We teach you skills and strategies to create change in your life, based on the latest scientific research on wellbeing. All Total Life content is informed by current scientific research and practice in areas such as:

  • positive psychology (optimal human functioning)
  • neuroplasticity (changing the brain through behaviour and environment)
  • psychoneuroimmunology (how the mind affects our health and resistance to disease)
  • epigenetics (non-genetic influences on gene expression)

This means we know what we’re doing actually works, and are sure of the benefits. Here are some of the evidence-based benefits of yoga and mindfulness:


Research suggests that yoga can:

  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce levels of depression, anxiety and stress
  • Improve mental health and subjective wellbeing
  • Increase body satisfaction
  • Help with managing weight
  • Lower blood pressure and reduce factors for heart disease
  • Help manage chronic pain
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Increase strength, flexibility and balance
  • Ease asthma symptoms


Evidence suggests that mindfulness can:

  • Treat depression and prevent recurrence
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve focus and attention
  • Improve working memory
  • Decrease emotional reactivity
  • Improve cognitive abilities
  • Increase body satisfaction
  • Increase relationship satisfaction
  • Preserve the brain’s grey matter (the thinking part of your brain)
  • Increase the parts of the brain associated with learning, thinking, emotional regulation, empathy, compassion and taking perspective

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