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“Fáilte! Find out more about me, Kilted Yoga, my classes and workshops and my musings on the blog. ”

– Finlay Wilson

About me – The Kilted Yogi

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Kilted Yoga has launched me and my practice into the spotlight with over 100 million worldwide views of my videos from the original Kilted Yoga video on BBC The Social to campaigns with companies and other Kilted friends. Kilted Yoga was released as a book in October 2017 and has been attracting people’s attention to yoga, Scotland and a healthier way of being and thinking.

I am a certified Forrest Yoga teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian-in-training and Senior Yoga Alliance teacher. Currently, I am based in Dundee and am the co-founder and principal teacher of Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks. You can find my weekly classes there. I began yoga in 2007 following surgical procedures on both legs and used Yoga for my rehabilitation. I have completed over 1000 hours of training with Forrest Yoga Certification Programmes along with over 1000 hours of Ashtanga and Vinyasa training. As well as my weekly classes, I also lead classes all over the world, post classes online at Mat2Mat and Youtube, hosts online courses on Tint Yoga, presents at yoga conferences and performs asana demonstrations at events and fundraisers. I am really passionate about working with children and young people and the Young Yogis Project, has been my passion project for the last 5 years, bringing free Yoga to toddlers, children, teenagers and young people with special needs and disability in Dundee.

In the Yoga room, I am quite hands-on,  drawing on over 10 years of Bodywork experience fusing Thai Massage and Structural Integration techniques with the advanced hands-on assists from the Forrest Yoga practice. Through my own rehabilitation physically and mentally, I feel like safe therapeutic touch was a cornerstone in my development and I delight in sharing that when I travel and teach. 

I strive for a rigorous daily practice that allows me the chance to connect to myself on a daily basis. You can follow along with my yoga practice on my Instagram where I post daily updates, tips, and revelations that I have along the way.

For the last two years, I have spoken publicly and online through BBC The Social on LGBT issues, Male Mental Health, and the issues around suicide. This is something I am passionate about being a voice for and the book, Kilted Yoga, has opened the doors for me to speak to people about how a yoga practice can help you with mental health struggles but also about how to get fierce about what you are passionate about, even if that is your own healing.

 

You can now practice online with me via Mat2Mat.com and Tint Yoga. I have recorded workshops and classes of all levels and themes so no matter where you are in the world, you can get some great medicine at home.

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Back when I had no beard 8 years ago. What was I thinking? pic.twitter.com/XoaDtJ0Pnz

About 3 weeks ago from Finlay Wilson's Twitter

Upcoming Events

  • Amsterdam Workshops
    • 18/01/2020 - 19/01/2020
    • Yoga Intensives

      This is my first visit to the Netherlands to teach and I can’t wait to share some of my Forrest Yoga workshops in a new country! Find out more below:

      In this intensive you will gain tools that you can apply to your existing practice, discover ways to work poses that will make them feel brand new!

      Finlay’s teachings will cover different areas in the body through a range of different postures. By the end of this weekend you will have learned Forrest Yoga tools for navigating the shoulders, gradually sequencing your backbends, exploring the intricacies of back and the different issues that can arise in this area, and finding delight in inversions and arm balances no matter your level!

      The Sessions

      Saturday Session 1: Unlocking the Shoulders

      Learn various ways to engage the shoulders and upper back through Forrest Yoga skills, muscle testing, and sequencing to deepen your understanding of this complex joint.

      Saturday Session 2: Therapeutic Backbends

      Do backbends make you nervous? They shouldn’t! When a class builds gradually, and the focus is on space rather than depth, backbends are easy to love! In this class you will learn to apply new sequencing techniques to your backbend practice, allowing to you find freedom and joy in your backbends.

      Sunday Session 1: Heal Your Back

      Back pain can be exactly that, a pain! Using the tools of Forrest Yoga Finlay will teach you the relationships between groups of back muscles, unconscious posture, and how you carry yourself in your practice. This class gives you more insight into the range of issues that can arise in this area of the body and how you can tap into your own healing abilities through your practice.

      Sunday Session 2: Forrest Yoga Inversions

      Inversions are the poses that often bring the most excitement to your practice. In order to defy gravity, you have to be fully present and engaged in what you are doing. This class will get you on your hands, even if you are brand new to yoga or usually avoid going upside down. You will leave this session feeling triumphant with renewed faith in your own abilities!

       

      Book here


  • Teacher Training with me in 2020
    • 07/09/2020 - 13/09/2020
    • I am delighted to be hosting this training in my stomping ground in Dundee. Over the course of 6 months, you will be led through an in-depth training that will prepare you to teach yoga from your first week. Working with smaller group sizes, we will be able to delve into bringing your unique gifts and talents into your teaching.


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