Forrest Yoga was created by Ana Forrest and specifically designed to address physical and emotional stresses and challenges that are housed within our bodies. What makes Forrest Yoga unique is the methodically created pose sequences that are taught with a compassion to develop and nurture the skills that awaken each of the bodies senses. To do this the Forrest Yoga teacher brings each student to a depth of breath and feeling that penetrates every cell of their bodies. Strength and flexibility is not a requirement to do Forrest Yoga. All one needs to do Forrest Yoga is to “bring a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.” “Forrest Yoga teaches you how to Go Deeper, find your Truth, and then, take these gifts Beyond the Mat into the rest of your.”
Quotes from Teacher Training Manual, ©Ana Forrest, 2004
Meet Kristen Varadian: Kristen has been practicing yoga since 2001. All of her life she has studied the art of physical movement through various dance forms. She earned her BFA in Dance Education and Performance from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. Continuing her education, she earned her BS in Physical Education and MS in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island.
Finding yoga provided an outlet for her love of movement in a gentle way along with an interest in the physiological effects on the human body, mind and spirit. With this interest she has welcomed the teachings of Ana Forrest, her primary teacher, Jonathan Bowra, Beryl Bender Birch, Coral Brown, Ann Green, Brian Kest, Tias Little, Jill Miller, and Heather Tiddens.
Kristen is certified in Forrest Yoga Foundation and Advanced Teacher Training Course’s and Shiva Rea Embodying the Flow teacher training module as taught by Coral Brown. Kristen looks forward to her own personal and spiritual growth as a Forrest Yoga Instructor.