The Happy Cafe Edinburgh - Action for Happiness

The Happy Cafe Edinburgh at SantosaEdinburgh’s first Happy Cafe will launch in the city this weekend. People of all backgrounds are welcome to join us for good food and drink, and to discuss what we can do to take action for a happier and more caring world. Members of the press are welcome to attend, and photography is permitted.

Saturday 17th November 2018, 10am - 12pm

On Saturday 17th of November, Edinburgh’s first ever Happy Cafe will launch in Santosa Yoga, Therapy Centre and Cafe between 10am and 12pm. The Edinburgh Happy Cafe joins a growing network of groups around the world, who are part of the Action for Happiness movement, established in 2011. The idea behind the Happy Cafe is simple and inspiring: a friendly and welcoming place to meet other people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing.

The Action for Happiness movement, whose patron is the Dalai Lama, now has over 123,000 members in 175 countries. Ros Cadoux and Simon Wallis, Co-Facilitators of the Happy Cafe Edinburgh said "We are thrilled to bring the Happy Cafe concept to the Scottish Capital. We wanted to find a way to promote happiness and wellbeing in the community and this felt like such a simple and effective way to do it.

“We are also delighted to be partnering Santosa, who have been incredibly supportive. We really want those attending to get something positive from the experience and to help us bring more happiness to our wonderful city."

Janis Binnie, owner of the Sanosa Yoga, Therapy Centre and Cafe said: ”Santosa is a community, not just a yoga studio, people come here to connect both to other people as well as to themselves. “The Happy Cafe is such a great fit with our ethos here - it's a real privilege to be Edinburgh's first Happy Cafe!"

In the first meeting of Edinburgh’s Happy Cafe, the group will explore the ’10 Keys to Happier Living’. Going forward, the group will meet in Santosa Yoga, Therapy Centre and Cafe on the last Saturday of every month and all are welcome to join. The venue is also wheelchair accessible.

About The Happy Cafe Edinburgh:
The Happy Cafe will meet in Santosa Yoga, Therapy Centre and Cafe on the last Saturday of every month between 10am and 12pm. Forthcoming dates in the first quarter of 2019 are 26th January, 23rd February and 30th March.

M: 07952178871

About Action for Happiness:
‘Action for Happiness’ is a charity with no religious or political affiliations, using scientific
evidence to explore what makes us happy, encouraging us all to take action for a happier
and more caring world. It’s patron is The Dalai Lama and is run with the help of
volunteers. If you’re interested in supporting the work of ‘Action for Happiness’, visit


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