Welcome to

Umbrella Yoga

We are a not-for-profit organisation that brings communities together through yoga.

We use evidence based practices to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of the people we connect with.

Our mission is to provide yoga sessions to people with additional mental and physical needs in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

We reinvest all donations and profits into our free Community Yoga sessions, tailored Yoga for Learning Disabilities, Survivors of Trauma, Older People and Dementia Friendly sessions.

We do this to ensure a range of communities of need can access the benefits of wellbeing through yoga.

Breathe

Move

Connect

Welcome to

Umbrella Yoga

We are a not-for-profit organisation that brings communities together through yoga.

We use evidence based practices to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of the people we connect with.

Our mission is to provide yoga sessions to people with additional mental and physical needs in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Breathe

Move

Connect

We are a not-for-profit organisation that brings communities together through yoga.

We use evidence based practices to improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of the people we connect with.

Our mission is to provide yoga sessions to people with additional mental and physical needs in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

We offer yoga for:

All Communities

Learning Disabilities & Additional Needs

Older Adults & People with Dementia

Yoga for Trauma Survivors

We offer yoga for:

All Communities

Learning Disabilities & Additional Needs

Older Adults & People with Dementia

Trauma Informed

We offer yoga for:

All Communities

Learning Disabilities &
Additional Needs

Older Adults & People with Dementia

Trauma Informed

Staff Wellbeing

Do you have a wellbeing budget? Have you considered the holistic benefits of mindful movement, yoga asana and pranayama?

Our Values

We aim to make sure all sessions and services meet our core values

We aim to reduce the barriers that may prevent people from practising and benefiting from yoga

Our participants, partners, staff members and volunteers are at the heart of what we do. We foster open, honest and respectful communications with our partners and service users and operate an ‘open door policy’ encouraging continual feedback.

We work in partnership with other organisations, developing proactive referral pathways, to help connect and support communities across Kirklees

We want people to enjoy our sessions! We hope they always feel better when they leave the session than they did when they arrived.

We support our community members to practise yoga outside of our time-limited yoga sessions. We invest our resources into research to promote understanding of yoga and enhance the impact of these practices.

Why yoga?

Research shows that yoga can:

Develop the ability to relax, and improve quality of sleep
Manage and reduce of the feeling of fear, frustration and stress
Improve mobility, physical strength and postural alignment
Establish calm, and help with organising mental states
Increase energy levels
Regulate Breathing
Improve Digestion
Reduce hyperactivity​​

“The instructor was clear in her instructions and it was something that anyone at any ability could join in with and she pitched it just right.”

Jan Woodhead,

Hollybank Trust

“Many staff said it was the best training session they’d ever had. The session was fantastic, as well as being great value for money, and we would highly recommend it.”

Jeni Harvey,

Oldham Council

“Came to the Yoga session feeling overwhelmed, deeply sad and disconnected. Now feel grounded, deeply relaxed and energised.”

Trauma informed Yoga participant

Collaborations & Partnerships

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We asked Community Yoga participants if the yoga helped with low mood or depression. 89% scored at least 8/10.

Staff Wellbeing

Staff Wellbeing

Do you have a wellbeing budget? Have you considered the holistic benefits of mindful movement, yoga asana and pranayama?