FRANKIE WALTER

LIVED EXPERIENCE PANEL MEMBER

Frankie began practising with Edinburgh Community Yoga in 2018 through our Women’s Trauma Informed classes. Over the years she has been a part of lots of ECY’s community classes including yoga for neurodivergent folks, LGBTQ+ yoga, chair yoga and yoga in the psychiatric hospital.

ECY has supported Frankie through courses on yoga for mental health, the 6 month Action Scholarship Programme and CPD modules in trauma informed teaching practices and teaching in community settings. She has recently qualified to teach chair yoga with The Minded Institute.

At present Frankie is studying for a 100 hour qualification in Yin and Restorative Yoga alongside a course in making rest practices accessible.

Frankie loves props of all kinds – and gets especially excited about the versatility and creativity of chair yoga!

“ECY has given me so many tools to support my wellbeing and introduced me to the most amazing community of people. Finding yoga has brought purpose to my life and gradually allowed me to see my own value.”