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Friday, May 1
 

6:00pm

Welcome + Opening Meditation
Teachers
avatar for Clemence Cocquet

Clemence Cocquet

CEO, Scapa Fest


Friday May 1, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The Bothy

6:00pm

Little Scapa Yoga
This workshop is aimed at children ages 3-8 though we welcome younger and older children and even parents to join in if they wish. Please note: all parents must be present at the workshop even if not joining in.

The children will learn breathing techniques, asanas, mindfulness and yogic principles all in a fun, child-friendly way.

Sessions usually begin with a short chat about our feelings, encouraging children to share how they feel and are safe to feel anything at all.

This is followed by a high energy yoga game to get the children warmed-up and active.

We follow this with a short mindfulness game to enable children to re-centre and learn how to focus inwards.

We finish the lesson with a little yoga story with lots of classical asanas and finally a lovely guided meditation to allow children to take a moment of calm and peace after a busy fun filled yoga class.

Children will always be encouraged to move however they feel and never told they are 'doing it wrong' this allows all children to access yoga and feel confident and secure partaking in a non competitive activity.

Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Mother Earth Stage

7:00pm

Five Senses Walk
Explore the beauty at Ardkinglas, as we take our time walking and tuning into our senses- the sights, smells, sounds, sensations and even tastes.  Class will begin with a short story to introduce mindful walking,  then we will do a few yoga stretches, go on our walk ,  gather back together for a short guided group mindful activity  and then to finish  we will have time to share the highlights of  what we experienced on our walk. Great family/ all ages activity.

Teachers
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth, MEd, RYT is director of Growing In Mindfulness which is dedicated to grow mindfulness, yoga, meditation, creativity and  deeper connections to nature.  Liz has a diverse experience including kids, teens and  family yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, hatha yoga... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Saplings Stage

7:00pm

Mindfulness for Families
This is a workshop for families (children aged 5-12 will get the most out of this experience).

This session is a chance for families to learn to practice mindfulness together. We find that children are often learning about mindfulness at school, and some parents and carers are learning about mindfulness through community resources - however, there is little opportunity to learn alongside each other.

We will have the chance to discuss a little bit about what mindfulness is and how it's useful, before moving on to share a variety of practices.

Don't worry if your child(ren) has a short attention span - this isn't about sitting in stillness! Although exercises using the breath can be useful, we can engage with all of the senses to build a mindful focus.

Teachers
avatar for Susie Hooper

Susie Hooper

I started my mindfulness journey through my work as a Social Worker, as we started to bring mindfulness to clients (I work with men who have committed sexual offences). Through this, I fell in love with mindfulness and started my own journey. I've now been teaching in my local community... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

7:00pm

GROOVE Family Dance Party
Movement Medicine Dance party suitable for all levels and abilities, families and especially those holding onto the belief that they 'can't' dance. An amazing playlist that will make everyone want to move their bodies! Can be barefoot or in trainers. 

Teachers
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaia Stage

7:00pm

Moving Through Nature
Exploring your movement capacity in the natural world.

Develop your balance, proprioception, and connection to your environment while learning to evaluate and improve the capacity of your body to move.

We will learn techniques to explore the objects in nature around us as we learn to move over, under and around them in new ways.

We will explore our sense of play as we learn how to safely experiment with movement.

Teachers
avatar for Camilo Brokaw

Camilo Brokaw

Originally from the US, Camilo was already training in traditional kung fu when the discipline of parkour first arrived there.  The freedom to move through the environment demonstrated in early videos was irresistible and Camilo spent years developing a community of parkour practitioners... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Selkie Stage

7:00pm

Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk
Come learn about our native plants and how to use them with medical herbalist Jean Senior MNIMH. We will discuss plant identification, sustainable harvesting, how to make simple preparations, which parts of the plants can be used, the best time of year to harvest and more.  

Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes appropriate for the weather.
Paths uneven and muddy.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum 15 people.

Teachers

Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

7:00pm

For those who think they can’t but want to | Yoga for Men
In this achievement-driven Western world, we are driven to prove ourselves time and time again, leading to feelings of not being good enough. It is important to have compassion, beginning with yourself.
When we view ourselves through the eyes of compassion, forgiveness and love , we start to view the world the same. giving time to yourself is the most unselfish thing you can do, for by being the best you, you can give the best of yourself to others.

It is a curious paradox that when we accept ourselves, just as we are, then we can change. Noticing, recognising thoughts and actions without judgement or criticism is the first step to change.

Teachers
avatar for Mandy Abbott

Mandy Abbott

Mandy Abbott is a Scotland-based Zen Yoga teacher with a lifelong passion for nature. She is qualified in herbalism, horticulture, reflexology, reiki and outdoor education. She teaches connecting to natures gifts of the seasons and through Yoga and meditation, learning to control... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mara Stage

7:00pm

The True Cost
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.

https://truecostmovie.com/about/

Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cinema

7:00pm

Smudge Making Workshop
This is a Smudge making workshop using hand foraged, Scottish seasonal plants, woods, herbs and flowers.

All plants are foraged as sustainably as possible by Katrino on her adventures in the Scottish forests and landscapes.

We will spend an hour intentionally talking and binding plants with each other and will be shown a few ways on how to use your new smudge stick.

What is smudging? Intentionally harvested plants are lit with fire and intentions set as the smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person, space or object being smudged.

Sage is commonly used as a way to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space, such as your yoga practise or meditation.

Feel free to bring your own plants for binding into your very own stick if you'd like.

You leave with your very own seasonal, hand bound (with hemp string) smudge stick!

Teachers
avatar for Katrino Reid

Katrino Reid

Katrino is a Scotland based yoga teacher, outdoor adventurer and the creator of Yogi Oils. She has a deep passion for nature, the seasons and the plant medicine of Scotland and the world.Katrino explores and shares from experience and knowledge, how we can use and tap into the symbolism... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Bothy

7:00pm

Action for the Earth
This is workshop to explore your sphere of influence, strengths and skills in relation to positive environmental action.

Teachers
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Dr Kate Rawles studied philosophy at Aberdeen University, and environmental philosophy at Glasgow and Colorado State Universities. She was an indoor philosophy lecturer at Lancaster University for nearly a decade before leaving to work freelance in 2000. From 2004-2014 she worked... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

7:00pm

Model Boat Making
For young people (but not only). Making model boats lots of with opportunities for people to get on the tools and make something to take away with them.

Teachers
avatar for Ben Wilde

Ben Wilde

Ben trained as a boatbuilder at the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2008 and has been working as a boatbuilder and teacher since. He ran the boatbuilding programme of the GalGael Trust from 2010 to 2018 including a major Heritage Lottery Funded project 'Anchor and Sail... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Archipelago Folk School

7:00pm

Bird Language: A Powerful Gateway into Alertness
Bird language is an ancient skill, closely related to tracking.

During this workshop you will learn how to identify a number of birds by their songs, as well as how to read what different bird calls and behaviour can tell us about what else is happening in the landscape.

Bird language is a powerful gateway into alertness and deep nature connection.

Teachers
avatar for Dan Puplett

Dan Puplett

Dan is a naturalist, conservationist and nature connection mentor. He has had a passion for the natural world from an early age and worked for Trees for Life for over 11 years, where his many roles included leading over 80 residential conservation weeks and training conservation leaders... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

8:15pm

Family Guided Meditation
Families can bring blankets and get cozy in their jammies to get ready for bed with guided meditation together.

Teachers
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth, MEd, RYT is director of Growing In Mindfulness which is dedicated to grow mindfulness, yoga, meditation, creativity and  deeper connections to nature.  Liz has a diverse experience including kids, teens and  family yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, hatha yoga... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Mother Earth Stage

8:15pm

The Light Within
Light is an inspirational symbol that pervades many of the world’s traditions, serving as a point of reflection to better understand our highest potential and our connection to the world at large.

This workshop will explore how the yoga tradition emphasises the light within each of us as a metaphor for clarity, truth, consciousness and connection.

Using accessible movements, breathing practices, chanting and visualisation, we will enrich our understanding of how transformational yogic meditation can help us to actualise our most authentic sense of self and enrich the quality of all our relationships.

This workshop will provide useful meditation tools for all experience levels and is intended for anyone interested in yoga and meditation. No prior experience is necessary.

Teachers
avatar for Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

My journey into meditation, movement and spiritual inquiry began in 1995 with the practice of Chi Gung. In 2003 I stepped into my first yoga class and discovered a process that spoke both to my body and my heart. Three years later, I was asked to teach my first yoga class, an opportunity... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Mara Stage

8:15pm

Sunset and Stargazing Outdoor Yoga and Meditation Experience
Wrap up warm and join me round the fire to meditate to the sound of wood crackling, move to the flow of the water, relax and restore as the sun sets beyond the horizon and gaze up into the sky to see the first stars coming out.

The perfect way to slow down and let your body restore after a busy and exciting day.

You will be guided through a grounding meditation, yoga asana practice, followed by nourishing relaxation exercise and be provided with a cup of herbal tea.

Teachers
avatar for Jasmin Watt

Jasmin Watt

Jasmin is a Highland based yoga teacher, adventurer, wild swimmer and forest bather. She is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of movement, nature and community. She has recently set up Good Vibe Tribe which offers yoga and wellbeing experiences ... on the WILD side.


Friday May 1, 2020 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Selkie Stage

8:15pm

Kundalini Yoga and Gong Bath
Kundalini practice focused on chakra work using mantra meditation and sound.

Teachers
avatar for Carole Monnier

Carole Monnier

I’ve been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga in NE Scotland since late 2017 and endeavour to bring lightness and spontaneity into class and seek to help all my students connect with this powerful practice in a way that feels accessible and fun. My Gong work is a significant... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Gaia Stage

8:30pm

Fast Fashion: panel discussion
Following the screening of the True Cost, panel discussion with industry experts.

Friday May 1, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Cinema

9:30pm

Mantra, Movement and Magic
Using sound and movement to explore our magical sensations and vibrations... Mantra, Movement and Magic! 


Teachers
avatar for Deyna Hirst

Deyna Hirst

I’m a Senior teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and have studied extensively in the UK and India over 25 years, training in Dru, Sivananada, Transformational, Iyengar and Nada Yoga plus Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and Meditation. I’m passionate about Yoga as an intuitive Science... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Selkie Stage

9:30pm

Propless Yin
Teachers
avatar for Rachael Chambers

Rachael Chambers

Rachael has been teaching since 2016 focusing on yin and restorative yoga along with teaching Pilates for strength and balance.   Her classes are open to all and are relaxed and welcoming. You’ll not be expected to be flexible (it’s a work in progress for most people) and you’ll... Read More →


Friday May 1, 2020 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Mara Stage
 
Saturday, May 2
 

8:00am

Morning Wild Swim
Wake up with WanderWomen! 

Teachers
avatar for Anna Wood

Anna Wood

Anna runs WanderWomen, encouraging women into the outdoors, connecting with nature, themselves, and like-hearted women. Sharing her passion for sea-swimming, she will offer sessions at Scapa, introducing you to the natural high, and turn you into a mermaid!


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

8:00am

Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga – Expanding the Heart into the World
Mantra is a powerful meditation tool that can serve as a vehicle for transformation, helping us to create more harmonious, intentional relationships in all aspects of our lives.

In this workshop we will we will explore this process via the time-honored practice of Kirtan, one of the primary practices of Bhakti Yoga.

Through call and response chanting, stories from Hindu mystical traditions, and an exploration of the themes presented in The Bhagavad Gita, we will offer our sweet intentions, listen to the softening of our hearts, and nurture our capacity for loving selflessly.

This workshop is open to all practitioners and people of all ages, no experience necessary.

Teachers
avatar for Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

My journey into meditation, movement and spiritual inquiry began in 1995 with the practice of Chi Gung. In 2003 I stepped into my first yoga class and discovered a process that spoke both to my body and my heart. Three years later, I was asked to teach my first yoga class, an opportunity... Read More →
avatar for Arenze Fischer

Arenze Fischer

As a child, I learned a few yoga poses, but my official yoga journey started when I took my first yoga class in January 1994. I fell in love with the practice and the following year I spent three months in retreat in the Swedish forest. I have lived in an ashram, taken lots of teacher... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Selkie Stage

8:00am

Eight Section Brocade Qi Gong
We will go through the movements and benefits of one of the most widely practised qi gong routines for health.

This Qi Gong guides the body through gentle movement and deep breaths, focusing on resolving difficulty with specific emotions, recovering from residual trauma, and becoming more in tune with our environment.

Teachers
avatar for Camilo Brokaw

Camilo Brokaw

Originally from the US, Camilo was already training in traditional kung fu when the discipline of parkour first arrived there.  The freedom to move through the environment demonstrated in early videos was irresistible and Camilo spent years developing a community of parkour practitioners... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mara Stage

8:00am

Yoga Off the Mat: the yoga of daily life
Taking your Yoga off the Mat. Yoga is for Real Life, not just the studio.

It's going to be a busy day and how will you remain calm, focused, flexible and mindful in the midst of it all? Bring yoga into your day!

This session offer solutions to daily challenges, like feeling anxious before an interview or an important meeting, being stuck in a long line at a grocery store, spending long hours at a desk, needing to find energy midday or alternately winding down at day's end.

Learn ways to enhance your experience of physical activities, like walking, cycling, paddling, or even climbing stairs.

This practice will inspire you to take your yoga off the mat, to practice mindfulness and poses and stretches wherever you find yourself.

Come and learn some nuggets to reduce stress and enhance your wellbeing daily, wherever you find yourself.

Teachers
avatar for Susan Clarke

Susan Clarke

Susan Clarke, an ageless senior, lives in Ontario, Canada. She retired from a career in social services and then discovered yoga. Now a certified yoga teacher, Susan shares her passion for yoga, offering yoga classes for people at all ages and stages in her home city of Orillia and... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Gaia Stage

8:00am

Family Yoga
Start the day with a yoga class for everyone to be involved in!

A brilliant way to bond with your children and family, the session is designed around the family working together to create postures as well as initiating freedom and confidence as children are able to separate from their adults if they wish for short periods of time in yoga games, allowing children to feel confident and supported whilst encouraging new friendships and confidence away for their adults.

The class is a brilliant way for the family to be active in a gentle and fun way and most importantly it is so much fun, the whole family will be laughing and giggling for the duration of the class... that's a promise!

As with any yoga class we finish with a lovely meditation and this allows time to settle, have a cuddle and take some time to be quiet and still together. Something that can be hard to do with children, and experiencing this calmness together is just magical.

This is suitable any child who is able to walk unassisted and upwards.


Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mother Earth Stage

8:00am

Forest Bathing
A  mindfulness walk in the woods, awakening the senses, dropping 'in' whilst letting go of all that is not needed in that particular moment in time. Becoming more deeply engaged in the world of the green.



Teachers

Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:15am

Five Senses Walk
Explore the beauty at Ardkinglas, as we take our time walking and tuning into our senses- the sights, smells, sounds, sensations and even tastes.  Class will begin with a short story to introduce mindful walking,  then we will do a few yoga stretches, go on our walk ,  gather back together for a short guided group mindful activity  and then to finish  we will have time to share the highlights of  what we experienced on our walk. Great family/ all ages activity.

Teachers
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth, MEd, RYT is director of Growing In Mindfulness which is dedicated to grow mindfulness, yoga, meditation, creativity and  deeper connections to nature.  Liz has a diverse experience including kids, teens and  family yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, hatha yoga... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am
Mother Earth Stage

9:30am

Messy, Luminous Meditation
A nurturing, beautiful approach to finding mental space in our lives that we can embrace within the messy realities of busy modern life. Bringing together a decade of studying and practicing a tradition of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and my experience as a mother of two wild gorgeous boys, a never-ending To Do List and the inevitable "attempting to do all the things", this is a workshop about how to bring meditation in. To incorporate it into our messy realities rather than insisting we must step away from our lives in order to practice. This is about making space for our inner lives and luminous selves without requiring our lives to be different than they are. This is about leaning into an approach that feels nurturing and something that fills us up rather than something we know we should do but rarely find the time. If you want to bring meditation into your life, or are frustrated by an irregular practice, it would be so wonderful to have you along!

Teachers
avatar for Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

I have taught yoga and meditation for over ten years and continue to study in a tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation called Mahamudra. Essentially, all my work whether writing, teaching or self-practice is all about how we use spiritual wisdom (esp of the yoga/buddhist traditions... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
The Bothy

9:30am

Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk
Come learn about our native plants and how to use them with medical herbalist Jean Senior MNIMH. We will discuss plant identification, sustainable harvesting, how to make simple preparations, which parts of the plants can be used, the best time of year to harvest and more.  

Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes appropriate for the weather.
Paths uneven and muddy.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum 15 people.

Teachers

Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

The Hidden Clues: Wildlife Tracking
Expand your senses and discover the hidden clues left behind by wildlife! In this workshop you will learn to identify and interpret a range of animal tracks and signs while sharpening your awareness and observation skills. No walk in the woods or on the beach will ever be the same!

Teachers
avatar for Dan Puplett

Dan Puplett

Dan is a naturalist, conservationist and nature connection mentor. He has had a passion for the natural world from an early age and worked for Trees for Life for over 11 years, where his many roles included leading over 80 residential conservation weeks and training conservation leaders... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

Power Vinyasa - Sun & Moon
Wake up your body & harness the warming power of the sun with morning power yoga.

An energising vinyasa flow session through sun salutations followed by a softer moon inspired hatha sequence.

The moon will be in waxing gibbous phase, so in respect of its gentler, more graceful energy, we will honour its beauty with balancing poses appropriate to this moon phase.

Teachers
avatar for Nichola Jayne Tong

Nichola Jayne Tong

NJTHealth
I am 50 years old and have spent most of my career in dentistry. I came to yoga to help cope with the physical and mental demands. I loved it so much that after 10 years of finding my style,  I learned to teach Hath & Vinyasa flow and to embrace my spiritual beliefs. I also teach... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
Mara Stage

9:30am

The Journey to Balance: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

Explore Your Core
In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll combine yoga asanas with some short self-discovery activities to help you discover and connect with:

  • Ourselves as we are right now: all parts of ourselves, light and shadow
  • Our breath: our edge, the place of our own expansion, a place to dare and grow
  • Our core: both our anatomical, physical core and the core of our identity or self 

Through breath-centred movement, this challenging yoga practice will strengthen muscles, build flexibility and stability, and develop anatomical awareness.

Through self-discovery activities, on your own and in pairs, you will talk about yourself, answer key questions, and laugh!

You will discover and accept the core parts of your identity, connect with what’s really important to you, and build self-confidence from that stable foundation.

You will develop your ability to behave in ways that inspire trust, aligning your actions with your values, for truly mindful living.

You’ll come to an understanding of your own self-love and where it comes from: knowing who you are at your core, accepting where you are and understanding how to take action from there.

At the end of the session you will be able to use what you’ve learned to guide your actions with more intent, and will have a stronger connection to your intuition.

You’ll leave with new clarity and tools, ready to make mindful adjustments in your life and work based on your increased self-knowledge.

Bring: blocks, bricks, straps, pen and paper.

Teachers
avatar for Iir Prihatinawati

Iir Prihatinawati

Originally from Borneo, Indonesia, Iir learned yoga asana and meditation from her grandmother, a traditional masseuse, midwife, and herbalist. After many years of using her grandmother's teachings to help herself with her breathing and concentration, Iir decided it was time to share... Read More →
avatar for Lou Shackleton

Lou Shackleton

Lou was constantly exploring what she wanted to be as she grew up. In her twenties, she searched deeper; when the career advisor asked “What will you do after your studies?” she said ‘International Woman of Mystery’ ;) She then embarked on an odyssey to discover her vocation... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:30am
Selkie Stage

9:30am

Introduction to Partner Acro Yoga
Introduction to Partner Acro Yoga by yoga teacher and acrobat Aimee Mitchell-Fyfe.
We will work in groups to learn the basics of Partner Acro including - basing , flying and spotting.
We will work with weight transfer and building trust and connection with the group to safely learn to ‘fly’ and lift others up.

Teachers
avatar for Aimee Mitchell-Fyfe

Aimee Mitchell-Fyfe

Aimee is a yoga teacher, acrobat and movement enthusiast. Based in Edinburgh I teach Yoga, Handstands and Partner Acro to adults and families.


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 11:30am
Gaia Stage

9:30am

Plants - Which are what and what are which!?
Plants demystified.. how to identify them using basic keys. An introduction to the 'Botanese language' and looking at the resources that are available. We will then go on a walk having a go at identifying different species.

Teachers

Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 12:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

Outdoor Philosophy Sea Kayaking
Explore human nature relations and the magic of being on the water! You must have some kayaking experience to participate in this workshop.

Teachers
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

Dr Chris Loynes researches and lectures in Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria and leads an international masters programme at the Ambleside campus. He also consults in the UK and internationally for universities and experiential education organisations. He has recently been... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Dr Kate Rawles studied philosophy at Aberdeen University, and environmental philosophy at Glasgow and Colorado State Universities. She was an indoor philosophy lecturer at Lancaster University for nearly a decade before leaving to work freelance in 2000. From 2004-2014 she worked... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

10:15am

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Saturday May 2, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am
Mother Earth Stage

10:45am

Mandala Vinyasa: Earth
Mandala Vinyasa is a dynamic and creative style of yoga that connects the classical elements (earth, water, fire, air) to specific areas of the body and their associated chakras.

The mandala flow takes us in a circle around the mat, warming the body and giving us a new perspective in our often linear practice.

The circle symbolises unity, a place to come to heal, to be open with all that is around and within.

We will be joined by Heather Craig, Shamanic Practitioner of Inner Earth Therapies, to open our sacred circle with shamanic ceremony cleansing our energy and space before calling in the 4 directions aligning us with nature and the cycles of life.

Each mandala practice will begin to the beat of the shamanic drum with a guided meditation connecting us to the associated element.

We start and end each practice with yin yoga to open and close the area of the body we are working.

Mandala Vinyasa was developed by teacher Dulce Aguilar of The Yoga People, taking inspiration from teachers such as Shiva Rea, Edward Clark and Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga.

Dulce has created a holistic approach to the vinyasa practice with each practice being designed to work deeply into the target area, leading to a thorough understanding and accessing of peak poses.


Teachers
avatar for Susan de Almeida Ferreira

Susan de Almeida Ferreira

Born on Isle of Bute, Scotland. At aged 8 we moved to South Africa to live and returned to Scotland when I was 18. I started my working life in a legal office where I progressed from office junior to paralegal over 14years. I was fortunate to be working for a lovely lady who introduced... Read More →
avatar for Heather Craig

Heather Craig

Inner Earth Therapies
For me working with nature and with spirit has always come naturally and something I have been aware of since a child. I spent a lot of my time with animals and the natural world, which became my sanctuary and place of peace and contemplation. It still is and through this connection... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 10:45am - 12:45pm
Mara Stage

11:15am

Little Scapa Yoga
This workshop is aimed at children ages 3-8 though we welcome younger and older children and even parents to join in if they wish. Please note: all parents must be present at the workshop even if not joining in.

The children will learn breathing techniques, asanas, mindfulness and yogic principles all in a fun, child-friendly way.

Sessions usually begin with a short chat about our feelings, encouraging children to share how they feel and are safe to feel anything at all.

This is followed by a high energy yoga game to get the children warmed-up and active.

We follow this with a short mindfulness game to enable children to re-centre and learn how to focus inwards.

We finish the lesson with a little yoga story with lots of classical asanas and finally a lovely guided meditation to allow children to take a moment of calm and peace after a busy fun filled yoga class.

Children will always be encouraged to move however they feel and never told they are 'doing it wrong' this allows all children to access yoga and feel confident and secure partaking in a non competitive activity.

Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

11:15am

Happy Healthy Kids
Quick tips for fuelling kids' bodies and minds with good nutrition, mindfulness and gentle parenting.

Teachers
avatar for Nicola Shah

Nicola Shah

Mama, human rights lawyer, vegan nutritionist, I help women to take back their power and experience the life of their choosing while living consciously and making better choices for people and planet.


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:15am - 12:45pm
The Bothy

11:15am

Landscape/Mindscape
Whether we find ourselves amongst mountains, by the sea, in the city, or a village, who we are is influenced by where we are. Writer and performer, Dougie Strang, presents a talk and discussion about landscape, imagination, and the ways in which we might deepen our engagement with both.

Teachers
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA (hons) in Scottish Ethnology and work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations. I facilitate events and encounters that lead people into... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:15am - 12:45pm
The Bothy

11:30am

Schooling the World
What really happens when we replace another culture’s canon of knowledge with modern schooling?  Does life really get better for its people?

SCHOOLING THE WORLD takes a challenging look at the actual impacts of institutional education on the world’s last sustainable land-based societies.
Shot on location in Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, the film examines the hidden assumption of cultural superiority behind education aid projects, which overtly aim to help children “escape” to a “better life.”
It looks at the failure of institutional education to deliver on its promise of a way out of poverty – in the United States as well as in the so-called “developing” world.
And it questions our very definitions of wealth and poverty – and of knowledge and ignorance – as it uncovers the role of schools in the destruction of sustainable agricultural and ecological knowledge, in the breakup of extended families and communities, and in the devaluation of complex knowledge systems and rich spiritual traditions.
Finally, SCHOOLING THE WORLD calls for a “deeper dialogue” between cultures, suggesting that so-called “developed” societies have at least as much to learn as they have to teach.

Saturday May 2, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cinema

11:30am

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

11:30am

SUP Yoga
A challenging yet tranquil way to join yourself with nature. Practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board is a unique & grounding experience, mindful & meditative, as we work with playfulness & concentration.

Yoga on water will connect you with the gifts of nature: the life giving source of the air, the infinite universe above & the supportive waters of the loch below.


Teachers
avatar for Nichola Jayne Tong

Nichola Jayne Tong

NJTHealth
I am 50 years old and have spent most of my career in dentistry. I came to yoga to help cope with the physical and mental demands. I loved it so much that after 10 years of finding my style,  I learned to teach Hath & Vinyasa flow and to embrace my spiritual beliefs. I also teach... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

11:45am

Curiously Connected: a playful exploration of the relationship between space and connection
From lying to standing: A playful exploration of the relationship between space and connection.

Working with a partner to explore slow, simple movement and body awareness.
An invitation to be curious about slowing down, listening deeply and attending to each moment. In this workshop we will notice the un-noticed, develop the language of feeling and recognise the potential in giving yourself permission to move.

- - invest in the awareness and the doing takes care of itself - -

Sue will also be offering Craniosacral Therapy – healing through compassionate touch, exploration of experiences held in the body’s tissues and deepening connection to vitality and health that is always available but often overshadowed.
-check out the Badawi Therapy Tent  at the Scapa Market for one free session each day 


Teachers
avatar for Sue Watson

Sue Watson

As a craniosacral and physiotherapist Sue is passionate about supporting health through presence, touch, movement and education. Her expertise lies in having a in depth understanding of anatomy and movement, of how sensory integration and our life experiences, especially persisting... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:45am - 1:15pm
Gaia Stage

11:45am

Embodied Myth: Lakshmi's Love
A workshop based on the myth of Lakshmi's creation through the churning of the milky ocean.

Storyteller and yoga teacher Arenze shares the myth and invites you to discover the goddess within.

The story becomes the flow of asanas, mudras and mantras to invoke the qualities of Lakshmi within: harmony, love and abundance.

Expect a slow flow with a focus on the heart chakra and a meditation on the abundance in your life.

The class finishes with a lovely Yoga Nidra inspired by Lakshmi.

Teachers
avatar for Arenze Fischer

Arenze Fischer

As a child, I learned a few yoga poses, but my official yoga journey started when I took my first yoga class in January 1994. I fell in love with the practice and the following year I spent three months in retreat in the Swedish forest. I have lived in an ashram, taken lots of teacher... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 11:45am - 1:15pm
Selkie Stage

12:15pm

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Saturday May 2, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

1:00pm

Ethnobotany.. what has that got to do with me?
A introductory talk on the subject that infuses pretty much every aspect of our lives and that is enhanced and celebrated by the activities at Scapa Fest

Teachers

Saturday May 2, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Bothy

1:00pm

Yoga for Stress
Make a lasting change in the way you work, love, and live. While yoga overall has a calming influence, certain yoga poses have the ability to help us let go of tension and stress. Learn how with this workshop.

Teachers
avatar for Ronnie Connick

Ronnie Connick

Former office worker escaped into the world of yoga. Passionate about the you to your yoga, find the movement within yourself, within your breath, within your movement. When you carry your yoga inside you never risk leaving it behind.


Saturday May 2, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mara Stage

1:30pm

Daily Nia
Daily Nia is a one-hour Nia class format, moving to uplifting music and specially crafted playlist from across the world, with a focus each class on a different connection - to the self, to other, to the earth.

Teachers
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Gaia Stage

1:30pm

Connect to Your Magical Being
Committing to who we really are and what we really want, and letting the world see that, can be really hard.
We’re faced with self-doubt, the imposter phenomenon, and the realities of day to day life.

In this workshop, breakthrough your self-doubt, find your inner strength and send it to the places where you need support, and apply it in each and every moment of your daily life.

Cultivate an acute awareness of your strength and power, increasing your capacity to make practical life decisions that will realise your dreams. Leave with the tools to do this at home too.

In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll combine a Forrest yoga practice with some short self-discovery activities to help us all discover and connect with:

  • Our wildest dreams and our inner strength: what you want to see in the world, and how to make that a reality. 
  • Connect with your magic: your best character, the spark that drives you, and the strengths that ground you.

Let go of the pull of others’ expectations and their hold on your capacity for happiness.

Through breath-centred movement, our yoga practice will strengthen our muscles, build flexibility and stability from our centre, and develop our anatomical awareness.

Through self-discovery exercises, on our own and in pairs, we will connect with our dreams from a strong sense of self, build a rich picture of them, and find a way to carry them in our everyday lives. Through movement and reflection, we will ignite our inner sparks, breathe into them, and expand them out into every fibre of our being.

We will tune into and discover who we really are. We will find the space between each breath and learn how we can use it to make decisions and take actions from moments of calm and connection.

At the end of the session, we will have awakened our dreams, found faith in our ability to realise those dreams, and ignited our inner spark so that we can draw on it whenever we need it.

We’ll leave the workshop ready to take action to bring the best of ourselves into the light and let the world see us, as we take each deliberate step to make our dreams happen.

Bring mat, blocks, stras, pen and paper.

Teachers
avatar for Iir Prihatinawati

Iir Prihatinawati

Originally from Borneo, Indonesia, Iir learned yoga asana and meditation from her grandmother, a traditional masseuse, midwife, and herbalist. After many years of using her grandmother's teachings to help herself with her breathing and concentration, Iir decided it was time to share... Read More →
avatar for Lou Shackleton

Lou Shackleton

Lou was constantly exploring what she wanted to be as she grew up. In her twenties, she searched deeper; when the career advisor asked “What will you do after your studies?” she said ‘International Woman of Mystery’ ;) She then embarked on an odyssey to discover her vocation... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Selkie Stage

2:00pm

Mindful Crafts Yoga + Meditation
Teachers
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth, MEd, RYT is director of Growing In Mindfulness which is dedicated to grow mindfulness, yoga, meditation, creativity and  deeper connections to nature.  Liz has a diverse experience including kids, teens and  family yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, hatha yoga... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mother Earth Stage

2:00pm

Sustainable Foraging
Gathering wild food is a great way to connect to nature and deepen our understanding of plants, people and wildlife. In this workshop you will learn the essentials of safe, sustainable foraging, as well as some surprising and tasty recipes.

Teachers
avatar for Dan Puplett

Dan Puplett

Dan is a naturalist, conservationist and nature connection mentor. He has had a passion for the natural world from an early age and worked for Trees for Life for over 11 years, where his many roles included leading over 80 residential conservation weeks and training conservation leaders... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:00pm

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:00pm

SUP Yoga
A challenging yet tranquil way to join yourself with nature. Practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board is a unique & grounding experience, mindful & meditative, as we work with playfulness & concentration.

Yoga on water will connect you with the gifts of nature: the life giving source of the air, the infinite universe above & the supportive waters of the loch below.


Teachers
avatar for Nichola Jayne Tong

Nichola Jayne Tong

NJTHealth
I am 50 years old and have spent most of my career in dentistry. I came to yoga to help cope with the physical and mental demands. I loved it so much that after 10 years of finding my style,  I learned to teach Hath & Vinyasa flow and to embrace my spiritual beliefs. I also teach... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:00pm

Outdoor Philosophy Sea Kayaking
Explore human nature relations and the magic of being on the water! You must have some kayaking experience to participate in this workshop.

Teachers
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

Dr Chris Loynes researches and lectures in Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria and leads an international masters programme at the Ambleside campus. He also consults in the UK and internationally for universities and experiential education organisations. He has recently been... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Dr Kate Rawles studied philosophy at Aberdeen University, and environmental philosophy at Glasgow and Colorado State Universities. She was an indoor philosophy lecturer at Lancaster University for nearly a decade before leaving to work freelance in 2000. From 2004-2014 she worked... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:30pm

Food Freedom: My Year of Growing and Foraging 100% of My Food
The global, industrial food system is broken. In this system food is no longer a human right and life giving substance but rather a commodity leaving a wake of destruction on every corner of the earth.

Is it possible to live outside of this system in harmony? Rob Greenfield embarked on a yearlong immersion of growing and foraging 100% of his food to find out. No grocery stores, no restaurants, not even a drink at a bar. Nothing packaged and processed, nothing shipped long distances. Nature has been his garden, his pantry and his pharmacy.

Now he’s here to share with you how you too can take back power from Big Ag and gain Food Freedom for yourself and your community.

Teachers
avatar for Rob Greenfield

Rob Greenfield

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world.


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Bothy

2:45pm

Family Acro
Come, play and connect with your family. We will play games, learn to safely climb on our adult and make shapes together. A great way to bond and build trust.

Teachers
avatar for Aimee Mitchell-Fyfe

Aimee Mitchell-Fyfe

Aimee is a yoga teacher, acrobat and movement enthusiast. Based in Edinburgh I teach Yoga, Handstands and Partner Acro to adults and families.


Saturday May 2, 2020 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Gaia Stage

3:15pm

Little Scapa Yoga
This workshop is aimed at children ages 3-8 though we welcome younger and older children and even parents to join in if they wish. Please note: all parents must be present at the workshop even if not joining in.

The children will learn breathing techniques, asanas, mindfulness and yogic principles all in a fun, child-friendly way.

Sessions usually begin with a short chat about our feelings, encouraging children to share how they feel and are safe to feel anything at all.

This is followed by a high energy yoga game to get the children warmed-up and active.

We follow this with a short mindfulness game to enable children to re-centre and learn how to focus inwards.

We finish the lesson with a little yoga story with lots of classical asanas and finally a lovely guided meditation to allow children to take a moment of calm and peace after a busy fun filled yoga class.

Children will always be encouraged to move however they feel and never told they are 'doing it wrong' this allows all children to access yoga and feel confident and secure partaking in a non competitive activity.

Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

3:15pm

Mandala Vinyasa: Water
Mandala Vinyasa is a dynamic and creative style of yoga that connects the classical elements (earth, water, fire, air) to specific areas of the body and their associated chakras. The mandala flow takes us in a circle around the mat, warming the body and giving us a new perspective in our often linear practice.

The circle symbolises unity, a place to come to heal, to be open with all that is around and within.

We will be joined by Heather Craig, Shamanic Practitioner of Inner Earth Therapies, to open our sacred circle with shamanic ceremony cleansing our energy and space before calling in the 4 directions aligning us with nature and the cycles of life.

Each mandala practice will begin to the beat of the shamanic drum with a guided meditation connecting us to the associated element. We start and end each practice with yin yoga to open and close the area of the body we are working.

Mandala Vinyasa was developed by my teacher, Dulce Aguilar of The Yoga People, taking inspiration from teachers such as Shiva Rea, Edward Clark and Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga. Dulce has created a holistic approach to the vinyasa practice with each practice being designed to work deeply into the target area, leading to a thorough understanding and accessing of peak poses.


Teachers
avatar for Heather Craig

Heather Craig

Inner Earth Therapies
For me working with nature and with spirit has always come naturally and something I have been aware of since a child. I spent a lot of my time with animals and the natural world, which became my sanctuary and place of peace and contemplation. It still is and through this connection... Read More →
avatar for Susan de Almeida Ferreira

Susan de Almeida Ferreira

Born on Isle of Bute, Scotland. At aged 8 we moved to South Africa to live and returned to Scotland when I was 18. I started my working life in a legal office where I progressed from office junior to paralegal over 14years. I was fortunate to be working for a lovely lady who introduced... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Mara Stage

3:45pm

Learn to Love Backbends
If you're like most of us, backbends can be quite emotionally and physically challenging.
They're the opposite action of our everyday activities such as texting, driving, sitting at computers, and bending to pick up kids. Backbends are so healing partly because they reverse these habitual motions. They open up space, energise, and restore balance to our bodies and our lives.

In this workshop you'll learn how to use and integrate your muscles to keep you safe and strong in backbends. Starting with simple actions, we'll teach you the important but usually overlooked details on how to access the upper back and how to open the front of the body with care. Then we'll build on these basics to take you deeper into your backbends.

Teachers
avatar for Savanna Gude

Savanna Gude

I took part in Scapa Fest the first year as a volunteer I fell in love with the festival, I’ve always wanted to return as I have my teacher training certification. I revived it in Goa, India and since then I’ve been teaching around the world, I’m currently teaching in the Canadian... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Selkie Stage

4:00pm

The Journey to Balance: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

4:00pm

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

4:15pm

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Saturday May 2, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

4:15pm

Artistic Vision Quest
With its origins in cultural rite-of-passage ceremonies, the artistic vision quest will allow you to look deep into yourself - allowing process to take place. You will be guided through a clear beginning, middle and coming together phase with the opportunity to explore within each phase. Art naturally lends itself to a perfect medium for your own vision quest. You will have a choice of art mediums and be invited to create with a strong intent or go on the quest to find your intent through creation. You will be prompted with big questions that may stay with you for a long while, or little discoveries that help you on your way. Each journey will provide you with insight and stimuli to continue your questioning. We will come together at the end and may share our findings and experiences. This workshop will be indoors as well as outdoors and therefore suitable clothing is advised. You may wish to bring a notepad.

Teachers
avatar for Vanessa van Scherpenseel

Vanessa van Scherpenseel

Apply Your Arts
Vanessa van Scherpenseel qualified with a BA in Art Therapy in Leiden, The Netherlands in 2006. Her degree is based on the Anthroposophical philosophy where the developing stages of  the individual or organisation are taken into consideration to arrive at the current imbalance. Thinking... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 4:15pm - 6:15pm
The Bothy

4:30pm

Artifishal
Patagonia has released ARTIFISHAL – “an illuminating ~75-minute documentary film exploring the high costs - ecological, financial and cultural - of our belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries and farms on wild salmon stocks around the world”.

Produced by Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard and directed by Josh “Bones” Murphy, ARTIFISHAL “brings into sharp focus the plight of wild fish due to hatcheries and fish farms. The film takes us inside hatcheries in California, Washington, Oregon and Idaho, where we witness the conditions of factory fish farms as well as the genetically inferior, dumbed-down salmon they churn out in massive numbers. At a wrecked net-pen farm outside of Cyprus Island, WA, nets swing in the tide after more than 240,000 diseased, drugged factory fish escaped into the wild population. In a beautiful fjord near Alta, Norway, the underwater destruction and disease caused by an open-water fish farm are seen firsthand as activists record the devastation. Along the Elwha River in northwest Washington State, we track the return of wild fish after the largest dam removal project in the United States, later learning that after spending 320 million dollars to remove dams and restore wild fish, the river is once again home to hatcheries”. 

“Humans have always thought of themselves as superior to nature and it’s got us into a lot of trouble. We think we can control nature; we can’t,” notes Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder. “Fish farms and open net pens only treat the symptoms and not the causes of the problem. If we value wild salmon, we need to do something now. A life without wild nature and a life without these great, iconic species is an impoverished life. If we lose all wild species, we’re going to lose ourselves.” 

Watch the Artifishal trailer here

The European campaign, which runs alongside the launch of the film, Artifishal, is focused on the fish farm industries in Iceland, Norway, and Scotland. 

“The majority of European salmon farms are in Norway and Scotland where they have been wreaking havoc on coastal ecosystems. The planned expansion of the industry into Iceland’s pristine fjords using open net pens is extremely concerning. Governments are not doing enough to ensure that wild salmon and their habitat are protected from the devastating impacts of these farms”. 

From March 28th, Patagonia is teaming up with NGOs in these key countries to call for a moratorium on new open net salmon farms and a phase out of existing ones as soon as possible. Click here to sign the petition.

Saturday May 2, 2020 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cinema

4:30pm

Why Am I Here? Finding Purpose in Difficult Time
In times of challenge how do we see ourselves as living with meaning and purpose in the world? Can we face our own fears about the future and help address the suffering we see around us?  We will use a mixture of Chi Qong and Yoga asanas to help us ground our energy before moving on to simple Zen meditative techniques working with partners and ourselves to investigate our true purpose. Be prepared to ask yourself 'Why am I here?' facing the question you may be surprised at what you discover. This workshop is suitable for beginners to meditation and mindfulness and offers a space to explore, develop and connect with our inner sense of purpose.

Teachers
avatar for Penny Clay

Penny Clay

Penny has a lifetime of experience in adventure; from her early 20's, mountaineering and rock climbing in the UK and European Alps, leading Himalayan expeditions in the 1990's, spending the 2000's playing out on the Cumbrian Fells and now living in the Highlands of Scotland. Yoga... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Gaia Stage

5:15pm

Family Yoga
Start the day with a yoga class for everyone to be involved in!

A brilliant way to bond with your children and family, the session is designed around the family working together to create postures as well as initiating freedom and confidence as children are able to separate from their adults if they wish for short periods of time in yoga games, allowing children to feel confident and supported whilst encouraging new friendships and confidence away for their adults.

The class is a brilliant way for the family to be active in a gentle and fun way and most importantly it is so much fun, the whole family will be laughing and giggling for the duration of the class... that's a promise!

As with any yoga class we finish with a lovely meditation and this allows time to settle, have a cuddle and take some time to be quiet and still together. Something that can be hard to do with children, and experiencing this calmness together is just magical.

This is suitable any child who is able to walk unassisted and upwards.


Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Mother Earth Stage

5:30pm

The Yoga Games
The return of the yoga games! Katrina enjoys fun and always finds a way in her classes to smile, help us connect with one another and enjoy our bodies, our minds and our laughs. The yoga games was created last year at Scapa to get our bodies moving and get heat flowing before our yoga practise.  An hour of fun yoga inspired, childhood and beyond games! I wont give anymore away just come along and lets have fun!


Teachers
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Katrino Reid

Katrino is a Scotland based yoga teacher, outdoor adventurer and the creator of Yogi Oils. She has a deep passion for nature, the seasons and the plant medicine of Scotland and the world.Katrino explores and shares from experience and knowledge, how we can use and tap into the symbolism... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mara Stage

5:30pm

Connection to Core
Connect to yourself  & nature with this grounding practice focused on connection to core and legs, feeling the support of the Earth.

Teachers
avatar for Martina Berger

Martina Berger

I've been teaching Yoga for over 10 years. Last few years my favourite style is Forrest Yoga. It has helped me to heal my own injuries and I can see it's magic affect on my students every day. Forrest Yoga is a wonderful tool and the most therapeutic style of Yoga I know. Safe, strengthening... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Selkie Stage

6:00pm

Song of the Sea
An Irish youth discovers that his mute sister is a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.

Saturday May 2, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cinema

6:00pm

Scapa FeAst! Vegan Food Experience (Add-on Ticket Required)

**ADD-ON TICKET REQUIRED - PLEASE PURCHASE FROM TICKET PAGE **

Join Jim Davison and Isabella Sumsion for Scapa FeAst! a celebration of beautiful sustainable food. Combining their backgrounds in alternative catering our two chefs will create an incredible tasting menu of delicious vegan dishes, using the best of local and seasonal produce.

We believe that food is an act of expression, activism, love and self-care.

This amazing food experience will focus on the storytelling magic of food, taking you on a journey from Scottish traditions to food memories from around the world.

Jim and Isabella will fuse the recipes most important to them, gathered from family, friends, culture, heritage and adventures, highlighting the power of food to spark joy and tell a story.

Join us for a beautiful mindful outdoor eating experience at Scapa 2020, creating flavours from around the world with ingredients from the backyard.


Saturday May 2, 2020 6:00pm - 8:30pm

6:15pm

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Saturday May 2, 2020 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

6:45pm

Groove
The ultimate movement medicine!
This "all levels" GROOVE class is for everybody (adults), especially those holding onto the belief that they 'can't' dance.

Dancing might be easier than you imagined - it's just fancy walking after all!

This is a beginners GROOVE class with no fancy choreography or steps to remember.

The simplest dance class in the world. It's a bit like magic.

Teachers
avatar for Karen Small

Karen Small

Passionate about movement and community Karen is an experienced Nia Black Belt teacher and Scotland's first GROOVE Facilitator. Warm and open hearted she loves to create safe spaces to re-connect with both yourself and others through holistic, barefoot dance. Working with the body... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Gaia Stage

6:45pm

Your Body, Your Yin
Your body, Your Yin. Come indulge yourself in a nurturing Yin Yoga practice where we will be holding long still poses to help the body and mind relax to allow us to get the most out of each stretch. We will be applying a moderate and safe stress to the connective tissues of the body not just stretching the muscles e.g. the joints, fascia, ligaments and tendons. Leave with your body and mind feeling more flexible and relaxed.

Teachers
avatar for Morgan McDonald

Morgan McDonald

Morgan is a Yin Yoga teacher and believes in teaching functionally and working with our unique bodies and anatomy to ensure we get the most from each pose. Morgan’s background is in Psychology and she has an MSc in Psychological Therapies which has grown her belief in the importance... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Mara Stage

7:15pm

Cacao, Land, Body: Reconnecting through Ceremony
 A large warm circle of folk sitting close, sharing cacao in their own reusable cups, moving through guided yoga as well as intuitive body-led gesture. Connecting through breath meditation, conscious earthing practice and building individual offerings in mandala form to give gratitude and bless the land. Weaving movement and stillness in balance, sensing vital energy, emptying and refilling our metaphorical cup of care and self-love.

Teachers
avatar for Fiona Sears

Fiona Sears

Ever since I was a child I have asked questions about nature, people and relationships between the two. I loved to read and be told stories of folk and faerie tales and all the ancient Greek myths as this was where I was born and raised. The connection to the wild has always been... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 7:15pm - 11:15pm
Saplings Stage

8:00pm

How We Walk Through the Fire
Part performance, part workshop, How We Walk Through the Fire looks at how we might face the Climate Crisis with honesty, courage, and resilience.

Teachers
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA (hons) in Scottish Ethnology and work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations. I facilitate events and encounters that lead people into... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaia Stage

8:00pm

SEED: The Untold Story
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real
sense, they are life itself.

Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. In less than a century of industrial agriculture, our once abundant seed diversity—painstakingly created by ancient farmers and gardeners over countless millennia—has been drastically winnowed down to a handful of mass-produced varieties. Under the spell of industrial “progress” and a lust for profit, our quaint family farmsteads have given way to mechanized agribusinesses sowing genetically identical crops on a monstrous scale. Recent news headlines suggest that Irish history may already be repeating in our globalized food system. Articles in the New York Times and other mainstream sources report the impending collapse of the world’s supplies of bananas, oranges, coffee and coconuts—all due to a shortsighted over-reliance on a single, fragile variety. Without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall.

More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable story of seeds is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives. For eons, cultures around the world have believed seeds to be our birthright: a covenant with the earth shared by all and passed down across generations. But today, our seeds are increasingly private property held in corporate hands. A cadre of ten agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto) now controls more than two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Genetically modified crops (GMOs) engineered in their sterile laboratories dominate farmers’ fields and dinner tables in the United States and countries around the world. Farmers from Minnesota to Madhya Pradesh, India toil in economic thrall to the “Gene Giants,” paying hefty licensing fees to plant their patented crops. If they attempt to save their own seed at the end of a season, following a tradition practiced by humans for over 12,000 years, they face ruthless prosecution. (Suffering under this indentured servitude, over 250,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in the last 20 years.)

People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds for our future. In recent months, March Against Monsanto protests have rallied millions in more than 400 cities and 50 countries to the cause of seed freedom. Ballot initiatives to label genetically modified foods have been proposed in U.S. cities from California to Connecticut—a direct threat to the profits of the Gene Giants and their Big Food cronies. Seed libraries, community gardens, and a new generation of passionate young farmers are cropping up to shift the balance toward a more sustainable and sovereign seed paradigm. A David and Goliath battle is underway, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Trailer at: https://vimeo.com/169932441


Saturday May 2, 2020 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cinema

9:00pm

Scapa Ceilidh + Bardic Fire







Teachers
avatar for Dougie Strang

Dougie Strang

I am a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. I have an MA (hons) in Scottish Ethnology and work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations. I facilitate events and encounters that lead people into... Read More →
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The Full Floor

Band MembersLauren MacDonald - DrumsKatie Allen - GuitarHannah MacRae - FiddleMegan MacDonald - AccordionThe Full Floor are an up-and-coming young ceilidh band based in Glasgow hailing from four different parts of Scotland.From their varied musical backgrounds, the girls come together... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Gaia Stage

9:30pm

Into The Depths Stargazing
Experience an awe-inspiring, mind-blowing glimpse into the depths of space. Learn the constellations and stories of the night sky and how to navigate using the stars.
Discover star clusters, planets and even our neighbouring galaxy!

Teachers
avatar for Dan Puplett

Dan Puplett

Dan is a naturalist, conservationist and nature connection mentor. He has had a passion for the natural world from an early age and worked for Trees for Life for over 11 years, where his many roles included leading over 80 residential conservation weeks and training conservation leaders... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2020 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp
 
Sunday, May 3
 

8:00am

Rise & Shine: Sunrise Outdoor Yoga and Meditation Experience
Start your day in the perfect way! Join me  picturesque surroundings of down by the loch or the forest (tbc wherever the sunrise glow will be the most magical) Jasmin

Teachers
avatar for Jasmin Watt

Jasmin Watt

Jasmin is a Highland based yoga teacher, adventurer, wild swimmer and forest bather. She is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of movement, nature and community. She has recently set up Good Vibe Tribe which offers yoga and wellbeing experiences ... on the WILD side.


Sunday May 3, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am
Gaia Stage

8:00am

Morning Wild Swim
Wake up with WanderWomen! 

Teachers
avatar for Anna Wood

Anna Wood

Anna runs WanderWomen, encouraging women into the outdoors, connecting with nature, themselves, and like-hearted women. Sharing her passion for sea-swimming, she will offer sessions at Scapa, introducing you to the natural high, and turn you into a mermaid!


Sunday May 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

8:00am

Gong Bath
Deep relaxation and sound journey

Teachers
avatar for Carole Monnier

Carole Monnier

I’ve been practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga in NE Scotland since late 2017 and endeavour to bring lightness and spontaneity into class and seek to help all my students connect with this powerful practice in a way that feels accessible and fun. My Gong work is a significant... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Selkie Stage

8:00am

Getting Strong Without a Gym
In this class we will examine exercises and techniques to build functional strength without all the machines and gear companies try to say you need.

We will look at developing mobility as well as full-body strength with progressions to adapt movements to your body's current capacity.

In addition to learning proper body mechanics to maintain form, we will discuss working towards strength goals, avoiding injury, and making your training fun.

Teachers
avatar for Camilo Brokaw

Camilo Brokaw

Originally from the US, Camilo was already training in traditional kung fu when the discipline of parkour first arrived there.  The freedom to move through the environment demonstrated in early videos was irresistible and Camilo spent years developing a community of parkour practitioners... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mara Stage

8:00am

Family Yoga
Start the day with a yoga class for everyone to be involved in!

A brilliant way to bond with your children and family, the session is designed around the family working together to create postures as well as initiating freedom and confidence as children are able to separate from their adults if they wish for short periods of time in yoga games, allowing children to feel confident and supported whilst encouraging new friendships and confidence away for their adults.

The class is a brilliant way for the family to be active in a gentle and fun way and most importantly it is so much fun, the whole family will be laughing and giggling for the duration of the class... that's a promise!

As with any yoga class we finish with a lovely meditation and this allows time to settle, have a cuddle and take some time to be quiet and still together. Something that can be hard to do with children, and experiencing this calmness together is just magical.

This is suitable any child who is able to walk unassisted and upwards.


Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
Mother Earth Stage

9:15am

Five Senses Walk
Explore the beauty at Ardkinglas, as we take our time walking and tuning into our senses- the sights, smells, sounds, sensations and even tastes.  Class will begin with a short story to introduce mindful walking,  then we will do a few yoga stretches, go on our walk ,  gather back together for a short guided group mindful activity  and then to finish  we will have time to share the highlights of  what we experienced on our walk. Great family/ all ages activity.

Teachers
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth, MEd, RYT is director of Growing In Mindfulness which is dedicated to grow mindfulness, yoga, meditation, creativity and  deeper connections to nature.  Liz has a diverse experience including kids, teens and  family yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, hatha yoga... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:15am - 10:00am
Mother Earth Stage

9:30am

Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk
Come learn about our native plants and how to use them with medical herbalist Jean Senior MNIMH. We will discuss plant identification, sustainable harvesting, how to make simple preparations, which parts of the plants can be used, the best time of year to harvest and more.  

Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes appropriate for the weather.
Paths uneven and muddy.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Maximum 15 people.

Teachers

Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

The Practice of Precision
All level Iyengar

Teachers
avatar for Jennifer MacGregor Dennis

Jennifer MacGregor Dennis

With dual nationality I was raised in Scotland and spent my summers in California. I learnt to love the Earth from a young age and wrote my first environmental campaign letter at 4 years old. My mother was my first yoga teacher and because of her I trained through the Iyengar method... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
Selkie Stage

9:30am

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

A Natural Product Revolution!
In a world where space for nature is so minimal, the wellness sector has a huge opportunity to promote nature conservation to its followers, who are often looking to use ‘natural’ products.

Currently, these so called ‘natural’ products currently only have to be made from ‘nature’, i.e. they only take from nature, ensuring human wellbeing, with no measures to ensure the very nature on which they depend is conserved, supported or enhanced.

Surely now is the time for consumers to demand more from their natural products – is it enough for us to simply take from nature or do we want to ensure that these products are providing a home for nature too?

Join me for a frenzy whipping whirlwind of a talk, sure to challenge your principles and fire you up.
Come along to help us start a natural product revolution!


Teachers
avatar for Sally Gouldstone

Sally Gouldstone

Dr Sally Gouldstone is a botanist, mother and lover of all things wild.  She has worked in nature conservation for 20 years, travelling the world to join projects in some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet (from Madagascar to Borneo), as well as working on rare plant conservation... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
The Bothy

9:30am

SUP Yoga
A challenging yet tranquil way to join yourself with nature. Practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board is a unique & grounding experience, mindful & meditative, as we work with playfulness & concentration.

Yoga on water will connect you with the gifts of nature: the life giving source of the air, the infinite universe above & the supportive waters of the loch below.


Teachers
avatar for Nichola Jayne Tong

Nichola Jayne Tong

NJTHealth
I am 50 years old and have spent most of my career in dentistry. I came to yoga to help cope with the physical and mental demands. I loved it so much that after 10 years of finding my style,  I learned to teach Hath & Vinyasa flow and to embrace my spiritual beliefs. I also teach... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
Wild Journeys Basecamp

9:30am

Attuning Heart and Mind
The tradition of yoga postulates that the abode of the mind is in the heart. As our mind quiets and our heart blossoms we have the opportunity to discover a sense of fullness within ourselves and in relationship to the world.

In this workshop we will immerse ourselves in classical yoga practices that promote healing and integrated growth in all aspects of our lives.

Through breath-centered movement, mantra, meditation and an exploration of the chakra system, we will invigorate our practices, uplift our sense of connection, and learn to harmonise the inner-workings of our hearts and minds.

This yoga workshop is intended to be accessible for all levels of practitioner and will provide appropriate challenges and adaptations for each participant, facilitating a positive and nurturing experience.

Teachers
avatar for Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

My journey into meditation, movement and spiritual inquiry began in 1995 with the practice of Chi Gung. In 2003 I stepped into my first yoga class and discovered a process that spoke both to my body and my heart. Three years later, I was asked to teach my first yoga class, an opportunity... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 11:30am
Mara Stage

9:30am

Outdoor Philosophy on Land
Explore human nature relations and the magic of being on the land! 

Teachers
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Dr Kate Rawles studied philosophy at Aberdeen University, and environmental philosophy at Glasgow and Colorado State Universities. She was an indoor philosophy lecturer at Lancaster University for nearly a decade before leaving to work freelance in 2000. From 2004-2014 she worked... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

10:00am

Opening Ceremony: Calling in Sacred Space
Calling in Sacred Space with songs followed by 8 phase meditation with sound healing.

Teachers
avatar for Jambo Truong

Jambo Truong

Jambo is a multi-disciplinary practitioner who specialises in functional anatomy and psycho-spiritual practices that are related to yoga and bodywork. One of the few selected Forrest Yoga Guardians and co-founder of Yoga Bodyworkers, Jambo spends his time studying, researching and... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
Gaia Stage

10:15am

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Sunday May 3, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am
Mother Earth Stage

10:45am

Mandala Vinyasa: Fire
Mandala Vinyasa is a dynamic and creative style of yoga that connects the classical elements (earth, water, fire, air) to specific areas of the body and their associated chakras.

The mandala flow takes us in a circle around the mat, warming the body and giving us a new perspective in our often linear practice.

The circle symbolises unity, a place to come to heal, to be open with all that is around and within.

We will be joined by Heather Craig, Shamanic Practitioner of Inner Earth Therapies, to open our sacred circle with shamanic ceremony cleansing our energy and space before calling in the 4 directions aligning us with nature and the cycles of life.

Each mandala practice will begin to the beat of the shamanic drum with a guided meditation connecting us to the associated element.

We start and end each practice with yin yoga to open and close the area of the body we are working.

Mandala Vinyasa was developed by teacher Dulce Aguilar of The Yoga People, taking inspiration from teachers such as Shiva Rea, Edward Clark and Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga.

Dulce has created a holistic approach to the vinyasa practice with each practice being designed to work deeply into the target area, leading to a thorough understanding and accessing of peak poses.


Teachers
avatar for Heather Craig

Heather Craig

Inner Earth Therapies
For me working with nature and with spirit has always come naturally and something I have been aware of since a child. I spent a lot of my time with animals and the natural world, which became my sanctuary and place of peace and contemplation. It still is and through this connection... Read More →
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Susan de Almeida Ferreira

Born on Isle of Bute, Scotland. At aged 8 we moved to South Africa to live and returned to Scotland when I was 18. I started my working life in a legal office where I progressed from office junior to paralegal over 14years. I was fortunate to be working for a lovely lady who introduced... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 10:45am - 12:45pm
Selkie Stage

11:15am

Little Scapa Yoga
This workshop is aimed at children ages 3-8 though we welcome younger and older children and even parents to join in if they wish. Please note: all parents must be present at the workshop even if not joining in.

The children will learn breathing techniques, asanas, mindfulness and yogic principles all in a fun, child-friendly way.

Sessions usually begin with a short chat about our feelings, encouraging children to share how they feel and are safe to feel anything at all.

This is followed by a high energy yoga game to get the children warmed-up and active.

We follow this with a short mindfulness game to enable children to re-centre and learn how to focus inwards.

We finish the lesson with a little yoga story with lots of classical asanas and finally a lovely guided meditation to allow children to take a moment of calm and peace after a busy fun filled yoga class.

Children will always be encouraged to move however they feel and never told they are 'doing it wrong' this allows all children to access yoga and feel confident and secure partaking in a non competitive activity.

Teachers
avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

11:30am

The Journey to Balance: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

11:30am

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

11:45am

Embodied Myth: Saraswati's Inspiration
Saraswati is the goddess of eloquence, music, arts and knowledge.

Arenze, storyteller and yoga teacher, shares the story of Saraswati who became a river to save the world.

The story becomes a flow of asanas, mudras and mantra meditation to bring you inspiration.

Expect a gentle, playful flow inspired by water, balance postures and mantra.

The class finishes with a Yoga Nidra.

Teachers
avatar for Arenze Fischer

Arenze Fischer

As a child, I learned a few yoga poses, but my official yoga journey started when I took my first yoga class in January 1994. I fell in love with the practice and the following year I spent three months in retreat in the Swedish forest. I have lived in an ashram, taken lots of teacher... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 11:45am - 1:15pm
Mara Stage

12:15pm

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Sunday May 3, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

12:30pm

Correcting Compensation Patterns: The Yoga of Meeting Your Own Needs
This class offers a range of movement patterns that are based on life, asana and neural development.

When we are able to work out which patterns are not as strong, we can easily adapt our practise to honour our own asymmetries.

When we honour our own asymmetries, it is closer to a self-practise and you will be able to feel more balanced flexibility and much more physical strength.



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Jambo Truong

Jambo is a multi-disciplinary practitioner who specialises in functional anatomy and psycho-spiritual practices that are related to yoga and bodywork. One of the few selected Forrest Yoga Guardians and co-founder of Yoga Bodyworkers, Jambo spends his time studying, researching and... Read More →



Sunday May 3, 2020 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Gaia Stage

1:00pm

Outdoor Therapy: understanding the physical and mental benefits that outdoor adventure has on our general health and wellbeing
Iona is a Practice Nurse in a busy GP surgery as well as working in various hospital wards. The mountains have become my outdoor therapy, understanding the physical and mental benefits that being outside has on our general health and well being. As well as sharing photos on my Instagram page I set up a walking group last year to connect like minded people and to encourage others to find their own 'every day adventures'. With over 2,000 members the group has become a supportive community built around a shared passion for the outdoors.

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Iona Rendall

Iona is a nurse based in Edinburgh who has discovered a love for hill walking over the last few years. Since setting up her own walking group she’s connected hundreds of like minded people through adventure and firmly believes in the mental health benefits of the mountains as well... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Bothy

1:30pm

Partner Acro Sequencing
We will focus on learning a set of ‘moves’ that can be linked and interchanged. Bringing you into a flow state as either the base or the flyer. We will then have playtime where you can play with these alongside music.

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Aimee Mitchell-Fyfe

Aimee is a yoga teacher, acrobat and movement enthusiast. Based in Edinburgh I teach Yoga, Handstands and Partner Acro to adults and families.


Sunday May 3, 2020 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Mara Stage

1:45pm

Mandala Vinyasa: Air
Mandala Vinyasa is a dynamic and creative style of yoga that connects the classical elements (earth, water, fire, air) to specific areas of the body and their associated chakras. The mandala flow takes us in a circle around the mat, warming the body and giving us a new perspective in our often linear practice.

The circle symbolises unity, a place to come to heal, to be open with all that is around and within.

We will be joined by Heather Craig, Shamanic Practitioner of Inner Earth Therapies, to open our sacred circle with shamanic ceremony cleansing our energy and space before calling in the 4 directions aligning us with nature and the cycles of life.

Each mandala practice will begin to the beat of the shamanic drum with a guided meditation connecting us to the associated element. We start and end each practice with yin yoga to open and close the area of the body we are working.

Mandala Vinyasa was developed by my teacher, Dulce Aguilar of The Yoga People, taking inspiration from teachers such as Shiva Rea, Edward Clark and Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga. Dulce has created a holistic approach to the vinyasa practice with each practice being designed to work deeply into the target area, leading to a thorough understanding and accessing of peak poses.


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Susan de Almeida Ferreira

Born on Isle of Bute, Scotland. At aged 8 we moved to South Africa to live and returned to Scotland when I was 18. I started my working life in a legal office where I progressed from office junior to paralegal over 14years. I was fortunate to be working for a lovely lady who introduced... Read More →
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Heather Craig

Inner Earth Therapies
For me working with nature and with spirit has always come naturally and something I have been aware of since a child. I spent a lot of my time with animals and the natural world, which became my sanctuary and place of peace and contemplation. It still is and through this connection... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Selkie Stage

2:00pm

Mindful Crafts Yoga + Meditation
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Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth, MEd, RYT is director of Growing In Mindfulness which is dedicated to grow mindfulness, yoga, meditation, creativity and  deeper connections to nature.  Liz has a diverse experience including kids, teens and  family yoga, partner yoga, restorative yoga, hatha yoga... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mother Earth Stage

2:00pm

Seaweed!
Join me along the magnificent sea loch of Loch Fyne to learn how to identify some common seaweeds, explore their uses both historically and in present day. We will also have a camp fire at the end of the workshop to taste some of the fascinating macro algae that live in our Scottish waters.

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Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:00pm

The Journey to Balance: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of stand up paddle boarding. You will also explore how this craft can enhance your journeying in nature and enrich your journey within. At the heart of this practice you will find the connection with your physical balance, inner balance and the balance with the wider universe. Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

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Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:00pm

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

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avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

2:00pm

Aromatic Wild Plant Walk
This workshop will involve a wander around the festival using our noses to locate aromatic wild plants.  As we journey we will discover why plants smell (e.g. did you know plants use aroma to communicate with each other, or that plants have a better sense of smell than we do?), how they produce their fragrance, how to identify them and what they can be used for.

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Sally Gouldstone

Dr Sally Gouldstone is a botanist, mother and lover of all things wild.  She has worked in nature conservation for 20 years, travelling the world to join projects in some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet (from Madagascar to Borneo), as well as working on rare plant conservation... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Compass @ The Scapa Market

2:30pm

Be the Change in a Messed Up World
You’re just 1 in 7 billion people during a very confusing time on Earth.
Is it possible for you to make a difference? Is it worth trying?
Rob Greenfield’s answer is a resounding yes and he is here to share why and how you can be the change you wish to see in the world.

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Rob Greenfield

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, humanitarian, and dude making a difference. He is dedicated to leading the way to a more sustainable and just world.


Sunday May 3, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Bothy

3:15pm

Little Scapa Yoga
This workshop is aimed at children ages 3-8 though we welcome younger and older children and even parents to join in if they wish. Please note: all parents must be present at the workshop even if not joining in.

The children will learn breathing techniques, asanas, mindfulness and yogic principles all in a fun, child-friendly way.

Sessions usually begin with a short chat about our feelings, encouraging children to share how they feel and are safe to feel anything at all.

This is followed by a high energy yoga game to get the children warmed-up and active.

We follow this with a short mindfulness game to enable children to re-centre and learn how to focus inwards.

We finish the lesson with a little yoga story with lots of classical asanas and finally a lovely guided meditation to allow children to take a moment of calm and peace after a busy fun filled yoga class.

Children will always be encouraged to move however they feel and never told they are 'doing it wrong' this allows all children to access yoga and feel confident and secure partaking in a non competitive activity.

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avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

3:45pm

Deep Release Hip Opening
Why are hip openers important? Hip openers are great for releasing tension within the body, built up emotion and stagnant energy. Opening the hips allows for more range of motion, creating more circulation throughout the body and so much more. Overdeveloped and tight hip flexors can be caused by stress, sitting at a desk day to day or simply driving in the car, this can also contribute to lower back pain. Hip openers really give us freedom within the entire body to move, feel and think healthier and clearer.

Who is this workshop for?

This work shop is great for anyone looking to make space and create more movement, mobility, and flexibility within the body, from athletes to office workers, whether you’re looking to gain more flexibility, release tension with in the hips and back, dive deeper into your pigeon pose or if you’re simply in need of an emotional, stress release, this is the workshop you don’t want to miss. As we will utilize props, this makes the workshop perfect for beginners and those who have tight hips.

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avatar for Savanna Gude

Savanna Gude

I took part in Scapa Fest the first year as a volunteer I fell in love with the festival, I’ve always wanted to return as I have my teacher training certification. I revived it in Goa, India and since then I’ve been teaching around the world, I’m currently teaching in the Canadian... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Mara Stage

4:00pm

How to be Truly, Madly, Deeply Well
Celebrating how we are both 'ego' conditioned into a cultural, individualistic being and liberated 'divine' beings, always already enlightened. Learn how to balance these two aspects of being through Yoga practice and 'daftness' from our younger self (or kids around us) Capacity according to space? 1-3 hours

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avatar for Deyna Hirst

Deyna Hirst

I’m a Senior teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and have studied extensively in the UK and India over 25 years, training in Dru, Sivananada, Transformational, Iyengar and Nada Yoga plus Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and Meditation. I’m passionate about Yoga as an intuitive Science... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Selkie Stage

4:00pm

The World Around Us: open canoeing
This is an opportunity to be guided in the fundamental skills and safety knowledge of open canoeing. You will also explore with a partner and the group as a whole how journeying in open canoeing can enrich not just our verbal communication with each other but the inner conversations we have with ourselves. We will look at how we communicate with nature through our thoughts and actions.  Your guide will pitch the session to meet your needs.

Teachers
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is an Industry Relationship Manager at VisitScotland and brings a wealth of experience gained from leading groups of clients within the outdoor adventure industry for over 22 years.  As a former FE Lecturer in Outdoor Education, health and fitness and sports coaching... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

4:00pm

SUP Yoga
A challenging yet tranquil way to join yourself with nature. Practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board is a unique & grounding experience, mindful & meditative, as we work with playfulness & concentration.

Yoga on water will connect you with the gifts of nature: the life giving source of the air, the infinite universe above & the supportive waters of the loch below.


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avatar for Nichola Jayne Tong

Nichola Jayne Tong

NJTHealth
I am 50 years old and have spent most of my career in dentistry. I came to yoga to help cope with the physical and mental demands. I loved it so much that after 10 years of finding my style,  I learned to teach Hath & Vinyasa flow and to embrace my spiritual beliefs. I also teach... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wild Journeys Basecamp

4:15pm

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Sunday May 3, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

4:30pm

Bodywork: The Stories Of Savasana and The Attention Of Archer
A 3-h Bodywork session in two parts:
Part 1: Hands on assists, acupressure for more energy & cranial holds
Part 2: The attention of archer (the screening process required for helping a student attain archer (cow face arms) comfortably.

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avatar for Jambo Truong

Jambo Truong

Jambo is a multi-disciplinary practitioner who specialises in functional anatomy and psycho-spiritual practices that are related to yoga and bodywork. One of the few selected Forrest Yoga Guardians and co-founder of Yoga Bodyworkers, Jambo spends his time studying, researching and... Read More →



Sunday May 3, 2020 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Gaia Stage

5:15pm

Family Yoga
Start the day with a yoga class for everyone to be involved in!

A brilliant way to bond with your children and family, the session is designed around the family working together to create postures as well as initiating freedom and confidence as children are able to separate from their adults if they wish for short periods of time in yoga games, allowing children to feel confident and supported whilst encouraging new friendships and confidence away for their adults.

The class is a brilliant way for the family to be active in a gentle and fun way and most importantly it is so much fun, the whole family will be laughing and giggling for the duration of the class... that's a promise!

As with any yoga class we finish with a lovely meditation and this allows time to settle, have a cuddle and take some time to be quiet and still together. Something that can be hard to do with children, and experiencing this calmness together is just magical.

This is suitable any child who is able to walk unassisted and upwards.


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avatar for Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni Meighan

Bryoni started her career as an early years specialist with children and babies from birth- 5, turning this knowledge and her passion for yoga into Little Lotus Yoga, yoga for everyone. From nurturing baby yoga , fun and exciting kids and family yoga & safe and accessible Iyengar... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Mother Earth Stage

5:15pm

Yogi Oils Elemental Flow
Inspired by the movements of the seasons, the elements of mother earth and yogi oils, Katrino will lead you through a union of vinyasa and restorative movement. exploring embodiment of the 5 great elements of EARTH, WATER, FIRE,  AIR & AETHER. You will be taken on an adventure on your mat, through movement and scent explorations, so that you can maybe explore your mind differently, maybe see things from a new perspective or find a different access point of curiosity... to aid, maybe in a deeper understanding of you.

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Katrino Reid

Katrino is a Scotland based yoga teacher, outdoor adventurer and the creator of Yogi Oils. She has a deep passion for nature, the seasons and the plant medicine of Scotland and the world.Katrino explores and shares from experience and knowledge, how we can use and tap into the symbolism... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Selkie Stage

5:30pm

The Yoga of Adventure
This workshop is aimed at active people who love the outdoors. We will explore yoga poses to help improve our balance and movement over rugged trails and work on our core strength - both mental and physical - to help us meet the challenges we face in our outdoor experiences. We will explore classic pranayama techniques to help with mental focus and clarity and try out some simple mindfulness practices to consider how we can deepen our relationship and interactions with our environment. Finally, restorative practices will help us learn how to recover from our adventures so we're ready to head right back outside again.

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avatar for Penny Clay

Penny Clay

Penny has a lifetime of experience in adventure; from her early 20's, mountaineering and rock climbing in the UK and European Alps, leading Himalayan expeditions in the 1990's, spending the 2000's playing out on the Cumbrian Fells and now living in the Highlands of Scotland. Yoga... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Mara Stage

6:15pm

Teen Yoga
The tween and teen years can be a difficult time. Social, family and academic pressures to name a few....From help in sports, relationships, the classroom, and the home, yoga continuously supports growth and development. Aside from the physical benefits of yoga, yoga teaches tweens & teens techniques for coping with the unique issues they’re faced with everyday—insecurity about their changing bodies, the enormous pressure to fit in, stressful schedules, and uncertainty about their beliefs and their futures.
Movement, and therefore yoga, is essential for fast-growing bodies.

Debs offers sessions for young people that are fun, creative and challenging.

Benefits of a yoga practice include:

  • Strength & flexibility
  • Confidence & self esteem
  • Balance & coordination
  • Concentration
  • Creativity & imagination
  • Better sleep
The practice of yoga offers adolescents a discipline for discovering who they truly are. Beginning that process at a young age can shape who a tween/teen becomes.

It’s about nourishing their imagination, asking for their insights, and then genuinely listening to what they have to say.

Teachers
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman is a Seasonal Flow and Kids yoga teacher based in Leeds. She has extensive experience teaching baby, toddler, children, tweens, teens and family yoga, and adults, both in studios and in schools.


Sunday May 3, 2020 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Mother Earth Stage

7:00pm

Opening the Heart
End of your Scapa Experience with a beautiful meditation practice. Using mindfulness techniques to open the heart, we can truly connect to those around us and be more able to offer ourselves self-compassion and kindness. This workshop draws on self-compassion techniques, with a focus on self-soothing and affectionate breathing.

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avatar for Susie Hooper

Susie Hooper

I started my mindfulness journey through my work as a Social Worker, as we started to bring mindfulness to clients (I work with men who have committed sexual offences). Through this, I fell in love with mindfulness and started my own journey. I've now been teaching in my local community... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mara Stage

7:00pm

Cacao, Land, Body: Reconnecting through Ceremony
 A large warm circle of folk sitting close, sharing cacao in their own reusable cups, moving through guided yoga as well as intuitive body-led gesture. Connecting through breath meditation, conscious earthing practice and building individual offerings in mandala form to give gratitude and bless the land. Weaving movement and stillness in balance, sensing vital energy, emptying and refilling our metaphorical cup of care and self-love.

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avatar for Fiona Sears

Fiona Sears

Ever since I was a child I have asked questions about nature, people and relationships between the two. I loved to read and be told stories of folk and faerie tales and all the ancient Greek myths as this was where I was born and raised. The connection to the wild has always been... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Selkie Stage

7:45pm

Yoga of No-Body
Shifting focus away from our physical body where we are hyper aware not only of the shape we are making but the physical boundaries of our bodies, this workshop will use Akasha breathing meditation to connect our awareness to our energetic bodies that exists without solid, definable boundaries. We will then explore movement keeping our awareness connected to this energetic body. The importance of shape falls away. The importance of striving or "doing it right" becomes irrelevant. What would yoga practice be like without the limitations of your physical body...come find out!

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avatar for Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

I have taught yoga and meditation for over ten years and continue to study in a tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation called Mahamudra. Essentially, all my work whether writing, teaching or self-practice is all about how we use spiritual wisdom (esp of the yoga/buddhist traditions... Read More →


Sunday May 3, 2020 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Gaia Stage

9:30pm

In Pursuit of Silence
In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative film about our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our lives.

In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend.

From the Desert Fathers of the third century AD who became the model for Christian monasticism to John Cage's seminal work 4'33" which would go onto inspire a generation of artists, humankind has had a long fascination with silence.

In Pursuit of Silence will be the first comprehensive look at this topic whose many dimensions lie at the heart of so much of human progress.

Offering audiences a contemplative cinematic experience, the sights and sounds of this film will work its way through frantic minds, into the quiet spaces of hearts, and help shape a new vision of being.

Sunday May 3, 2020 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Cinema