Forrest Yoga

 Forrest Yoga

What is Forrest Yoga?

Forrest Yoga was created by Ana T Forrest over 30 years ago and constantly develops. This style of yoga specifically addresses physical and emotional challenges brought about by injury, old pain patterns, illness and emotional stress. Forrest yoga connects you to your core and gets you strong – every pose has a reason.

There are four gateways to radiant health: Nutrition, posture, emotion and structure. Posture is classed as a blockage and affects alignment; emotion resides in our tissue which affects our posture - it is energy in motion. Yoga can unwind and reverse this process. 

What can I expect in a Forrest Yoga Class?

You will be taught to breathe deeply and connect to ‘feeling’ in your body, working each pose in a way which works best for your physical and emotional injuries in a struggle-free way. We will work in an intelligent way using props such as straps, blocks and wedges so that you work at your own level, allowing progression and development in the fullness of time.  

A typical Forrest Yoga class uses heat, vigorous workouts and deep breathing to sweat out toxins. The pose holds are longer than other styles of yoga and, with the design of the sequences and deep breathing, you will move deeper into the pose helping you to flush out, oxygenate and refresh every cell.

We start each practice with a teaching theme and intent followed by breathing exercises, poses to warm up, poses to get really warm, poses to warm down and, finally, cool down including Savasana (corpse pose/relaxation). It will change the way you think and feel – using deep breathing helps to keep us conscious, broadens our capacity to deal with stress and changes the body’s ability to manage stress. 

Forrest Yoga invites you to heal, grow and invite your spirit home.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for my class schedule. 

Some frequently asked questions:

Should I try it?

Absolutely! You have nothing to lose. Do not compare yourself to anybody else – it is your own journey which develops at your own pace in your own time.
What if I’m the wrong shape, size or age for yoga?

Everybody has a ‘body type’ and everybody has a different density of connective tissue. A slim, athletic person may not necessarily be flexible whereas a fuller-framed person, with less density of connective tissue, may be more flexible – it is down to your body type and capabilities.
 
What’s different about Forrest Yoga compared to other yoga styles?

Forrest Yoga differs to other styles of yoga for so many reasons – here’s just a few:

• Pose sequencing
• Breath
• Poses address injuries/pain and connection to emotions and scarring
• Neck release in poses (no'holding' of the neck)
• As a teacher, I have been trained by Ana Forrest
• We keep hands and feet active
• We train and teach in a safe, learning environment 
• Down and up levelling in poses
• Time to ‘feel’ in poses
• Hands on assist by the teacher to correct alignment and position
• Forrest yoga is inclusive (all ages and abilities)
• Strength building and physically practical
• Empowering practice
• Forrest yoga changes internal chemistry
• Focus on integrity and insists on honesty.

CLASS SCHEDULE - 2018

2018:  Live Life.  Everyday
 
Starting Monday 8 January
SCULTHORPE VILLAGE HALL, NR FAKENHAM
6.00-7.30pm - FULLY BOOKED, please contact me to be added to waiting list
 
Starting Thursday 11 January
SWANTON MORLEY VILLAGE MAIN HALL, NR DEREHAM
10.30-12.00noon - FULLY BOOKED, please contact me to be added to waiting list
 
Starting Thursday 11 January 
ELSING VILLAGE HALL, NR DEREHAM
6.15-7.45pm - FULLY BOOKED, please contact me to be added to waiting list

Starting Friday 12 January
THE GYM FULLY TRAINED FITNESS, FAKENHAM
10.00-11.30am - FULLY BOOKED, please contact me to be added to waiting list

Cost £35 for 5 weeks.

One-off!

Saturday 2 December 2017
ELSING VILLAGE HALL, NR DEREHAM
Backbend Masterclass including Ceremony (Calling in the Four Directions) and 30-minute Gong Bath
10.00am-1.00pm
FULLY BOOKED, please contact me to be added to waiting list

Saturday 28 April 2018
10.00am-4.00pm
Forrest Yoga Workshop with Forrest Guardian and Mentor, Sandra Heider - an opportunity NOT to be missed. More details to follow early in the New Year. £45 per person, booking essential (bring your own lunch).

Small group classes (maximum 4 people) available by appointment only
1:1 tutorials and corporate classes available by appointment only.

BE-WELL DAYS & WORKSHOPS

If you would like to register an interest in attending future wellbeing days or workshops, please send me an email and I will add you to my group list.  

TO BOOK ANY CLASSES, PLEASE CALL/TEXT 07967 546617 OR EMAIL JULIET@MAT2LIFE.CO.UK 

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