200 Hour

Immerse yourself into a 27 day life-changing Training

The Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training is an opportunity to build vitality, discernment, and the capacity to heal. You will break through lies and facades into your authentic self, learn to speak with breath, confidence and wisdom, and develop professional ethics grounded in honesty and integrity. Every day supports your personal evolution.
This deep dive into Spirit and Ceremony encompasses 22 days of morning practice, Ceremony and extensive teaching practicum. Plus, there’s a 3-day Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers course, and a 1-day Forrest Yoga Business Course. You will leave equipped and ready to teach, after 200 hrs of contact teaching time and with a comprehensive manual.

Become an Extraordinary Teacher

Taught by Ana and Jose, or by a qualified Forrest Yoga Guardian, this comprehensive program teaches you how to become an extraordinary teacher, leader, and human being.
You will develop your unique gifts as a powerful, authentic and passionate teacher and learn how to use them with skill and grace to support your students, yourself and your newly growing community. You will leave this training feeling inspired and confident in your knowledge, methodology, and unique teaching voice as a Forrest Yoga teacher. You then start your life afresh, with a renewed sense of hope and the tools required to begin living in a way that makes you most proud of yourself.

A fully Registered Yoga Alliance Program

This teacher training meets the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Program requirements and is the first step to becoming a Forrest Yoga Certified Teacher.
You will receive a Level 1 certificate only upon 100% completion of the course. With that certificate, you will be able to enroll into the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program and to register as an RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance.

Course Structure

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The Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training encompasses 

  • 11 days of morning practice, Ceremony, and practice teaching
  • 3 days of a Functional Anatomy course
  • 11 more days of morning practice, Ceremony, and practice teaching
  • 2 days of a Forrest Yoga Business Course

Morning Sessions include

  • smoke blessing/cleansing
  • song and drumming 
  • meditation to set the intent for healing and learning
  • a 2-hour intensive practice that will create a heightened sense of physical, emotional and spiritual awareness while awakening every muscle and cell in your body.

Afternoon sessions feature five hour sessions of training and instruction, including

  • class sequencing
  • seeing and aligning physical and energetic structure
  • use of safe and effective hands-on assists
  • communication by verbal and non-verbal means
  • effective use of voice as a powerful teaching tool

Make quantum leaps in your personal yoga practice and
emerge as an incredible teacher, leader, and human being.

Do what guides your Spirit home
– Ana Forrest

The Foundation Teacher Program in detail

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Program below


Learn the tools to take control of your life and rid your cells of unwanted pain, suffering, and trauma. Then you can bring the same healing to your students.
Find your Spirit, connect to your Spirit, and take the actions that strengthen that connection. This awareness guides you to teach from the truths you discover rather than from a dogma.
You will participate in a tightly woven circle of teaching modalities including lecture, videotaping, group processes, practice teaching and partner work that provide a path for learning and self-discovery
An integral component of the training is the Functional Anatomy for Yoga Teachers course, taught by either Forrest Yoga Guardian, Bodyworker and Anatomist, Brian Campbell or Somatic Educator and Healer, and Forrest Yoga Graduate Ellen Heed.
Taught by a Forrest Yoga Teacher or Forrest Yoga Guardian with a background in the business side of yoga, this 2-day module will teach you the skills to envision your personal mission, define your niche, find teaching jobs and organize yourself clearly in the business arena of your life.

Who Is This Training For?

Yoga students who yearn to contribute to healing our planet & people. Whether one is new or an experienced teacher, we welcome those who desire to move deeply within themselves & into the Great Mystery. People anywhere on the yoga spectrum will enjoy the transformative benefits of this training. We expect you to have the willingness, health and strength to commit to 100% of this teacher training.

What makes the Forrest Yoga Foundation Training so Evolutionary

  • Ana Forrest, visionary, philanthropist, Medicine Woman, Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, and author of Fierce Medicine has been dedicated to changing people’s lives for 45 years.
  • Jose Calarco’s contributions are unique, primal, and fascinating with over 30 years of experience in Indigenous ceremony, culture and arts. He brings in the wisdom and effectiveness of Ancient Spiritual Technologies. 
  • Compassion, ecology & health: Jose teaches about the intelligence of the Vegan lifestyle, based on his 30 years of deep research into how our food choices affect our health, bring animals into extinction and either balance or destroy our planet.
  • Together, Ana and Jose provide a profound, focused and rich training.

This Training:

  • Features a Team of dedicated and passionate Forrest Yoga teachers. They provide additional support and coaching during the training.
  • Grows your relationship with your authentic self, as a teacher, healer and evolving human.
  • Gives you new tools beyond the mat; in daily life including:
    1. Breaking through lies and facades into your authentic self.
    2. Learning to speak with breath, confidence and wisdom.
    3. Developing professional ethics grounded in honesty, integrity and in support of your personal evolution.
    4. Vegan nutritional Strategy & ecological contribution.

You Will:

  • Learn to practice – and teach – in a way that builds vitality, discernment, healing & fascination with the process.
  • Make quantum leaps in your personal yoga practice.
  • Immerse yourself in Ceremony that nourishes your Spirit through music, dance, prayer, and asana.
  • Become an effective and compelling teacher: Learn how to heal injuries, work through trauma, problem-solve, sequence safe and exhilarating classes.
  • Leave equipped and ready to teach, with 200 hrs of contact teaching time, anatomy training, a business course and a comprehensive manual.
  • Learn to design your life in a way that makes you proud of yourself.

Your Personal Transformation Reshapes the Cosmos.
– JoseAna