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Friday, May 3
 

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony + Meditation
Instructors
avatar for Clemence Cocquet

Clemence Cocquet

Founder + CEO, Scapa Fest
Originally from France, Clemence is a sea creature and a nomad mother. Her life is built around creative movement and adventure. She is passionate about the human body’s ability to transform itself and strongly believes in the healing power of movement. In 2013, alongside her career... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Slanj

6:30pm

Kids Yoga And Nature Mindful Art
Nature is our theme for our yoga games, poses , meditation and art project; all will celebrate the wonders of the earth.

Instructors
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz teaches classes for all ages of yogis, including Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative and Meditation. Her training includes 200 hour with Satyam Yoga school, training with Yoga Calm, Kidding Around Yoga, Mindful Schools and a Masters degree in Education. Classes are... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mother Earth

6:30pm

Action For The Earth
Instructors
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Slanj

6:30pm

The Singing Stone - Storytime Yoga
Arenze tells the Native American story "The Singing Stone", a story about following your dreams and discovering who you are. Meet wolves, bears, a tiny mouse, and more, sing a song for Mother Earth and breathe like a whale.
Everybody joins in retelling the story through yoga poses, before settling down for a magical child friendly yoga nidra.

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mara Stage

6:30pm

Attuning Heart And Mind
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 session 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.

Instructors
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 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Selkie Stage

6:30pm

Stories From Nature Told In The Outdoors
Stories are the way we make sense of our lives and the world around us. The rich land and sea scapes of Scapa Fest suggest many that emerge from our own and other cultures and their relations with woods, water and the journey of life. I will tell a selection of stories followed by time to reflect on the meaning participants find in them and how they might be interpreted. Finding old stories and making new ones for the journey ahead in our human nature relations is a critical aspect of bring about a healthy change for people and planet.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wild Journeys

6:30pm

Whakapapa: Walking With Our Story
Instructors
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Wild Journeys

7:00pm

Through The Eyes Of A Child - Adults Only!
This is your invitation to relax, play, and have fun. Treat life like one big experiment and feel yourself in the flow of whatever comes your way. This workshop asks you to embrace your beautiful, carefree spirit, allowing yourself to connect to the energy that surrounds you and flows through you. Tap into your fullest potential by stepping into a place of wonderment, curiosity and intrigue - live life as though you were a child once again!

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Treehouse

7:00pm

The Perfect Pause
Candlelit Yin Yoga

Instructors
avatar for Val Johnston

Val Johnston

Owner and Senior Teacher at Our World Yoga, a beautiful little boutique style West End Studio built mostly on word of mouth, Val has over 1000hrs accredited Yoga qualifications and 9 years of teaching experience, which include specialised and continued learning in advanced Yin Yoga... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Gaia Stage

7:00pm

Boat Building Drop-in
Instructors
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 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Archipelago Folk School

7:45pm

Rewilding self – Rewilding the Environment
Join me for a fun and interactive talk exploring the concept of rewilding and what this means to modern humans and the planet as a whole. Is rewilding a concept, methodology and ‘experience’ that can knit together what has become unravelled as we become more disconnected from nature through digital technology? Be prepared to play some games and enjoy a plant or two!

Instructors
avatar for Jennie Martin

Jennie Martin

Jennie is an ethnobotanist, bushcraft practitioner, conservationist, closet poet and dog lover.She has designed and delivered a variety of programmes over the past 28 years that support conservation and nature connection, from habitat restoration projects to projects that support... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Slanj

7:45pm

Honouring The Elements
Dru Yoga Workshop - we consist of the elements of earth, air, fire and water and in this workshop we will connect to the Celtic wheel of the year, honouring those elements through our yoga practise and bringing harmony and releasing that which no longer serves us.

Instructors
avatar for Diane Oliver

Diane Oliver

Based in Argyll, I set up Woodland Elements to blend my passions for yoga, splashing about in the sea, permaculture and nature. The connection between land and people for me is key and I love to share ideas, experiences and inspire others on their journey. I am a child of the elements... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Mara Stage

8:45pm

The Fullness Of Time
How can we use lessons learned from the past to not only show how far we’ve come but also celebrate the now and be responsible for the future? This 75 minute all-level strong vinyasa class will invite students to explore this beautiful concept.

Instructors
avatar for Alice Gray

Alice Gray

Alice is an experienced vinyasa and yin yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training gained primarily with Jason Crandell (Power Yoga) and Bridget Woods Kramer (Anusara Yoga). Her aim through her teachings is that you come away feeling empowered and strong but in absolutely every... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Selkie Stage

9:00pm

The Bardic Fire
The Bardic fire is the point of integration of Scapa Fest 3 pillars: mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action. It's a gathering and sharing of songs, stories, music and poems around the fire. Expect the unexpected. From sunset till late.

Instructors
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 in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Slanj

10:30pm

Stargazing Astronomy Walk
Stephen will take you on a guided tour of visible constellations and bright stars via naked eye and binocular observing.  His talk will cover both the cultural and the scientific, teaching your some of the mythologies surrounding particular constellations, how to navigate the night sky and identify stars, clusters and nebulae, and some of the amazing science behind the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Lively Q&A encouraged! Suitable for all ages.


Instructors
avatar for Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh is an Outreach Astronomer and Maths and Science educator. Through his business 'Highland Astronomy Tours' he hosts public and private stargazing events throughout the Highlands and further afield.  He leads astronomy outreach for the ’Star Stories’ programme... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Wild Things
 
Saturday, May 4
 

7:00am

Propless Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga is awesome but you normally need so much stuff. Join this workshop to explore a yin yoga practice without extensive props. Using a towel or blanket to assist we'll be slowly and gently stretching out and relaxing into poses.  

Open to all levels
Bring a towel/blanket or similar! 

Instructors
avatar for Rachael Chambers

Rachael Chambers

Rachael is a Yoga Alliance RYT who teaches yin and restorative yoga.Practising yoga for almost 20 years and teaching since 2016, she teaches a relaxed functional anatomy style of yoga, accepting that different people will require different poses to achieve the same goal.


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Mara Stage

7:30am

Earth: Connection To Mother
How does the earth feel beneath your feet? How do you feel as you walk upon the mother that bears us? This 2 hour class helps us re-establish the connection between our bodies and the earth. A practise enriched with praise to the landscapes that hold us. Using an essential oil & flower essence ritual to begin followed by a vinyasa flow & finishing with restorative yoga.

Requirements - yoga mat, blocks if required, please bring cosy layers, a blanket if you have one and anything you would like to place on our altar.

Instructors
avatar for Katrino Yoga

Katrino Yoga

Katrino began studying with curiosity and practising yoga while living in Canada in 2010. She graduated from The Seasonal Yoga Academy as a 200hr Yoga teacher under the guidance of Julie Hanson, Sue Wood, Marit Griffith and Rory Trollen. Completing Steph Wall's 'Beyond the 200' Vinyasa... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Selkie Stage

8:00am

Morning Journal & Wild Swim
Start your day with some reflective journaling and meditation, learn some breathing techniques and be guided into the water of Loch Fyne for a wild swimming experience.

No previous meditation/wild swimming experience necessary.
But you do need to know how to swim though!

Bring your journal and a pen, and a swimsuit. 



Instructors
avatar for Anna Neubert-Wood

Anna Neubert-Wood

WanderWomen
Anna is the founder of WanderWomen, an organisation facilitating weekend escapes for women and providing opportunities to step back from everyday life, in order to find connection to the self, like-minded people, and the outdoors around us.Anna says: "Nature is home. Spiritually... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Wild Journeys

8:15am

Parent And Baby Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Mother Earth

8:15am

Trail Run And Yoga For Athletes
Instructors
avatar for Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Mark has been teaching Yoga since 2011. In that time he has sought out the truth about Yoga, how we move, how we support and touch others from the best teachers in the world. From studying with Leslie Kaminoff to spending a month in Laos continuing his study if Thai massage Mark has... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Mara Stage

8:45am

Embodied Myth: The Strength Of Durgā, The Goddess Within
Beginning with the story of kick-ass goddess Durgā and her epic battle against the demon Mahisha, Arenze invites you to embody the goddess and her qualities of courage, strength and compassion. A strengthening flow, mantra and mudras, meditation and deep relaxation, with the story of Durgā as a theme through the whole class. Basing the class on a story gives a playful atmosphere to the practice and a new way to think about yoga philosophy.
Embodied Myth is Arenze's way of bringing together her love of storytelling and yoga. 

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Gaia Stage

9:00am

Herbal Medicine Foraging Walk
A guided walk through the grounds of Ardkinglas Estate, searching for medicinally useful plants, how to correctly ID them, and discussion of what they can be used for.

Instructors
avatar for Lucie Bradley

Lucie Bradley

Health and wellbeing using traditional holistic approaches. Lucie Bradley offers treatments and professional advice on herbs, nutrition and massage.


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Compass

9:00am

Chi Walking - Move More, Move Well
As a child we all walked naturally and efficiently. After about the age of 5 our once strong postures start to weaken and as the years go by we pick up all sorts of bad habits from sitting too much, watching tv, driving etc. As you get older you start to notice little niggles here and there and wonder where it came from and it starts to affect how long you can stand for or walk for, without feeling discomfort. Chi Walking introduces you to understanding your default posture, developing mind-body awareness in your everyday standing and walking and new skills for moving well and walking stronger and longer. Chi Walking compliments other practices, such as yoga, t'ai chi, pilates, nordic walking, running, hill walking etc. Whether you are an occasional walker or avid hill walker, Chi Walking can give you new insights and tips for walking better and more efficiently which you can use for the rest of your life. Walking is the building block to so many things that we do. If we can do it with less stress, more awareness and more energy then the results will flow into other parts of our lives (physically, mentally and emotionally). In this workshop we will be exploring the essentials of Chi Walking (posture, alignment, balance, mind-body awareness and working with gravity) and then go out on a walk to explore everyday walking, walking meditation and either aerobic or hill walking.

Instructors
avatar for Biddy Simpson

Biddy Simpson

A keen hill walker, trail runner and Kundalini Yoga practioner, I run Past-Tracks - a small company based in Argyll, which offers Chi Walking instruction to groups and on a 1: 1 basis. I've always been passionate about walking (especially hill walking) for lots of different reasons... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Compass

9:15am

Ease, Effort And Grace
In this Yoga workshop we will explore creative subtle body awareness principles by diving into the dynamic relationship between ease, effort and grace. Throughout this practice we will seek to let go of that which creates tension while rekindling our ability to connect with our heart.

This yoga session 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.

Instructors
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 →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Selkie Stage

9:30am

Nature's Medicine Cabinet
Come along to this taster session and learn how to use the finest Essential Oils on the planet to support your health and wellbeing.

Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Scapa Market

9:30am

9:30am

Kids Yoga For 5-8 Years Old
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Mother Earth

9:30am

Fire Lighting
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Wild Things

9:30am

Exploring Our True Nature
We will use Zen Yoga practices to explore what it means to truly be present and appear as our most authentic selves. A mixture of Chi Qong and Yoga asanas will help us focus on opening and balancing our meridian lines, helping us ground our energy before moving on to simple Zen meditative techniques to investigate who we really are. Be prepared to ask yourself 'Who am I?' you may be surprised at what you discover. This workshop is suitable for beginners to yoga and meditation.

Instructors
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. Love... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Mara Stage

9:30am

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

9:30am

Outdoor Philosophy Sea Kayaking
Reconnection with nature and particularly marine nature via a short sea kayak journey and various activities, on and off-shore.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

9:30am

Paddle-Making
Instructors
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 →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Archipelago Folk School

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.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick 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 4, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

10:00am

A Dance Called The Anthropocene
Talk and participative workshop, exploring creative responses to climate change and ecological crisis.

Instructors
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 in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Slanj

10:00am

The Children And The Trees - In Their Element (6 years old +)
Your child will learn about our native trees and Celtic symbolism before working with tools and fire to transform a piece of wood - selected with purpose and crafted with love!

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Treehouse

10:30am

Balance On Your Hands 101
Pure JOY. Fun class learning basic to advanced arm balances. Stripping movements down to understand and feel the joy in learning to balance on your hands.

Instructors
avatar for Gayle Pocock

Gayle Pocock

The joy in Movement. At the age of 35 I taught myself to balance on my hands. The building blocks involved in the learning process changed something deep within me and now I want to share this with the World. From the physical and mental health benefits to the carefree joy and the... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Gaia Stage

10:45am

Kids Yoga And Nature Mindful Art
Nature is our theme for our yoga games, poses , meditation and art project; all will celebrate the wonders of the earth.

Instructors
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz teaches classes for all ages of yogis, including Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative and Meditation. Her training includes 200 hour with Satyam Yoga school, training with Yoga Calm, Kidding Around Yoga, Mindful Schools and a Masters degree in Education. Classes are... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Mother Earth

11:30am

Power in the details
This mixed-level vinyasa class combines strength, creativity, precision, and technique. You'll come away noticing all of the amazing little things your body can do (that we overlook every day), while getting to move, breath and enjoy losing yourself in this wonderful practice. Expect clarity, playfulness, good music, a little bit of sweat, and a lot of long-lasting energy.

Instructors
avatar for Alice Gray

Alice Gray

Alice is an experienced vinyasa and yin yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training gained primarily with Jason Crandell (Power Yoga) and Bridget Woods Kramer (Anusara Yoga). Her aim through her teachings is that you come away feeling empowered and strong but in absolutely every... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Selkie Stage

11:45am

Dynamic Feet for Whole Body Health, in partnership with Wildling Shoes + Wildfoxpedition
Our feet are literally our foundation. Healthy, efficient function of our feet is essential for healthy, efficient movement of the whole-body. In this interactive talk we will learn a bit about the foot and ankle, and how transitioning to barefoot or minimal shoes can encourage healthy foot development, optimal foot function and a more balanced use of the whole body as we move.  

After the talk there will be the opportunity to try on some Wildling shoes - an innovative and ethical barefoot shoe brand from Germany, along with an open discussion/Q&A .

Instructors
avatar for Jeannette Loram

Jeannette Loram

I am a Nutritious Movement® certified restorative exercise specialist (RES) and biologist.  I have always enjoyed movement and exercise.  I was  a competitive swimmer for many years, a keen runner and long-term yoga practitioner. As a biologist I thought I had a good understanding of what I needed to... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:45am - 1:45pm
Slanj

12:00pm

Kids Yoga For 9-12 Years Old
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mother Earth

12:00pm

Insight: Expect Nothing, Feel Everything
How would it feel to let go of: the desire to execute the "perfect" downward facing dog; or the desperate wish to nail a backbend; or even the expectation to touch your toes? Social media representations of yoga poses is rife and is sadly steering our sacred practice into a gymnastic, goal-orientated entity. Numbing the wise messages spoken to us by our unique body and conforming to assumptions can dampen our individual creativity. Lena will lead you through a childlike exploration of your yoga experience. By ridding ourselves of aspirations on the mat, it allow us to switch into a feeling mode- one that inspires curiosity and provides us with a richer understanding of ourselves. The workshop is an interactive sequence where both the teacher and participants mutually uptake the beauty of a selection of poses. Giving each asana our full attention will naturally guide us onto the next one. Our focus will be centred on feeling deeply, expecting nothing, experiencing pleasure; surrendering to the faith in bodies and gaining INSIGHT into the glorious sensations of our own remarkable and very personal yoga practice. Suitable for all levels including beginners. (A mix of Forrest Yoga, Yin and restorative poses.)

Instructors
avatar for Lena Fong

Lena Fong

Lena is a yoga instructor (Hatha, Aerial and Forrest Yoga), Chinese Acupuncturist, Doula and avid mushroom forager. Her unique background in Traditional Chinese Medicine adds a unique flavour to all her yoga classes. She is passionate about the great outdoor and connects with nature... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 2:15pm
Mara Stage

12:15pm

The Prana Weekend Bliss Vibe
Yogic dance and fluid vinyasa to raise your prana levels and get you into that blissful Scapa Fest vibe, ready for an incredible weekend.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Born to parents with wanderlust and some distant gypsy blood, I grew up traveling across Australia in a bench seat, column shift, Ford Falcon. Six schools and a near expulsion from university later, my compulsion for making the world 'right' has gifted me a humanitarian career and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gaia Stage

12:45pm

Yin To Yang: Deep Hips And Heart Release
Release tension in this one hour yin class focusing on opening and softening the physical and energetic centres of the hips and the heart. Being still is one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves. This class is about strength through softness and receptivity, allow the quiet transformative power of yin yoga to allow you to tune in deep.

Special requirements: yoga blocks.

Instructors
avatar for Alice Gray

Alice Gray

Alice is an experienced vinyasa and yin yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training gained primarily with Jason Crandell (Power Yoga) and Bridget Woods Kramer (Anusara Yoga). Her aim through her teachings is that you come away feeling empowered and strong but in absolutely every... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Selkie Stage

1:15pm

Kids Meditation For 6-9 Years Old
Instructors
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mother Earth

1:30pm

Boat-Building Drop-In
Instructors
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 →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Archipelago Folk School

1:45pm

Solar Acro Yoga - Acrobatic Flying
Solar AcroYoga is the yang component of AcroYoga and as such it is dynamic, fun and the effect of the practice is uplifting. In this workshop we will explore the basic elements AcroYoga. We will work with balance and strength elements and explore calibrations and our range of motion in the practice. The workshop will close with a short flow including a pop. We will work in the roles of base, flyer and spotter. No partner necessary. All welcome.

Instructors
avatar for Ilka Schroder

Ilka Schroder

Ilka has got a background in Tertiary Education as well as in the field of Life Long Learning. In 2009 she left her job as a vocational teacher and became a modern global nomad and adventurer. In 2011 she startet her career as full time yoga teacher, now teaching vinyasa, yin, kundalini... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Selkie Stage

2:00pm

Supporting your Childrens' Health and Wellbeing with Essential Oils
With all of the daily stress in our kids' lives, we owe it to them to be proactive about their physical and mental health as well.  Come along and learn how to support them to be their best using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Scapa Market

2:00pm

Herbal Medicine: Sensory Tea Tasting
We all have knowledge inside of us. We co-evolved with plants. Knowledge and understanding of plants exists in us on a cellular level. Through a meditative sensory experience by doing guided herbal tea tastings allows us to access deeply embedded knowledge, and REALLY learn about plants. You need no former experience, qualifications or knowledge of plants or herbs. Come, join in the fun of experiencing learning from a deeper place and get to know plants from the inside out

Instructors
avatar for Lucie Bradley

Lucie Bradley

Health and wellbeing using traditional holistic approaches. Lucie Bradley offers treatments and professional advice on herbs, nutrition and massage.


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Slanj

2:00pm

Give Your Hips Space To Breathe: Yin Yoga & Meditation
We all have stories about our hips, about our perceived limitations and flexibility. Rather than getting caught up in our stories, how about we slow down, breathe and actually feel into the mystery of our hips, the whispering messages that are there when we stop pushing and start listening. Yin Yoga is a meditative approach to yoga that focuses on fascia, connective tissue and joint health.

Suitable for all levels

Instructors
avatar for Janet McInnes

Janet McInnes

A warm and inclusive teacher, Janet is passionate about holding a steady presence and sharing tools that support students to meet their own evolving needs. Currently her energy is shared between nurturing her home studio in Leith, offering retreats in Scotland and Europe and following... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Gaia Stage

2:00pm

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

2:00pm

Outdoor Philosophy Sea Kayaking
Reconnection with nature and particularly marine nature via a short sea kayak journey and various activities, on and off-shore.

Instructors
avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

2:00pm

Perspective Blast
Walk up Binnein an Fhidhleir - the mountain at the back of Ardkinglas.

Instructors
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 in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

2:00pm

The Art Of Wood Working - A Traditional Meditation
A rhythmic, re-connect with the ancient craft of wood working. Allow your creativity to flourish and flow as you naturally focus mind and body to carve your own kitchen utensils.

Instructors
avatar for Lauren Lochrie

Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
avatar for Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Cooper

Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
avatar for Joni Mackay

Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
avatar for Julie Durkacz

Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Treehouse

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.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick 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 4, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

2:30pm

Kissing the Earth with your feet
A 5K lead trail run warming up with a 40 min awareness session.  A mix of movement and awareness exercises that will waken your feet to run with full body presence and heightened sensory awareness of the environment. The run will stop at 1K intervals to regroup and focus on different aspects of the warmup exercises, and culminate in a group finish.

Sue will use concepts drawn from her passion for biodynamic craniosacral therapy to fully ‘inhabit your space’ and find a ‘state of balanced awareness’ – a light and spacious way of being that lends itself wonderfully to being out and about in the Ardkinglas Estate.


Instructors
avatar for Sue Watson

Sue Watson

Passionate about the possibility of a different way of working, Sue combines the experience of many years of observing and understanding how people move as a physiotherapist with the perceptual skills of craniosacral therapy. It’s a magical combination that sent her on a journey... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mara Stage

2:30pm

Family Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mother Earth

2:30pm

Knife Skills- Carving projects
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wild Things

2:30pm

Minibeasts
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Saturday May 4, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wild Things

3:45pm

Daily Nia
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. Ideally barefoot.

Instructors
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 4, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mara Stage

3:45pm

Celtic Storytime: The Sleepin Pipie o' Inverfey and Other Unco Tales
Writer and performer Stewart Ennis has been a stalwart of Scottish theatre for over thirty years. He'll be reading a few of his new Scots fairy tales and poems and no doubt singing the odd song or two! 

Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mother Earth

3:45pm

TBA
Saturday May 4, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Gaia Stage

4:00pm

Water: Divine Flow
When life throws you feathers or rocks what is your reaction to each? Do you flow or do you resist? In this 2 hour class we learn to observe and follow the beautiful practise of flow. Using an essential oil & flower essence ritual to begin followed by a fluid vinyasa flow & finishing with restorative yoga.

Requirements - yoga mat, blocks if required, please bring cosy layers, a blanket if you have one and anything you would like to place on our altar.

Instructors
avatar for Katrino Yoga

Katrino Yoga

Katrino began studying with curiosity and practising yoga while living in Canada in 2010. She graduated from The Seasonal Yoga Academy as a 200hr Yoga teacher under the guidance of Julie Hanson, Sue Wood, Marit Griffith and Rory Trollen. Completing Steph Wall's 'Beyond the 200' Vinyasa... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Selkie Stage

4:00pm

Practical Medicine Making: Herbal Vinegars
In this session you will learn how to make herbal preparations - learn how to combine medicinal plants in vinegar to build your own medicine cabinet and learn how to make medicines for the seasons.

Instructors
avatar for Lucie Bradley

Lucie Bradley

Health and wellbeing using traditional holistic approaches. Lucie Bradley offers treatments and professional advice on herbs, nutrition and massage.


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Slanj

5:00pm

Teen Yoga 13-18 Years Old
Instructors
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mother Earth

5:00pm

GROOVE Family Dance Party
Dance party suitable for all levels and abilities. To an amazing playlist that will make everyone want to move their bodies! Can be barefoot or in trainers.

Instructors
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 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mara Stage

5:30pm

It's All About The Breath
Breathing through the lens of modern research and the history of Yoga

Instructors
avatar for Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Mark has been teaching Yoga since 2011. In that time he has sought out the truth about Yoga, how we move, how we support and touch others from the best teachers in the world. From studying with Leslie Kaminoff to spending a month in Laos continuing his study if Thai massage Mark has... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Gaia Stage

5:45pm

Find Your Flow: Hoop And Movement
Drawing on the introspective and intuitive energy of the new moon, we’ll work with a goddess oracle deck to inspire our movement and hooping. This workshop will entail expressive dance, breathwork, meditation, and hooping using weighted hoops. We'll use techniques to cultivate single-pointed concentration, allowing you to quiet the mind and tap into intuition. There will be plenty of freedom to get creative with your movements and develop your own empowered hooping style. There will also be a chance to journal about your experience.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Fisher

Claire Fisher

Claire began sharing her passion for mindful movement whilst completing her PhD in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind goes hand-in-hand with her love of hula hooping and yoga; two forms of moving meditation that strengthen the mind-body connection through creative expression... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Selkie Stage

6:15pm

The Yin And Yang Of Prana
Practice real life on the mat as we play with our prana, our life force and shift our energy between the yin and the yang, strengthening our personal capacity to ride the waves of this ocean called life.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Born to parents with wanderlust and some distant gypsy blood, I grew up traveling across Australia in a bench seat, column shift, Ford Falcon. Six schools and a near expulsion from university later, my compulsion for making the world 'right' has gifted me a humanitarian career and... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Mara Stage

6:30pm

Coastal Forage Walk
Instructors

Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wild Things

6:30pm

Cordage and Woodland Crafts
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Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wild Things

6:30pm

Seaweeds - what are they? Tools for identifying them and eating!
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.

Instructors
avatar for Jennie Martin

Jennie Martin

Jennie is an ethnobotanist, bushcraft practitioner, conservationist, closet poet and dog lover.She has designed and delivered a variety of programmes over the past 28 years that support conservation and nature connection, from habitat restoration projects to projects that support... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wild Journeys

6:30pm

Once Upon A Whisky (18+)
Whisky and food pairing!

Instructors
avatar for Camilo Gomez

Camilo Gomez

Camilo, the founder of this company is a former whisky ambassador for William Grant & Sons, has several years of experience in the drinks industry, and he holds several degrees from prestigious institutions, including the New York Bartending School, the WSET in London, and an MBA... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Slanj

7:15pm

Yoga Nidra
Gentle hatha yoga and calming pranayama prepares body and mind for the deep sacred rest of Yoga Nidra. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to keep warm!

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Gaia Stage

8:00pm

Lunar Acro Yoga - Therapeutic Flying
Lunar AcroYoga is the yin aspect of AcroYoga and as such it is gentle with the flyer being relaxed and passive, ready to let go and receive. The effect of the practice is restorative and grounding. In this workshop we will explore the basic elements of lunar AcroYoga in forward flying, including some body work and Thai massage in an introductory therapeutic flow. We will work in the roles of base, flyer and spotter. No partner necessary. All welcome.

Instructors
avatar for Ilka Schroder

Ilka Schroder

Ilka has got a background in Tertiary Education as well as in the field of Life Long Learning. In 2009 she left her job as a vocational teacher and became a modern global nomad and adventurer. In 2011 she startet her career as full time yoga teacher, now teaching vinyasa, yin, kundalini... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Selkie Stage

8:30pm

Relax and Restore Meditation
Nurture your body and mind through practicing breath awareness, gentle yoga and guided meditation.

Instructors
avatar for Liz Abendroth

Liz Abendroth

Liz teaches classes for all ages of yogis, including Kids Yoga, Teen Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Restorative and Meditation. Her training includes 200 hour with Satyam Yoga school, training with Yoga Calm, Kidding Around Yoga, Mindful Schools and a Masters degree in Education. Classes are... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Mara Stage

9:00pm

The Bardic Fire/Ceilidh
The Bardic fire is the point of integration of Scapa Fest 3 pillars: mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action. It's a gathering and sharing of songs, stories, music and poems around the fire. Expect the unexpected. From sunset till late.

Instructors
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 in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Slanj

10:30pm

Stargazing Astronomy Walk
Stephen will take you on a guided tour of visible constellations and bright stars via naked eye and binocular observing.  His talk will cover both the cultural and the scientific, teaching your some of the mythologies surrounding particular constellations, how to navigate the night sky and identify stars, clusters and nebulae, and some of the amazing science behind the evolution of stars and galaxies.

Lively Q&A encouraged! Suitable for all ages.


Instructors
avatar for Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh

Stephen Mackintosh is an Outreach Astronomer and Maths and Science educator. Through his business 'Highland Astronomy Tours' he hosts public and private stargazing events throughout the Highlands and further afield.  He leads astronomy outreach for the ’Star Stories’ programme... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Wild Things
 
Sunday, May 5
 

7:00am

The Pranic Heart Vibe
Raising our pranic vibration and opening our hearts to be ready for all that the universe has on offer, this class builds slow heat and creates spaciousness in our bodies, minds and souls.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Born to parents with wanderlust and some distant gypsy blood, I grew up traveling across Australia in a bench seat, column shift, Ford Falcon. Six schools and a near expulsion from university later, my compulsion for making the world 'right' has gifted me a humanitarian career and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 7:00am - 8:30am
Gaia Stage

7:00am

Fire: blowing the embers
What lights you up? Lets find that and lets use that! In this 2 hour class we will explore your passions and gifts and how important it is to share WHO YOU ARE with the world! We are each unique and individual and are here for a reason and a purpose - Our Dharma. Using an essential oil & flower essence ritual to begin followed by a vinyasa flow & finishing with restorative yoga.

Requirements - yoga mat, blocks if required, please bring cosy layers, a blanket if you have one and anything you would like to place on our altar.

Instructors
avatar for Katrino Yoga

Katrino Yoga

Katrino began studying with curiosity and practising yoga while living in Canada in 2010. She graduated from The Seasonal Yoga Academy as a 200hr Yoga teacher under the guidance of Julie Hanson, Sue Wood, Marit Griffith and Rory Trollen. Completing Steph Wall's 'Beyond the 200' Vinyasa... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 7:00am - 9:00am
Selkie Stage

8:00am

Morning Journal & Wild Swim
Start your day with some reflective journaling and meditation, learn some breathing techniques and be guided into the water of Loch Fyne for a wild swimming experience.

No previous meditation/wild swimming experience necessary.
But you do need to know how to swim though!

Bring your journal and a pen, and a swimsuit. 



Instructors
avatar for Anna Neubert-Wood

Anna Neubert-Wood

WanderWomen
Anna is the founder of WanderWomen, an organisation facilitating weekend escapes for women and providing opportunities to step back from everyday life, in order to find connection to the self, like-minded people, and the outdoors around us.Anna says: "Nature is home. Spiritually... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Wild Journeys

8:45am

Heal Your Back: Forrest Yoga Therapeutic Backbends
Forrest Yoga is a healing system, intelligently sequenced to keep you safe in your practice and to allow the space to feel more and explore your emotional expression on the mat. In this workshop you will learn to breathe very deeply and release tension in your core as you progress through therapeutic backbends to create spaciousness and flexibility through your spine. Slow down, breathe deeply and take responsibility for your own healing.

Suitable for all levels

Instructors
avatar for Janet McInnes

Janet McInnes

A warm and inclusive teacher, Janet is passionate about holding a steady presence and sharing tools that support students to meet their own evolving needs. Currently her energy is shared between nurturing her home studio in Leith, offering retreats in Scotland and Europe and following... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Gaia Stage

9:00am

Herbal Medicine Foraging Walk
A guided walk through the grounds of Ardkinglas Estate, searching for medicinally useful plants, how to correctly ID them, and discussion of what they can be used for.

Instructors
avatar for Lucie Bradley

Lucie Bradley

Health and wellbeing using traditional holistic approaches. Lucie Bradley offers treatments and professional advice on herbs, nutrition and massage.


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
The Compass

9:15am

Sunday Pranarama Yoga Tribe
Get connected with your yoga tribe, using breathe, movement and mantra to bridge the gap between where you end and the rest of the world begins.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Born to parents with wanderlust and some distant gypsy blood, I grew up traveling across Australia in a bench seat, column shift, Ford Falcon. Six schools and a near expulsion from university later, my compulsion for making the world 'right' has gifted me a humanitarian career and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:15am - 11:15am
Selkie Stage

9:30am

9:30am

Family Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Mother Earth

9:30am

Yoga for Outdoor Adventurers
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. Finally, restorative practices will help us learn how to recover from our adventures so we're ready to head right back outside again.

Instructors
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. Love... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:45am
Mara Stage

9:30am

Cooking with Fire
Instructors

Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Things

9:30am

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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.

Instructors
avatar for Claire Coulter

Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

9:30am

Outdoor Philosophy on Land
Reconnection with nature via various land-based activities.

Instructors
avatar for Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

9:30am

Paddle-Making
Instructors
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 →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Archipelago Folk School

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.

Instructors
avatar for Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick 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 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

9:30am

Whakapapa: Walking With Our Story
Instructors
avatar for Neil Harvey

Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wild Journeys

10:00am

CANCELLED - Extinction Rebellion
THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY SPEAKER
We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event in our planetary history.
The scientific community are unequivocal: this is an emergency.


In this talk, climate speaker Jo Becker from Extinction Rebellion will share details on the climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.

Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards. 

Sunday May 5, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Slanj

10:30am

Introduction to The Nia Technique
Nia offers a mind, body, spirit approach to fitness and well being blending energy from the dance arts, the healing arts and the martial arts. Following 'the pleasure principle' Nia is all about working with, not against, your body to deliver a powerful cardio experience that nurtures and energises and is easily adapted to all levels.

Instructors
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 →


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Gaia Stage

10:45am

Parent And Baby Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Sunday May 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Mother Earth

11:30am

TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Selkie Stage

11:45am

TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Slanj

12:00pm

TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mara Stage

12:00pm

Kids Yoga For 5-8 Years Old
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mother Earth

12:00pm

Beltane Fire Ceremony
Join our nurturing community around the hearth - help us celebrate the re-birth of summer and the fertility of the land as we share traditional tales and cook wild food together over the sacred flame.

Instructors
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Lauren Lochrie

Lauren works for The Conservation Volunteers (a community volunteering charity) managing and training groups of adults across Glasgow and further afield, to improve green-spaces for people and wildlife.As a zoologist, with a passion for nature and adventure, Lauren has travelled to... Read More →
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Roisin Lyle-Collins

Roisin is a Freelance Outdoor Environmental Educator living in Argyll. She is committed to supporting humanity to reconnect with the natural world. Her practice is rooted in the 8 shields having trained with The Art of Mentoring UK. Roisin collaborates with diverse environmental organisations... Read More →
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Deborah Cooper

Deborah is a life-long nature lover and craft enthusiast, working as a freelance outdoor facilitator and gardener. She is exploring the transformative power of teaching purposeful activities that encourage people to reconnect with themselves and others in nature.There is an innate... Read More →
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Joni Mackay

Joni grew up in the wildness of the Scottish Highlands, naturally developing a great love for being outdoors and an appreciation of the natural world. She believes that through learning and living outdoors we develop practical skills, gain confidence and resilience, all of which support... Read More →
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Julie Durkacz

"I'm obsessed with wood. I started working with wood 13 years ago, learning to design and make furniture using traditional cabinet making techniques. From there my skills and interests have developed to encompass green wood working and ancestral hand crafts and the bigger picture... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The Treehouse

12:15pm

Connection to the physical body through movement
Taking a movement skill (like a push up/chaturanga/crow pose example) and stripping it down to it's basic parts to understand full body connection.

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avatar for Gayle Pocock

Gayle Pocock

The joy in Movement. At the age of 35 I taught myself to balance on my hands. The building blocks involved in the learning process changed something deep within me and now I want to share this with the World. From the physical and mental health benefits to the carefree joy and the... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Gaia Stage

1:15pm

Kids Meditation For 6-9 Years Old
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Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mother Earth

1:15pm

Daily Nia
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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 →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Mara Stage

1:30pm

Boat-Building Drop-In
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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 →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Archipelago Folk School

1:45pm

Breath-centered Movement and Sound Meditation
This workshop will dive into the energetics of Yoga, where we will explore how simple movements, breath awareness and visualisation can help develop a sense of clarity, ease and wonder.

No previous yoga or meditation experience required.

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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 5, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Selkie Stage

2:00pm

Herbal Medicine: Sensory Tea Tasting
We all have knowledge inside of us. We co-evolved with plants. Knowledge and understanding of plants exists in us on a cellular level. Through a meditative sensory experience by doing guided herbal tea tastings allows us to access deeply embedded knowledge, and REALLY learn about plants. You need no former experience, qualifications or knowledge of plants or herbs. Come, join in the fun of experiencing learning from a deeper place and get to know plants from the inside out

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Lucie Bradley

Health and wellbeing using traditional holistic approaches. Lucie Bradley offers treatments and professional advice on herbs, nutrition and massage.


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Slanj

2:00pm

"Heart over head" Solar AcroYoga (Acrobatic Flying)
Solar AcroYoga is the yang component of AcroYoga and as such it is dynamic, fun and the effect of the practice is uplifting. In this workshop we will explore the basic elements AcroYoga such as forward and backward flying, including an inversion and a short flow with transitioning. We will work in the roles of base, flyer and spotter. No partner necessary. All welcome.

Instructors
avatar for Ilka Schroder

Ilka Schroder

Ilka has got a background in Tertiary Education as well as in the field of Life Long Learning. In 2009 she left her job as a vocational teacher and became a modern global nomad and adventurer. In 2011 she startet her career as full time yoga teacher, now teaching vinyasa, yin, kundalini... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Gaia Stage

2:00pm

Finding your balance in the universe Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
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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Claire Coulter

"The majority of my working time is spent assisting clients who have been referred by health professionals to help manage their conditions, which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cancer and falls prevention. I teach a wide variety of classes but my main passion is... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

2:00pm

Perspective Blast
Walk up Binnein an Fhidhleir - the mountain at the back of Ardkinglas.

Instructors
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Neil Harvey

Neil comes from a background in Outdoor Education and change management. Originally from Scotland Neil instructed for Outward Bound in both Canada and New Zealand before taking on the role of Quality Risk Manager for Outward Bound Australia. Neil returned to Scotland in 2012. He lives... Read More →
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 in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

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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Craig Lawless

Craig Lawless is the current Development Manager of Adventure Carrick 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 5, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Wild Journeys

2:30pm

Kids Yoga for 9-12 years old
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mother Earth

2:30pm

Storytime Kirtan for kids
An Indian myth, recreated with chants, asanas and lots of fun!

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mara Stage

2:30pm

Hedgerow Food
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Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wild Things

2:30pm

Tracking Skills
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Sunday May 5, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wild Things

3:45pm

TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mara Stage

3:45pm

The Singing Stone - Storytime Yoga
Arenze tells the Native American story "The Singing Stone", a story about following your dreams and discovering who you are. Meet wolves, bears, a tiny mouse, and more, sing a song for Mother Earth and breathe like a whale.
Everybody joins in retelling the story through yoga poses, before settling down for a magical child friendly yoga nidra.

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mother Earth

3:45pm

The Yin and Yang of Prana
Practice real life on the mat as we play with our prana, our life force and shift our energy between the yin and the yang, strengthening our personal capacity to ride the waves of this ocean called life.

Instructors
avatar for Donna Williams

Donna Williams

Born to parents with wanderlust and some distant gypsy blood, I grew up traveling across Australia in a bench seat, column shift, Ford Falcon. Six schools and a near expulsion from university later, my compulsion for making the world 'right' has gifted me a humanitarian career and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Gaia Stage

4:00pm

Practical Medicine Making: Cream Making
In this session you will learn how to make herbal preparations - learn how to combine medicinal plants in cream to build your own medicine cabinet and learn how to make medicines for the seasons.

Instructors
avatar for Lucie Bradley

Lucie Bradley

Health and wellbeing using traditional holistic approaches. Lucie Bradley offers treatments and professional advice on herbs, nutrition and massage.


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Slanj

4:00pm

Air & Aether - Heart knowing & the personification of the sky
Lets enter the mystery of the unknown together and delve deep into the subtle wisdom that lies within you and beyond you. We will explore how to listen to the signs and how to use them. Using an essential oil & flower essence ritual to begin followed by a vinyasa flow & finishing with restorative yoga.

Requirements - yoga mat, blocks if required, please bring cosy layers, a blanket if you have one and anthing you would like to place on our altar.

Instructors
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Katrino Yoga

Katrino began studying with curiosity and practising yoga while living in Canada in 2010. She graduated from The Seasonal Yoga Academy as a 200hr Yoga teacher under the guidance of Julie Hanson, Sue Wood, Marit Griffith and Rory Trollen. Completing Steph Wall's 'Beyond the 200' Vinyasa... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Selkie Stage

5:00pm

Teen Yoga 13-18 Years Old
Instructors
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Rebecca is a 500hr Teacher trained in U.K., Ireland and India in Vinyasa Flow, Kids yoga, Mum and Baby Yoga and Yoga for Special Needs.


Sunday May 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mother Earth

5:30pm

"Hearts wide open" Lunar AcroYoga (Therapeutic Flying)
Lunar AcroYoga is the yin aspect of AcroYoga and as such it is gentle with the flyer being relaxed and passive, ready to let go and receive. The effect of the practice is restorative and grounding. In this workshop we will explore more of the basic elements of lunar AcroYoga. The focus will be on backwards flying, including some heart-openers and Thai massage in an introductory therapeutic flow. We will work in the roles of base, flyer and spotter. No partner necessary. All welcome.

Instructors
avatar for Ilka Schroder

Ilka Schroder

Ilka has got a background in Tertiary Education as well as in the field of Life Long Learning. In 2009 she left her job as a vocational teacher and became a modern global nomad and adventurer. In 2011 she startet her career as full time yoga teacher, now teaching vinyasa, yin, kundalini... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Gaia Stage

6:15pm

Family Yoga
Instructors
avatar for Deborah Grossman

Deborah Grossman

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


Sunday May 5, 2019 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Mother Earth

6:15pm

TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Mara Stage

6:15pm

Freedom for your feet!
A workshop delivered to repair the crappy relationship most people have with their feet

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avatar for Mark Russell

Mark Russell

Mark has been teaching Yoga since 2011. In that time he has sought out the truth about Yoga, how we move, how we support and touch others from the best teachers in the world. From studying with Leslie Kaminoff to spending a month in Laos continuing his study if Thai massage Mark has... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Selkie Stage

6:30pm

6:30pm

Fire Lighting
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Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wild Things

6:30pm

The Life Cycle
Illustrated talk about cycling from Colombia to Cape Horn following the spine of the Andes on a bamboo bike and exploring biodiversity: what it is, what's happening to it, why it matters and what can be done to protect it. Capacity - dependant on venue.

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Kate Rawles

Kate Rawles is passionate about using adventurous journeys to help raise awareness and inspire action on our major environmental challenges. A former university lecturer in environmental philosophy, she set up Outdoor Philosophy to explore the big questions about human/nature relations... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Slanj

7:15pm

Deep Sacred Rest
Gentle hatha yoga and calming pranayama prepares body and mind for the deep sacred rest of Yoga Nidra. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to keep warm!

Instructors
avatar for Arenze Fisher

Arenze Fisher

Arenze is an yoga teacher, storyteller and holds an MA in Anthropology.Arenze's style of teaching is warm, lighthearted and calm. A passionate storyteller, she often weaves myth and stories into her classes. The yoga style is based mainly on Hatha Yoga, with inspiration from Yin... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Gaia Stage

8:30pm

TBA
Sunday May 5, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Mara Stage

8:30pm

Elemental Connections: Shakti Dance Workshop
Through exploring flowing movement, yoga postures, sequences, dance, meditation, breath work and mantra we will connect with ourselves and the elements that we are to bring healing and balance.

Instructors
avatar for Diane Oliver

Diane Oliver

Based in Argyll, I set up Woodland Elements to blend my passions for yoga, splashing about in the sea, permaculture and nature. The connection between land and people for me is key and I love to share ideas, experiences and inspire others on their journey. I am a child of the elements... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Selkie Stage

9:00pm

Closing Ceremony - Boat Launch (TBC)
Instructors
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 →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Archipelago Folk School

9:00pm

Bird Song Night Walk
The estate in May is rich in the song of resident and migrant birds. A walk through the diverse habitats will introduce participants to many songs, the birds they belong to and what they might mean. It is a delightful way to touch with the lives of others around us.

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avatar for Chris Loynes

Chris Loynes

I am both a practitioner and an academic of outdoor learning who has been excited all my life about forests, mountains and seas; and about adventure and wildlife. I love accompanying people as they experience and learn about the outdoors, the activities that can take them there and... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Wild Journeys

9:00pm

The Bardic Fire
The Bardic fire is the point of integration of Scapa Fest 3 pillars: mind-body health, outdoor education and environmental action. It's a gathering and sharing of songs, stories, music and poems around the fire. Expect the unexpected. From sunset till late.

Instructors
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 in Scottish Ethnology and am a core member of the Dark Mountain Project. I work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations, and facilitate... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Slanj