Teachings

The following classes can be offered as group classes, individual and/or ceremonial teachings that can be tailored for 1 hour, 90 min or 2-hour sessions.

Hangdog Yoga – Need more stamina, strength and gravity surfing? Come strengthen your core, learn to avoid lock off and other common climbing injuries with intense anatomy sessions and find the playfulness of balance in your gravity surfing. Forrest Yoga asanas are specifically created to heal injury and trauma both emotionally and physically. This class is for any power hungry junky ready to move into ease and grace. With the expertise of having been a sponsored competitive climber and training with Jim Waugh and the Phoenix Rock Gym, Candace was also the REI Climbing Lead in Tempe, Arizona for 5 years. Climbing on all types of rock around the world and being injured herself, the only thing that healed the scar tissue, the persistent inflammation, and chronic pain was the practice of Forrest Yoga. Come learn how to heal and improve your practice. (Although stoked with climbing knowledge, any and every athlete and play-hard trainee is welcome).

Forrest Basics – A foundation class using Forrest sequencing and poses beginning with pranyama, warm-up, hot flow, warm-down and savasana with assists. Slower paced, holding poses longer to increase strength and build a fire to sweat out and release toxins and stress. Reenergizing your body to health and healing.

Forrest 2/3 (Intermediate and Advanced) – A deeper practice of Forrest Yoga that includes advanced poses of interlocks, inversions and gravity surfing. A playful and intense practice that can be modified for anyone with a basic knowledge of the Forrest Foundation asanas. Playing with your edge, increasing confidence and releasing the stuckness in your body and mind to let go of what holds you back. Come play.

Intensive Forrest Workshops – These workshops are specialized classes that use Forrest sequencing that target specific parts of the body at each workshop. For example: Hips and Backbends, Shoulders/Abs, Knees and Inversions. Healing and Injury focused the workshops open locked spots in the body with breath and movement adding a playfulness to enliven your spirit. These workshops are generally 2 hours long.

Native Roots – Centered on a traditional Native American spiritual ceremony of calling in the 4 directions. Chanting and drumming, we will begin the journey with breath. Ceremonies are part of the Forrest Intensives and can be a blessing for any opening where sacred space needs to be held and shared.

Pranyama Fire – Breathing meditations using gentle asana and heat to awaken the spirit. Qi gong healing sounds and fire building pranayama heat the core and bring energy gently into early morning sunrise.

Healing Sessions – One on one focusing healing and asana to heal injury and unlock blocked energy asking illness or disease what it wants to teach you. Empathic and energy moving 1 hour sessions

Private Sessions – 1-2 people with a focus on specific areas or asanas chosen for each class. Using Forrest sequencing, an intelligent process will guide you into a deeper practice with hands-on assists and guided focus, using breath, increasing strength and grace in movement.