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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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Upcoming Events

  • Illuminate Your Heart - New Jersey Workshops
    • 26/06/2019
    • Illuminate Your Heart: Working with the intent of exploring the heart, you will learn Forrest Yoga sequencing

      The heart is wrapped in a casing, surrounded to a cage and adhered to the diaphragm. Working with the intent of exploring the heart, you will learn Forrest Yoga sequencing that will allow you to create a feeling of space underneath, around and in your heart. With your heart clear, you will be able to feel what moves your heart the most.

      Finlay Wilson, in NYC for PRIDE month, is coming to Asbury Park to host a 2 hour yoga class. Make sure to buy tickets in advance, as this once in a lifetime opportunity will sell fast.

      Please arrive at 7PM, the session will begin at 7:30PM, promptly.

      BOOK ONLINE HERE


  • Spectrum - Free Yoga Workshops in NYC
    • 28/06/2019
    • I am so delighted to have been asked by Lululemon (114 5th Avenue) to run a day of workshops to celebrate World Pride in New York and to make these sessions as accessible as possible, the sessions are totally free! Tell your friends, and then bring them!

       

      ** You can attend for the entire day or individual workshops, please RSVP with the Eventbrite link**

      Spectrum

      In Forrest Yoga, our mission is to mend the rainbow hoop of the people. To bring people together for their own healing and the healing of the community at large through yoga and meditation practices. During Pride month, it feels important to bring this medicine to everybody. The rainbow hoop of the people includes all people, and these sessions are for you, no matter who you are, where you are from, or your ability. We have split the day up so that you can join in for individual sessions no matter what your schedule is.

      Celebrate Pride by giving yourself and your spirit a gift.

      12.00 – 1.30pm
      Walking The Path Of Your Spirit

      This session will begin with a meditation ceremony to get clear on the path we want to follow in our life and how we can use our innate gifts to further that goal. After the meditation, we will work through a Forrest Yoga sequence to awaken your body, fire up your legs and get you excited about living the life that you choose!

      1.30-2.30pm
      Heal Your Back

      Learning to meet the needs of the body sounds basic, but can be so hard to do. This class will focus on using Forrest Yoga tools to work through some of the issue areas in the neck, shoulders, and lower back. Learn some amazing yoga and movement practices to work into some of these areas and ask questions about what you can do for you back.

      2.30-3.00pm

      Lunch break and Kilted Yoga book signing with refreshments provided by Lululemon

      5.30–6.30pm
      Spirit Flow

      When our communities come together with music, rhythm, and movement, healing can happen. This flow class will warm you up and then get you moving with your breath, to feel your blood sparkle up from within, and connect to the warmth and beauty of this moving practice. This is the celebration of our time together.

      6.30-7.30pm
      Nature Child

      We will begin this session with a Yoga Nidra meditation to connect you to a place of resplendent natural beauty. This sanctuary will be the energy we work into the gentle restorative poses before finishing with a guided meditation to bring you into a restful state.

      7.30-8.00pm
      Kilted Yoga Book signing with refreshments provided by Lululemon

       

      BOOK HERE


  • Kilted Yoga Retreat - Wandertreats
    • 06/07/2019 - 09/07/2019
    • WE GIVE YOU THE SPACE TO REGENERATE AND HEAL FROM YOUR BUSY LIVES.

      Let us take you out into the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, the forest, and the rivers. Here we give you a unique opportunity to relax and use the transformative quality of yoga while being immersed in nature.

      Date

      Saturday, 6 July 2019 – Tuesday, 9 July 2019

      Venue and local area

      The Dell is a real gem, set in an absolutely stunning location surrounded by the Cairngorm Mountains. The atmosphere there is so calm and relaxing you may forget stress even exists! It’s the perfect place to switch off and take some time out for yourself. Accommodation is so spacious, spreading over two adjoining cottages, multiple living spaces, communal dining and a beautiful dual aspect second-floor studio with open fire and views to the Cairngorms.

      Kilted Yoga has launched ,e and his 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.

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      What is included?
      • 4 days of relaxation and nourishment
      • Yoga sessions in a TIPI every day, All lead by me!
      • Fun workshops and outdoor activities to be announced
      • Comfortable shared accommodation (twin rooms with shared bathrooms, across two houses with two living rooms and lots of personal space)
      • Yummy, nutritious food will be prepared by The Dell. Polly who is the principal chef, specializes in nutritional, unprocessed and delicious food with ingredients sourced from the local area; wild venison from the forest and vegetables from the garden, village and nearby farms.
      • Free time to explore the beautiful surroundings
      • Cosy lazy evenings by the fireplace

      ALL INCLUSIVE food, yoga, accommodation and workshops

      • TWIN ROOM (shared bathroom)£599pp
      • TRIPLE ROOM (shared bathroom) £579pp

  • Dude, where’s my kilt - an afternoon with the Kilted Yogi, Finlay Wilson
    • 06/07/2019
    • Yoga class & book signing

      This 60-minute workshop will teach some of the basic yoga moves to support the body in a different way while sharpening mental acuity through an intent that will go deeper throughout the class. Afterwards join us for some energy balls, tea and a book signing session. The Kilted Yoga book is included in your ticket price.

      Date

      Saturday, 6 July 2019 | 12(noon) – 2pm

      Venue and local area

      The Dell is a real gem, set in an absolutely stunning location surrounded by the Cairngorm Mountains. The atmosphere there is so calm and relaxing you may forget stress even exists! The yoga and book signing will happen at the tipi.

       

      Book online here


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