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Class Package

10 Classes - $100
You may still drop in for $12/class

I am offering these MP3 format Forrest Yoga Classes, taught by me, for you to download. You may save them to your computer and listen to them on your ipod or wherever you are able to: July 28th, 2008 (39 MB) More to come!


Yoga is a practice which continuously cultivates my body, mind, and heart. It is a sanctuary where I can come to wring out my body, center my mind, and acknowledge my heart. I apply my student disposition to all things yoga, and I bring my love of teaching to it's unreachable shores.

I am currently teaching a yoga class twice a week at The Yoga Studio at MMMS, in downtown Ruidoso. See the sidebar to your right for details. Private sessions are available. Email for any questions and to schedule.

What is Forrest Yoga®?

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Ana Forrest spent 30 years developing Forrest Yoga® specifically to address Our People's stresses and challenges, both physical and emotional. Forrest Yoga uses intense pose sequences, compassionately taught, to develop skills in awakening each of the senses. It teaches you to bring aliveness, using breath, into every cell of your body, igniting your passion for living.

The pillars of Forrest Yoga® are Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit. Its mission is to create in each of us a sense of freedom, a connection to our spirit and the courage to walk as our spirit dictates; thus, doing our part in "Mending the Hoop of the People". Forrest Yoga will teach you to Go Deeper, find your Truth and encourage you to take these gifts you have earned Beyond the Mat into the rest of your life.

As a beginner to Forrest Yoga®, 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. Learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear, struggle, and breakthroughs. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.

Forrest Yoga® does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires that you bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The Forrest Yoga® method gets you connecting to your core - getting strong and centered. It uses heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins while the long holds in the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell.

Forrest Yoga® honors and celebrates the beauty of life and the power of Spirit. It is an inspiring yoga workout that builds flexibility, intelligence and strength while helping deepen the relationship with your authentic self. Accessing your intuition, the voice of your Spirit, builds personal strength and ushers integrity into your daily interactions with all beings. Forrest Yoga challenges you to heal, grow and welcome your Spirit home.

On sale at my studio:

1/4" Extra Thick Mat

4" Foam Yoga Block

6' Cotton Yoga Strap

All by Wai Lana.

Yoga Links

Basic Yoga Info

List Yoga Teacher Trainings - At Yoga
Yoga Basics: online guide to the practice of yoga, pranayama, postures, poses, asana, breathing, meditation
Bandhas - Detailed discussion/description of the Bandhas.
World of Yoga - Desikachar and Krishnamacharya website, the Yoga of Yoga, yoga as way more than just asana practice.
Yogi Times - A magazine that presents essentials for experienced yogis, tips for beginners, intrigue for the curious, features and articles for anyone seeking an authentic life of balance and abundance. - Great forums, online community of Yogis. - Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga made in Germany. Lots of info and pictures on the postures. Some in German.

Yoga Teachers

Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute - Pattabhi Jois Website
Desikachar interview - Yoga is about mind...
Forrest Yoga - The Yoga system developed by Ana Forrest incorportating vigorous sequencing, long holds, ab work, and emotional work, where I received my training.
Shiva Rea - Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
Richard Freeman - Ashtanga Yoga.

Hindu Yoga Scriptures etc

Hindu books, good list.
Yoga Sutras - Links to different translations of the Yoga Sutras online.

Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga - The Yoga system developed by Ana Forrest incorportating vigorous sequencing, long holds, ab work, and emotional work, where I received my training.
Core Sequencing - Structural Bodywork, Forrest Yoga, Cleansing, and Emotional Process. The perfect package.
Whole Life Times Article - Exploring Yoga?s Outer Limits with Ana Forrest
Download Forrest Yoga classes for a fee.

Kundalini Yoga

Golden Bridge Yoga - Gurmukh's Kundalini Yoga Center and Community in LA. I love Gurmukh!
Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization - Kundalini Yoga's main organization. Their site has lots of info and Kundalini Yoga sets, kriyas, and meditations.
Kundalini Yoga in the Loop - Shakti Kaur's website, a great resource again for Kundalini Yoga practices.
Kundalini Research Institute - The publishing company for Kundalini Yoga materials, produces many books not available on Amazon.

Yoga Products

Manduka Mats - High quality, expensive yoga mat.
Crescent Moon Yoga - Yoga accessories and bags, fashionable, functional, and expensive.
Prana Clothing - The most well established and well loved yoga clothing.
Marika - Sells the ShivaShakti Yoga clothing line, which is fabulous.

Yoga Videos

- Introductions and demonstrations to help you better understand the type of yoga I teach.

The following video is Ana Forrest's Yoga Journal Demonstration. It is inspiring and amazing, and remember, she is about 50 years old! (My classes will not be like this)
Part I

Part II

Intro to Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh

Breath of Fire Primer w/ Ana Brett and Ravi Singh

Intro to Ashtanga Yoga w/ Nicki Doane

Email me at shiva[at]presencemassage[dot]com