There are many doorways to a yoga practice but no matter which you choose, there are 5 Pillars on which you can build your foundation. These are the Pillars of Forrest Yoga, the tradition that informs the way I teach.
Breathe deeply, connect in feeling with your body, use the power of breath to bring aliveness into every cell of your body and ignite your passion for living.
Connect to your core, to be strong and centered. Work with pose sequences designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses. Hold poses longer to help you progress and go deeper and build heat in the body. As you build your own heat, you learn to meet the physical sensation of heat with deep breathing which oxygenates and rejuvenates every cell in your body.
Develop tools to safely tailor each pose to work best for you, particularly if you are working with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you begin to understand how to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.
Create a sense of freedom, a connection to your Spirit and the courage to walk as your Spirit dictates.
There is also a Fifth Pillar, which is to GO DEEPER – And this is for the Yoga Vets. This means to go back to the beginning, revisit your foundation and dive deeper into, maybe even dismantle pieces of it, and rebuild, reshape and renew.
⊗ Teaches you to go deeper to find your truth, and encourages you to take these gifts you have learned beyond the mat and into the rest of your life.
⊗ Honors and celebrates the beauty of life and the power of Spirit. It is an inspiring yoga practice 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.
⊗ Challenges you to heal, grow and welcome your Spirit home.
This class is for all levels beginners and long-practiced yogis alike, I invite you to Start Now or GO DEEPER!