The Forrest Yoga Immersion is a 5-day teacher training that promotes powerful insights providing deeper integration with one's true self. The focus of the course is creating a space where each of us can feel enough, more accepting of ourselves and stronger. Spend time in a community of committed yogis exploring the richness of Forrest yoga.
It will help teachers to become a more skilful, passionate, intelligent and authentic teacher, so you are better equipped to deal with challenges your student may have. Teaching authentically is much more effective and compelling for both you and your students.
The week will allow a deeper exploration of aspects of yoga beyond asana (pranayama, ceremony) and help you to connect more deeply with your Spirit in new and exciting ways. If you've ever thought about teaching, this would be an way to gain deeper insight into whether this is something you want to take further. (Please note; Jambo will meet with non-teachers via Skype to ensure the programme is right for them).
Taught by Jambo Truong, one of Ana’s few Forrest Yoga Guardians, over 5-days, the objective of this teacher training is to encourage trainees to develop as individuals as well as to make you a more skilled, intelligent and authentic teacher. Awareness is a vital component when developing the skills necessary to teach from your own found truths. Through daily meditation, intensives and group instruction, trainees begin to discover the voice of their own spirit, which leads to a truly authentic life path.
Meditation and Intensives
Each day starts off with a ceremony involving chanting, drumming and meditation to set the intent for the day and create the space for healing and connection to your Spirit, followed by a 2-hour intensive that will create a heightened sense of physical, emotional and spiritual awareness while challenging every muscle and cell in your body. Through a carefully sequenced Forrest Yoga asanas, Jambo will open you to amazing depths and feelings of awareness. You will leave feeling cleansed, refreshed and alive. The intensives are a sanctuary where you can feel safe to open up, work through issues that may arise and go beyond your perceived limitations. You will learn about yourself and feel what it is like to have freedom in your own body and mind. The intensives are sure to bring each participant to new levels within their yoga practice. Injuries and special needs are addressed so that each participant experiences these classes as part of his or her own healing practice.
The afternoon sessions encompasses 4-hour sessions of training and instruction. Using skill-building exercises, trainees will work with the essential elements of teaching, such as: class sequencing, explore optimal personal nutrition, work with sadhanas (spiritual exercises), learn about personal and professional ethics, effective pose sequencing, the use of safe and effective hands-on adjustments, and effective clear, concise and powerful communication, eliminating mind-dulling habitual phrases, and tone of voice as well as the continued development of a more charismatic presence and honesty in your class.
If you are non-teacher, the afternoon sessions will help you build confidence, wherever you are in the yoga room. You will practice cues to enhance your understanding of poses and more complex breath/movement patterns (such as abdominal exercises) and experiment with several hands on assists to give you a deeper understanding of how to do these poses well. You will also learn about Forrest Yoga sequencing so that you can create your own sequences for self-practise.
We suggest that all interested trainees get acquainted with Forrest Yoga and Ana's method of instructing by purchasing the online Forrest Yoga classes with Ana Forrest or any of her Guardians on CodyApp or www.mat2mat.com
These products will introduce the concepts of Forrest Yoga and provide practice for the trainees in Forrest Yoga. The more the trainees are familiar with Forrest Yoga, the more they will progress during Jambo's training.
The course costs £550 (£250 deposit to secure place plus £100 payable by 1st of Nov, Jan and Mar - or you can pay the full amount upfront). Payment direct to Harbour Yoga - please contact Vicky for details (firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07967 088519).
Please note once made, payments are non-refundable.