Welcome to Yoga in Daily Life Scotland

"The essence of Yoga and Meditation is about a very simple thing... your happiness. Yoga is not just physical fitness training. It is an authentic holistic tradition inclusive of contemplation and meditation. Its aim is for you to achieve your fullest potential in life, since you possess a storehouse of immense happiness within you! It's not essential to be young and supple to practise Yoga and Meditation... all that is needed is a desire to be happy."

Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda

YOGA IN DAILY LIFE™ is an authentic master system based on the ancient wisdom of yoga, adapted to meet the needs of modern life.

Yoga in Daily Life Scotland (SCIO) is a registered Scottish charity run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of community and environmental health. Drawing endless inspiration from the founding author Paramhans Maheshwarananda, we represent the international system YOGA IN DAILY LIFE™ throughout Scotland and are affiliated with the YIDL-UK national centre in London, and the International Fellowship of Yoga in Daily Life based in Vienna, which connects non-profit YIDL centres in 30 countries around the world.

Since 2007 we have been dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga and meditation with the Scottish community, offering casual drop-in classes, courses, satsangs, workshops, seminars and retreats; plus tailored classes for private individuals, as well as corporate and community groups. Our main teachers are Swami Madhuram Puri (now based in New Zealand but teaching for us online) and Swami Ganga Mata, based in our ashram in Galashiels, Scotland.

Programmes for many years were held mainly at our ashram in Edinburgh and other wellness centres and venues around the capital; with occasional activities at retreat centres in the Highlands and the Scottish Borders, and previous weekly classes and occasional workshops in Glasgow.

In April 2024 our ashram headquarters moved to Galashiels, the heart of the Scottish Borders, just an hour south of Edinburgh.

Since late March 2020, most group classes have been provided Online via Zoom, with individual private sessions in Edinburgh, occasionally available on request and special events such as day retreats, weekend retreats and evening concerts finally resuming in-person in 2023.

Our classes incorporate deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and systematic progression of physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), self-inquiry meditation, and practical principles from traditional yoga philosophy, to foster greater health, happiness and self-confidence. 

YOGA IN DAILY LIFE™ is not limited to the physically fit and able, it is practised by people of all ages and states of health - if you're new to yoga, read our starting tips - all are welcome! We look forward to meeting you and helping you find harmony for body, mind and soul...

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Reg: SC049297

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Join us by helping the charity develop and widen its support for the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment...

All donations are much appreciated and very gratefully received - large or small - thank you.

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Scottish Charity Reg: SC049297

Postal Address:  Mahaprabhu Deep Ashram | Doubledykes | Elm Row | Galashiels TD1 3HT

+44 (0)131 629 9895 | +44 (0)7903 124176

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