Great North Yoga Show aims to inspire people in the North East to take up the practice

A former teacher who set up her own yoga enterprise is bringing a first-of-its-kind show to the North East as it encourages all to discover the benefits of practice.

Yoga Wellbeing will be bringing ‘The Great North Yoga Show’ to the North East in October as teachers from the area encourage everyone to get involved and discover the benefits yoga can offer.

The event will feature 20 local teachers, 12 exhibition stands, and even yoga disco, open to all ages and abilities.

Yoga Wellbeing was launched by former school teacher Sara Jobling, 64, who has over 38 years experience practising and teaching yoga.

Founder of Yoga Wellbeing Sara Jobling (left) is bringing the show to the North East

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    She said: “The Great North Yoga Show is not an elite event. The show is for everyone. Total beginners who perhaps fancied trying yoga but didn’t know where to start, can get a fantastic introduction all under one roof. We even want to appeal to those who think yoga is not their cup of tea.

    "Activities at the show range from gentle and relaxing to dynamic and intense. Many people will be surprised at how many different styles of yoga are out there.”

    Founder of Yoga Wellbeing, Sara Jobling

    Sara previously taught biology in secondary schools but found a passion for yoga and took it on full time.

    The new event will offer more than 30 hours of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques and other activities to the people of the North East.

    Sara said training yoga teachers is a great passion.

    “Seeing younger people with a love of yoga blossoming into amazing teachers who simply want to pass on their love of yoga to others is a great reward,” she said.

    The event will also offer sound bathing, crystal healing, cosmetics, gifts and local art workshops.

    The Great North Yoga show will take place on Saturday, October 22 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead with tickets available from £40. More information can be found at https://greatnorthyoga.co.uk/