An ongoing, community-building healing circle focused on Forrest Yoga.
Healing Yoga Circle: A Forrest Yoga Series
Dates: 10/20, 11/10, 11/25
Location: Golden Feather Yoga
NOTE: Healing Yoga Circle on 11/25 has been cancelled due to forces out of my control! The venue where I was hosting these has gone out of business :( Please look for me at the Forrest Yoga Symposium aka Urban Yoga Retreat Jan. 27/28 at Pure Yoga West.
Please bring your own mat.
Healing Yoga Circle:
A Forrest Yoga Weekend Series
I have been practicing Forrest Yoga since 2010. Forrest Yoga is a healing, strength-building practice. Each class is built around an intention to guide us through safe, effective yoga sessions that heal at the physical, mental, and emotional level.
Forrest Yoga takes the best of yoga’s ancient technology and updates it for 21st Century humans. We address common modern-day problems: stress, depression, anxiety, alienation, technology overload, lackluster digestion, low back pain, and other issues common to modern humans. By practicing in a small group, we build community and experience in real time how we are co-creating our reality and healing each other at the personal and social level.
Each practice begins with "calling in the four directions,” a ceremony/meditation based on the Four Directions of Native American spirituality. By calling in the four directions and sitting in circle, we align with ancient and powerful archetypes and connect our own story to the larger story of humanity and the global shift we are experiencing at this time.
This is followed by pranayama and a series of warm-ups designed to prepare the body for the deeper postures. We slowly and mindfully open the major joints (spine, hips, shoulders), warm up the core, and perform heating flowing yoga series like Sun Salutations or Surya Namaskar “B” series. Then we dive in through a well-sequenced series that will bring you to your edge and take you deep inside. The series culminates in an apex pose followed by a sweet savasana.
What is Forrest Yoga and Why Should I Study It?
Forrest Yoga is an internally-focused practice that utilizes emotional process work to create transformation. Forrest Yoga asks you bring your entire being–mind, body, and spirit–to your practice. You will grow stronger as you deepen your breath, tap into your truth, and embody your spirit, first on the mat, and then off. Forrest Yoga cultivates a deep awareness of your yoga practice and life process. Forrest Yoga is a holistic, therapeutic healing system for those who want to break patterns, find strength, and live a full-spectrum life.
Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to feel authentically and respond honestly.
Part of the spirit pledge of the founder of Forrest Yoga, Ana Forrest, is "mending the rainbow hoop of the people."
By practicing and healing our own selves, we help heal the fabric of society. Each one, reach one. By coming together and practicing in circle, we build a tribe, a community of people committed to healing ourselves and our social fabric. And by donating a portion of the proceeds to a community service organization, we directly impact larger social organizations helping heal the hoop of the people (and animals, who directly impact the lives of their humans). Aho.
Fall 2017 Theme: Designing Your Life
Friday 10/20 from 6-8pm
Benefits Hispanic Federation for disaster relief in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Millions of people are still struggling from these natural disasters.
Friday 11/10 from 6-8pm
Benefits Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, which helps stray and abandoned animals find loving homes. Adopt, don't shop!
Saturday 11/25 from 3-5pm
Benefits Women Rising in Jersey City. Help women establish self-sufficiency and live safe, productive, and fulfilling lives.
$40 per Circle or $108 for all three
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE. VISIT MY SHOP TO REGISTER.