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Edinburgh Yoga Festival

Stress-relieving, anxiety-reducing, mental-health improving and mood boosting yoga is coming to Edinburgh with the arrival of the 3rd annual Edinburgh Community Yoga Festival.

Following the resounding success of last year’s event, which raised more than 5,000 pounds to help some of the city’s most vulnerable populations, this year’s programme moves out of the studio and into the workplace as new research shows that even a short program of yoga is effective for enhancing emotional well-being and resilience to stress in the workplace. 

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Throughout the 8-day long festival, which runs from 11-19 May, yoga classes will be held in work places across the city as well as many of Edinburgh’s most popular studios with teachers from diverse yoga backgrounds.

Added to this is an exciting programme of workshops at the Serenity Cafe, which is run by and for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, many of whom benefit from the classes offered by ECY. This years festival focuses on pairing up some of Edinburgh’s favourite teachers each offering workshops that cover all aspects of the yoga practice, from chanting, meditation, breath work, movement, yoga sleep and massage.

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