Inspire authentically is what I hope to share with everyone I encounter. I would love for everyone to be seen & heard for whom they really are. To share their authentic selves. It took me many years to understand that I can only be seen for whom I am if I myself look inwards with an honest and truthful vision.
In my own Yoga training in 2013 with Ana Forrest I finally stood up and faced layers of underlying patterns that caused my whole body to be in severe pain for several years. I would swallow every thing – bringing my stomach to a standstill and ending up with food allergies and intolerance to almost every food item. Feeling constantly fatigued, endlessly bothered with headaches, shoulder and neck issues. That was till I made healing a lifestyle and started to embrace my sensitivity to the fullest – I can now eat whatever I want, although I do appreciate a “clean” diet. I also understand that it is within my own hands to ease an occasional headache and interpret the signals of arising tightness in my shoulders. The tools lie within us – within our awareness. Caring, appreciating and nourishing ourselves. I would like to support as many of you as possible to discover and find those "tools" that you have inside yourself, to empower and embrace your truest desires to live a healthy life.
My classes are all based on the philosophy of Forrest Yoga. Named after its founder Ana Forrest. It is a contemporary style of yoga based on traditional Hatha yoga - that is particularly designed to address current day stresses and challenges (physical as well as emotional) in our Western world and lifestyle. It is a great way to move back into your body and live from your inside out in an authentic and sustainably healthy way. Pose names and class language I choose is modern which makes it accessible and understandable also for non - or less experienced yogis. I put a strong focus on safe alignment, deep breathing and incrementely growing deep core muscles and flexibility. In consideration of your body type, history of injuries, age and level of experience.
The four pillars of Forrest Yoga:
Learn to breathe deeply and connect in feeling with your body.
Connect to your core – get strong and centered –rejuvenate every cell.
Develop a warriors heart and learn how to feel authentic.
Embody your spirit.
“Our bodies tell our stories, and they always tell the truth when we listen. I want to help you hear your body’s story, then teach it to speak its truth.” – Ana T. Forrest
Besides being a recognized pioneer in Yoga, Ana Forrest is also a medicine women, philosopher, healer and truth-speaker.