Ana Forrest is an inspiration. She has been changing people’s lives for over 40 years and is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. Ana is a Medicine Woman, the creatrix of Forrest Yogaand author of the highly-acclaimed book, Fierce Medicine. Ana created Forrest Yoga as she worked through her own life traumas— including abuse, addictions and an unhealthy relationship with food—to find healing. She teaches from an intuitive and highly-developed understanding of the human body and psyche. Native American Medicine and the clinical application of healing modalities—including homeopathic and naturopathic remedies, reflexology, pressure point & craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic, and hands-on healing always inform her work. Ana’s Spirit pledge is to do her part in ‘Healing the Hoop of the People’. It’s her life’s work. Each year she gives thousands of people the tools tohelp them design a life that makes them proud. Ana received a Los Angeles Mayoral Commendation for her outstanding teaching and healing work in the community — the first time a major U.S. city bestowed such an honor on a yogi or yogini! Thousands of yoga teachers have been trained by Ana. She headlines at yoga events across the globe, contributes regularly to many yoga, health and Spirituality publications, and is a guest lecturer at educational institutions. Her book, Fierce Medicine is published in English, German, Russian, Turkish and as an audio book, read by Ana.
Jose Calarco has a rich international history in both indigenous culture www.descendance.com.au and the contemporary arts: spaning over a period of 30 years and through more than 40 countries. José’s vast experiences have seen him develop a unique and expansive style as a performing musician, songwriter and artistic director. In 2014 Jose joined forces with international yoga legend Ana Forrest www.forrestyoga.com as a ceremonial director, medicine man, musical shaman & co-yoga teacher, providing artistic and cultural direction into their international yoga events. Jose & Ana’s synergetic Collison of worlds is today reshaping the future of Yoga. One of José’s career highlights took place in 2004 when his dance company “Descendance” won world’s best indigenous live act in South Korea at the UNESCO hosted “World Culture Open”: Jose has created performances for international dignitaries such as: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, The Dali Lama, Queen Elizabeth, Justin Timberlake, and Cate Blanchett, to name but a few.