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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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Off to see @iamlp in Glasgow tonight !

About 2 days ago from Finlay Wilson's Twitter

Upcoming Events

  • Swiss Yoga Conference
    • 24/05/2019 - 26/05/2019
    • I am really excited to be heading to Switzerland for the Swiss Yoga Conference and my first teaching trip to Zurich. I will be bringing some of my favourite Forrest Yoga workshops and a special journalling session where we can dig deep and resurface, new and fresh.

       

      Use my promo code: Finlay Wilson to get 15% off single day passes or for the entire weekend.

       

      My schedule is:

      Saturday 9.30am Unlocking the Shoulders

      Saturday 5.30pm Intro to Arm Balances

      Sunday 9.30am Whispers from Within

       

      Book online 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


  • 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)


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