A Weekend with Ana Forrest, Creatrix of Forrest Yoga and Jose Calarco, Medicine Man
May 05, 2017 - May 07, 2017
Meet Ana Forrest, the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga. The Forrest Yoga Workshops are asana focused practices. Forrest Yoga helps you connect to your core - getting strong and centered. It uses heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins. The long holds in the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell. The Forrest Yoga Workshops are offered to practitioners of all levels. 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. Rekindle the fires of passion and pleasure with Forrest Yoga. Reconnect to your energy and delight in your strength. Bring healing and inspiration into your personal practice. Learn to make your practice exhilarating and delicious.
Every workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, dance & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honour those taking part, the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land.
Friday, May 5 5:30-8PM Romance Your Spirit
Does your practice brighten or dim your Spirit? Make the choice to brighten up and fascinate in process!
Forrest Yoga teaches you to focus your intent on connecting to and Romancing your Spirit. How? By
choosing, in the moment, to breathe in a way that brightens you; to do your poses in a way that invites
your Spirit to permeate into all of your body. This welcomes your Spirit home.
Saturday, May 6 9:30AM-12:00PM Therapeutic Benefits of Backbends
Experience the therapeutic benefits of a Forrest Yoga backbend class. Create profound and freeing
changes through intelligent hand-on adjustments. Feel the sequencing of a safe class - including how to warm up and warm down for backbends to stay injury free.
Saturday, May 6 2-4:30PM Luminous Core
Forrest Yoga takes you on a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your own being. You will create a heightened sense of awareness through breath and asanas, and open to the amazing quality of feeling that lives inside of you. Use Forrest Yoga to connect to your core, shed what is no longer useful, keep what is of value and ‘with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” Challenge and move your core energy into those areas where it has yet to be. Come sweat, breathe deeply and enter the incredible mystery of your core. You will feel cleansed, refreshed and alive.
Sunday, May 7 9:30AM-12:30PM Tame the Pain
Many of us are plagued by chronic pain and injuries. With Forrest Yoga you explore what works to alleviate your pain, break the injury cycle and facilitate healing. You will use specifically directed breath and asana to take the fear out of using injured muscles. Learn how to give fresh blood, oxygen and nerve energy to the painful area to unclog toxins, tension and alleviate your pain. Pain is a desparate call for help. Learn to pay attention to this cry of pain, explore what helps the area in pain. Relax your attitude enough to experiment with what works in order to build a repertoire of healing, strengthening poses. You learn to practice your yoga with a quality of attention and care that teaches you to befriend those areas that hold pain, instead of isolating them. Then, gradually you breathe free the trapped energy and release the pain. Learning how to free yourself from pain is an incredible empowering gift to give yourself.
Sunday, May 7 2-4:30PM Inversions and Arm Balances
Inversions and arm balancing poses are challenging and exciting. They rejuvenate the mind and body.
They increase circulation of blood, oxygen, and energy, stimulating the endocrine and immune systems. Both arm balancing poses and inversions develop mental and physical strength, balance and flexibility. In this session, learn the essential elements of these powerful poses. Learn the skills of balance and then have fun applying them to your life.
NOTE: This session is not appropriate for pregnant woman or those with detached retinas, or wrist or arm injuries.
Where: YogaOne Midtown 3030 Travis St, Houston, TX 77030
Investment: Early Bird by April 15: $75/workshop or $350 for the entire weekend::
after April 15: $85/workshop or $400 for the entire weekend