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GENERAL

What does "Mending the Hoop of the People" mean?

In the period that Ana spent on the reservation, she had a vision one day. She saw herself standing, as rainbows were radiating from her hands and feet, going around the planet and through and around her body. She was surrounded by the sun, the moon and stars. In search for the meaning of this vision, she read about Black Elk, a healer and medicine man of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux), whose life mission was to protect the sacred hoop of his people. He described the spiritual bereftness he saw around him as “The Rainbow Hoop of the People has been broken”. The Rainbow Hoop means people living harmoniously just as the colors of the rainbow lie side by side. Ana was then able to articulate the vision she had, and took on as her Spirit’s pledge to do her part in “Mending the Hoop of the People”. She gave form to this pledge through the creation of Forrest Yoga and carrying her Spirit’s pledge as the mission of Forrest Yoga: to create in each of us a sense of freedom, a connection to our Spirit and the courage to walk as our Spirit dictates, and thus enable us to do our part in Mending the Hoop of the People.

What makes the asana practice of Forrest Yoga different from other styles of yoga?

There are many aspects that make Forrest Yoga different from all other styles of yoga. A few are mentioned here. But to fully experience the beauty, power and uniqueness of the Forrest Yoga practice, we suggest that you explore the Teachers’ Directory to find a Forrest Yoga teacher in your neighborhood, take a class with Ana (see events tab on this website), order a Forrest Yoga DVD from our online store or download one of her MP3’s here online!
Forrest Yoga embodies in it a strong emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional healing. Forrest Yoga teaches you to ride your breath to go deeper into the layers of your physical, mental and emotional body. One of Forrest Yoga’s basic moves is releasing tension in the neck, which clears the paths for the intelligence of our brain to communicate with the wisdom of our body. Forrest Yoga sequencing includes unique abdominal exercises, created by Ana Forrest, that help you build core strength for your entire body, heal back pain, and move stuck energy, all of which allows you to move through your life with power and grace. Forrest Yoga teaches you to breathe skillfully and to use the breath, your life force, to sharpen your focus, enhance your awareness, cleanse every cell in your body and juice up! Forrest Yoga is an intelligent system that allows for you to experience a physiologically sensible practice, to safely and effectively heal from an injury and to release tension and bring aliveness and new energy to every part of the body. Our teachers are trained to give you compassionate hands-on assists that help you breathe better, support and enhance your practice, and to organically go deeper.

EVENTS

What is the difference between registration and application?

Registration refers to your signing up for a particular event, which applies to all Forrest Yoga events. Our host studios assist us with your registration and processing your payment for the event. Application refers to your submission of information based on which you will be submitted to the training – this applies only to Forrest Yoga Teacher Trainings (Foundation, Advanced and Continuing Education).

For which events do I need to complete an application form?

You will need to complete an application form for the Teacher Trainings (i.e. Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, Forrest Yoga Continuing Education for Teachers) but not for workshops, special workshops or intensives that are offered during the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training.

Can the country receiving the shipment be different than the country of purchase?

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How do I register for an event?

Our host studios assist us with the registration of the events and the processing of payments for the event. Please click the relevant event you would like to attend to find the contact details of the host studio. Call or email the studio for any questions regarding registrations. Please note that if you are registering for any Teacher Training, you will also have to complete the application form, which you can download and/or request from the host’s website.

Do I have to apply for a workshop, special workshops or the intensives that are offered during the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training?

No. You do not need to apply for a workshop. Registering with the host and payment through the host will be sufficient.

Will you restock items indicated as “out of stock?”

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PRODUCTS

What products do you sell?

We sell DVD’s, Audio CD’s, the Cat Paw and yoga props such as blocks and straps as well as music from Chenoa Egawa. Please refer to our online store for a detailed description of our products. We are planning to expand the online store to include other items too.

What is your return policy?

Please refer to our policies under Customer Service.

Where can I get the Forrest Yoga tank tops that assistants to Ana are wearing at workshops?

The tank tops are not available at this time. We are considering reintroducing our clothing line in the near future. Stay tuned through our online store and website!

Can I place a wholesale order online?

No. Due to technical limitations it is not possible to put through a wholesale order online. Please contact our store manager to discuss wholesale orders and their terms.

TRADEMARK AND LICENSE OF USE

What is the Forrest Yoga trademark?

Forrest Yoga® is a registered trade mark and we license teachers that become members of the Hoop of the Teachers to advertise themselves and their classes in this way.

I have completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training. How can I use the Forrest Yoga trademark and logo in my class titles and class descriptions?

Become a member of the Hoop of the Teachers. You can request the Hoop of the Teachers Membership Application and Agreement from info@forrestyoga.com. The document includes a license agreement subject to the terms of which we grant you a license to use the Forrest Yoga trademark and logo in your class titles and class descriptions and on any publications and materials to advertise yourself and your classes. Please refer to the license agreement for further details or contact info@forrestyoga.com with your inquiry.

I am a member of the Hoop of the Teachers, can I teach Forrest Yoga Teacher Trainings?

No. At the moment, Ana Forrest is the only person to teach Forrest Yoga Teacher Trainings. Please refer to your license agreement for further details on your license to use the trademark Forrest Yoga in connection with the teaching events you organize.

I have attended the Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training but not the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training with Ana. Can I become a member of the Hoop of the Teachers? Can I call my classes Forrest Yoga, Forrest Yoga-inspired, Forrest Yoga-style, if I have studied Forrest Yoga in that way?

No. You must have completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training in order to become a member of the Hoop of the Teachers and be granted the license to use the Forrest Yoga trademark. Variations to the use of our trademark, such as Forrest Yoga inspired, Forrest Yoga style or otherwise are not permitted.

What is your policy regarding teachers using the Forrest Yoga trademark and logo?

Only teachers that (i) have completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and (ii) are members of the Hoop of the Teachers are licensed to use the registered trademark “Forrest Yoga” and any logos or designs on publications and materials used to advertise themselves and their classes. Teachers must be committed to applying the Forrest Yoga Teaching Guidelines to the classes they call “Forrest Yoga”. Where teachers teach a class that does not fully comply with the Forrest Yoga Teaching Guidelines but incorporates certain components from Forrest Yoga, the teacher shall acknowledge these components as Forrest Yoga in class.

How can my profile, biography and contact details be posted onto your website?

Our teachers list only includes the teachers that have (at a minimum) completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and are a member of the Hoop of the Teachers. If you are a graduate of the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training, please apply to become a member of the Hoop of the Teachers by requesting the Hoop of the Teachers Membership Application and Agreement from info@forrestyoga.com. We ask that you provide us a photograph of yourself, a short biography and contact details for posting onto our website, including links to your personal website and the website of the studio at which you teach. Please refer to the Hoop of the Teachers Membership Application and Agreement for specifications on acceptable formats for providing us this information and material.

I have been a dedicated practitioner of Forrest Yoga for years, I have attended a number of Forrest Yoga workshops with Ana and also recently completed the Forrest Yoga Continuing Education for Teachers with Ana. Can I call my classes Forrest Yoga, Forrest Yoga-inspired, Forrest Yoga-style, if I have studied Forrest Yoga in that way?

A. Forrest Yoga is a proprietary mark. We license the use of the trademark only to teachers that have (at a minimum) completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training to have the level of understanding to apply the Forrest Yoga Teaching Guidelines to their classes. Therefore, variations to the use of our trademark, such as Forrest Yoga-inspired, Forrest Yoga style or otherwise are not permitted. In addition, teachers must be a member of the Hoop of the Teachers.