Finlay is the co-founder of Heart Space Dundee, providing specialist services to all sectors of the community specialising in work with children, special needs, disability, injury and cancer rehabilitation.
Finlay is a Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and has assisted Ana Forrest in Peterborough, working closely with her on adjustment and energy work. Finlay came to Yoga for his own rehabilitation after surgery on his legs and uses his experience, knowledge and sensitivity to work with people with complex physical needs. He continues his education through a daily Yoga practice and study of biomechanics and functional anatomy.
Finlay is equally passionate that radiant health comes not just from posture, but from managing scar tissue through bodywork, processing emotionally through Forrest Yoga, and eating nourishing, nutrientrich foods in as whole a form as possible. This rule of four (posture, scars, emotion, nutrition) defines his daily practice and passions. Finlay offers bodywork sessions and private Yoga sessions to help you achieve radiant health and can offer guidance on various ways to achieve your goals.
You can now practice online with Finlay via Mat2Mat, an online Yoga platform, similarly Tint Yoga. So no matter where you are in the world, you can get some great medicine at home.
Yoga has been a part of Alan’s life for over 15 years. It started as part of dance training which carried on throughout his dance career. Alan performed extensively throughout the world with contemporary dance companies and pop acts such as Kylie and Take That and yoga was a way for him to maintain not only his physical stamina but also a way to help keep his thoughts healthy.
Alan has been teaching at Yoga for over four years and dance for over 13 years. His class are very alignment focussed, whether in Sculpt, Barre or Yin Yang.
“Seeing clients progress in class developing their practice and changing their body, especially after injury, is very humbling."
Patricia combines teaching Forrest Yoga with being a wife, mother and a full-time job. She has been practising Yoga for many years. Practising Forrest Yoga influenced her decision, at the age of 52, to become an Forrest Yoga Teacher and is just about to complete her Level 2 certification. Patricia will help you become aware of what your body needs and provide you with the tools to look after yourself in a nourishing way, to have a strong, healthy, flexible body. Patricia will share her energy and love of yoga with you in a nurturing and safe environment.
I first came to Heart Space as a student in 2012, and in 2016 completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation & Advanced Teacher Training programmes.
I have a PhD in Anatomy and Forensic Human Identification and have worked in the field of Life Sciences for over 10 years. Forrest yoga has been a continuation of my personal and professional education. It has helped me to manage my own work-life balance as well as develop a long-term strategy to cope with stress and anxiety. Now, as a certified instructor, I use my unique skillset to benefit those who seek to better understand the intrinsic link between yoga and human anatomy and those who simply want to discover what yoga can do for them.
Having struggled with chronic back pain for years, Rachel found Forrest Yoga in 2012 and has not looked back since.
Forrest Yoga’s dynamic and intelligent sequencing helped Rachel move through her chronic pain in a struggle free manner helping to connect her with the passion and driving focus to helping others to walk free of pain. In 2014 Rachel took the leap and completed Anna Forrest Teacher training in Peterbourgh. In order to continue to develop both personally and as a yoga teacher Rachel is also undertaking to Forrest yoga mentorship programme with Forrest yoga Guardian Sandra Heider.
Rachel has brought her unique blend of enthusiasm, compassion and Massage training into her teaching, creating classes where you can feel great while learning how to bring space into those areas that feel stuck and need attention.
Originally from Chicago, Evy moved to Dundee December 2016. Evy’s yoga journey began in graduate school as she sought to release stress from work and studies, as well as incorporate fitness into her lifestyle. Her interest in yoga emerged slowly at first; however, upon experiencing heated vinyasa, she eagerly created a consistent practice, finding unexpected and powerful mindfulness connections on her mat that were far beyond her initial fitness hopes.
As a teacher Evy strives to provide an inclusive environment where her students feel challenged yet supported - empowered through a practice that is strengthening and meditative. Sometimes flowing to music, and other times to the simple sounds of breath, each class will connect breath to movement, explore strength, and cultivate self-acceptance.
Laura is a Forrest Yoga Teacher, Aerial Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker. Laura is acting chairperson of Heart Space SCIO.
Laura’s first ever yoga practice was at Heart Space in March 2016 and she immediately fell in love with how breath and movement made her feel. Using her practice to understand her body and why it did what it did when it did, physically and emotionally, Laura found herself on a profound transformational journey which one day led her to say ‘This is it, this is what I want to do, I want to help at least one person with yoga the way yoga has helped me’. Laura completed Forrest Yoga Foundation Training in September 2017, Advanced Forrest Yoga Teacher Training in August 2018 and is currently participating in Forrest Yoga Mentorship under Forrest Yoga Guardians Jambo Truong and Brian Campbell.
Having been introduced to Aerial Yoga by Finlay Wilson, and after somewhat getting over the excitement of being upside down alot, Laura noticed a real shift in her strength and her confidence with weekly aerial practices and wanted more. In April 2017, she completed her Aerial Hammock Training CET.
Laura delivers Bodywork sessions alongside her teaching schedule at Heart Space. Through the mind blowing assists she received in her yoga practice, Laura developed a passion for touch as a healing tool, not only to address long term tension or compensation patterns, but as a way to address the often times underlying emotional drivers.
I came to Forrest Yoga when searching for an antidote to my incredibly poor worklife balance and burn-out in the corporate world. As a former dedicated gym goer, I relished the renewed connection to my body. I quickly realised that Forrest Yoga isn’t just about the physical. It’s so much more. I love the integrity of the practice, the strength of the poses, the mental discipline to actually feel what is happening in my body, and the connection to spirit. All of these things have infiltrated my daily life and enhanced it. And then there’s the breath. To learn to really open your lungs, to expand your ribs and breathe, is a gift. Breathing is fundamental to life. No kidding, right? But Forrest Yoga will teach you to drink in the air rather than just sipping at it. My Forrest yoga practice has transformed my life and I’m really excited to have the opportunity to teach this inspirational Yoga style, and to bring it to more and more people.
After a lifetime of sport and exercise Ben found himself into his first yoga class curious about the practice and benefits of yoga. 30mins into a Power Yoga classes and he was instantly drawn to the magic of yoga. Not knowing then what had just happened to his body or mind he knew yoga was the path for him.
Throughout daily practice and self exploration the positive and profound teachings of yoga both traditional and modern have truly changed his life. Yoga has help him gain confidence become stronger more flexible but at the same time become more grounded, connected, within and with the world around him.
Ben loves being a yoga student and has been fortunate to have practiced all over the world learning and growing from some of today’s most influential yoga teachers and is here to share with you some of that knowledge and wisdom with has been bestowed onto him.
In his classes he likes to combine his love for music and movement to combine a powerful, playful and functional practice to lead you into a blissful peace. Grounding and centring you, to hopefully deepen your own practice. His hope is you step off of the mat feeling refreshed nourished and balanced. Ready to use the practice within your daily life.
Katie is a dance artist, movement teacher and creative based on the east coast of Scotland.
The majority of her work focusses on discovering organic movement through improvisation and guided self-exploration.
Yoga first came into Katieʼs life when she was in full time dance training as it was a complementary practice. Through including yoga into her training, Katie discovered that it not only benefitted her physically but also her general wellbeing. Katieʼs practice intends to help students develop a thoughtful and considered connection between the physical, emotional and spiritual being.
As a barre teacher Katie enjoys embracing her classical dance technique along with creating a class and environment which is accessible and enjoyable for all students.
Katrino's offerings include Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Deep Relaxation, Meditation and Pranayama, while combining elements of the ever changing seasons and mother nature into her teachings.
She is passionate about emotional and subtle aromatherapy and combines the healing wisdom of nature and plant medicine into her yoga classes to create a sensory space for students to dive deep into the wisdom and the potential that lies within. Katrino began studying with curiosity and practising yoga while living in Canada in 2010 and hasn't stopped travelling and practising ever since! Based now in Scotland, she understood that to continue to travel and learn from the earth she was seeking an offering and a passion that could support adventure and community. Katrino now has over 400hrs of dedicated study. She graduated from The Seasonal Yoga Academy in 2015 and a further 200hr SITA Vinyasa YTT in Rishikesh, India in 2017. Katrino has continued her study through various branches of yoga styles all around the globe, practising with many teachers to deepen her knowledge of the physical and energetic body.
A little bit about me and why I love Pilates so much! I originally trained as an actor many years ago which included terms of dance throughout my training. I was also a keen gymnast when I was a child.
With my love of dance, fitness and being creative, Pilates was very much a natural transition for me and my body and mind. Around five years I retrained in Edinburgh to become a Pilates Mat teacher and have never looked back.
Pilates incorporates a number of fantastic principles, including strengthening your core, building your stamina whilst reducing risk of injury. As well as being graceful and rhythmic, practising Pilates makes you more aware of your body, posture and spine, it can be gentle but challenging meaning it can appeal to anyone at any age.
As Joseph Pilates said…”if at the age of 30 you are stiff you are old. If at 60 you are supple then you are young”!
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Kirsty has been practicing yoga for almost a decade. Having explored different styles of asana and meditation, she then decided on training with Yoga Medicine as Kirsty loved the focus on anatomy and the importance of strength and stability within the physical practice of yoga. She completed her 200hr teacher training and has also started working towards her 500hr certification, also with Yoga Medicine.
The unique fusion of anatomy training with a traditional yoga practice compliments her existing profession as a Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist and Medical Acupuncturist.
As a yoga teacher, Kirsty strives to consistently provide a space for her students to feel safe in their practice. Using breath awareness, and focus on alignment, she helps her students explore movement to connect to and empower their bodies both physically and emotionally.