The Kali Collective Yoga Studio
Kali is the Goddess of time, change and destruction. She is the energy current inside of you that is wild, empowered and all loving. This energy is deeply involved in the life/death/life cycle to keep you growing and transforming, as does the rich practice of yoga.
The Dark Mother in all her love and ferocity will guide you through transformation by dissolving all forms and time. She will tear things up to help you see what is needing to die inside of you, such as self limiting beliefs or attachments to the past that prevent you from moving forward. These deaths then create a fertile field for growth and creation of the new.
Here at The Kali Collective our intention is to create the space for you to explore the Kali within and experience the transformations as they unfold.
Steph has a passion for facilitating a space for students to deepen into the complexities of life through the tradition of yoga. Deeply devoted to self discovery and engaging in the creative unfolding of life, it is clear that Steph’s intention with the yoga path is to stay awake and aware during the transformational process of Life.
Steph is the owner of The Kali Collective Yoga Studio in Glasgow and runs 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, workshops and retreats internationally. Steph has spent over 500 hours training in Vinyasa yoga with her teacher Julia McCabe. She also has extensive training in Yin, Traditional Chinese Medicine, physical anatomy and philosophy with teachers such as Tiffany Cruikshank and Natalie Rousseau.
"It’s that cool, no-nonsense, free spirit sensibility that characterizes the experience with Steph Wall Yoga. A modern yoga teacher with mischievous and playful side, Steph delivers a unique and empowering practice for students with a wide range of needs. There is an air of mystery around Steph herself, something powerful yet vulnerable, a compelling combination that keeps her students both intrigued and intensely loyal.”
“I really aim to share the message that you don’t have to be any specific "type" of person to approach yoga. Your differences, both internal and external, are what make your practice truly unique and beautiful. Now get your ass to class” – Claire Innes-Martin
For me, yoga has always been about finding truth, in how I live, and how I look at myself and the world around me. Actually, that’s not accurate. Yoga HANDS me truth about these things all the time and says “Look. Look at this!” Like many people, I began practising yoga because I wanted to experience physical benefits. Big surprise – I quickly realised that it was just one of endless ways in which my life would be changed and enhanced by yoga.
In our busy, pressured lives, we tell ourselves many (pretty mean) stories: about what we're capable of; how strong/resilient we are; how able we are to make time for ourselves and remove stress from the equation. As a yoga teacher, I am simply there to guide you towards realising the actual truth hiding behind these stories. Yoga is not just about movement and breathing. If we allow it to be, it is a vehicle towards unlocking our real potential, in turn knowing and loving ourselves a whole bunch more.
I teach and learn the practice of yoga knowing that it offers us all the chance to cultivate on our mat the qualities we want to take with us to all corners of our lives. I feel incredible lucky to continue my yoga path as part of The Kali Collective's diverse and vibrant community.
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 mentorship programme in Glasgow, her offerings include Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Deep Relaxation, Meditation and Pranayama, while combining subtle elements of the seasons into her flows. Katrino has continued her study through various branches of yoga styles and teachers to deepen her knowledge of the physical and energetic body. Using her knowledge of sential oils and aromatherapy she combines all these techniques and styles into her classes to create a sensory space for students to dive deep into the wisdom, the sounds and the experience that lies within.
Alice's aim is for people to feel empowered and strong but in absolutely every sense of the words. You'll find her classes sensitively balance both technique and creativity so that you come away feeling like you've really learnt something, but also at the same time having the opportunity to just get lost in the practice too. Expect clarity and precision, good music, heart-felt philosophy, no dogma, a little sweat, a lot of warmth.
Alice has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training – largely with Jason Crandell (power vinyasa yoga) and Bridget Woods Kramer (anusara yoga). She lives in Glasgow but is originally from Oxfordshire and then London. Alice has a background in Psychology and Communications and loves to draw on both within her teaching.
"Alice has a real gift with the way that she teaches, both in the clarity and understanding behind her instructions, but also in the deeper messages she always weaves in to class. Yoga with Alice makes me feel connected and there are so many things I have learnt from her that I carry with me outside the yoga room. If I ever teach yoga myself, I hope I'll do so with all of her grace and wisdom."
Scott attended his first yoga class in June 2011 and has regularly practiced since then. He completed his first teacher training course in 2015 at the Seasonal Yoga Academy. This 12 month course helped him deepen his practice and gain a real appreciation of Yoga. Scott has since completed his Advanced Seasonal training.
He is currently continuing to expand his knowledge of Yoga and further develops his physical practice through regularly attending led Vinyasa classes and home practice. Scott enjoys the variety, flexibility and strength that comes with Yoga and loves challenges that Vinyasa yoga brings both physically and mentally.
When he is not on his yoga mat Scott enjoys weight lifting, running and twerking. He is currently working with his personal trainer to master the press handstand. While he is nowhere near perfecting that pose he very much believes that working towards more challenging poses make you better at everything else (on and off the mat).
Scott is passionate about making his classes welcoming for newcomers and long-time yogis. He firmly believes that yoga is for everyone and will adapt the practice to cater specifically to your capability and needs. He regularly runs beginners workshops at The Kali Collective (beginners are his secret favourite) for those new to a yoga practice. Expect a slow paced practice which focuses on strength and foundation.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Courtney stumbled upon Barre classes at her local studio as a way to further her dance career. She is now a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. Courtney has performed throughout the US and all over Scotland, and has also completed several world tour contracts on board Holland America Cruise Lines. After returning home from cruising, Courtney started teaching barre and dance in her hometown but upon meeting her husband, decided to move to Scotland to continue her passion for dance and fitness. To date, she has taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Dance School of Scotland, Dance Glasgow, and Razzamataz Theatre Schools. She is delighted to be a part of Kali Collective and enjoys guiding students to discover how far they can persevere and seeing their "Ah-ha!" moments. When Courtney's out of the studio, she enjoys working on projects, which include furthering her acrobatic skills and becoming a mom!
Claire started practising yoga halfway through her PhD in Psychology. Not only did she find that yoga brings peace of mind and relaxation of body, she also noticed how this physical practice strips away self-doubt and replaces it with an “I can” mentality. This mindset inspired Claire to train as a fitness instructor during the final year of her PhD and subsequently complete her 200 hours Vinyasa Teacher Training in India with Steph Wall.
Claire loves the capacity that yoga has for creative expression and sees each practice as a chance to harmonise mind and body by getting imaginative with movement. Her classes offer the space to quiet your mind, connect to your breath, and give yourself a whole lot of love.