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FORREST YOGA GUARDIANS

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The Forrest Yoga Guardians are hand-picked by Ana Forrest and serve as Guardians of the legacy of Forrest Yoga and mentors to the Hoop of the Teachers. Each Forrest Yoga Guardian has gone through intensive training with Ana to learn the skills required to be a mentor for teachers. Each Forrest Yoga Guardian brings a unique experience and insight to your continuing education.

Catherine AllenHouston, Texas, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
catherine@yogasublime.com

About Catherine:
After her first Forrest Yoga class with Ana Forrest, Catherine immediately fell in love with the powerful and healing teachings of Forrest Yoga. Since then, she has immersed herself in Forrest Yoga and the global Forrest Yoga community. She is a lead assistant to Ana Forrest, is one of the Forrest Yoga Mentor Guardians, and is the Forrest Yoga Teacher Liaison. Catherine has also been authorized by Ana Forrest to teach the 200-hour Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and the 9-day Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training. When not assisting Ana or teaching in Houston, she leads teacher trainings and workshops across the country and continues her advanced yoga studies under the tutelage of her beloved canine and feline companions. 

Website:
www.YogaSublime.com
Brian CampbellLos Angeles, California, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
bodyworkyoga@gmail.com

Phone Number:
(310) 418-8959

About Brian:
Brian currently teaches Forrest Yoga at Exhale\'s Center for Sacred Movement in Venice and Shakti\'s Elements in Santa Monica, California. Prior to this, Brian (www.bodyworkyoga.com) taught for five years at the Forrest Yoga Institute in Santa Monica. He has assisted Ana at workshops and during the Spring 2006 Teacher Training in Los Angeles. Brian\'s classes have clear purpose and his enthusiasm for teaching inspires both students and teachers to move forward in their lives and healing. Brian carries Ana\'s vision of teaching people how to practice and move through life in a Beauty Way. This translates in the practice as working without struggle and embodying freedom in the asanas. Outside of yoga, Brian maintains a bodywork practice specializing in healing pain through energetic deep tissue and cranial sacral bodywork. A continuing six-year mentorship with master healers Ana Forrest and Dr. Vincent Medici has given Brian an experiential relationship to \"seeing\" energy flow within and around bodies. He is a deeply kinesthetic teacher and healer, gifted in his ability to get students feeling, trusting, and strengthening their own Body\'s Intelligence. He is skilled at mentoring teachers in the art of \"seeing\" empathically and performing safe hands-on assists. He is also a teacher of Anatomy and Pain and Orthopedic Evaluation at the Shiatsu Massage School in Santa Monica.

Website:
www.Bodyworkyoga.com
www.bodyworkyoga.com
Ann HydeHouston, Texas, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
annhydeyoga@gmail.com

Phone Number:
(713) 594-7289

About Ann:
The Forrest Yoga Foundation course and certification process was the beginning of the most powerful and fulfilling work in my life. I look forward to supporting and guiding you through the same process so you can continue to develop your gifts, become a compelling teacher and inspiration to your students. The mysteries of you will start to unfold as you dive into the homework and a great sense of accomplishment and confidence comes from completing it and becoming certified. I want to help you get it done so you feel empowered to continue along this fascinating healing path that is Forrest Yoga... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Ann Hyde is a passionate yoga teacher and has personally experienced yoga's healing power and cares deeply about sharing this with her students. In her classes, she creates a supportive, fun environment that includes verbal and visual cues and skillful hands-on assists. Ann helps her students focus on their breath, learn to feel deeply, and trust what they feel through sequences she creates based on Forrest Yoga. In addition to standing and seated poses, arm balances and inversions, expect to learn breathing techniques, energizing abdominal exercises and neck releases that are essential for beginning to advanced practices. Ann has been teaching yoga in Houston for 16 years and is one of the founding Forrest Yoga Guardian (Mentor) teachers and has been training Forrest Yoga teachers since 2007. One of Ann's main goals is to teach students how to feel and feel good. She likes to say, "Find out what feels good and do more of that!" (www.annhydeyoga.com).

Website:
www.annhydeyoga.com
Kiki LovelaceBerkeley, California, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
kiki@innerstellaryoga.com

Phone Number:
(510) 649-1976

About Kiki:
Kristin ‘Kiki” Lovelace began her career in movement at the age of six in tap shoes and a pink tutu, and took her first yoga class at age eighteen. She considers her own daily practice as her foundation for healing, growing and evolving as a human being. She has been teaching full-time since 2001, and has a particular gift for helping students work with injuries and chronic pain.

As Owner and Director of Education at Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga Studio in Berkeley, CA, Kiki is a Certified Level 5 Forrest Yoga Teacher & Guardian, Certified Pilates Instructor and a self-proclaimed anatomy nerd. She is a Lead Teacher in Innerstellar's Stellarflow Yoga Teacher Training, the Innercore Pilates Teacher Training and the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program, and takes great pleasure in working with her trainees.

Kiki has deep reverence and gratitude for her Forrest Yoga Hoop, including her dear teacher and friend Ana T. Forrest, her fellow Guardians and all of her Forrest Yoga colleagues and students. When not teaching, she is often lying around reading books and playing puzzles with her young daughter, doing handstands, taking walks with her family and beloved pit bull Schnitzel Boy or performing with her 1960’s go go dance troupe, The Devil-Ettes!

Website:
www.innerstellaryoga.com
Erica MatherBrooklyn, New York, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
ericamather@gmail.com

Phone Number:
(917) 445-7190

About Erica:
Erica discovered Forrest Yoga in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, while searching for practices to heal adult-onset migraines. After establishing and growing a career in Madison, she worked as a professional jazz pianist (voted "Madison's Favorite Jazz Artist" in the 2002 Isthmus Reader's Poll) and music educator. Erica moved to New York City in 2004 to begin graduate work at Columbia University, studying Ethnomusicology. She was dismayed to discover that the Big Apple, which offers up everything a person could possible desire to study, had a dearth of Forrest Yoga instructors. She began practicing Vinyasa, New York??s reigning style, at a studio down the street, and Iyengar in the school gym, using yoga to stay sane during graduate school. Upon completing her Master's Degree, she enrolled in the 2006 Back Bay Yoga Forrest Yoga Teacher Training, where she realized that teaching underpins all of her most fulfilling activities, and thus decided to return to New York and begin teaching yoga. Erica brought Forrest Yoga to Om Factory NYC, PURE Yoga NYC, and teaches Vinyasa at the very same studio where she began her own Vinyasa studies, Life in Motion. She has completed Ana??s Advanced Teacher Training, and assists her nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching public group classes, she works privately with New York clients, writes for www.yogacitynyc.com, and provides business counsel and support for young yoga teachers. She continues to work to unravel the mystery of her own migraine headaches, and finds inspiration from the human body and all of her students.

Website:
www.ericamather.com
Leslie PearlmanHampton Bays, New York, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
Info@goodgroundyoga.com

Phone Number:
(917) 613-4627

About Leslie:
Leslie Pearlman, founder and director of Good Ground Yoga, is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher with more than 20 years teaching experience.  She is widely known for her radiant energy as well as her compassion, support, humor and warmth.  Leslie has the unique ability to help her students reach their personal best and go deep without compromising form and integrity. She has taught thousands of students in New York City and the Hamptons and conducts workshops nationally and internationally.  Leslie is humbled to be given this honor of guarding the legacy of Forrest Yoga.

Prior to teaching yoga full-time, Leslie was an attorney at Brooklyn Legal Services where she provided legal assistance to domestic violence survivors.  It was through this work that Leslie saw the connection between personal empowerment and self-healing.   This link is at the heart of Leslie’s teaching.  She has a deep conviction that yoga can help you observe how you’re treating yourself and those around you.  Leslie understands how to use yoga therapeutically and is creative in developing modifications for all her students.  Her classes move people deeply.  Leslie has the uncanny ability to see where students are blocked and help them move forward and heal. www.goodgroundyoga.com

Website:
www.goodgroundyoga.com
Sandra RobinsonPeterborough, Cambs, United Kingdom
Forrest Yoga

Email:
info@equilibriumyoga.co.uk

Phone Number:
+44 1733-370002

About Sandra:
I am a level 5 certified Forrest Yoga teacher and a Forrest Yoga guardian, registered as a Senior Teacher with the UK Yoga Alliance. I have been assisting Ana Forrest from Berlin to Cape Town since 2009. I thrive on teaching workshops, retreats and continuous education for yoga teachers where space is created for students to fully immerse themselves, have room to simply be and to connect to their spirit. I also work in-depth and in small groups with Forrest Yoga teachers that come out of the Foundation Training with the specific aim to build community, to help them to be the best they can be and to teach them to hold space for themselves and their students in a compassionate way. I am currently training at the Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre and offer long-term body psychotherapy and biodynamic massage in Peterborough and Huntingdon. I teach and offer therapy in German and English. My interest lies in the transformational aspects of being completely oneself and embodied, dissolving the feeling of not being good enough. When we learn to put down our armour, become vulnerable and connect to ourselves and our environment authentically, change occurs. By letting go into who we are and by trusting our intuition and the magic we all carry inside, our relationships will be transformed. In turn, open and honest relationships will have an impact on the individual. Through my extensive body psychotherapy training and through being part of a group of inspirational and courageous people during that time I have come to understand the importance of relationships.

Website:
www.equilibriumyoga.co.uk, www.sandrarobinson.co.uk
www.equilibriumyoga.co.uk
Heidi SormazNew Haven, Connecticut, United States
Forrest Yoga

Email:
heidi@freshyoga.com

Phone Number:
(203) 927-7604

About Heidi:
Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, is the founder, owner and director of Fresh Yoga. She has studied yoga for 19 years and taught for 12. Heidi is a Forrest Yoga Mentor Teacher and has assisted Ana Forrest in her national workshops and teacher trainings. She currently teaches the Forrest Yoga 200-hr Foundation Teacher Training, the Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, teaches and designed the Fresh Yoga 200-hr Teacher Training, travels nationally to present workshops and teacher training, has taught at Kripalu, Esalan and in the Windhorse Forrest Yoga Conference. Heidi has been featured in Yoga Journal and was selected by The Great Course to design their first course on yoga; Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body. For many years Heidi's focus was academic, studying the unwinding of cognitive habits (habitual thinking) with specific attention, focus and meditation. She brings these principles to her classroom, encouraging students to work with their minds as specifically as they work with their bodies creating a mindful yet dynamic class. Working this way helps you understand the emotional walls you have created from your life experience and break the habits that keep you stuck in your body and life. This way of working helped her move through her own challenges of dealing with severe social anxiety and recovering from an eating disorder. Heidi is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher and Forrest Yoga Mentor. She has also studied Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga. In addition, she has extensive training in the martial art Taijiquan and the internal art Qigong. She is a senior student of Master Steven Bennett and has taught Taijiquan and Qigong at Yale University. Heidi received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Psychology from Yale University. She is an expert on the influence of arousal and attention on performance, how anxiety affects thinking, stress management, and performance in pressure situations. She has been an educator, speaker, and corporate trainer with over 10 years experience in designing and leading seminars on stress management, meditation, and educator training. HDR Press published her book Performing Under Pressure, and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine published her article "Meditation can Reduce Habitual Responding." In 2008, Yoga Journal selected Heidi as one of their "Next Generation of Yoga Teachers".

Website:
www.freshyoga.com
Jambo TruongLondon, England , United Kingdom
Forrest Yoga

Email:
jambo@jamboyoga.com

Phone Number:
07795631597

About Jambo:
Jambo is an Integrated Health Consultant (Bsc(HONS) Complementary Medickne) with a multi-disciplinary practise. He has studied Classical East Asian Medicine, Ayruvedic Medicine & Musculo-Skeletal Medicine. He specialises in functional anatomy & mobility by bringing into his teaching style diagnostic techniques from Applied Kinesiology, Musculoskeletal-Kinetic & Orthopaedic Testing. His passion is to teach the therapeutic benefits of Forrest Yoga and to offer sound reasons as to why we practise in the way that we do based on his own clinical background as well as evidence based practise. He is a Forrest Yoga Guardian and has been travelling assistant to Ana Forrest for 6 years. He currently travels internationally to teach workshops in Forrest Yoga & Functional Anatomy. Jambo is also the head of a research team in Well-Bring & Complexities Studies (including Yoga Research) and is associated with the Univeristy of Newcastle, Northumbria & Cape Town. When he is not teaching he can be found speaking on-line or at conferences such as TEDx. See his video on 'Mindful Breathing'. In his spare time he likes to explore movement from bodyweight all the way to lifting weights. He has developed a language to bring closer the world of Yoga, Allopathic Medicine and Sports Medicine.

Website:
www.jambodragon.com
Sinhee Ye-McCabeSeoul, South Korea
Forrest Yoga

Email:
sinheemc@gmail.com

Phone Number:
+ 8210-8885-7916

About Sinhee:
Sin Hee Ye-McCabe, Sin Hee has been actively working as Forrest Yoga Guardian teacher since 2007 to present. Her teaching and mission has been evolving through changes in life and mending the hoop of people. Realizing daily life of survival gets all of us in repeating pattern and sometimes we get numbs from feeling the truth of reality. Burden of stressful situations don’t go away from running away or ignoring them. Teaching and reminding students and herself having intent, love and healing is on going progress in life. Year 2013, she is expanding her teaching in Asia in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai and is planning on teaching in England for the first time and at the 2nd annual Wind Horse Conference in US. As Forrest Yoga Guardian teacher it is excited to experience the growth of Forrest Yoga in the world. Sin Hee has insightful knowledge of Anatomy and Bodywork. Sin Hee offers vast knowledge in healing injuries from repetitive motions from yoga practice and daily life. She is currently teaching in South Korea and expanding her teaching around the world. Wallk in beauty!

Website:
http://www.sinheeyoga.com