Mark Smith will be adding another MySore Yoga Class on Monday mornings, 6.30-8.30am.
Tessa of YesYoga will be starting her Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga Class on Monday mornings, 9.15-10.15am.
Penny Johnstone is adding another Pilates class on Thursday mornings, 9.15-10.15am.
Julia from Portobello Alexander Technique is running a 5 week course starting in January and we have String Fiddle on the 7th and Flute Fling happening on the 21st January.
Tribe Porty is also looking forward to our new relationship with Re-Act, Refugee Action Scotland and will hosting Potluck socials starting on the 11th February.
In March, we are hosting an Action for Happiness course and we are also starting LifeCircle, which is a regular meet up to discuss life and death.
Other good things to come include, Francisca Morton starting a MindHacking course, date to be confirmed and a solar-hack, hosted by CreativEnergie on the 5th March.
Christmas Makers Market
This year's Christmas Makers Market was even bigger and better than last year! We had 31 fantastic makers at Tribe Porty and the day was steady and full of people, food and good cheer. Thank you to all of our makers, Crumbs of Portobello and everyone who stopped by to do some shopping.
Upcycled World offer furniture painting workshop as a fun introduction to upcycling furniture. Relax and let your creativity flow whilst you learn new skills and customise your furniture.
They also offer Dreamcatcher Workshops and Eco Jewellery making workshops for creative exploration using the contrasting mediums of soft textile, rubbery inner tubes and metal and how they can translate into new forms.
There is a workshop on the 14th & 15th January, to book, go here.
Trigger Point Pilates
Trigger Point Pilates™ is a combination of Pilates based exercises combined with Myofascia Release which is traditionally a hands-on therapy. Learn a mat work class/system, discover how to apply the principals of Self – Myofascia Release (SMR ). Releasing myofascial trigger points that can often interfere with proper core initiation and provide improved proprioceptive awareness to the user. The method uses one’s own body weight, movement, the breath and equipment to create the soft tissue release.
These classes are run monthly and the next one is the 14th January, 9.30-10.30am.
We are hosting a family festival on the 28th January from 10am-12pm. This is an open and free event for expecting parents and families. We are inviting any and all local groups, clubs and individuals who offer something for families and children locally. The event will provide an opportunity to share what is available and also speak to folk about our Tribe Family work here at Tribe Porty. If you want a free table to share what you do, get in touch.
You Can Do Good by Doing Well, If You Pick the Right Social Enterprise Model
Social enterprise is quickly becoming a popular business model that generates profit to fuel social good. Defined as organisations that strive to positively impact the community through commercial strategies, these philanthropy powerhouses generate $375 million each year. Not bad. Read more here.
And closer to home-Scotland's social enterprise sector has a combined income of more than £3.6bn (as of 2015). Scotland has a long history of pioneering new forms of business that blend social and commercial goals. These reflect a belief among the people of Scotland in a fairer, more equal society – organised for the benefit of all – where business activity is used as a means to this end and not an end in itself.
Over the next decade we will see social enterprise at the vanguard of a new wave of ethical and socially responsible business in Scotland. The social enterprise movement will develop as a broad church, bound by a common code and principles; supporting each other, trading with each other. As the movement grows it will retain its community orientation, values and integrity. To read more about Vision 2025 see here.
Tribe Porty is proud of being a social enterprise, which means it's profits go back into the enterprise which helps support our social aims and objectives. Tribe Porty would like to thank you for your support in our development and we look forward to continued success and reaching even deeper and farther in 2017.
We have quite the crew here at Tribe. In total, we have 41 fantastic freelancers working from our Community Coworking space and another 20 entrepreneurs offering a variety of classes and workshops in our White Hall. We have been featuring some of our members through our Instagram account, check them out here.
Our freelancers range from translators to photographers, applied mathematics to graphic design and our classes include yoga, Pilates, music, drama and more for every age. The ever growing Tribe can be found through our newsletters and some members are also on Our Tribes section of our website.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. Read more here.
Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
“Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”
This beautiful typographic collage drawing is based on one of Nin’s most timeless insights on love, culled from her many volumes of diaries and her love letters to Henry Miller. Read more from Brain Pickings here.