The Minded Institute is a world leader in the development and implementation of yoga therapy and mindfulness programs for those with mental health and chronic physical health problems.

Based in the UK, we work with both individuals and healthcare professionals to provide:

  • Evidence-based courses for supporting those with stress, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, addictions, and schizophrenia. We also work with chronic conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, support those with cancer, inflammatory conditions, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, and muscular skeletal issues.
  • Professional training courses, certificates in yoga therapy, workshops and lectures.
  • Conducting research that informs our treatment and training programs.
  • Lobbying for yoga’s inclusion in the NHS.

Founded by Heather Mason, The Minded Institute grew out of her own personal experiences with depression and anxiety. After years of practicing yoga and meditation – experiencing first hand the profound effect these ancient disciplines can have on self-healing – Heather decided to devote her time to the creation of programs that had a positive effect on the psychological and physiological challenges that are inherent in a variety of mental and physical health issues. Combined with the extensive academic study of Buddhism, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Neuroscience, Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness, Heather effectively combined ancient mind-body practices with modern scientific insight.

The Minded Institute has been received the status of a Recognised Centre by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY).

Paul Fox, former chair of the BWY, said “this status gives recognition to the excellent work the Minded Institute does in the field of yoga”. The Minded Institute are one of just three British Wheel of Yoga Recognised Centres of excellence.