A few of our amazing teachers have been away during August honing their skills and becoming even more brilliant than before!
Forrest Yoga is a powerful and healing style of hot yoga that gets you connected to you. It’s Yoga for the 21st Century – straight-talking, eye-opening and fun! There are four pillars at the heart of Forrest Yoga which provide the foundation for the practice:
If you want to be a Forrest Yoga teacher, you’ll have to do more than enroll in any ol’ 200-hour yoga teacher training. You’ll have to train with Ana Forrest herself. Then, you might be mentored by one of 20 Forrest Yoga Guardians, who have been handpicked and trained by Forrest to become ambassadors of the practice and mentors to less experienced teachers. To many students, such high teacher-training standards gives Forrest Yoga major credibility. You can be certain that when Ana Forrest says “intensive training,” she’s not joking around. She’s the shamanic-high priestess-of-healing in the yoga world, blending Native American and other spiritual teachings with a warrior like fierceness to, as she says on her site, “help people embody their Spirit, not go through life fragmented.”
This 55 hour training was taken with The Yoga People and covered:
Mandala Vinyasa Flow
Mandala: a geometric figure representing the universe
Vinyasa: breath and movement linked and maintained in a conscious way
”The intention of the Mandala Vinyasa practice is to honour the creative energy in all its manifestations, and to integrate the spiral patterns that nature uses to shape and create all the material and energetic substances in our bodies. It opens us into deeper introspection as we move around the mat, while also exploring circular movements with our bodies, arriving into places that perhaps our awareness would not have access to by just following a linear pattern.”
Yin Yoga – A journey through the Chakras
”All forms of Yoga can be described as Yin or Yang based on which tissues of the body they target. A practice that focuses on exercising muscles and moving blood is Yang. A practice that focuses on connective tissues is Yin.”
Kundalini Yoga – an Intro
Kundalini Yoga is a system that helps you to restore your health as well as rejuvenating your body. It focuses on awakening Kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana.