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Our community’s voice: How the College of Medicine is helping our members
Our community’s voice: How the College of Medicine is helping our members

Our community’s voice: How the College of Medicine is helping our members

The College of Medicine works to re-define medicine beyond pills and procedures, and our members and wider community are vital to our success. By engaging with our online classes – covering everything from mindfulness to hypnosis and nutrition – our…

Young people’s mental health: Scheme trains teens to teach others benefits of yoga
Young people’s mental health: Scheme trains teens to teach others benefits of yoga

Young people’s mental health: Scheme trains teens to teach others benefits of yoga

The College of Medicine has supported the development and roll-out of the Teen Yoga Ambassador pilot scheme, which ran in April 2021. Here, Charlotta Martinus, Director of the Teen Yoga Foundation, explains how the new training course empowers young people to…

The best medicine? “How Laughter Yoga helped me to recover from depression – and now I teach others how to chuckle their way to better health”
The best medicine? “How Laughter Yoga helped me to recover from depression – and now I teach others how to chuckle their way to better health”

The best medicine? “How Laughter Yoga helped me to recover from depression – and now I teach others how to chuckle their way to better health”

Sara Kay laughs out loud all day long for a living. She isn’t a comedian but she does recognise that a hearty belly laugh is brilliant for well-being and particularly mental health. After training to be a Laughter Yoga teacher…

‘Three years ago I couldn’t even walk into a shop’: Five women reveal deeply personal stories on how yoga transformed their lives
‘Three years ago I couldn’t even walk into a shop’: Five women reveal deeply personal stories on how yoga transformed their lives

‘Three years ago I couldn’t even walk into a shop’: Five women reveal deeply personal stories on how yoga transformed their lives

The ancient art of yoga remains powerfully in tune with modern life, with everyone from stressed-out office workers to time-poor parents and life-long yogis finding sanctity on the mat. However, for some, yoga hasn’t just been an occasional soul-soother but…

Indian Government and College of Medicine to create UK AYUSH centres of excellence
Indian Government and College of Medicine to create UK AYUSH centres of excellence

Indian Government and College of Medicine to create UK AYUSH centres of excellence

The College of Medicine has signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to create centres of excellence in the UK. The Department of Health for India and donors in the…