Ana Forrest has been changing people’s lives for nearly 40
years. An internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional
healing, Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through her own
healing from her life’s trauma and experience. With thousands of
licensed practitioners around the world, Forrest Yoga is renowned
as an intensely physical, internally focused practice that
emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and
into daily life.
By teaching asana, breath and an awareness of the movement of
energy through the body, Ana teaches yoga from an intuitive and
highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche. With
her meticulous guidance, Ana’s students cultivate an acute
awareness of their own practice and life process, resulting in an
exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing and healing.
For Ana, this is her intent. “In teaching Forrest Yoga, I am doing
my part to mend the hoop of the people - to inspire people to clear
through the stuff that hardens them and sickens their bodies so
they can walk freely and lightly in a healing way, in a Beauty
Ana took her first yoga class at age 14 on a dare and became a
certified instructor at age 18. Her extensive study and clinical
application of healing modalities, including homeopathic and
naturopathic remedies, anatomy, reflexology, pressure point
therapy, craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic, polarity
and hands on healing, always informs her work. In her life-long
pursuit of becoming a better teacher and healer, Ana has undertaken
intimate studies in Sweat Lodge, Pipe Ceremony, Vision Quest and
Sundance with various Native American and African healers.
Ana is an ordained practitioner of Native American Medicine, a
Reiki Master, a Certified Regression Therapist, and a graduate of
Anthony Robbins Master University. She is a Faculty Member at The
University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and sits on the
Boards of F.A.R.E. Play (Foundation for Athletic Research and
Education) and Earth & Sky Circle (organization for Native
American Ceremony). She is the recipient of a Los Angeles Mayoral
Commendation recognizing her outstanding teaching and healing work
in the community, the first time a major U.S. city bestowed such an
honor on a yogi or yogini. Ana is a regular contributor to Yoga
Journal and a consultant to the USAF 48th Fighter Wing (RAF
Lakenheath, UK), Exalted Warrior Foundation (Tampa, FL) and
hiwecanhelp.org (Newcastle, UK).
Ana has generated extensive worldwide media coverage. She
continues to teach throughout the year around the world. Her book,
Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite
the Spirit, (HarperOne) was released May 2011.
Forrest Yoga's therapeutic credentials are based on over 40
years of research and experience from working with thousands of
people across the globe.