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Current Projects 

Alongside teaching group classes on Zoom we also have a number of projects in development for which we have raised funding or are in the process of raising funding. If you would like to support any of the below projects financially or as a volunteer or fund raiser, pls contact Director, Claire Whalley at info@theyogaforlifeproject.co.uk

Community:

  • teaching young BME yoga students to become teachers on The Yoga For Life Project’s therapeutic teacher training programme so they can take yoga back into the communities that need it most

  • teaching therapeutic yoga to Bangladeshi Women who are at risk of social isolation

  • providing yoga classes to students in school most at risk of exclusion

Covid 19:

  • creating support programme for long haul Covid 19 patients providing classes to help with the chronic symptoms of breathing, fatigue, poor mental health & isolation

  • providing therapeutic yoga to those most isolated including people with cancer and the elderly

 

NHS:

  • providing therapeutic yoga to patients with metastatic breast cancer at Barts Trust

  • providing therapeutic yoga to BME NHS staff

  • providing therapeutic yoga to NHS staff in obstetrics where there are high levels of PTSD

  • providing therapeutic yoga to bipolar patients

  • providing therapeutic yoga to patients with endometriosis

  • providing therapeutic yoga to patients with back conditions

  • to create a training programme to train NHS staff in therapeutic yoga so they can support their patients with these additional skills

 

Research:

  • collating an accessible online library of scientific research from around the world into the health benefits of yoga for different health conditions

  • working with health professionals conducting some further randomized control trials into the benefits of yoga for certain health conditions

Laughter Yoga with North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT):

  •  Across a year we provided laughter yoga and gentle desk mobility yoga to NHS staff to help support their mental & physical wellbeing

Therapeutic Yoga for Secondary Cancer Patients Barts Hospital, in collaboration with The Rahere Trust:

  • Across 10 classes, we provided therapeutic yoga to secondary breast cancer patients at Barts Hospital

We are currently developing therapeutic yoga classes to work with Somalian Women who have sited Yoga as an area of therapeutic movement they would like to benefit from.

We are currently seeking funding to run Therapeutic Yoga for People with Amputations – please contact us if you would like to be part of these exciting new classes/have access to funding.

Yoga in Palliative Care:

  • Having worked in Palliative care with yoga, Claire is keen to extend this service to work with families and individuals at the end of life, offering gentle breath work, meditation, visualizations, and where appropriate, gentle movement to help bring about an attitude of acceptance and deep feelings of contentment and peace.

Please get in touch with us, if there’s a project or group of people you would like us to support and introduce therapeutic yoga to: info@theyogaforlifeproject.co.uk

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