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.
Together to Establish a Connection with Spirit and Nature
Together, husband and wife duo, Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco are at the forefront of the Yoga world guiding its future and evolution. Every Forrest Yoga event with Ana and Jose is a Yoga Ceremony. Ana and Jose use smoke cleansing, music, and an honoring invocation to the Ancestors, asking for permission to do their work on the Ancestors’ land. In their unique style, Ana and Jose combine intelligent pose sequencing with a spiritual intent. They blend music, song, invocation, smoke blessing, storytelling, prayer, philosophy, and primordial and shamanic healing practices into each event. Ana and Jose teach the art of evolving the self and establishing a connection with Spirit and Nature.
Accessible to all
Today, Forrest Yoga is taught all across the globe by certified and trained Forrest Yoga teachers. Forrest Yoga classes are for everyone, and accessible to all bodies and backgrounds.
Learning from the First Peoples
Forrest Yoga was created to fill what Ana Forrest perceived as a void in the traditional forms of yoga. In her own words,
“traditional forms of yoga did not address most of my deeper injuries; my lost Soul, the addictions—the helplessness around the addictions—and the ongoing suffering. The blend of Ceremonies, the poses I’ve created, the sequencing and the infusion of Medicine I learned from the First Peoples of this planet are what healed the suffering and the anguish from having been disconnected from my Spirit. Through that sacred blend, I learned to reconnect to my Spirit.„