About Forrest Yoga

My Intent in teaching Yoga is to do my part in healing the Hoop of the People; to inspire people to clear through the stuff that hardens them and sickens their bodies, so they can walk freely and lightly on the earth in a healing way, in a Beauty Way.”   ~ Ana Forrest

Ana Forrest has spent 30 years developing Forrest Yoga specifically to address physical and emotional stresses and challenges. Intense pose sequences, compassionately taught, develop skills in awakening each of the senses. Forrest Yoga teaches students how to bring aliveness, using breath, into every cell of the body. This ignites passion for living. The pillars of Forrest Yoga are: Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit. The mission of Forrest Yoga is to create a sense of freedom, a connection to Spirit, and the courage to walk as spirit dictates; thus, doing one’s part in “Mending the Hoop of the People”. Forrest Yoga teaches you how to to Go Deeper, find your Truth, and then, take these gifts Beyond the Mat into the rest of your life.

As a beginner to Forrest Yoga, you learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with your body. As you progress, you get proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you; particularly with physical and emotional injuries. Learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear, struggle and breakthroughs. This makes it possible for integrity, self awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.

Forrest Yoga gets you strong and centered by connecting you to your core. It uses heat, vigorous workouts and deep breathing to sweat out toxins. The long holds in the pose sequences help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell. Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires that you bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. As you advance in Forrest Yoga, you learn to intelligently ride your breath into the thrilling advanced poses. You also exercise your emotional body through the full feeling spectrum; from the healing process all the way into the ecstatic realms.

Forrest Yoga honors and celebrates the beauty of life and the power of Spirit. It is an inspiring yoga workout that builds flexibility, intelligence and strength while helping deepen the relationship with your authentic Self. Accessing your intuition – the voice of your Spirit – builds personal strength and ushers integrity into your daily interactions with all beings. Forrest Yoga challenges you to heal, grow and welcome your Spirit home.


Q. What makes the asana practice of Forrest Yoga different from other styles of yoga?
A.  Forrest Yoga embodies in it a strong emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional healing. Forrest Yoga teaches you to ride your breath to go deeper into the layers of your physical, mental and emotional body. One of Forrest Yoga’s basic moves is releasing tension in the neck, which clears the paths for the intelligence of our brain to communicate with the wisdom of our body. Forrest Yoga sequencing includes unique abdominal exercises, created by Ana Forrest, that help you build core strength for your entire body, heal back pain, and move stuck energy, all of which allows you to move through your life with power and grace. Forrest Yoga teaches you to breathe skillfully and to use the breath, your life force, to sharpen your focus, enhance your awareness, cleanse every cell in your body and juice up! Forrest Yoga is an intelligent system that allows for you to experience a physiologically sensible practice, to safely and effectively heal from an injury and to release tension and bring aliveness and new energy to every part of the body. Our teachers are trained to give you compassionate hands-on assists that help you breathe better, support and enhance your practice, and to organically go deeper.



Contact me for more info!

Email: jenniferyarter@gmail.com
Phone: 813-310-0738