‘There were lots of midges’

Dundee yoga in­struc­tor tours Scot­land’s nat­u­ral beauty spots for new book

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - News - JAKE KEITH jkeith@the­courier.co.uk

A Dundee yoga in­struc­tor who shot to fame af­ter in­vent­ing “kilted yoga” is to re­lease a book fea­tur­ing images from across Scot­land’s stun­ning nat­u­ral land­scape.

Fin­lay Wil­son, founder of the city’s Heart Space Yoga and Body­works, was thrust into the pub­lic eye ear­lier this year af­ter re­leas­ing a se­ries of videos demon­strat­ing the an­cient In­dian ex­er­cise and med­i­ta­tion technique – while wear­ing tra­di­tional Scot­tish at­tire.

He is now set to re­lease a book en­ti­tled Kilted Yoga: Yoga Laid Bare, which will demon­strate var­i­ous yoga se­quences with the back­drop of in­cred­i­ble Scot­tish lo­ca­tions such as the stun­ning wa­ter­falls near Etive Mòr in the High­lands and the beau­ti­ful Ar­broath cliffs in An­gus.

Fin­lay, 30, said he de­cided to re­lease the book to help peo­ple who were in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the ex­er­cise dis­ci­pline.

He said: “When I was ini­tially ap­proached by the pub­lish­ing com­pany, I tried to think of the best way to put it to­gether.

“I de­cided to pro­duce some­thing which ex­plains yoga from a begin­ner’s


per­spec­tive and shows in­tro­duc­tory se­quences that build up in lev­els.

“It just seemed like the log­i­cal path as I have had hun­dreds of peo­ple get in touch ask­ing how they get into yoga.

“There are some re­ally amaz­ing images from right across Scot­land.

“It was great fun dur­ing the shoots – al­though there were lots of midges which at times made it dif­fi­cult.

“On one of the shoots in Glen­coe, there were a few tourists watch­ing us then all of a sud­den a bus load turned up.

“It was hi­lar­i­ous but I am used to it now so it didn’t re­ally faze me.”

There are some re­ally amaz­ing images from right across Scot­land.

Fin­lay Wil­son is to re­lease a new book, Kilted Yoga: Yoga Laid Bare, with images taken from stun­ning lo­ca­tions around Scot­land.

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