Yoga at The Orchard Clinic

Organisation : Orchard Clinic, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Grant Amount : £ 2,000
Project Dates : October 2017 to August 2018

The project aims to run two 12 week blocks of yoga therapy at the Orchard Clinic, facilitated by a Yoga Therapist with several years experience working with people with mental health problems and challenging behaviours.

Supervision sessions with the Lead Occupational Therapist will ensure the instructor is fully aware of the needs of the patient group, allowing for the course to be of maximum benefit to participants.

Yoga can enhance emotional and physical wellbeing by helping to lift mood, reduce anxiety, promote emotional resilience and support emotional balance, and improve concentration, physical strength, flexibility and coordination. Each course will involve 50 minute weekly sessions for up to 8 patients and will be designed specifically to tailor sessions to the needs of this population.