Mindfulness , Capacitar Well-being and Yoga

Information and resources for Mindfulness Training, Capacitar Well-being and Yoga Sessions and events.


The Chaplaincy offers a variety of wellbeing activities, which are all supported by substantial research studies indicating that they are likely to improve mental health and wellbeing, offering us peace and contentment. Our main activity in this area is mindfulness, led by Dr Kitty Wheater, Mindfulness Chaplain, and our Edinburgh University Mindfulness Initiative (EUMI) Team members.

Mindfulness Weekend Retreat @Firbush

A Residential Weekend on Mindfulness and Nature Walks at Firbush, on the banks of Loch Tay, led by Dr Avinash Bnasode and Dr Glen Cousquer, from 22nd to 24th November 2019

Yoga and Mindfulness Retreats 2019/20

A weekend of yoga, mindfulness & outdoor activities at Firbush, on the banks of Loch Tay.

Capacitar Wellbeing

Capacitar Wellbeing sessions led by Associate Chaplain Alison Newell in Room 1 from 13:10-13:50.

Lunchtime Drop-ins

All University staff and students are welcome to attend these free lunchtime mindfulness sessions, which are open to beginners as well as those with some previous experience of mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness and Compassion Courses

Mindfulness and compassion are well-researched and effective means of alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression, and promoting wellbeing and flourishing in ourselves and our relationships.

Monthly Day Retreats

All Mindfulness Day Retreats are offered on Saturdays of each month throughout the academic year, at the Chaplaincy Centre, Bristo Square, University of Edinburgh.

Yoga Sessions and Events

Yoga sessions are led by Kirsten Newell and take place in Room 1 from 12:10-13:00.

Our Newsletter

Our Mindfulness and compassion newsletter is for all practitioners at The Edinburgh University is to support mindfulness and compassion based training, practices and intentions.

Videos, Resources, Newsletter and Reports

Videos and resource link to websites, articles, research papers and news articles on mindfulness-based approaches.