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Welcome to YARDO!  We produce Mental Wealth Programmes for adults and young people.  Our courses are evidence-based, professionally delivered and free of charge for schools and grassroots community organisations.
 
We offer a variety of therapeutically-informed programmes, based on the latest research from mindfulness and counselling practice, and delivered on an individual or group basis.
 
Our group programmes can be customised to suit your specific needs. We also focus our activity on a hyper-local area to help foster local connections which maximise the wellbeing impact.
 
We have been piloting our programmes in South Acton since lockdown according to social-solidarity economic principles; raising the funds required to be genuinely affordable via fundraising, sponsorship and commissions.
 
We have an extensive network of accredited counsellors and facilitators,  including our board members, who share a vision for whole-community wellbeing based on togetherness.

We are now preparing to offer our model to other neighbourhoods and seeking our first OASIS - a healing space where community members can participate in our programmes in optimal conditions. 
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OUR COURSES

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  • HEAR ME OUT, Mindzone Tent at New Gen Festival
    HEAR ME OUT, Mindzone Tent at New Gen Festival
    Walpole Park, Ealing
    26 Jul, 11:00 – 17:00
    Walpole Park, Ealing
    26 Jul, 11:00 – 17:00
    Walpole Park, Ealing
    YARDO has created a space for mental wealth advice where young people can chat with a qualified counsellor about the things that might be troubling them and be signposted to appropriate services.
  • WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT  -  Support Group with Psychotherapist Samia Nelson
    WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT  -  Support Group with Psychotherapist Samia Nelson
    Acton Gardens Community Centre .
    22 Feb, 10:30 – 12:30
    Acton Gardens Community Centre ., (behind Sainsburys), Bollo Bridge Rd, London W3 8UU.
    22 Feb, 10:30 – 12:30
    Acton Gardens Community Centre ., (behind Sainsburys), Bollo Bridge Rd, London W3 8UU.
    Increase your self-confidence, self-awareness, communication skills & positive mental health with this therapeutically-informed 8-week experiential training for women. Facilitated by Psychotherapist, Samia Nelson Every Wednesday, 10.30am - 12.30pm
  • MINDFUL WORK SESSION with Paula Watson
    MINDFUL WORK SESSION with Paula Watson
    Online
    10 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
    Online
    10 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
    Online
    A three hour, online, work session to support writing with focus and dedication. This is not a workshop, rather a silent workspace curated for uninterrupted working amongst peers; harnessing the accountability of the group. Each session begins with a brief guided meditation to facilitate deep att
  • MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS FOR THERAPISTS with Peter Jacobs (1)
    MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS FOR THERAPISTS with Peter Jacobs (1)
    Multiple Dates
    Zoom
    27 Jun 2022, 08:30 – 9:15
    Zoom
    27 Jun 2022, 08:30 – 9:15
    Zoom
    Come together with fellow practitioners to hone your skills in attention, attunement and listening beneath the surface of your own and your client's experiences. An opportunity to nourish your relational capacity with mindfulness & compassion practices led by Peter. Registered therapists only.
  • MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION for Health and Wellbeing  -  with Vibha (6 weeks)
    MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION for Health and Wellbeing  -  with Vibha (6 weeks)
    Online - six Mondays evenings
    06 Jun 2022, 19:00 – 18 Jul 2022, 21:00
    Online - six Mondays evenings
    06 Jun 2022, 19:00 – 18 Jul 2022, 21:00
    Online - six Mondays evenings
    A supportive and friendly six-week training with Breathworks Instructor, Vibha Donne. You will learn foundational skills of mindfulness and meditation, and how to apply them in your life to reduce the impact of stress and chronic illness. Costs £275 elsewhere but free to SACC & Acton residents.
  • MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING, 8-week online course with Pauline Gibb (pictured),  Bridgette O'Neil & Sud Ubayasiri
    MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING, 8-week online course with Pauline Gibb (pictured),  Bridgette O'Neil & Sud Ubayasiri
    8-week Mindfulness Teacher Training
    02 Feb 2022, 09:00 – 23 Mar 2022, 05:00
    8-week Mindfulness Teacher Training
    02 Feb 2022, 09:00 – 23 Mar 2022, 05:00
    8-week Mindfulness Teacher Training
    An eight-week Level 1 Teacher Training Course, open to all but particularly aimed at People of Colour. Delivered by trainers from Mindfulness Network & Bangor University, you'll learn to teach the curriculum of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
  • SUNDAY EVENING MEDITATION with Vibha Donne
    SUNDAY EVENING MEDITATION with Vibha Donne
    Multiple Dates
    Sunday Evening Mindfulness with Vibha Donne
    05 Dec 2021, 20:00 – 20:30
    Sunday Evening Mindfulness with Vibha Donne
    05 Dec 2021, 20:00 – 20:30
    Sunday Evening Mindfulness with Vibha Donne
    Treat yourself to a restful, restorative end to your busy week by joining Vibha's half hour, evening meditation. Every Sunday, 8pm - 8.30pm online. Apply once for the zoom link, then look forward to enjoyable, weekly wind-downs with Vibha and other Yardo participants and friends.
  • EXPLORING MINDFULNESS & SELF-COMPASSION, 8-week online course with Dr Caroline Hoffman
    EXPLORING MINDFULNESS & SELF-COMPASSION, 8-week online course with Dr Caroline Hoffman
    Online - eight Sunday evenings
    31 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 19 Dec 2021, 21:30
    Online - eight Sunday evenings
    31 Oct 2021, 19:30 – 19 Dec 2021, 21:30
    Online - eight Sunday evenings
    Dr. Hoffman's 'life-changing' training has been subsidised to enable all participants to self-select the fee that suits them best. If sold out, we will add you to a waiting list.
  • MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING (Level 1) -   Info session for people from Black, African, Asian or Caribbean heritage
    MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING (Level 1) -   Info session for people from Black, African, Asian or Caribbean heritage
    Mindfulness Teacher Training - Info Session
    14 Sept 2021, 18:00 – 19:00
    Mindfulness Teacher Training - Info Session
    14 Sept 2021, 18:00 – 19:00
    Mindfulness Teacher Training - Info Session
    A FREE Information session about Mindfulness Network's eight day, online teacher training (TTC1) which runs on Wednesdays from 2nd Feb - 23rd March 2022. This is a chance to hear from the teachers Pauline, Sud & Bridgette and to ask questions about the course content or bursaries.
  • DONG STICK CLASS - with Qi Gong Teacher, Drew Sinclair
    DONG STICK CLASS - with Qi Gong Teacher, Drew Sinclair
    Location is TBD
    12 Sept 2021, 15:00 – 15:40 BST
    Location is TBD
    12 Sept 2021, 15:00 – 15:40 BST
    Location is TBD
    Dong Sticks is a joyful, body-mind practice from Tai Chi. The 16 Mindful Motions, supported by a bamboo cane, promote agility, joint strength & flexibility, reduced stress & increased mental clarity and stability. Donate £3-£5 on the day or register in advance for free spot. Bamboo suppled.
  • Mindfulness for Health with Vibha Donne
    Mindfulness for Health with Vibha Donne
    Zoom
    09 Mar 2021, 10:00 – 27 Apr 2021, 12:00
    Zoom
    09 Mar 2021, 10:00 – 27 Apr 2021, 12:00
    Zoom
    An eight week programme to alleviate symptoms of chronic pain, illness, depression, stress and anxiety using the techniques of mindfulness. This is a Breathworks accredited training programme
  • EXPLORING MINDFULNESS & SELF-COMPASSION
    EXPLORING MINDFULNESS & SELF-COMPASSION
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    04 Oct 2020, 20:00 BST – 05 Oct 2020, 22:00 BST
    We hope to work together with members of th
    04 Oct 2020, 20:00 BST – 05 Oct 2020, 22:00 BST
    We hope to work together with members of th
    Register now!!
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TESTIMONIALS

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Helen, Associate
The Solidarity Economy

YARDO's programmes are cross-subsidised. This means you pay what you can afford for our courses. Your fee is supported by income from donors, funders and sponsors who share our vision of accessible wellbeing for all.

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Shirley, Participant
Mindfulness & Self Compassion

“At first, I felt a little anxious, I did not know what to expect.  Life experience was a little  difficult for me and with the overwhelming affect of Covid19, I felt completely lost.

 

The retreat was a very positive experience that left me totally refreshed and at peace with myself.

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Lucia, Participant
Dong Sticks - Mindful Movement

It is hard to describe but when you get into the flow of it is brilliant.  I loved being in nature, the feeling of stretch and centredness that I got at the end. I would absolutely come back.

OUR Partners

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a2dominion Housing

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ACDA Skills Training

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Acton Gardens

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United Anglo-Caribean Society

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Greene & Co. Charity

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Berrymead Junior School

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Headstrong Counselling

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The UBELE Initiative

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