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 are asana (posture) focused practices. Forrest Yoga helps 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!
Friday, July 10, 2015 – 6 pm – 8:30 pm – SOLD OUT!
Vigorous and deep. Marvel in the quality of feeling achieved through Forrest Yoga’s rigorous sequence of yoga asanas (intermediate & advanced). Every cell in your body is energized. Learn to stay mindful and present throughout your practice. You will leave feeling cleansed, refreshed, and alive.
Therapeutic Benefits of Backbends
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30 am – 12 pm – SOLD OUT!
Experience the therapeutic benefits of a Forrest Yoga backbend class. Create profound and freeing changes through intelligent hand-on adjustments. Feel the sequencing of a safe class – including how to warm up and warm down for backbends to stay injury free.
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 2:30 pm – 5 pm – SOLD OUT!
Take a physical and mental journey deep into the core of your own being, where you will create a heightened sense of awareness through breath and asanas. Open to the amazing quality of feeling that lives inside as you sweat, breathe and enter into the incredible mystery that is your core.
Tame the Pain
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 9:30 am – 12 pm – SOLD OUT!
Many of us are plagued by chronic pain and injuries. Explore what works to alleviate your pain, break the injury cycle and facilitate healing. You will use specifically directed breath and asana to take the fear out of using injured muscles. Learn how to give fresh blood, oxygen and nerve energy to the painful area to unclog toxins, tension and alleviate your pain. Pain is a desperate call for help. Learn to pay attention to this cry of pain, explore what helps the area in pain. Relax your attitude enough to experiment with what works in order to build a repertoire of healing, strengthening poses. You learn to practice your yoga with a quality of attention and care that teaches you to befriend those areas that hold pain, instead of isolating them. Then, gradually you breathe free the trapped energy and release the pain. Learning how to free yourself from pain is an incredible empowering gift to give yourself.
Inversions and Arm Balances
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 2:30 pm – 5 pm – 2 Spaces Open!
Inversions and arm balancing poses are challenging and exciting. They rejuvenate the mind and body. They increase circulation of blood, oxygen, and energy, stimulating the endocrine and immune systems. Both arm balancing poses and inversions develop mental and physical strength, balance and flexibility. In this session, learn the essential elements of these powerful poses. Learn the skills of balance and then have fun applying them to your life. NOTE: This session is not appropriate for pregnant woman or those with detached retinas, or wrist or arm injuries.
$400.00 per person for the full weekend. $90.00 per person per seminar.