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.

The MindLetter

The weekly MindLetter consists of an email, with a theme for reflection. It can be read by itself, and also includes a linked practice to explore in your own time

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.

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.

Videos, Resources, Newsletter and Reports

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

Mindfulness Initiative Reports

Reports on the Mindfulness Initiative can be found here.