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Day-Long Assisting Workshop with Ana Forrest

Make the Connection: The Philosophy and Practice of Hands-On Assists
Sunday June 30th 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 - 6:30 PM

Use this full day hands-on assisting intensive to develop the understanding and skill for effective hands-on assists. You will deepen your awareness of the alignment and purpose of each pose and find confidence in using your voice and your hands as you authentically make a connection with your students.

The morning session is devoted to asana practice and practicing specific hands-on assists. In addition to hands-on assists, the afternoon session includes the exploration of connection, energetics, and right relationship between the student and teacher through writing, seeing, working with injuries and question and answer.

This workshop is open to all yoga teachers and intermediate / advanced students.


Fresh Yoga 319 Peck St, New Haven CT, US 06513

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles



Jun 30
02:00 amto02:00 am

Sunday June 30th 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 - 6:30 PM
$150, or $125 earlybird by June 20th



$150, or $125 earlybird by June 20th

Full Description

Ana Forrest is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. Born crippled, her own life trauma and experiences, which include physical abuse, drug addiction, epilepsy, and bulimia, compelled her to create Forrest Yoga® and the Forrest Yoga® Educational Library.

Ana took her first yoga class on a dare at age 14 and became a certified yoga instructor at age 18. In her search to become a better healer and teacher, she studied Native American medicine and ceremony, Polarity Therapy, Homeopathy, Hands-On Healing, Martial Arts, Psychotherapy, and Regression Therapy.

Her philosophy and approach are unique and powerful, drawing on her vast life experiences. She is a living example of a spirit who has freed herself from the bondage of trauma, and chosen a warrior's path of compassion. Having studied a multitude of Yoga styles and healing modalities, Ana's focus is on guiding the student to use Forrest Yoga® in a meaningful way for the sacred exploration of truth, wholeness, and health.

The way she teaches Asana, Breath, and the movement of energy allows for the epiphanies of the students' life experiences to emerge. These illuminations create a unique and powerful opportunity for the student to make practical life decisions based on their experiences.

She is a well-known contributing expert to Yoga Journal and other national wellness publications. She has journeyed to India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and through out Europe and the United States and currently teaches internationally at yoga conferences, workshops, and teacher trainings. Ana is on the board of Advisors for the Foundation for Athletic Research & Education ( play) and is an instructor for continuing education at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic.