The success of INSPIRE various projects has spread through word of mouth to the extent that INSPIRE team is typically working up to ten different projects around the globe and abroad at any given time.

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INSPIRE mission

Parkour mindset is the way we look at life on.

A Parkour philosophy is to see obstacles as opportunities. As we on the physical plane, consider a wall in front of us as a tool to get higher or longer and not as a “no access” Can we translate this “mind-processe” to the mental level and change our views on the challenges of life as an opportunity to grow personally.

The challenges affect us in different ways, some are better at dealing with them than others. Street eXpression have focus on the relationship between human health and ability to handle the challenges. Our experience shows that parkour training promotes personal development in ways that affect quality of life and well separated.

Natalia Ivanova

The movement has led me to my passion in life, And now I´m living out my passion through the movement. My all personal, professional and culture experience has brought me to where I am today.

But what has moved me most in my life is my passion.

I was not formed in my motherland Russian. I was not a product of a wonderland Denmark, but with street expression, I always have feeling to belong and with street expression we all using same language. A wisdom, a passion, a message I want to share with people who is curious and want to explore.

Natalia Ivanova / Director Street eXpression
Was a social worker who specializes in physical education, help children with troubled backgrounds. After Ivanova completed her studies, she could have just gone the safe route, being a traditional teacher who enables children in different ways, but instead she chose to focus on street movement and how she was able to spread his knowledge in several institutions worldwide.


Julia Fry/Brigthon

My experience of walking onto the ledge with Natalia. Here is what I’ve written:

“I almost talked myself out of learning parkour on Tuesday. I was walking along Brighton seafront answering my friend, Justine’s, question about why I was interested in writing my dissertation about parkour and why I was interested in parkour per se. Parkour lets you use your body in creative ways and enables you to get away in a 28 Days Later scenario. As I said this, a man walking near us who, I had noticed, was listening, asked what we were talking about. “Parkour,” I said. He said he and his friends were going to practice parkour and invited us to join them. They’d all been practicing parkour for years. Natalia and they guy, whose name I don’t know how to write, who asked me what I was talking about were from Denmark and were visiting Callum Powell and the rest of the Storror crew in Brighton.

After my initial amazement at the coincidence of our bumping into each other, I chatted to Natalia about how she uses parkour in her work. We were sitting on a ledge and she asked me to stand up and walk towards her as she walked backwards along the ledge; it ran parallel to a concrete staircase and as I moved towards her I became aware of the drop from the ledge increasing. My movements became jerkier and slower as my fear levels rose; my perception was there was increased danger to my body. All the while, the other guys practiced jumps nearby so the occasional “thud” as one of them landed gave me a tiny fright – my senses were heightened. We stopped walking. Natalia reminded me to breathe from my stomach and to feel the ground, solid, beneath my feet. She asked me to turn to face the wall to my left and, as I faced it, noticing the drop to the flat roof below was a few feet, my fear decreased and it was easier to breathe.

We turned 180 degrees to face the sea. My knees trembled; the drop suddenly seemed huge compared to the one behind me and the thuds of the traceurs landing nearby became much louder. Natalia again reminded me to breathe and told me the fear was in my head. I believed the fear and I almost felt faint; the fear was that something might happen to knock me off balance and I didn’t know from which direction it would come, so I couldn’t prepare for it – I seemed to be in a precarious position and I felt incredibly vulnerable. I whimpered slightly and tried to breathe. We turned to face one another again and then faced the wall to jump onto the flat roof. Perceived safety regained.

Natalia asked me if I had any thoughts about the past or the future whilst on the ledge. On the ledge my senses were alive to everything in my immediate vicinity. There were some tables a hundred meters away and people sitting at them were staring at us but I didn’t care about their perception of what I was doing or me. All I was aware of was wanting to be alive and the fear alerting me to possible injury/death, so, no, I wasn’t thinking of the past or the future. Natalia talked about the socialised part of the personality versus the actual identity – the part that gets restrained by the need to fit in and be polite or whatever we deem necessary according to the messages received from society (family, school, media, friends etc.).

Parkour is a way of exercising the ‘natural’ part of identity so that it grows at least as big, if not bigger than, the socialised part. Perhaps, then, part of my fear that arose as I stood on the ledge could be attributed to a loss of part of my identity – the part that follows the rules and stays safe. Who am I with less of that? What am I capable of?”