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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

  • Free Yoga at Edinburgh Food Festival
    • 20/07/2019
    • Free classes at the Edinburgh Food Festival at 1.00pm for adults and 3.00pm for kids and families!


  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training
    • 02/09/2019 - 08/09/2019
    • HEART SPACE TEACHER TRAINING 2019/2020

      We are delighted to announce that we have another round of Teacher Training starting in September this year. With a smaller group size, you can expect an in depth and thoroughly led journey into how to become a teacher and find the style that suits your learning and teaching best.

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      Join Finlay for a life-changing teacher training experience over the course of 6 months, split between two weeklong immersions and two-weekend sessions to become a Yoga Alliance Certified instructor. Also, unique to this training is the time in the lab with Dr. Helen Meadows, Yoga teacher and Forensic Anatomy/ Anthropologist.

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      Designed for aspiring yoga students, no matter their level, with a passion to help, and become leaders in helping, others change their quality of life.

      This training uses sequences found in Forrest Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative Yoga, and is constructed so that various class lengths and levels can be developed. Time will be taken to explain the why and how of sequencing, and how to intelligently create classes that will promote the development of participants in a safe and accessible way.

      Over 20 days of a 6-month period you will spend time daily working through all the elements that will lead you to become a qualified Yoga teacher.

      The course syllabus is as follows:

      • Asana Practice
      • Alignment and Adjustment
      • Working with injuries
      • Daily Meditation, Journaling, and Personal Development
      • Physical & Energy Anatomy
      • Personal & Professional Ethics
      • Teaching Skills
      • Asana/Pranayama Methods
      • Sequencing for Forrest, Vinyasa, and Restorative
      • History and Development  & Business Course
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      Certified Yoga Alliance Training Course
      Our Teacher Training course has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance Professionals. Our graduates are trained to the highest standard and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Professionals. The course has a set 180 hours contact time and the core teacher is a registered Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

      As a requirement, two years of yoga practice is essential to attend this course, if you are unsure about this requirement, please contact us directly at info@heartspacedundee.co.uk
      Course Fees + Dates
      £2,350  (£2050 Early Bird before July 15th)

      September 2nd- 8th 2019
      November 1st – 3rd  2019
      January 27th – 2nd February 2020
      March 6th – 8th 2020

      Payment Plan £1000 deposit, remaining balance by August 3rd 2019
      Upon enrolment, a welcome pack will be sent to you with the course dates, additional information and a reading list to complete before attending in September.  Should you need help sourcing accommodation, please get in touch.
      Please contact us for scholarship information (One place is given at 50% rate for pressing financial circumstances or exemplary reasons and will be decided by the management and the trust of Heart Space)


  • Scottish Yoga Conference
    • 27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
    • How exciting is it that the Scottish Yoga Conference is happening on our doorstep? I am thrilled to be part of the opening ceremony and delivering both classes and workshops at the event. Situated down by the river, it will be great to get a feel for the city and the developments happening around the Apex Hotel (where the event is taking place), have time on the breaks to pop into the V and A and some of our favorite eating places in Dundee. I am looking forward to being able to share local knowledge with a group of traveling yogis in my stomping ground.

      The lineup is really sweet with some great teachers and friends of mine:

      Cat Meffan, Patrick Beach, Erin Kelley, Chelsey Chorus, and Matt Giordano.

      You can check out the full schedule here.

      Friday 27th September: Opening Ceremony, introductions, meditation and yoga class.

      Saturday 28th September: 8.30am Illuminate Your Heart, 12-2.00pm Journey to the Core

      Sunday 29th September: 3-4.30pm Feast for the Soul, 5-6.30pm Unlocking the Shoulders.

       

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