Karmen MoralesSaratoga Springs, New York, United States
Forrest Yoga Certified


About Karmen:
My first memory of yoga is practicing in my living room to a video my mom purchased from Sam's Club to help me get more flexible for my Ballet training. While attending Stanford University I took my first "live" teacher led class, and fell in love with the euphoric feelings I experienced after a yoga class. Yoga offered a calm, anxiety-free environment that countered my own anxiety and stressful life. After graduating from Stanford, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career; five years in, and a lot of heart ache later, I made the decision that the acting journey was not for me. I packed my car, put my furniture in storage, and drove home to Texas. Once I was back in my home town, I thought "now what?" After months of confusion, I adopted the belief that not knowing the next step in life was part of my process. It was then that I was introduced to Forrest Yoga. As a former marathon runner, Bikram Yoga addict, and Ballet dancer - of course the power and intensity of Forrest Yoga appealed to me. However, what really lured me in and turned me on to Forrest Yoga was the self-empowering and self-healing approach that this style teaches and encourages. I cannot remember a moment in my life that has not been surrounded by stress - what better tool to have than this medicinal Yoga practice?
I signed up for the Forrest Yoga Foundation Training in the summer of 2012 because it was the only thing that made perfect sense to me. My training took place in Chicago during the months of October- November. I spent 27 consecutive days with the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana Forrest. I learned first-hand how to teach and assist from the the Yoga master herself. After graduating from training I enrolled in a Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program with two of Forrest Yoga's senior teachers: Ann Hyde and Catherine Allen. I am now a level 3 certified Forrest Yoga teacher, and have assisted (and plan to continue assisting) Ana Forrest. It is my desire to teach the style of Yoga that has and is helping me heal and become stronger than I ever imagined. I feel privileged and honored to share my love for Forrest Yoga with the world.