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 empowering others through the tradition of yoga. She is the owner of The Kali Collective Yoga Studio in Glasgow and runs 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, workshops and retreats all over the world. Steph has over 500 hours of training, primarily with her teacher Julia McCabe and has spent many hours training with physiotherapists to grow her knowledge of anatomy. Steph has a strong focus on the philosophy and traditions of yoga while infusing her studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and energy healing. It is clear from spending time with Steph that her greatest teachers are her friends, family, students and the lessons she has received from spending years traveling. Steph used all the tools from her trainings and experience to deliver a strong, introspective, loving vinyasa class.
"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.”
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 as a visual communication and brand identity expert, she trained with Victoria Cunningham-Downey and became a certified Pilates Instructor. She then received additional extensive specialist training in Spinal Injuries and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation from NHS Scotland, where she helped rehabilitate patients from 2012 until 2017.
Based in Scotland, she is the founder of Scapa Fest, the UK's Yoga and Adventure Festival. You’ll find her on her mat at the Kali Collective, exploring the world with her two children, kayaking the West coast of Scotland or cycling in Iceland, Norway & beyond.
I first tried yoga in 2001 and almost ruled it out after one class. I gave it another go a few years later at a local gym and soon started to skip the gym workouts in favour of a flowing yoga class. I fully realised yogas power and healing properties after using the practice as part of rehabilitation of my neck and back following a bad car crash. A few months after moving to Canada in 2010 and meeting Julia McCabe I had signed up to do her teacher training. With no intention of teaching, I went to Nicaragua for the 200 hour course. My life changed from that moment on. After sharing my voice and leading a class I knew this was what I wanted to do. I teach a Vinyasa based flow class. I add in core strengthening and longer held restorative poses at the end of class. I draw from many teachers who have inspired my practice over the years and travels I have been on. In my classes you will find me, fully present, sharing my love of yoga and creating a space for you to explore this practice and get to know your body a little better.
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)!
Katie is a Forrest Yoga and Yoga Nidra teacher with a unique combination of skills in mind and body therapies, which she draws on in her yoga classes to create a safe and nurturing environment and provide delightful hands-on assists. Katie has been teaching yoga since 2013 and practicing personally since 2007. She quickly came to love how she felt after practising – strong, flexible and more comfortable in her own skin. After several years of regular practice, she found solace in a daily Forrest Yoga practice, which supported her through a difficult period of change. Always inspired to follow her heart, Katie knew that teaching was the right next step. She completed the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2013, and Level I Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra with James Reeves in 2014.
Katie is committed to studying yoga and related disciplines in more depth as a way of continuously developing her teaching and healing practices. To date Katie has completed a year-long mentorship programme with Forrest Yoga Guardian, Sandra Robinson; trained in Functional Anatomy with Forrest Yoga Guardian, Jambo Truong; Indian Head massage with Siobhan Lappin; and is currently studying Reiki with Laurie Paterson. She regularly attends yoga and meditation workshops and retreats to deepen her own personal practice. Off the mat, Katie is a personal development coach for Insights, applying Jungian psychology to leadership and people development. She holds a Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Abertay, 2015) and an MSc in Learning and Development (University of Edinburgh, 2010). She is passionate about integrating yoga and mindfulness in the workplace as a way of enhancing performance and managing stress.
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.
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.
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.
Inspired by elements of Vinyasa Flow, Baptiste, Anusara, and Prana Flow, I teach a playful class focused on exploration of the asanas for all students, regardless of their experience level. During my 8 years of yoga practice, I have learned to approach yoga with a sense of curiosity, acknowledging that every practice and every day is different. As a yoga instructor I hope to instill that same curiosity and excitement for yoga in my students. In addition, my experience as a psychologist working with mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques serves as a nice compliment to my role as a yoga teacher. In my classes, I strive to guide students through a moving meditation with a focus on staying present. By offering students variations of many poses and yoga sequences, I seek to help students explore their edge. Each class offers students the opportunity to engage in a vigorous, creative flow while also exploring the mental and emotional benefits of yoga.
Born and raised in Michigan, Katie made her way to Arizona upon graduating with a Hospitality Business degree from Michigan State University. While living in Arizona she discovered barre classes and they quickly became her fitness obsession. After becoming a dedicated client at her local studio, she decided it was time to take the leap of faith on herself and become a barre teacher!
Three fabulous years of teaching in the desert flew by, and her husband’s career took them to San Francisco, CA where she was luckily able to continue teaching in her local community. Now one short year later her new home is Glasgow. Katie could not be more excited to share her passion for barre and fitness with her new clients here!
She loves helping women and men push themselves to be their best – in and out of the studio. When Katie’s not teaching barre classes she enjoys working with local florists, attending events throughout the city, and traveling the world with her husband.
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 apart 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!
After coming into contact with my first yoga experience, I felt like my world had changed for the better. It was the beginning of a new journey, learning to respect the spiritual aspect of my being as well as the physical. I started to practice 2-3 times a week noticing how it calmed my mind, gave me more focus and made me appreciate the little things, while strengthening my body and improving my flexibility.
While traveling the world, a chance encounter with a fellow backpacker who happened to be a recently qualified yoga teacher, led me to 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India in January 2015. My time in India and the 200 hour YTT completely changed me in ways I could never have imagined. The benefits of a daily asana and meditation practice have been incredible, improving both my physical and mental wellbeing.
This new outlook on life also gave me the confidence to leave a long career in corporate finance. In June 2016 following intense study at City of Glasgow College I gained an HNC in Complementary Therapies. Qualifications awarded include; Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Stress Management. I have since enhanced my skills, successfully completing courses in Deep Tissue Massage and Pre/Post Sports Massage.
I believe that Yoga and Holistic Therapies when combined have many health benefits and are essential self-care for the body, mind and spirit. I provide a range of Holistic Therapies each treatment is tailored to your individual needs, applying customised techniques. And my yoga classes are accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability or background.
Turn up, roll out a mat, connect with your breath, flow, and have fun.....or book a massage.
Yoga has changed the way I breathe, given me a sense of balance while also changing the way I approach balance in my life. And time on the mat always gives me clarity in some aspect of my life, big or small.
My passions are movement and people. As a former dancer and athlete, movement is a huge part of who I am. And I love people; meeting them, learning about them and helping them where I can. I'm lucky enough that my passions can come together in my studies to become a physiotherapist.