I am a certified Forrest Yoga and Trauma-informed instructor (RYT-200), having trained under Ana Forrest in England in 2016 and earning the Yoga to Transform Trauma certification in 2017/18. Immediately after I found Forrest Yoga, I knew that even though I’d already been practicing yoga for several years, this was something special and whatever its magic was I needed MORE! Once I committed to a dedicated Forrest yoga practice, I felt my life completely transform in more ways than seemed possible, and I soon felt drawn to sharing this practice with others and signed up for the Forrest Yoga teacher training – which further catalyzed change in the path my life would take! My goal as a teacher is to support and inspire others to find a connection deep within themselves, and to create a safe space for my students to go deeper and be curious – about what their body can do, how it communicates, what its needs and limitations are, and how to facilitate a nourishing mind+body+spirit connection.
Class Offerings: Forrest Yoga
Experience the magic of Forrest Yoga: a healing practice designed to address the needs of living a modern life. Named after the internationally renowned creatrix Ana Forrest, this style of practice is a truly unique and powerful way to develop a rich awareness of self. Forrest Yoga focuses on deep healing, growth of both the physical and emotional bodies, and connection to Spirit. It is a strong yet slower-paced practice that encourages you to feel deeply into your body by pairing an intimate connection to your breath with extended holds of poses. The challenging and intelligent sequencing cultivates a balance of strength and flexibility, the abdominal exercises connect you to your core, and the sustained holds of each pose allow for nuanced observation of your body. We will open the practice with ceremony (sage smudging, calling the Four Directions, drumming, and Native American songs) before moving on to pranayama and a satisfyingly sweaty Forrest Yoga asana practice. Throughout the empowering experience of Forrest Yoga, expect to FEEL as you create more space in your body and your mind.
This workshop will be led by two Forrest Yoga instructors, Sarah Nelson and Becca Cutright. This means there will be double the hands for assists!