DT 035: Behind the Kilt with Finlay Wilson

Finlay Wilson gained overnight international recognition for his “cheeky” and viral Kilted Yoga video, which aired on the BBC in 2017. But don’t let that first impression fool you. The Kilted Yogi himself is quite serious about yoga. Finlay is a senior Forrest Yoga teacher who owns and operates a studio in his hometown of Dundee, Scotland, and he has also established the Young Yogis Project to bring free yoga to toddlers, children, teenagers and young people with special needs and disability. Finlay is a cook, published author, media activist, and of course, tartan enthusiast.

In this episode, you’ll hear from Finlay on:

  • The darker side of willpower, and the role yoga played in Finlay’s swapping alcoholism for bulimia and other forms of addiction
  • How, if we aren’t careful, we can use mental gymnastics to justify self-destructive behavior
  • The validity of human feeling, and the difference between ‘detachment’ and emotional unavailability
  • How Finlay parlayed 15 minutes of fame into a wide-reaching platform from which he speaks out on depression, abuse, and civil rights


  • Help me get to China for the IYSF World Asana Championships! Donate to my travel fund: paypal.me/henrywins
  • Join me for workshops in NYC (Yoga & Fitness Herald Square), Virginia (The Yoga Dojo + Hot Yoga Richmond), and California (YogaWorks Costa Mesa): henrywins.com/events
  • Apply to the Jan 2019 200-hour teacher training at Lighthouse Yoga School, and get $100 OFF your tuition with referral code HENRYWINS: henrywins.com/events

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1 thought on “DT 035: Behind the Kilt with Finlay Wilson”

  1. Henry Winslow’s usual style of reflective listening is well done once again! This one includes 2 sensitive topics close to my heart, thank you Henry!

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