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From peril to natural paradise: inside Albania’s notorious gulag

Elizabeth Gowing takes a look inside on of Albania's most powerful sites of memory.

Spirit level: my first SUP yoga experience

Elizabeth Gowing tells her story of trying to keep dry on a tiny piece of Styrofoam mat in the middle of a lake in Nottingham.
Elizabeth Gowing is co-founder of The Ideas Partnership NGO which works in Kosovo, using the power of volunteers to tackle education, environmental and cultural heritage challenges and to support the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community. Her translations of the biographies of Yugoslavia's longest-held political prisoner, Adem Demaci, and Albanian patriot, Hasan Prishtina, were published in 2010 by Rrokullia press in Prishtina. In 2016 she was awarded the Mother Teresa Medal for humanitarian work by the President of Kosovo, and in 2017 was named by the British Prime Minister as a Point of Light for volunteering around the world. She is an Arts Society accredited lecturer and frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4.

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Spirit level: my first SUP yoga experience

Elizabeth Gowing tells her story of trying to keep dry on a tiny piece of Styrofoam mat in the middle of a lake in Nottingham.

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In My End Is My Beginning – Yin Yoga in Newquay

Elizabeth Gowing has time to reflect as she discovers yin yoga in Cornwall.

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Iyengar Yoga – Maida Vale, London

Elizabeth Gowing masters Crow at an Iyengar class in London.

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Wiped – Hot Yoga and Belonging in Brighton

Elizabeth Gowing transforms herself into a human fountain as she sweats her way through a hot yoga session in Brighton.

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Upwardly Mobile: Aerial Yoga in Godalming

Elizabeth Gowing tussles with gravity in Godalming, just one of the stops on her yoga quest across Britain. 

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Balance: on Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire grit meets mindfulness in Elizabeth Gowing’s yoga pursuit up north.

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