Ottawa Yogis…. Ana will be with you again soon! Here’s what happened last time she was in town.

“If you want to use yoga to heal emotional pain, you must find out where it resides in your body and learn to take your breath there. I don’t teach yoga to help people to transcend. I want people’s Spirits to reside in their body. I literally want to help people embody their Spirit, not go through life fragmented.” – Ana T. Forrest

The Forrest Yoga seminars help you connect to your core – getting strong and centered. It uses heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins. The long holds in the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell.

The Forrest Yoga seminars are offered to practitioners of all levels. As a beginner, you learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with your body. As you progress, you get proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you; particularly with physical and emotional injuries.

Join Ana Forrest at PranaShanti Yoga Centre and sign up today!

Ana Workshop Poster - April 2017Unraveling the Mysteries of the Hips, Neck and Shoulders

Friday, April 28, 2017 – 6 pm – 8:30 pm
This workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, dance & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honour those taking part, the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land.

In this Forrest Yoga session you learn to create freedom and strength in hip, neck and shoulders. You will learn to safely unlock these habitual tension spots through intensely focused breathwork and asana (including inversions, standing poses and vinyasa). Strengthen and lengthen the muscles around these joints and create space in these areas. This work helps you walk through your life with grace and freedom.

Building the Warrior Heart

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 am – 12:30 pm
This workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, dance & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honour those taking part, the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land.

With Forrest Yoga’s heart-opening asanas, you learn to breathe in a way that opens your core and gives the heart the support and counsel of the rest of the primary charkas. Learn to remove the emotional shielding from your heart so it can truly and honestly feel each new experience afresh. This helps your heart and Spirit be more resilient, flexible and adept at surfing emotional waves. Begin building skill in accessing, cleansing and resolving emotional issues and move them out of the cell tissue, thus freeing your heart. This makes room for seeing and absorbing the beauty and sweetness in our world, which nourishes the heart.

Nourish Your Spirit

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 2:30 pm – 5 pm
This is a non-asana workshop.

This workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, dance & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honour those taking part, the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land. We often live in a way that entraps our Spirit and confines it to a small space within our body. Experience Forrest Yoga meditation exercises, chants, and a dharma talk to create a safe space for your Spirit to live more freely and fully in your body. You will strengthen your relationship with your Spirit and walk through life as your Spirit dictates.

Rewire Your Brain

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10 am – 12:30 pm
This workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, dance & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honour those taking part, the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land.

Are you ready to claim the life you most desire? It starts with getting on your mat and questing for it. In this workshop you will explore and understand which of your behaviors work and which don’t. Nourish and rewire your mind to change habitual behaviors that hold you back from claiming the life you most desire. Build new neurological pathways through breath and asana to ignite fresh connections within your brain, and create new patterns that help you move forward.

Romance Your Spirit

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:30 pm – 5 pm
This workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, dance & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honour those taking part, the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land.

Does your practice brighten or dim your Spirit? Make the choice to brighten up and fascinate in process! Forrest Yoga teaches you to focus your intent on connecting to and Romancing your Spirit. How? By choosing, in the moment, to breathe in a way that brightens you; to do your poses in a way that invites your Spirit to permeate into all of your body. This welcomes your Spirit home.

Cost:

$95.00 per person per seminar.

$450.00 per person for the 5-seminar full weekend.