Forrest Yoga France
Sita Menon ~ March 9th & 10th, 2019
Connecting to Self – Arriving in the home of your body: March 9th ~ Saturday 10h-13h : All Levels
This workshop will begin with the Native American ceremony of setting the intent through the four directions followed by chanting and singing. The asana practice will take us deep into the earth – grounding through legs and delving deep into hips. Arriving and being in the home of your body is a pre-requisite to any inter-personal connection. This practice will focus on using the breath and sensation-tracking as a pathway into our emotional states and feeling into what life patterns we hold in our problems areas.
Holding space in Mindfulness – Part 1 – March 9th ~ Saturday 2:30pm – 5pm : Teachers, Space Holders and serious students
Holding space is an integral part of the journey of teaching yoga or any other modality that involves creating and holding space for the student to feel. In this segment of the Holding Space workshop – we will learn to connect into layers of feeling ourselves in relation to another. This workshop will include a short pranayama, asana and mindfulness practice to get us connected to our bodies followed by partner and group exercises that allow us to experience ourselves in relation to another in mindfulness. We will also partner up to explore assisting one another in selected yoga poses that will allow us to experience first hand how it feels to experience ourselves in active, hands-on, contact with another.
Connecting to community through connecting to oneself: March 10th ~ Sunday 10am – 1pm: All Levels
This workshop will be a sequel to Saturday’s workshop but can also be taken independently. This workshop will begin with the Native American ceremony of setting the intent through the four directions followed by chanting and singing. The asana practice will lead into backbends – softly opening heart and solar plexus through breath and poses, while maintaining a strong, grounded sense of self. We will explore how we can energetically connect to the community around us – while simultaneously – maintaining a deep connection with staying in our bodies and staying in feeling. This art of feeling deeply into oneself while staying in relationship with others is an essential part of an authentic relationship to another.
In the second segment of the Holding Space workshop – we will learn to see and read energy and to feel into another through our own bodies. This workshop will include a short pranayama, asana and mindfulness practice before we delve into partner and group work in seeing/sensing energy, use of empathing, kinesthetic transmission and communication in assisting, and learning to track being in relationship with another through our bodies with mindfulness.
(1) workshop : 65€
(2) workshops : 125€
(3) workshops: 180€
(4) workshops : 195€
*Please note that Sunday afternoon Creating Space Part 2 is only open to students enrolled for the Creating Space Part 1.
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What is Forrest Yoga?
Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives. Students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, creating a unique and powerful opportunity for them to make practical life decisions based on their own experiences.
Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. The practice is founded on four pillars : Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit.
Forrest Yoga teaches you how to 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.
Forrest Yoga teaches you to connect to your core, to be strong and centered. The intense pose sequences are designed to help you develop the skills to awaken each of your senses. The long holds help you progress in the poses and go deeper. Aided by the use of heat, your body is freed from toxins; the deep breathing oxygenates and rejuvenates every cell in your body.
Forrest Yoga teaches you to become proficient at safely tailoring each pose to work best for you, particularly with physical and emotional injuries. By learning to work honestly at your edges, you develop effective tools to deal with fear and struggle. This makes it possible for integrity, self-awareness and playful curiosity to become part of your daily life.
Forrest Yoga’s intent is to create a sense of freedom, a connection to your Spirit and the courage to walk as your Spirit dictates.
teaches you to go deeper to find your truth, and encourages you to take these gifts you have earned 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.
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