The project

The aim of the HIPPOCAMPUS project is to develop and implement an appropriate yoga-based approach to bring the benefits of yoga to young people in situations of disadvantage.

Aspects of innovation:

  • Inclusivity, disadvantaged as part of the whole.
  • Varied youth environments, not just schools.
  • Holistic, including whole organisation.
  • Support app for home practice, sustaining the benefits.


  • The Hippocampus programme – collection of documents that give full picture of the programme , so as to enable others to implement it.
    • case studies
    • activities
    • session plans
    • methodology
    • strategic advice
    • other tools (resources and infographics)
  • The mobile app – integral part, supports home practice
    • profile
    • record and share their progress,
    • exchange experiences,
    • access resources
    • receive updates and suggestions, such as daily postures and exercises
    • reminders