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Ana Forrest Forrest Yoga Creatrix

About Ana:
Ana Forrest has been changing people’s lives for nearly 40 years.  An internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through her own healing from her life’s trauma and experience.  With thousands of licensed practitioners around the world, Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical, internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life.

By teaching asana, breath and an awareness of the movement of energy through the body, Ana teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche.  With her meticulous guidance, Ana’s students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing and healing.  For Ana, this is her intent.  “In teaching Forrest Yoga, I am doing my part to mend 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 in a healing way, in a Beauty Way.”

Ana took her first yoga class at age 14 on a dare and became a certified instructor at age 18.  Her extensive study and clinical application of healing modalities, including homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, anatomy, reflexology, pressure point therapy, craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic, polarity and hands on healing, always informs her work.  In her life-long pursuit of becoming a better teacher and healer, Ana has undertaken intimate studies in Sweat Lodge, Pipe Ceremony, Vision Quest and Sundance with various Native American and African healers. 

Ana is an ordained practitioner of Native American Medicine, a Reiki Master, a Certified Regression Therapist, and a graduate of Anthony Robbins Master University.   She is a Faculty Member at The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and sits on the Boards of F.A.R.E. Play (Foundation for Athletic Research and Education) and Earth & Sky Circle (organization for Native American Ceremony).  She is the recipient of a Los Angeles Mayoral Commendation recognizing her outstanding teaching and healing work in the community, the first time a major U.S. city bestowed such an honor on a yogi or yogini.  Ana is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and a consultant to the USAF 48th Fighter Wing (RAF Lakenheath, UK), Exalted Warrior Foundation (Tampa, FL) and hiwecanhelp.org (Newcastle, UK).

Ana has generated extensive worldwide media coverage.  She continues to teach throughout the year around the world.  Her book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit, (HarperOne) was released May 2011.

Ana co-teaches and creates all of her workshops and events with her partner, Medicine Man Jose Calarco.


About Jose Calarco


Jose Calarco has had a long and wide-ranging association in the arts in Australia and around the World for the last twenty five years, in this time he has covered almost the entire spectrum of experience, from producer and administrator of large-scale events, to innovative artistic direction in the fields of dance, film, theatre, yoga and music. Jose’s strong management credentials have seen Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre grow into one of Australia’s leading international Cultural Exports. José’s ability to multi-task in marketing, box office, administration, sales, computers, performing musician, recording, writing and artistic direction was the foundation on which Descendance was built; the success of the company came with minimal financial Government support. Descendance has now realized its dreams and potential performing at the World’s premier festivals and events. Jose’s was at the forefront of the world music and dance evolution in the eighties and nineties in Australia as a producer, promoter and performer.

Jose has directed four successful performing dance companies in Australia, which include: Descendance, Ngaru Dancers, Flamenco Dreaming, and Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre. Jose gained valuable administration experience managing three high profile arts companies in Sydney, Halftix (an internationally renowned discount arts box office), The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (Australia’s initial funding source for the arts), and Ticketek (Australia’s premier box office). His five years as a Film Buyer & Programmer for Village/Roadshow helped broaden his general knowledge and skills across the arts.

Jose expertise in the International Market Place for the arts has seen him coordinate and successfully tour Descendance to over forty countries these include:

1. China & Hong Kong, 2. USA, (Hawaii, Florida, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Baltimore.), 3.Canada, (Toronto, Ottawa, Banff, Vancouver), 4.Korea, 5.Germany, 6.England, 7. Hungary, 8.Singapore, 9.Russia, 10.New Zealand, 11.France 12.Reunion Island, 13.Austria, 14.UAE, 15.Spain,16.South Africa, 17.Ghana, 18.Belarus,19.Poland, 20.Lithuania, 21.Latvia, 22.Estonia, 23.Croatia, 24.Serbia, 25.Bulgaria 26.Trinidad 27.Italy 28.Mauritius 29.Seychelles 30.Qatar 31.Vietnam 32.Netherlands. 33. Japan, 34.Taiwan 35. Scotland, 36. Ireland, 37.Sweeden, 38.Denmark, 39.Norway, 40.Thailand, 41.Slovenia 42.Slovacia

Jose orchestrated Descendance's rise to International prominence winning a world  dance award in Korea in 2004 for UNESCO, a Brolga award in tourism in 2003, best show award 2003-2004 at Disneyworld’s Epcot Centre, then constructed performances at high profile events such as The Sydney Olympics 2000, Rugby Union World Cup 2003, The Soccer World Cup in Germany 2006,  The United Nations indigenous Forum in New York 2006 and The indigenous Forum in Pau France 2006, Jose was a consultant for Discovery Channels “Atlas Australia” the widest  film or documentary release ever to come out of Australia, reaching 170 countries, narrated by Russell Crowe and featuring Descendance. In 2009 he coordinated Descendance to launch the Baz Luhrman film “Australia” in Italy.

Jose in unison with Austrade, Tourism Australia, Australia Council and DFAT saw Descendance promote “Australia Weeks” in the USA (LA & San Francisco) 2005-2006, Russia (Moscow) 2005, New Zealand 2006-2008, Croatia 2008, Serbia 2008, Hungary 2005-2006, and Canada (Toronto, Vancouver) 2007-2008. Descendance performed at the Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson Hollywood Tribute at G’Day LA in 2005 to illustrious reviews.

Jose has produced performances for dignitaries and celebrities such as The Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth, Justin Timberlake, Cate Blanchett, Janet Jackson, Desree, Jimmy Cliff, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Geoffrey Rush, Sylvester Stallone, Olivia Newtown John, Steve Irwin,  Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Julio Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, Delta Goodram, Ian Thorpe, Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe), and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), as well as Ambassadors, Governor Generals, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and many other political dignitaries both in Australia and abroad.

Jose has been producing indigenous performances at International Corporate events for over fifteen years for diverse audiences ranging from the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, Performing Arts, Government, Finance, Politics and many other widespread sectors.

Indigenous culture has managed to reach unprecedented international live audiences through Jose’s eye for the big international festivals, with Descendance performing to astonishing sized crowds:, 100,000 (Honolulu Festival 2005-2012), 87,000 (Midsummer Night’s Dream Festival Germany 2005),  60,000 (Sziget Festival Hungary 2005), 35,000 ( Drum Festival Korea 2004), 30,000 (Food & Wine Festival Disneyworld Florida Epcot Centre 2003-2005)., 30,000 (Toast Festival London 2009), 20,000 (Pau Festival France 2006), 50,000 (Guca Festival Serbia 2010), 20,000 (Vitebsk Festival Belarus), 60,000 (Asia Cup Festival Qatar), 30,000 (The Gold Show Festival Ghana) Jose has created a blue chip client base for indigenous culture whilst gaining immeasurable TV and Media coverage culminating in Descendance reaching millions around the world .

In 2011 Jose & Descendance released the “Creation” album. CREATION is a collection of all the music from its diverse range of concerts and theatre productions, styles include: Traditional Aboriginal mainland, Traditional Torres Strait Islander, Contemporary tracks written by Jose, and fusion works with other cultures. Twenty six great tracks in total.

Most recently Jose has been the Ceremonial Leader for Forrest Yoga events lead by the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana T. Forrest. He creates and teaches ceremonies, tells creation stories from the traditions of the First Peoples of Australia and other shamanic ethnicities and weaves these into setting the intent for the yoga practice. Jose brings his passion, playfulness and heartfelt respect for the ceremonial traditions of the First Peoples to every workshop.

2015-2017 Ceremony and Cultural Leader for Forrest Yoga global events

2016 Co-created with Ana T. Forrest a month-long Yoga & Ceremony online course for CodyApp.com and as well a 3-class yoga and Ceremony Course for online educational platform YogaUonline.com

2000-2017 Director/Administrator Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre produced CD’s, DVD’s, Websites, Brochures, Documentaries and Marketing Strategies.

2002-2009 Manager/Red Centre Dreaming (Alice Springs), contracted Descendance to Aurora Resorts, 400 shows per year, one of Australia’s longest running dance events, winner of the Brolga Award for tourism in 2003.

2000-2016 International touring to over 40 countries and 150 cities

2000-2017 International Conventions, each year Sydney and Australia hosts up to 50 conventions with Descendance providing the creative and cultural themes.

2000-2017 Performances around Australia for Schools, Museums, Art Galleries, Corporate Events, Political Events, Festivals, Workshops, Community, TV, Radio, Jails.

2006-2017 Aboriginal Community programs for Palm Island, Mapoon, Mt Isa and Yarrabah, North Queensland, Performances training and tutoring of indigenous children.

2000-2017 Performances on the world’s great cruise liners : Oriana, Aurora, Saga Rose, the World, Amsterdam, Queen Mary 2.

2002-2012 Descendance festival performances in Australia, including “Sydney Dreaming” and the Dreaming Festival (Woodford).

2000-2007 Directed cross cultural collaborations Theatrical Shows “Spirits’ of the Soil”, “Flamenco Dreaming”, Tree Of Life”, “The Lovers” and “Portal”.

1997-1999 Manager Ngaru Aboriginal Dance Company.

1992-1997 Director Flamenco Dreaming. Directed shows “Antipodes”, "To India with Love”

1987-1992 Director of Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre, Produced Theatre performances “Chronicles of a Death Foretold”, Passion Grace & Fire, and the dance content for the film Strictly Ballroom.

1987-1999 Manager Halftix and The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.



Forrest Yoga's therapeutic credentials are based on over 40 years of research and experience from working with thousands of people across the globe.
Jose CalarcoAustralia
Forrest Yoga Medicine Man

Email:
descend@bigpond.com

About Jose:
Jose Calarco has had a long and wide-ranging association in the arts in Australia and around the World for the last twenty five years, in this time he has covered almost the entire spectrum of experience, from producer and administrator of large-scale events, to innovative artistic direction in the fields of dance, film, theatre, yoga and music. Jose’s strong management credentials have seen Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre grow into one of Australia’s leading international Cultural Exports. José’s ability to multi-task in marketing, box office, administration, sales, computers, performing musician, recording, writing and artistic direction was the foundation on which Descendance was built; the success of the company came with minimal financial Government support. Descendance has now realized its dreams and potential performing at the World’s premier festivals and events. Jose’s was at the forefront of the world music and dance evolution in the eighties and nineties in Australia as a producer, promoter and performer.

Jose has directed four successful performing dance companies in Australia, which include: Descendance, Ngaru Dancers, Flamenco Dreaming, and Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre. Jose gained valuable administration experience managing three high profile arts companies in Sydney, Halftix (an internationally renowned discount arts box office), The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (Australia’s initial funding source for the arts), and Ticketek (Australia’s premier box office). His five years as a Film Buyer & Programmer for Village/Roadshow helped broaden his general knowledge and skills across the arts.

Jose expertise in the International Market Place for the arts has seen him coordinate and successfully tour Descendance to over forty countries these include:

1. China & Hong Kong, 2. USA, (Hawaii, Florida, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Baltimore.), 3.Canada, (Toronto, Ottawa, Banff, Vancouver), 4.Korea, 5.Germany, 6.England, 7. Hungary, 8.Singapore, 9.Russia, 10.New Zealand, 11.France 12.Reunion Island, 13.Austria, 14.UAE, 15.Spain,16.South Africa, 17.Ghana, 18.Belarus,19.Poland, 20.Lithuania, 21.Latvia, 22.Estonia, 23.Croatia, 24.Serbia, 25.Bulgaria 26.Trinidad 27.Italy 28.Mauritius 29.Seychelles 30.Qatar 31.Vietnam 32.Netherlands. 33. Japan, 34.Taiwan 35. Scotland, 36. Ireland, 37.Sweeden, 38.Denmark, 39.Norway, 40.Thailand, 41.Slovenia 42.Slovacia

Jose orchestrated Descendance's rise to International prominence winning a world  dance award in Korea in 2004 for UNESCO, a Brolga award in tourism in 2003, best show award 2003-2004 at Disneyworld’s Epcot Centre, then constructed performances at high profile events such as The Sydney Olympics 2000, Rugby Union World Cup 2003, The Soccer World Cup in Germany 2006,  The United Nations indigenous Forum in New York 2006 and The indigenous Forum in Pau France 2006, Jose was a consultant for Discovery Channels “Atlas Australia” the widest  film or documentary release ever to come out of Australia, reaching 170 countries, narrated by Russell Crowe and featuring Descendance. In 2009 he coordinated Descendance to launch the Baz Luhrman film “Australia” in Italy.

Jose in unison with Austrade, Tourism Australia, Australia Council and DFAT saw Descendance promote “Australia Weeks” in the USA (LA & San Francisco) 2005-2006, Russia (Moscow) 2005, New Zealand 2006-2008, Croatia 2008, Serbia 2008, Hungary 2005-2006, and Canada (Toronto, Vancouver) 2007-2008. Descendance performed at the Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson Hollywood Tribute at G’Day LA in 2005 to illustrious reviews.

Jose has produced performances for dignitaries and celebrities such as The Dalai Lama, Queen Elizabeth, Justin Timberlake, Cate Blanchett, Janet Jackson, Desree, Jimmy Cliff, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Geoffrey Rush, Sylvester Stallone, Olivia Newtown John, Steve Irwin,  Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Julio Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, Delta Goodram, Ian Thorpe, Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe), and Johnny Knoxville (Jackass), as well as Ambassadors, Governor Generals, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and many other political dignitaries both in Australia and abroad.

Jose has been producing indigenous performances at International Corporate events for over fifteen years for diverse audiences ranging from the fields of Science, Technology, Medicine, Performing Arts, Government, Finance, Politics and many other widespread sectors.
Indigenous culture has managed to reach unprecedented international live audiences through Jose’s eye for the big international festivals, with Descendance performing to astonishing sized crowds:, 100,000 (Honolulu Festival 2005-2012), 87,000 (Midsummer Night’s Dream Festival Germany 2005),  60,000 (Sziget Festival Hungary 2005), 35,000 ( Drum Festival Korea 2004), 30,000 (Food & Wine Festival Disneyworld Florida Epcot Centre 2003-2005)., 30,000 (Toast Festival London 2009), 20,000 (Pau Festival France 2006), 50,000 (Guca Festival Serbia 2010), 20,000 (Vitebsk Festival Belarus), 60,000 (Asia Cup Festival Qatar), 30,000 (The Gold Show Festival Ghana) Jose has created a blue chip client base for indigenous culture whilst gaining immeasurable TV and Media coverage culminating in Descendance reaching millions around the world .
In 2011 Jose & Descendance released the “Creation” album. CREATION is a collection of all the music from its diverse range of concerts and theatre productions, styles include: Traditional Aboriginal mainland, Traditional Torres Strait Islander, Contemporary tracks written by Jose, and fusion works with other cultures. Twenty six great tracks in total.

Most recently Jose has been the Ceremonial Leader for Forrest Yoga events lead by the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, Ana T. Forrest. He creates and teaches ceremonies, tells creation stories from the traditions of the First Peoples of Australia and other shamanic ethnicities and weaves these into setting the intent for the yoga practice. Jose brings his passion, playfulness and heartfelt respect for the ceremonial traditions of the First Peoples to every workshop.
  • 2015-2017 Ceremony and Cultural Leader for Forrest Yoga global events
  • 2016 Co-created with Ana T. Forrest a month-long Yoga & Ceremony online course for CodyApp.com and as well a 3-class yoga and Ceremony Course for online educational platform YogaUonline.com
  • 2000-2017 Director/Administrator Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre produced CD’s, DVD’s, Websites, Brochures, Documentaries and Marketing Strategies.
  • 2002-2009 Manager/Red Centre Dreaming (Alice Springs), contracted Descendance to Aurora Resorts, 400 shows per year, one of Australia’s longest running dance events, winner of the Brolga Award for tourism in 2003.
  • 2000-2016 International touring to over 40 countries and 150 cities
  • 2000-2017 International Conventions, each year Sydney and Australia hosts up to 50 conventions with Descendance providing the creative and cultural themes.
  • 2000-2017 Performances around Australia for Schools, Museums, Art Galleries, Corporate Events, Political Events, Festivals, Workshops, Community, TV, Radio, Jails.
  • 2006-2017 Aboriginal Community programs for Palm Island, Mapoon, Mt Isa and Yarrabah, North Queensland, Performances training and tutoring of indigenous children.
  • 2000-2017 Performances on the world’s great cruise liners : Oriana, Aurora, Saga Rose, the World, Amsterdam, Queen Mary 2.
  • 2002-2012 Descendance festival performances in Australia, including “Sydney Dreaming” and the Dreaming Festival (Woodford).
  • 2000-2007 Directed cross cultural collaborations Theatrical Shows “Spirits’ of the Soil”, “Flamenco Dreaming”, Tree Of Life”, “The Lovers” and “Portal”.
  • 1997-1999 Manager Ngaru Aboriginal Dance Company.
  • 1992-1997 Director Flamenco Dreaming. Directed shows “Antipodes”, "To India with Love”
  • 1987-1992 Director of Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre, Produced Theatre performances “Chronicles of a Death Foretold”, Passion Grace & Fire, and the dance content for the film Strictly Ballroom.
  • 1987-1999 Manager Halftix and The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.


Website:
http://descendance.com.au/
Catherine AllenHouston, Texas, United States
Forrest Yoga Guardian

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 Guardian

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
Denise HopkinsBrooklyn, New York, United States
Forrest Yoga Guardian

Email:
denise@denisehopkinsyoga.com

Phone Number:
(646) 554-5704

About Denise:
Denise Hopkins teaches classes and privates in Brooklyn and New York City.  She discovered yoga as saving grace to life in the competitive NYC fashion industry. Finding her calling in the style of Forrest Yoga, she completed her teacher training with Ana Forrest in 2005. She continues to assist Ana at trainings and workshops. She is also a Forrest Yoga Guardian in Training.
Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing. She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need. Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring. It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood.
She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into private sessions. She trained with Ellen Heed in August of 2010 and is currently studying through the Milne Institute.

Website:
www.denisehopkinsyoga.com
Ann HydeHouston, Texas, United States
Forrest Yoga Guardian

Email:
annhydeyoga@gmail.com

Phone Number:
(713) 594-7289

About Ann:
My teaching style has developed over 20 years and been influenced by some outstanding teachers. Ana Forrest and the Forrest Yoga system has been the most inspiring and fulfilling for me in every aspect of my life. During the first class I took with her I knew my yoga practice was about to get up-leveled, rinsed out and re-examined in many ways. The dedicated focus on the pillars of Forrest Yoga: breath, strength, integrity and spirit have helped me build trust in myself and confidence through clarity. Instead of simply believing in yoga, Forrest Yoga has taught me to feel and trust my own experience as the truth. In this way I have grown at my own pace and learned from my mistakes and my gifts. Everyday Forrest Yoga teaches me the importance of breath, how to skillfully breath and feel my body's ability to change and heal. I have felt space and sparkle glowing from inside me and I can command a position on my mat and in my life. I am grateful for Forrest Yoga and all it's teachings and I am grateful for my students and my breath. I am one of the founding Forrest Yoga Guardian (Mentor) teachers and have been training Forrest Yoga teachers since 2007.

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

Email:
kiki@kikilovelaceyoga.com

Phone Number:
(510) 649-1976

About Kiki:
A joyful and shimmering Spirit, Kiki is known amongst the Guardians for her trustworthiness, integrity and sparkle. H​er deep love and respect for Forrest Yoga Ceremony, her highly attuned ​Seeing s​kills and direct, kind Truth-Speaking make her a uniquely skilled Guardian Mentor Teacher​. Through her work in Forrest Yoga and her recent journey into motherhood, she has learned how to see the magic and mystery in what seems quite ordinary and is passionate about teaching her students how to do the same. As Owner and Director of Education at Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga in Berkeley, California, Kiki ​brings to the Forrest Yoga Hoop her expertise in leadership, business and career development, physical and energetic anatomy instruction, pre- and postnatal Forrest Yoga and empathic hands on healing.

When not teaching, you can find Kiki lying around reading books and making art 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.kikilovelaceyoga.com
Erica MatherNew York , New York, United States
Forrest Yoga Guardian

Email:
ericamather@gmail.com

Phone Number:
(917) 445-7190

About Erica:
Erica Mather, M.A. E-RYT 500, HHC, is a natural-born teacher, who began instructing at age 17 and studies pedagogy through education, learning, and leadership. She cares most about her students' freedom--financial, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical--and to compliment each concern has founded a number of programs to support this mission. The Adore Your Body system supports feeling free in the body; The Yoga Clinic educates students, teachers, and health professionals about empowered self-care; and, the Five Pillars 90-Day Accountability Program helps yoga teachers learn the fundamentals of business. Erica is a Forrest Yoga Gaurdian, hand-picked by Ana Forrest to become one of a handful of senior teachers in the Forrest Yoga tribe. She has a flourishing practice in New York City.

Website:
www.ericamather.com
Sita MenonBerlin, Berlin, Germany
Forrest Yoga Guardian

Email:
sita@evolveyoga.de

Phone Number:
49-1578-6798942

About Sita:
Sita first came to yoga about 18 years ago while trying to balance the rigors of a career in software and parenthood. When she made a commitment to a daily practice, she began to see the value of yoga practice in her everyday life. In addition to gaining physical strength and health, yoga helped her deal with the stresses of a hectic life and helped her gain a new perspective on the importance of being present and aware for whatever life brings. She sees a lot of value in what Forrest yoga has done for the way she lives her life - yoga has taught her to recognize and over time change deeply set patterns that are part of one's upbringing and personality. Yoga has also taught her to recognize and stalk fears that one encounters on a daily basis and thus moving towards living in a kind of freedom that she has never known before. Sita has been teaching yoga since Fall 2008 and deeply enjoys imparting her love for yoga. Students in Sita’s classes can expect a well-rounded asana practice which focuses on strength, flexibility and balance while building a deep connection to the breath. Her classes are both challenging and compassionate, making room for students to work at their own level. More than anything, Sita assists her students in connecting to a sense of inner well-being and the stillness of mind that can be cultivated through the regular practice of yoga. Sita has been assisting Ana at various locations around Europe for workshops, Foundation training and Advanced trainings - and was invited to become Guardian-in-Training in Jan 2016.

Website:
www.evolveyoga.de
Leslie PearlmanHampton Bays, New York, United States
Forrest Yoga Guardian

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 Guardian

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 Guardian

Email:
heidi@freshyoga.com

Phone Number:
please email

About Heidi:
Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, is the founder, owner and director of Fresh Yoga Studios. She has studied yoga for 20 years and taught for 15. A Forrest Yoga (FY) Guardian, Heidi currently teaches the FY 200-hr, the FY Advanced Teacher Training, teaches and designed the Fresh Yoga 200 and 300-hr Trainings, travels nationally to present workshops and trainings, has taught at Kripalu and Esalan and in the Yoga, Meditation, and Recovery Conferences and the Windhorse FY Conferences. 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. Heidi's first love was the study of the mind. As an academic, she experimented with unwinding cognitive habits (habitual thinking) through specific attention and meditation work. She brings these principles to her classroom, encouraging students to work with their minds as specifically as they work with their bodies. Working this way helps you understand and transform 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 anxiety and recovering from an eating disorder. Heidi also 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. in Psychology from Yale. She is an expert on the influence of arousal and attention on performance, how anxiety affects thinking and performance in pressure situations. HDR Press published her book Performing Under Pressure, and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine published her article "Meditation can Reduce Habitual Responding." Heidi specializes in teaching Pragmatic Meditation, Forrest Yoga as Trauma-Informed yoga, Forrest Yoga for Recovery and Interdependence in Teaching and Hands-On Assisting.

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

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 Guardian

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