Forrest Yoga®

Forrest Yoga is renowned globally as a powerfully physical, internally focused Ceremonial yoga practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience from the yoga mat into daily life. It has a unique and dynamic philosophy the way it approaches yoga. Forrest Yoga is based in Hatha Yoga and was created by Ana Forrest 40 years ago. She continues to evolve the system, feeling and listening to the people’s needs. Forrest Yoga® is a dynamic practice which aims to relieve our pain – physical, emotional and mental – and to soothe our nervous system. In every Forrest Yoga® class we deliberately work with the main pain points our people experience, such as neck, knees and low back, closed shoulders and hips. These pressure points are the result of working on the computer for many hours and can lead to injuries and pain.

The powerful Forrest Yoga® abdominals are healing for our digestive system. They heal and empower the back and help relieve pains and traumas we may carry there. Ana Forrest describes how modern people are suffering with digestive issues because of the food they eat: “The poor quality food stays there resulting in creating a toxic swap that weakens our immune system and literally blurs our thoughts.” The intent of this practice is to free and oxygenate our whole system! The different breathing techniques in every class, the different and creative sequencing of poses and the spots we work will help us build a healthy and strong body. Forrest Yoga® is for everyone and for all ages. It doesn’t require strength or flexibility.

The magic of this practice is that it teaches you how to step into life applying the tools of yoga in your everyday problems and needs. Forrest Yoga requires a willingness to feeling so that we can learn to face challenges with authenticity and honesty.

PILLARS OF FORREST YOGA Forrest Yoga incorporates the physical,

mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of humanity, and links them through its 4 core pillars for a more profound and holistic evolution.


Everything starts with the ability to connect to, deepen, and ride the breath into your inner wilderness. You develop skill in breathing fresh, healing energy into the areas of your body that are in need.


The focus is on connecting to the core, building emotional and physical strength as you work at your edges of facing and healing your pain, as well as vision questing into the Mystery.


Forrest Yoga teaches you to become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work for you, specifically with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.


Learning to find your Spirit, connect to your Spirit, and take the actions that strengthen that connection has a huge impact on the quality of life.

Main characteristics of Forrest Yoga®:

  1. Deep Ujjayi breath, telescoping and expanding ribs
  2. Active hands and feet
  3. Neck relaxed
  4. Tailbone lengthening down
  5. Wrap shoulders
  6. Alignment in all poses
  7. Staying in the poses for many breaths
  8. Different breathing techniques
  9. Powerful abs

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