’s more: My original blog post about Leonardo Letelier and Sitawi, and a great overview by Leonardo on the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Below – Some of the children at a community centre Sitawi helped to fund, and a photo of the health vehicle that Rob talks about in the video above.

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The London Inspiring Adventure

Since last month’s Hub Crawl was such a success, I’m doing it again this month! Here are the details from my Eventbrite page –  http://hubcrawl2.eventbrite.co.uk 

Visit three Social Enterprise Co-working Spaces in one night

Better than a pub crawl, but still with drinks 

Come and have a glass of wine in some of the finest social enterprise co-working spaces in London, with some of the finest socially beneficial co-workers in London! 

 (This video is the new remix! Different song, and with actual hub crawllers)

Meet some of the people that work in all sorts of socially beneficial businesses.  See the kinds of places that people work, when they talk about having a space in co-working environment.  From the very first Hub in Islington, through the beautifully designed Kings Cross (with it’s own bar), to one of the very latest Hubs in the Hub global network in Westminster.  If you are an “Escape the City” type person, this is the perfect chance to see and meet people and places of another kind of working life. 

 

What you get

 At least one glass of wine at Hub Islington, maybe more!

A guided trip around three cool London co-working places

A chance for serendipity to strike..

The Plan

Hub Islington  5-5.45pm – 5 Torrens Street, London, United Kingdom EC1V 1NQ

Walk!

Hub Kings Cross 6.15-7pm – 34b York Way  City of London N1 9AB

Tube!

Hub Westminster 7.30-9pm – First Floor, New Zealand House 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE

Pub? 

Space is limited – Sign up for tickets on the EventBrite Page if you would like to join! 

http://hubcrawl2.eventbrite.co.uk