Finlay Wilson - Therapeutic Backbends

Forrest Yoga uses intelligent sequencing and unique application of props to take back-bending to a new level. Explore deep backbends whilst creating support and space for the body, deepening your breath and investigating what it means to be struggle free even in an intense place. This class is suitable for all levels and the therapeutic unwinding of the back will leave you feeling spacious and invigorated. Props: A block & a strap. ...Read more
Room Ballsaal A+B09:45 - 11:15English

Finlay Wilson - Whispers from Within

Choosing a focus point, we will use meditation and journaling to explore an emotion that feels stuck in your body. This will allow a deeper conversation with this part, giving that area voice and exploring the needs of the focus. The Yoga practice will allow you to develop new strategies for working with your focus spot giving you the opportunity to change the habits within. Props: A block. ...Read more
Room Ballsaal A+B16:15 - 17:45English

About Finlay Wilson

Finlay is a certified Yoga teacher, and Senior Yoga Alliance teacher based in Dundee, Scotland and a founder of Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks, a charity organisation that works with children and various outreach groups that allows him to channel his passion for working with young people and those who may not usually have access to yoga. This makes up his day to day teaching schedule. Finlay began yoga in 2007 following surgical procedures on both legs and used yoga for my rehabilitation and has completed over 2000 hours of training with 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, create content for the BBC, blog, and record online yoga classes through Youtube and other online providers. In the Yoga room, Finlay is quite hands-on, drawing on over 12 years of bodywork experience, injury management, and manipulation through hands-on assists. Through his own rehabilitation physically and mentally, he feels like safe therapeutic touch was a cornerstone in my development and he delights in sharing that when I travel and teach. Finlay has a rigorous daily practice that allows him the chance to connect to himself on a daily basis and to manage an ongoing issue with my spine. Follow along with my yoga practice on my Instagram where I post daily updates, tips, and revelations that I have along the way. I consider my feed my journal, so please do have a read! For the last two years, Finlay has spoken publicly and online through the BBC and other press outlets on LGBTQ+ issues and Male Mental Health. He is passionate about being speaking 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, and to make your dreams a reality, even if that dream is your very own healing.

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