Lindsey Porter

Following a successful 20 year career in Financial Services as a Project Manager working around the world I chose in 2015 to refocus my energy and drive into following my passion for sharing the benefits yoga can bring to all minds and bodies.

This has lead me to leading yoga sessions in my local area with different members of the community including, adults with learning disabilities, dementia patients in a care home, children with special needs (I am also a SEN mum), various children’s interest groups such as Beavers and Rainbows and adults. I was selected to be a Tutor with Yoga Scotland to co-deliver the Yoga Foundation course. This passion to share has grown into co-founding and producing an international podcast series called Voices of yoga ( where we record and share for free inspiring stories from yogis around the world covering a range of topics. We are already listened to in over 70 countries worldwide all through organic growth.

I’ve become a Signatory for the Mental Health Charter for physical activity and sport across Scotland. I’ve undertaken fundraising for SAMH charity the Scottish Association for Mental Health who also advise the Government on mental health policy – raising over £2500 last year. In October 2018 I applied and was accepted into Scottish Parliament to deliver an Evening Reception on Yoga; Mental Health and Wellbeing. I arranged for the Minister for Mental Health to give an opening address along with other keynote speakers and its still having a very positive ripple effect across Scotland. I’ve recently been featured on the latest SAMH social media campaign talking about yoga and mental health.

I write and have had articles published on yoga and wellbeing topics in the Huffington Post and major Yoga magazines. In December 2018 I published my debut book, ‘Whirlpools, Yoga and the Balance of Life’ which is already receiving positive reviews and sales. The book shares tales of adventure and my journey in to yoga and becoming an advocate for mental health and wellbeing.

‘We all have mental health, just as we have physical health, and it’s important that we take the time to look after it.’ – SAMH