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Forrest Yoga Hoop of the Teachers is an initiative launched by Ana Forrest to bring together and support her teachers. Its purpose is:
  • To create and support a vibrant, healthy, enthusiastic, interconnected, passionate, dedicated, qualified community of Forrest Yoga Yoginis and Yogis who love what they do, live what they know, and authentically teach from their heart, knowledge, and experience.
  • To embrace and engage Forrest Yoga teachers in the Mission of Forrest Yoga to "Mending the Hoop of the People".
  • To provide connection between Ana and the teachers, and the teachers with each other.
  • To create a path for growth and healing for the teachers, by providing continuing education programs.
  • To develop a 'hoop' of teachers, exceptionally trained and qualified to carry on, within a congruent vision, the teachings and healing of Forrest Yoga.
This initiative provides a path of professional and personal development for you as a teacher. It includes levels of training and qualifications for you to achieve as you continue to grow and become a more experienced and accomplished instructor. Each step of the way, we provide opportunities to support your growth. 

Joining the Hoop means you can:
  • Promote and establish yourself as a Forrest Yoga Teacher -  Hoop members are listed in our international directory of certified teachers on This is a key point of reference for people searching for a Forrest Yoga teacher and is a great way for you to reach more potential students and contribute to “Mending the Hoop of the People".
  • Qualify to assist Ana Forrest - Along with the other additional training requirements, being a Hoop member is one criterion that gives you the opportunity to apply to assist Ana.
  • Promote your events on - Our Hoop Teachers get to list their events on the Forrest Yoga website. This is a very effective way to target and attract an even wider audience to your workshops, classes and events.
  • Receive client referrals from Forrest Yoga - As you can imagine, many people contact Forrest Yoga for help in finding a Forrest teacher they can attend classes with. Being in the Hoop means that Mossy Knolls can direct students to you with the confidence that you fulfill the necessary insurance requirements as a teacher.
  • Receive discounts on trainings and workshops with Ana - Hoop members are eligible to receive a discount of up to 20% off most of Ana’s events and some Guardian events.
  • Receive discounts on updated versions of the manual - We are committed to supporting you as Hoop members in keeping up to date with the evolution of Forrest Yoga. As a Hoop member you are therefore eligible to receive significant discounts (sometimes up to 50% discount!) on updated versions of the manual and sections of the manual.
  • Access webinars to help you develop your teaching - Access an exclusive series of webinars by Forrest Yoga Guardians full of practical ideas and inspiration for your teaching. Join the monthly webinars live and benefit from participating in the live Q&A, or view previous webinars from the archive free of charge. (Regular retail price for the webinar series is $95 for the package of 6 or $20 per individual webinar). Being a Hoop member means you not only get webinars free of charge, but also first access to new webinars as they become available!
  • Receive exclusive discounts for Hoop members - We offer Hoop members a 20% discount as part of the collaboration between Forrest Yoga and KiraGrace clothing!
  • Rights to the Forrest Yoga trademark and logo - Use the FY logo on your website and in your marketing materials.
  • Successfully complete the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training before applying for Hoop membership.
  • Get Yoga Liability Insurance coverage (If you live in a country where no yoga liability insurance is offered, then this particular requirement will be waived.)
  • Go to
    • Log in with your email and password. If you don't know your login information, then click on  the link "Don't remember your FY password or never got one? Click here to recover your account"
    • Once you successfully login, read the right-hand column to see if you're eligible for the Hoop of the Teachers membership. If you are eligible, then click on the button "Join the Hoop." If you are ineligible for the Hoop, then click on the button "Claim a FYFTT Attendance" to input the Foundation Teacher Training you completed. A staff member will get back to you and help get you in the Hoop. 
  • Annual membership fee is $35.
  • Please note that it is your responsibility as a member of the Hoop to (1) keep your liability insurance coverage up-to-date and on file with Forrest Yoga, and (2) maintain your annual Hoop subscription. If you allow one of these requirements to lapse, your Hoop membership will be automatically suspended until both requirements are met. 

*Foundation Teacher Training Graduates from 2007 onward: You must complete the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program to apply for the Assistant Program. Read more about the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program.