Today Ana and Jose are at the forefront of the Yoga world, guiding its future and evolution. Together, Ana and Jose teach people how to use the tools of Forrest Yoga to move out numbness and connect to the rich spectrum of feeling and purpose.
Ana Forrest is an inspiration and has been changing people’s lives for over 45 years. She is an internationally-recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. She is the Creatrix of Forrest Yoga, a mystic, visionary, philanthropist, author, and Medicine Woman. Ana crafted Forrest Yoga while working through healing from her own life’s traumas – abuse and addictions, the helplessness around the addictions, and the ongoing suffering from chronic injuries & illnesses. The process of healing herself inspired her to teach others about what really works to heal themselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Jose Calarco joined forces with Ana in 2014 and brings a long history of shamanism and healing into Forrest Yoga events. Jose’s experience as a musician, medicine man & Director of Descendance Aboriginal dance theatre www.descendance.com.au spans more than 30 years. Jose has incorporated ceremony, music, dance, ancient healing techniques, veganism and First Nation Philosophies into Forrest Yoga, helping students move from the ordinary to the extraordinary.