Ana & Jose's bios
Shortened version: Ana Forrest is an inspiration and has been changing people’s lives for over 45 years. She is an internationally-recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. She is the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, a mystic, visionary, philanthropist, author, and Medicine Woman. Ana crafted Forrest Yoga while working through healing from her own life’s traumas – abuse and addictions, the helplessness around the addictions, and the ongoing suffering from chronic injuries & illnesses. The process of healing herself inspired her to teach others about what really works to heal themselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Jose Calarco joined forces with Ana in 2014 and brings a long history of aboriginal shamanism and healing into Forrest Yoga events. Jose’s experience as a faith healer and medicine man spans more than 30 years and Forrest Yoga now incorporates ceremony, music, dance, ancient healing techniques, Veganism, and First Nation Philosophies. Students leave this training as teachers, bringing their personal discoveries and growth with them to share with the world.