for Teachers

Forrest Yoga Continuing Education for Teachers: This 3-5–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.

Eligible Participants

Teachers aspiring to improve their teaching and personal practice, and those ready to move deeper within themselves and increase the mental acuity needed to explore the rich tapestry of Forrest Yoga. A minimum number of years of teaching experience is not required.  We expect you to commit to 100% of this teacher training.  You will receive a certificate of completion only upon 100% completion of the teacher training.

Training Overview

Taught by Ana and Jose or a Forrest Yoga Guardian, 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.

Meditation and Intensives

Each day starts off with a ceremony involving chanting, drumming and meditation to set the intent for the day, which creates the space for healing and connection to your Spirit. The ceremony is 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 designed Forrest Yoga sequence, you will be opened 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 any special requirements are addressed so that each trainee experiences these classes as part of his or her own healing practice.

Teacher Training

The daily afternoon sessions encompass training and instruction. Using skill-building exercises, trainees will work with the essential elements of teaching, such as: class sequencing, sadhanas (spiritual exercises), personal and professional ethics, optimal personal nutrition, effective pose sequencing, the use of safe hands-on adjustments, clear, concise powerful communication which eliminates mind-dulling habitual phrases, and tone of voice. You’ll also develop a more charismatic presence and honesty in your class.


We suggest that all interested trainees get acquainted with the Forrest Yoga method of instructing by practicing online yoga classes with Ana and Jose on Alo Moves, Mat2Mat, and Yoga U. 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 this training.