Yoga Festival Scotland
The first ever Yoga Festival Scotland is taking place on the 7th of May 2017. A big day of Yoga fun, love and light make sure you don't miss the first ever Yoga Festival Scotland!
Yoga Festival Scotland is bringing together Scotland’s yoga community and showcasing some of the countries leading instructors. An event for true ‘bravehearts’ bring yourself and your friends along and soak up the healthy atmosphere whilst practising, learning and enjoying Yoga in a unique setting. Classes will use different methods of Yoga and will be fun for all abilities.
We're proud to showcase amazing Scottish instructors. Check out our line-up so far!
Colette was drawn to the practice through the advice and guidance of a Ayurvedic doctor from London, Dr Ali Mostaf. It was through him that she was able to realign her neck and her new routine became something she adored.
Colette’s background in Holistic Therapy/Bodywork was the perfect compliment to the yoga practice. Through the years she trained in multiple aspects in yoga and while living in Singapore was a trainee with a leading Ayurvedic consultant. Her training started in 2001 in Los Angeles.
Her love for alignment led her to Purna Yoga with Aadil Palkivala which was complemented with Yin Yoga. Her interest in Vinyasa balanced with Pilates. One of the most interesting time was spent with Pre/Postnatal teacher Dr Jayne Byrne. The therapeutics have always been Colette’s core and recently in August 2016 she trained with Ana Tiger Forrest in an Advanced teacher seminar.
“It’s all about the now, be the best version you have been, now. Be kind, be true, be honest, be YOU."
For more about Colette check out her studio website here!
Yoga Teacher, Stott Pilates Instructor & Barre Teacher for Tribe Yoga, Edinburgh.
Born in Perth, Lauren trained as a classical ballet dancer at the royal ballet school in London for 8 years.
She performed with the Royal Ballet Company in many productions at the royal opera house in London. On her graduation in 2008, she accepted a professional contract with the Scottish Ballet Company in Glasgow, touring and performing around the U.K. She has since danced professionally in seasonal contracts with the English National Ballet, The Kirov, and The Curve Contemporary Dance Company.
Since hanging up her pointe shoes due to an injury, Lauren qualified as a 200hr RYT Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga Teacher, in India, and is recognised by the Yoga alliance UK and USA. She is also a registered Stott Pilates advanced matwork instructor, and enjoys working with clients to improve strength, flexibility and enhance self-confidence.
Lauren is one of the leading yoga teachers at Tribe Yoga, Edinburgh. Her classes focus on core stability, including pelvic alignment, to find a balanced and aligned body that looks fit, feels revitalised and moves with ease. Laurens classes are playful and creative, her sequencing is dynamic and challenging, yet available to all levels of practitioners – absolute beginners and experienced Yogis!
For more information about Lauren check out her Facebook page here!
Craig has practised yoga for over 20 years, originally to help his sports and martial arts training. After suffering serious injuries, he thought he’d never practice yoga or sport again. But after the accident he re-started yoga as part of the rehabilitation – and it became the focus of his recovery.
He explored an approach to yoga where attention is used to unravel physical and emotional tension, allowing the body to release and restore natural movement. His recovery and the benefits of the approach were so inspiring that he went on to teach yoga.
For Craig, yoga is about exploring the mind - body connection more deeply so that habitual tightness can be let go of - so that we feel better and move better.
“ Our roles in life constantly require us to do things, to perform; what if yoga could be used as a way of not performing - to release your tensions and open deep connections within your body?” (Craig)
In his classes, the emphasis is on freeing your body up by noticing yourself deeply in movement - to undo what isn't needed. It’s an intense but gentle practice rather than a straining sweaty one, and a deep way to connect with yourself ; over time it can bring profound changes.
For more information check out Craig’s website and blog here!
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.
Find out more about Finlay by checking out his website here.
Madira has been practicing and teaching yoga for 23 years since dedicating 4 of them to studying, living, breathing and dreaming Yoga in all its limbs within Yoga Baladeva Ashram, Jaganath Puri, India. Her classical training provided her with a lifetime of respect and dedication towards yoga as a spiritual, physical and healing practice. Yoga asanas took her curiosity towards further movement-dance studies. The softness and flow in her yoga practice and teaching is influenced by Body-Mind-Centering movement techniques, the Authentic Movement therapy technique, Alexander Technique and her MA in Dance Performance. She teaches at her studio "Hot Yoga Dundee" and has taught workshops and retreats in Greece, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England, Croatia and India. As a Yoga teacher, she seeks to empower students to be strong, flexible and easy in their bodies, peaceful and clear in their minds, and playful in spirit.
What does your ticket include?
Five unique classes for all levels and ability
Acces to some of Scotland's leading instructors
Loads of Health and Yoga goodies availible
A super healthy lunch
A goody bag packed with Yoga goodies
Refreshments throughout the day
Yoga Festival Scotland is trying to reach all yogis! If you are a Scottish Yoga instructor drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for our instructor offers to involve you and your clients at the first ever Yoga Festival Scotland!
Do I need to bring anything?
Bring your own yoga mat if you would like but we will provide one for you. Please wear comfy workout clothes. Apart from that, just an open mind and we'll take care of the rest!
Is there a minimum age?
Yes. You need to be 18 years or older to attend.
How much experience in Yoga do I need?
All you need is a basic understanding of Yoga. As long as you have attended a few classes you will be able to fully enjoy the day. These sessions have been designed to take into account all skill levels and experience.
I can't make it this time? Will there be another one?
Yes! Don't worry. Keep an eye on our website and follow our social media for information regarding upcoming events.
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