Episode from the podcastArt of Retreat - SPARKs

#053 - Nina Ballantyne & Caitlin Pontrella | Art of Retreat LIVES

Released Tuesday, 28th July 2020
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Nina Ballantyne is Scotland's favourite Parkour Gran. She sometimes teaches Parkour for fun but mostly lobbies government(s) to make changes to social security, housing and employment, where they’re needed most. Nina’s a director at Parkour Outreach, helping to deliver the first ever Coach Europe event last year, and recently launched a community directory of online training and classes available for parkour practitioners during lockdown. She used to work as a postie.

Caitlin Pontrella is a founding member and a current director of the United States Parkour Association, executive director of Parkour Visions and the director of the Art of Retreat. Over the past 10+ years she has worked in both private and public sector, founding parkour companies, leadership events, working with city governments to incorporate play initiatives, and building over 40 pop-up playgrounds along the way. She has a degree in architecture, is a play researcher, a burner and a prolific writer.

Art of Retreat LIVES are off-the-cuff conversations recorded live with an online audience. Lead by John 'Hedge' Hall of Access Parkour.