Forrest Yoga helps you connect to your core – getting strong and centered. It uses heat, deep breathing (pranayama) and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins. The long holds in the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell as well as refine your relationship to it. For beginners to Forrest Yoga, you learn to connect your breath to intention and connection to feeling in your body. Learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. As your connection to core deepens you awaken the body’s inherent wisdom of self-knowing. This makes it possible for integrity, self awareness & playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.
Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires that you bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. People with injuries or limitations are encouraged to attend. As you advance in Forrest Yoga, step by step, you learn to intelligently ride your breath into the exhilarating advanced poses. You learn to exercise your emotional body through the full spectrum of feeling.
Come to class in comfortable clothing and with an empty stomach. All yoga props are provided. We highly recommend bringing a water bottle and having your own mat.
This class is suitable for anyone who would like a gentle, slower paced, stress reducing yoga class. Individuals with physical injuries or limitations, such as arthritis, diabetes, mental stress, postnatal, overweight and other issues, will find this class not just helpful, but enjoyable too! The yoga poses will be gentle and restorative; mostly floor and wall work with yoga props for comfort. Deep breathing will be taught. This type of yoga helps to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system also known as the PNS. Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, stimulates the immune system and much, much more. Room is heated to 75 degrees.
All Levels means that there are beginners, intermediate and advanced students in the class, and we give safe, compassionate instructions and options to suit everyone in the room. All level classes explore healing sequences to modify your practice. Each class focuses on an overall theme. All classes include warming up before the hot part of class, then warming down before cooling down and savasana (final resting pose). Room is heated to 85 degrees.
Some individual class themes are:
neck and shoulders
hips and hamstrings
standing pose series
Intermediate / Advanced:
This class deepens one's awareness of the connections available to take their practice deeper. There is no expectation to achieve any pose, but a willingness and open mind to explore their personal edge with a lighthearted approach. Inversions, Gravity Surfing, Wheel Variations, & Arm Balances are just a few ways you can expect to celebrate your practice in this sweat lodge ceremony!
Forrest Yoga Infused
Forrest Yoga Infused is a blend of Forrest Yoga and other ancient yogic practices.