When I took my first class with Ana I knew right away that my yoga practice was going to get up-leveled, rinsed out and re-examined in many ways.
The dedicated focus on the pillars of Forrest Yoga: Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit have helped me gain confidence through clarity. Instead of simply believing a concept, Forrest Yoga has taught me to feel, and to trust my own experience as the truth. In this way, I have grown at my own pace and learned from my mistakes and my gifts. I can feel space and sparkle glowing inside me and I can command a position on my mat and in my life.
I am grateful for all my teachers, including my students and my closest mentor, my breath.
I am currently an honorary Guardian on sabbatical which means I am not running a mentorship program at this time.
I am teaching at Montrose Yoga Co-op in Houston, TX and my classes are all 2 hours long. It’s wonderful to experience all that breath filled time.
Denise assists Ana nationally at teacher trainings and leads her own workshops for students and yoga teachers. She travels to teach Hands-On Assisting workshops and teaches annually at Omega Institute.
In 2010 Denise partnered up with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer, a DVD created to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors. It was so well received that they recently produced two more DVD’s entitled Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health.
Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing. She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need. Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring. It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood. She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into her hands-on assists and private sessions.
I am a Forrest Yoga Guardian and owner of Dragon’s Breath Yoga in Washington, DC. I completed my FY Guardian training in March, 2018 and bought DBY in September,2018.
My path to yoga began years ago to help athletic recovery. After life threw a detour in my path, I began to realize and appreciate the mental and emotional impact regular practice has on a student. Forrest specifically helped me to find my breath and use that power to begin healing myself. I believe that we can all be teachers in life if we just take moment to pause, to reflect, and to breathe.
“Bad yogi” is the path that acknowledges we are not perfect, and that’s pretty cool. Follow me on Instagram/Twitter @badyogidc (@yogadragons for DBY); and
Strong practice is another benefit from practicing Forrest Yoga. I love how FY teaches you to be compassionate and skillful on exploring personal limits. Setting intents to help you stay in healing and practice changing habitual patterns which no longer supporting you. I feel this part of Forrest
Yoga is tasty and empowering.
My mission as a Forrest yoga mentor is doing my part of “Mending the Hoop of people” by reaching students around the world to experience Forrest Yoga and learn to support each others. Also sharing my intention of bring unity in Forrest Yoga community even with our differences in beliefs.
As healing journey deepens, my gratitude to Ana Forrest deepens for creating the brilliant method for healing. I also thank my fellow FY mentors and the Forrest Yoga community and students for loving supports. Get excited about Forest Yoga and life!!