Learn more about the purpose, vision and mission of Edinburgh Community Yoga
Our vision encompases the yogic values of respect and compassion and the humanist ideal of unconditional positive regard. We believe in social equality and work towards an inclusive world where each individual has access to and is empowered by doing yoga.
We take the therapeutic benefits of yoga to communities in Edinburgh, ensuring access and inclusion, by working across the cultural, economic and health barriers that inhibit people from taking part. We aim to provide a learning environment that is safe and supportive, and to equip people with the skills to deal with stress, and improve their health and mental well-being. We achieve this as a not-for-profit organisation, offering a range of quality outreach projects, public and corporate classes and retreats, as well as teacher training.
In our aim to reach more people than would normally make it to a yoga studio, we spend much of our week teaching community classes all over the city. We teach everywhere from universities to psychiatric hospitals, office spaces to living rooms, from drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre’s to corporate events, and from football stadiums to prisons.