“Welcome to my website! Find out about my events, online classes and writing through the blog. Walk in Beauty!”

– Finlay Wilson

About Finlay

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Finlay is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian-in-training and Senior Yoga Alliance teacher. He is the founder and principal teacher of Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks in Dundee and is a widely sought-after international yoga teacher. Finlay began Yoga in 2007 following surgical procedures on both legs and used Yoga for his rehabilitation. Finlay has completed over 1000 hours of training with Forrest Yoga Certification Programmes along with over 1000 hours of Ashtanga and Vinyasa training. He leads classes all over the UK, features on his online Yoga channel at Mat2Mat, presents at Yoga conferences and performs asana demonstrations at events and fundraisers. He is highly passionate about working with children and young people and has established the Young Yogis Project to bring free Yoga to toddlers, children, teenagers and young people with special needs and disability in his hometown Dundee, Scotland.

Finlay is very hands on in the Yoga room drawing on over 8 years of Bodywork experience fusing Thai Massage and Structural Integration techniques with the advanced hands-on assists from the Forrest Yoga practice. He has experience in working with physical disability and complex injury needs and can tailor his sessions for beginner students and advanced students that are looking to realise the next stage of their power.

Finlay continues his training with a rigorous daily practice and regularly travels around the world to work with other leading Forrest Yoga teachers and with his teacher, Ana Forrest, herself. As an assistant to Ana Forrest, he has learned how to construct sequences that are highly intelligent and congruent with the needs of the individual coupled with compassionate hands-on assists that will make you feel safe and guide you into feeling your body in a new and exciting way.

You can now practice online with Finlay via Mat2Mat.com, an online Yoga platform. He has 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

  • Assisting & Adjustments in Yoga + Essential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers (Yoga Alliance CPD, 20hrs & Specialist Course)
    • 29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
    • We will be learning essential tools for not only Yoga instructors but also Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists & Personal Trainers or if you are interested in deepening your connection to your practice.
      Students of Yoga rely on guidance to improve and influence their practice and focus. A teacher or assistant must employ various techniques to better communicate with a variety of learners and physical abilities to achieve a deeper understanding of some of the physical aspects of Yoga.This is a 20hr specialist course designed to introduce some basic principles to create a relationship between assistant and student. We will look at using various adjustment techniques in asana practice, development of dialogue, charisma and develop valuable teaching skills.

      The morning Forrest Yoga sessions will look at techniques for problem-solving various injuries; sequencing exploration; partner work and to warm up safely for the poses that will be worked on during the rest of the day.

      This module is for Individuals looking to integrate into the classroom to offer assistance to students and the teacher; teachers looking to learn how to assist in different ways; personal trainers, students either enrolled in teacher training or considering applying to TT; or to massage students looking for a different hands-on learning experience; and also to students looking to develop their practice and knowledge.

      Students will be working from a specially printed, 70 page, colour manual to take notes but are encouraged to video & image in the course to retain the information correctly.

      Essential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers

      In the Forrest Yoga system, we use very intentional anatomical cueing when teaching and adjusting and this workshop will give a better understanding of the location of the primary structural muscles and how they relate to your yoga practice. The aim is to give participants a sound theoretical understanding of physical movement.

      Delivered by Helen Meadows BsC Biochem, MsC Human Identification, PhD Anatomy and Human Identification

       

      Saturday 29th April
      6.00-8.00 – £15 (Public) Morning Forrest Yoga Class

      8.30 – 12.30 Morning Session

      13.30-16.30 Afternoon Session

      17.00-19.00pm Essential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers

       

      Sunday 30th April

      6.00-8.00 – £15 (Public) Morning Forrest Yoga Class

      8.30-12.30 Morning Session

      13.30-16.30 Afternoon Session

      17.00-18.00 Public Class for practice

      18.00-19.00 Review and Feedback

       

      20 Hours CPD with Yoga Alliance

       

      Investment:

      £250

      Book a place here now as places are very limited. 


  • Yoga Festival Scotland
    • 07/05/2017
    • A full-day ticket is priced at £95
      This includes:
      Five unique classes for all levels and ability
      Access to some of Scotland’s leading instructors
      Loads of Health and Yoga goodies available
      Lunch
      A jam packed Yoga goody bag
      Refreshments throughout the day


  • Om Yoga Show - Manchester
    • 20/05/2017
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      Saturday 20th May

      Workshop Room 1

      12.15 – 13.45

      Heart of the Wolf with Finlay Wilson

      Connect to a primal part of your heart as we explore backbends using Forrest Yoga sequencing. Learn to stand strong, feel your feet move in a pain-free way.

      All Levels

      £10

       

      Saturday 20th May

      Yoga Studio Open Class

      11.15 – 11.45

      Intro to Forrest Yoga with Finlay Wilson

      Learn how to use the Forrest Yoga basic moves and connect to your breath in a way that will sparkle up your blood.

      All Levels

       

      Saturday 20th May

      Hero Open Class

      15.15 – 15.45

      Resilient Shoulders with Finlay Wilson

      Explore Forrest Yoga techniques for creating space in the shoulders and upper back and poses to build awareness and strength.

       

      BOOK HERE

       


  • Flovibe Festival
    • 02/06/2017 - 04/06/2017
    • A weekend to dip into yoga masterclasses, dance and movement workshops, lakeside revelry and treatments in the woods. When twilight comes, get your groove on and let your spirit soar to spellbinding musicians and DJs.

      A team of movers and shakers came together to create FloVibe for like minded people. Born out of a desire to be wild and live well, to create empowerment through mindful movement and nourishment from the inside out. An open-hearted weekend of indulging your inner child at the start of the summer, a place to reconnect with yourself and others.

      FloVibe is about discovery, designed to nourish and re-energise mind, body and soul, without a week of recovery. We’re a ‘hybrid festival’ because we believe life is all about balance, you’ll get to experience all the benefits of mindful living in a festival setting far away from city life. We believe that to be truly well we need to be in it together. This festival is for everyone, bringing people together to rest and play, side by side. Bring the family with you, there will be kids yoga, storytelling, crafts and games for them to enjoy.

       

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      WORKSHOP 1 · FORREST YOGA INVERSIONS

      In Forrest Yoga, we use intense poses to excite the body. Nothing is more invigorating than inversions, turning the world on its head and changing your perspectives physically. Using Forrest Yoga sequences we will stabilise the shoulders, strengthen the core and work on ways to break the anxiety around going upside down by using very safe inversions. Once we have established some foundations, you can play at your level with what would work best to bring aliveness into your body.

      WORKSHOP 2 · INTRO TO ARM BALANCES

      Explore lightness and strength in arm balance and handstand transitions as we deconstruct and play with some very fun Yoga poses. Suitable for all levels! Challenge yourself to ask the question, “What part of this can I do?” and then delight in what you achieve!