Forrest Yoga Continuing Education for Teachers: This 5-day teacher training helps teachers to become more skillful, passionate, intelligent and authentic teachers. You will leave this training better equipped to deal with your challenges in teaching and life.

In addition, as part of the continuing education for Forrest Yoga teachers, Forrest Yoga Guardians offer the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program to Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training graduates. This year-long program sustains the inspiration and brightness of a Forrest Yoga immersion training experience.

Eligible Participants

Taught by Ana Forrest over 5-days, the objective of this teacher training is to encourage trainees to develop as individuals as well as to make you a more skilled, intelligent and authentic teacher. Awareness is a vital component when developing the skills necessary to teach from your own found truths. Through daily meditation, intensives and group instruction, trainees begin to discover the voice of their own Spirit, which leads to a truly authentic life path.

Training Overview

Each day starts off with a ceremony involving chanting, drumming and meditation to set the intent for the day and create the space for healing and connection to your Spirit, followed by a 2-hour intensive that will create a heightened sense of physical, emotional and spiritual awareness while challenging every muscle and cell in your body. Through a carefully sequenced Forrest Yoga asanas, Ana will open you to amazing depths and feelings of awareness. You will leave feeling cleansed, refreshed and alive. The intensives are a sanctuary where you can feel safe to open up, work through issues that may arise and go beyond your perceived limitations. You will learn about yourself and feel what it is like to have freedom in your own body and mind. The intensives are sure to bring each trainee to new levels within their yoga practice. Injuries and special needs are addressed so that each trainee experiences these classes as part of his or her own healing practice.

Meditation and Intensives

Each day starts off with a ceremony involving chanting, drumming and meditation to set the intent for the day and create the space for healing and connection to your Spirit, followed by a 2-hour intensive that will create a heightened sense of physical, emotional and spiritual awareness while challenging every muscle and cell in your body. Through a carefully sequenced Forrest Yoga asanas, Ana will open you to amazing depths and feelings of awareness. You will leave feeling cleansed, refreshed and alive. The intensives are a sanctuary where you can feel safe to open up, work through issues that may arise and go beyond your perceived limitations. You will learn about yourself and feel what it is like to have freedom in your own body and mind. The intensives are sure to bring each trainee to new levels within their yoga practice. Injuries and special needs are addressed so that each trainee experiences these classes as part of his or her own healing practice.

Teacher Training

The afternoon sessions encompasses 4-hour sessions of training and instruction. Using skill-building exercises, trainees will work with the essential elements of teaching, such as: class sequencing, explore optimal personal nutrition, work with sadhanas (spiritual exercises), learn about personal and professional ethics, effective pose sequencing, the use of safe and effective hands-on adjustments, and effective clear, concise and powerful communication, eliminating mind-dulling habitual phrases, and tone of voice as well as the continued development of a more charismatic presence and honesty in your class.

Preparation

We suggest that all interested trainees get acquainted with Forrest Yoga and Ana’s method of instructing by purchasing the Forrest Yoga DVD “The Pleasure of Strength” before attending this teacher training. This will introduce the concepts of Forrest Yoga and provide practice for the trainees in Forrest Yoga. The more the FYCET trainees are familiar with Forrest Yoga, the more they will progress during Ana’s training.