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 13:10-14:00.

Lunchtime Drop-ins

All University staff and students are welcome to attend these free lunch-time mindfulness sessions which are open to beginners as well as experienced practitioners. We offer these sessions at various locations across the University. Drop-ins are led by Dr Kitty Wheater, Mindfulness Chaplain. During Welcome Week our drop-ins will be led by our Honorary Mindfulness Chaplain, Dr Avinash Bansode.

Mindfulness and Compassion Courses

Mindfulness 8 week training offers an excellent foundation for understanding and practising mindfulness and kindness meditation both in a direct practical way and also within a group setting.  It can offer an insight for many in cultivating a different kind of relationship with oneself and others and enhance your experience of living and being.

Monthly Day Retreats

Day Retreats are offered on a Saturday, throughout the academic year at the Chaplaincy Centre. Retreats are open for everyone, members of public and University and from complete beginner to an experienced practitioner.

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.