fbpx

“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

finlay_photo-27

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.

Twitter Feed

Upcoming Events

  • Detox Health and Beauty
    • 11/05/2019
    • Enrich your mind, body and soul with a day of inspirational talks, yoga, fitness classes, guided meditation, craft workshops and relaxing treatments in our beautiful bell tents. There will be an incredible host of experts from the world of detox, health and beauty along with vendors selling super healthy plant-based food and drink, and some of the country’s best skincare brands.

      I will be running a talk about Yoga after my class to introduce some Forrest Yoga basics.

      11.20am Talk at Detox Health and Beauty Talk Tent: Yoga And Adaptability, a conversation about change and yoga practices. Yoga has the ability to adapt to any physical limitations that a person can experience through their life, whether injury or other. Embracing change and learning to accept it allows for a greater revelation from a practice. Find out more about yoga, how to take up a practice that will work for you, and the importance of putting your needs to the front of the queue.

      1.15-2.00pm Yoga Class at the Lululemon Tent

      You can get your tickets here


  • Live With Me - Edinburgh
    • 16/05/2019
    • This is something I am equally psyched about and nervous about. I have had a few speaking engagements up until now and these lovely people have seen some of the clips and have asked for a full interview and yoga demonstration. You can expect to hear more of my story, the ways I have overcome injury, the ways that I have navigated through business and wellbeing, and enjoy a night of banter!

      During the 80 minute show at Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, I will perform a live on-stage demonstration, showcasing some of my best-known and favourite practices as well as taking questions from the audience.

      Tickets are priced at just £24, with a limited number of VIP tickets available at £45 which include a private Q&A, a signed commemorative “Kilted Yogi Live” print and photo opportunity.

      Book here


  • 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.

      IMG_3799 2.jpg
      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

© 2019 Finlay Wilson
Website by Pulse North