The Kali Collective.
Named after the Hindu Goddess of transformation and empowerment, Kali. Every offering from our studio has this intention; wiping away what is no longer needed so you can shine even brighter as the person you truly are!
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.”
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.
I attended my first yoga class with a smorgasbord of issues in relation to exercise, my body and my overall confidence. My first ever class was a Power Vinyasa one, and I left the class exhausted and exhilarated in equal measure – it was love at first chaturaga (honest!) Fast forward a few years, and my love for yoga has brought so many positive changes to my physical body, self-esteem and belief in my potential to achieve aspirations in every area of my life. If you don’t believe that yoga can be that incredible, I encourage you to get your ass on a mat, start exploring you, and find out for yourself!
In 2015, I began Yoga Teacher Training with trepidation, but a sincere desire to deepen my connection to yoga as a whole-life practice and open up the possibility of teaching. Completing my 200hrs with the Classical Yoga School in Glasgow over a year, I realised how much I truly want to share the many gifts that yoga has brought to my life with others, as a teacher. I remain a passionate learner - constantly developing my knowledge and offering that sense of curiosity to my students as we work together in class.
My classes are strong, flowing and fun, aimed at students who wish to cultivate strength and endurance in their asana practice. In keeping with the Vinyasa tradition, we move with stability and grace, energised by the constant flow of breath to challenge ourselves mindfully. Above all, I aim to help my students connect to the self-expression and fun that yoga asana practice offers – leaving each class feeling that little bit taller, stronger, brighter (and hopefully with lovely smiling faces)!
Inspired by many types of yoga, I take the fluidity of Vinyasa Flow, the heart-orientated approach of Anusara and the vigour of Ashtanga – and weave what I love from each into my classes. I teach a slow but strong flow that balances both strength with freedom and effort with ease. Dynamic sequencing is combined with steady holds and intelligent alignment, while playfulness is combined with thoughtfulness. My aim is for students to come away feeling empowered, and ultimately, better about themselves. Expect intention setting, heart-felt philosophy, pranayama, meditation, humour and warmth. When there is music, expect it to be eclectic and uplifting.
I started yoga in my late teens and, like many, initially treated it as a form of exercise to get physically strong and flexible. I kept going back to classes, not realising that everything that happened for me during class was also providing me with valuable lessons and insights into the ups and downs of my everyday life. Yoga made me more strong and flexible on a much deeper plane than I thought it would. When not teaching and practising, I am studying an MSc in Psychology as part of my interest in the unity of science with spirituality, and ongoing training in counselling and psychotherapy skills.
I give complete gratitude to my teachers who continue to guide me. Thank you also to their teachers, who in turn have guided me too. May the beautiful lessons of yoga continue to be passed on.
Scott attended his first yoga class at Chi and Co in June 2011 and under the guidance of Karen Naismith hasn’t looked back since. He graduated in 2015 at the Seasonal Yoga Academy under the teachings of Julie Hanson, Sue Woodd and Rory Trollen. This 12 month course helped him deepen his practice and gain a real appreciation of Seasonal Yoga.
He is currently continuing to expand his knowledge of Seasonal Yoga and further develops his physical practice through regularly attending led Ashtanga and Mysore style classes. Scott enjoys the variety, flexibility and strength that comes with Seasonal Yoga and benefits from the discipline that Ashtanga brings. He sometimes combines these two practices into a vinyasa flow that challenges and chills you out at the same time.
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. Expect a strong 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.