Forrest Yoga Mentorship program with Guardian Charlie Speller and Ilias Kousis, Forrest Yoga Guardians, France

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  • France
  • 04-26-2024 9:00 to 05-03-2024 17:30

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Forrest Yoga Mentorship program with Guardian Charlie Speller and Ilias Kousis, Forrest Yoga Guardians, France


04-26-2024 9:00 to 05-03-2024 17:30
April 26, 2024


Forrest Yoga Mentorship program with Guardian Charlie Speller and Ilias Kousis, Forrest Yoga Guardians, France


04-26-2024 9:00 to 05-03-2024 17:30
April 26, 2024


This Forrest Yoga Mentorship Programme spans 12 months and is designed to support yoga teachers improve their teaching skills as well as make a sustainable yoga career without burning out. You will learn how to use your voice, hands and unique, personal gifts to assist your students on a deep, healing journey. The program is open to graduates of any 200-hr yoga teacher training (not just Forrest Yoga graduates) and is suitable for both new teachers and experienced teachers.

This 1-year program comprises of in-person and online parts:

  • 8-day retreat at the “Joie du silence” centre in the Dordogne, France. A place of calm, beauty and nature, April 26 – May 3, 2024.

  • Monthly online calls for 12 months, with last call on April 26th, 2025.

We will focus on developing you as a teacher — honing your skills, uniqueness and voice, as well as building your confidence in working with injuries and hands-on assists. AND because we’re on retreat, we will have extra time to share our knowledge in bodywork, energetics, anatomy, ceremony etc with you in Q&A sessions. You also get to discover your relationship with Ceremony on this training and define your version of Ceremony.


What to expect in the mentorship program:

  • Plenty of opportunities to ask questions both in-person and online.

  • Teaching practicum and teaching feedback and coaching.

  • Learn a plethora of healing hands-on assists to bring healing touch to your students.

  • Learn how to touch your students in a safe and effective way that brings long-lasting change in their bodies.

  • Discover in a practical way what is the anatomical principles behind Forrest Yoga hands-on assists and why are they so healing and effective.

  • Discover your unique, authentic voice. Further develop it and learn how to use it as a healing tool for your students.

  • Discover your unique and beautiful personality traits that make you a unique, non-reproducible teacher and a blessing to this world.

  • Learn how to listen to your pain as a call for help from your body and how to bring healing to yourself.

  • Learn how to go deepen your own practice and unravel the emotional backlog that is linked to your physical pain as well as stress and reactive behaviours.

  • Learn to identify how your dysfunctional patterns and fears may be withholding you from living your life to the fullest.


  • 8:00-9:00 (1 hr): Breakfast and immersion into the calmness of the retreat center.

  • 9:30-12:30 (3 hr): Ceremony and deeply nourishing Forrest Yoga practice.

  • 12:30-14:30 (1,5 hr): Lunch and free time. Opportunity to soak up the goodness from the morning intensive practice.

  • 14:30-18:00 (3,5 hrs): Afternoon session with Q&A, teaching practicum, sequencing, learning hands on assists, written emotional processing exercises, guided vision quests through meditation and ceremony.

  • 18:00-19:00 (1 hr): Free time

  • 19:00-20:00 (1 hr): Dinner

Online meet-ups:

We will meet with you once per month until April 2025. You’ll be given fun assignments and receive support and assistance on any challenges regarding teaching and life and how to overcome them. There will also be ample time for Q&A.


  • Deposit 600€

  • Full price ranges from 2095€ to 2378€ depending on accommodation options (info on the link below)

    ***Early Bird Discount 150€ OFF the full price until December 11th, 2023***

Register by clicking the link below or by bank transfer (contact us here: or Payment plans also available!

***All payments are non-refundable***

Included in the price:

  • 8 days of in-person teacher training at a calm retreat setting in France.

  • Yoga Alliance continuing education hours.

  • Monthly group online sessions until April, 2025.

  • 8x Ceremony, meditation and Forrest Yoga asana practices lead by Forrest Yoga Guardians Ilias & Charlie.

  • All food including breakfast, lunch, dinner. Food allergies are catered for.

  • Accommodation. For accommodation types check the link below.

  • Email support from Ilias & Charlie whenever you need it for 1 year.

  • During the mentorship and for the year after, Charlie and Ilias offer you 25% off their regular rates for private mentorship sessions, plus discounts on other events, products and initiatives.

  • By completing the mentorship the doors open for you to assist Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco, Ilias and Charlie at Forrest Yoga workshops, retreats and teacher trainings.

    ***Please note that the schedule can be subject to small changes***

You MUST bring your own:

  • Yoga mat

  • Block

  • Strap

  • Large bath towel to roll as a yoga prop


Travel isn’t included in the price, the nearest airports are Bergerac or Bordeaux and we’ll be happy to help you figure out your journey to the retreat centre.