The Minded Institute is dedicated to increasing public awareness of benefits of yoga, yoga therapy, and mindfulness.  We hold an array of different events from research symposiums, community action days (for those who want to support yoga’s integration in the UK National Health Service), National Yoga Therapy Conferences, and free taster days where professionals can both learn about our training course and gave some basic skills to that are relevant to work with those who have mental health conditions.  Sometimes we even hold yoga flash mobs to garner media attention regarding the importance and value of yoga in society.

In addition to the above we co-chair a research group at Westminster University for established and budding yoga researchers that are want to discuss research aims, challenges, and findings.  If you are already a researcher and would like to join this group please email: for more details

At Minded we love to collaborate with other organisations who wish to share their knowledge and acumen with the public.  If you are looking to partner on an event we would love to hear from you at

Free Taster Day for Yoga Therapy Training

  • Date

    24th June 2018

  • Time:

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Location:

    Location TBC Central London London United Kingdom

Being a yoga therapist is an incredibly fulfilling vocation, allowing you to use mind-and-body skills to help people with mental health conditions, chronic diseases, and anatomical problems.The Minded Institute specialises in training people to become expert yoga therapists. We run one of the most comprehensive yoga therapy training programs on offer, anywhere. Our course is academically rigorous, providing all trainees with deep scientific, yogic, and medical knowledge, whilst also supporting personal reflection and transformation. We are well known for including mindfulness approaches in our work and focusing on practical neuroscience. In other words, for understanding how mind-body practices can give rise to brain change.We are accredited by the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists and the British Council for Yoga Therapy (BCYT).Our next professional training begins in January 2019. Each year this course is fully booked in advance - if you are interested in this course, come and meet us at this FREE taster day on 24th June in Central London.The day will include: - networking, - a chance to learn about the curriculum, - a lecture on yoga and mental health, and - a basic yoga practice that is useful in the treatment of anxiety.Whether you are a yoga teacher looking to gain therapeutic skills, a mental health professional wanting to bring mind-body skills into clinical work, or a nurse or doctor wishing to include yoga therapy in your practice, we can offer you the skills necessary to make this possible.Our graduates work in private practice and/or in the NHS, develop their own unique professional trainings, and even go on to conduct yoga research. If you would like to know more and meet like-minded yoga practitioners, join us on 24th June.The day will be led by founder of the Minded Institute, Heather Mason, a senior yoga therapist with an MA in Psychotherapy, an MSc in Medical Physiology, and an MA in Buddhist Studies.

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