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Healing Yoga Circle:
A Forrest Yoga Weekend Series

I have been practicing Forrest Yoga since 2010. Forrest Yoga is a healing, strength-building practice that utilizes an intention to guide students 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 more. 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 what we call in Forrest Yoga “calling in the four directions,” a short ceremony/meditation based on the Four Directions of Native American spirituality, a concept that is ancient and reflected in practices such as Feng Shui, tarot, shamanism, astrology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, I Ching, paganism, etc. 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 and co-creating at this time.

We then move through 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 of poses that will bring you to your edge and take you deep inside. The series culminates in an apex pose followed by a sweet savasana. Each Healing Yoga Circle is limited to 10 participants to ensure individual attention and appropriate modifications for all.

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 to use your entire being–mind, body, and spirit–to cleanse emotional and mental blockages that limit your sense of freedom and well-being. 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.

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Healing Yoga Circle: A Forrest Yoga Series
Dates: January 10th & 24th, 2016
Location: Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga
Address: 227 E. 24th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Aves.)

Mats are available for rental. All props available at the studio.

$35 per Circle or $65 per month


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3 responses to “Forrest Yoga

  1. Desimira Ivanova

    Dear Lola, I signed up online for one of the circles, through the paypal option but I couldn’t specify the date I’m wishing to attend on. Could you please add my name for the Mech 15th class?
    Thank you very much for accommodating me in this fabulous experience!
    Desi Ivanova

  2. David Carroll

    Dear Lola, I have taken one (1) yoga class, it was a forest yoga class taught by Shayna. I don’t have paypal, so will have to pay in cash for the class on 5/31. I am looking to get some flexibility to improve my golf game. Other than being old and out of shape, I have no injuries or conditions that should negatively effect anything.

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