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Yoga Retreat

A Yoga Retreat For All Seasons

This Christmas I decided to do something different. The sort of different that, if you knew me, would inspire not only raised eyebrows, but concern for the state of my mental health. I decided to go on a yoga retreat in the south of Spain which is about as close to my comfort zone as […]

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The Story Behind Kilted Yoga

In 2016 I was asked to become a contributor to BBC The Social, an online platform that features creative people across Scotland. Kilts in hand, Tristan and I went to the Hermitage in Perthshire; it reminded me of where I grew up and its setting encapsulates features of the Scottish landscape. We were freezing the […]

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Wall Stretch 2

Do The Splits: Week Two

Learn how to do the splits with Eiko! Complete last week’s 3 daily stretches BEFORE moving on to Week Two. Week Two BASIC STRETCH: Towel Stretch (see week one) BASIC STRETCH: Sumo Stretch (see week one) WEEK 2 STRETCH: Wall Stretch 1. Lie on your back with your backside against the wall. Extend your legs […]

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Thigh Do

Do The Splits: Week One

For four weeks, you’ll do three stretches each day: two basic stretches, and a third which changes each week. Week 1 BASIC STRETCH: Towel Stretch Loop a hand towel over the underside of one foot, extend your leg (keeping your knee straight) and pull the towel toward your head with both hands. Pulse the leg […]

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Kilted Yoga

A Kilted Yogi: A Day In The Life

Finlay Wilson lives in Dundee, Scotland, and works as a certified Forrest yoga instructor and bodyworker as well as a BBC content creator. He is the founder and principal teacher of Heart Space Yoga & Bodyworks in Dundee and is a widely sought-after international yoga teacher. Finlay says: I am very much an early riser, […]

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Kilted Yoga

Kilted Yoga

FROM THE YOGI WHO BROKE THE INTERNET 43 MILLION VIEWS IN JUST FIVE DAYS ‘Yoga and kilts in a Perthshire forest has proved to be just what the world was waiting for.’ – BBC ‘Apparently there is something about the recipe of beards, kilts, butts and the Scottish highlands that just works.’ – Finlay Wilson […]

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Hotpod Yoga Founder: A Day In The Life

Nick Higgins spent a brief stint as a TV presenter, followed by 2 years working as a school teacher while training to be a full-time yoga instructor. Following teacher training at leading studio YogaHaven in Morocco and Clapham, he began working at their hot studios in London. Combining the pedagogical approach with a fresh eye […]

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Yoga Girl

Our Yoga Teachers Test Yoga Girl

The Yellow Kite team are lucky to have two yoga teachers in the building. Kathryn and Emily offer classes before and after work, so if we’re feeling super stressed it’s a short trip to some inner calm. Of course, as the publishers of Rachel Brathen’s Yoga Girl, we were interested to hear what they made […]

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Yoga Retreat

The Best Yoga Retreats

If you’re looking for a healthy holiday right now you will know that when you type ‘the best yoga retreats’ into google you get hundreds of hits. It’s a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, the Yellow Kite audience have the best advice! A few posts on social media and we collected this amazing shortlist of retreats ranging […]

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Yoga Hand

Hand Yoga for Repetitive Strain Injuries, from MUDRAS

“What happens to your mood when you are sitting in traffic, stand- ing in line at the counter, missing the train, twiddling your thumbs at the computer, laying in bed with the flu or a broken bone, or after preparing a meal and your loved ones aren’t home? These can all be times of aggrava- […]

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