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posted on 2024-03-11, 11:04 authored by Marina Postlethwaite Bowler, Jitka VseteckovaJitka Vseteckova

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 is welcome 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.


Research Group

  • Open Thanatology
  • CABS Research Group
  • Carers Research Group
  • Participatory Research Group