DT 091: Disobey the Lie with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco

For more than four decades, Ana Forrest (@forrestyoga) has been bringing her particular brand of Fierce Medicine to the Yoga world. An internationally-recognized pioneer in Yoga and emotional healing, Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through healing from her own life’s trauma and experience. Jose Calarco, her co-director of Forrest Yoga, also comes from a long history with Shamanism and healing – just in a different sphere – that of music and the performing arts. Forrest Yoga is renowned as a powerfully physical, internally-focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life.


In this episode, you’ll hear from Ana and Jose on: 

  • [09.55] Walking through the fear and trauma. Ana and Jose discuss their approach to overcoming fear and self-doubt by using their energy and experience to deepen their wisdom, quieten their minds and make courageous choices.


  • [20.26] The principles and purpose of Forrest Yoga. Jose explains that their mission is to heal themselves, heal the planet and heal the people. Their unique method encourages intense self-inquiry and is informed by the wisdom of Native American and Australian Aboriginal cultures.    


  • [26.04] Ceremonies and sacred song. The couple describe their classes as spiritual gatherings, full of atmosphere and adventure, and focused on strengthening the connection between body and spirit.


  • [33.35] Conscious eating. Jose and Ana actively promote the benefits of a plant-based diet and encourage others to consider veganism as a healthy, ethical and compassionate way of life.


  • [43.30] The power of the arts. Students of Forrest Yoga are invited to sing, play instruments and take part in storytelling in order to stimulate their creativity and engage in a sublime spiritual experience.  



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  • Veronica Lombo and I are going on a tour through Europe beginning in January. You can check out all the details at https://henrywins.com/events/


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