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Types of Yoga

Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga

What is Forrest Yoga?

Forrest yoga is a style of practice first invented by Ana Forrest in 1982. She developed this type of yoga as way to deal with the traumas and challenges of modern day life. Forrest yoga is structured around four main pillars: Breath, Integrity, Strength, and Spirit. The practice itself is a mix of vinyasa and iyengar yoga, with Native American overtones and themes revolving around self-healing, ceremony, song, and dance.


There is no “typical” forrest yoga class or specific sequence of postures. Every practice is up to the discretion of the instructor with some general consistencies. Forrest yoga often begins with a short session of breath work, followed by yoga postures that progress toward a peak pose, concluding with a cool-down and savasana. Forrest yoga classes take place in rooms heated between 80 and 85 degrees. Here are a few more things you should know about forrest yoga.



Who it’s for
  • Beginner to advanced yogis
  • Anyone with chronic neck or low back pain
  • Anyone seeking to heal emotional trauma


Who it’s not for
  • Forrest yoga is good for everyone!
How it will help you
  • Relieves low back pain and neck pain
  • Eases emotional trauma and stress
  • Improves strength and flexibility
  • Relieves chronic pain
  • Connection and healing of deep emotions


How it will not help you
  • Everyone can benefit from forrest yoga
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Gail
Excellent.

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Shveta
Very good class..

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Jayashree
Anupama is non judgemental and shows compassion which enables... Read more

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Sheetal
Wonderful class

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Carolyn
Thank you for teaching me new stretches using the foam roller... Read more

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Anupama
Excellent session as always. Feel very calm and relaxed after... Read more

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Get started with Forrest Yoga

Read more about Forrest Yoga – but the best way to learn is to try it! Sign up for a free trial with MyYogaTeacher and get 14-days of unlimited live yoga classes online plus 2 complimentary private yoga sessions to help you get started!