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Weekend Workshops with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco

Fascinate on the Mysteries of your Internal Wilderness

This workshop begins with a short, yet very special Ceremony of song, invocation & smoke blessing. Ana & Medicine Man, Jose Calarco set the intent for the practice and honor the ancestors and custodians of our sacred land.

Embark on a journey into the depths of yourself and savor the opportunity to get curious about what you carry within. In this workshop you will develop skills that strengthen your quality of attention to yourself. You will learn to be receptive to when your practice is dull and use that to unearth something new about yourself.

Build a good, high quality relationship with your Spirit to grow more acceptance, awareness and self respect.

Uncover the Beauty, and strength that lies within.

Saturday April 28th: 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Fear, Apathy, Pain — get to know them. They used to be tools that you would turn to for survival.

Saturday April 28th 5:00pm-7:00pm: Connecting to your wiser self to help you make a different choice.

Sunday April 29th 2:00pm-4:30pm: Celebration of who you are. Accepting all parts of yourself.



Learn more about the Instructor(s)

Ana Forrest

Ana Forrest is an inspiration and has been changing people’s lives for over 40 years. She is an internationally-recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, a Medicine Woman, the creatrix of Forrest Yoga, author of the highly-acclaimed book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit, and is one of the most respected yoginis on the planet.

Forrest Yoga is renowned globally as a powerful, therapeutic, internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through her own healing from her life’s trauma and experience and she teaches yoga 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, anatomy, reflexology, pressure point therapy, craniosacral therapies, Shiatsu, chiropractic and hands on healing—always inform her work.

Ana is also a certified regression therapist, Reiki Master, ordained practitioner of Native American Medicine and consultant to a number of education and research bodies, including: F.A.R.E. Play (Foundation for Athletic Research and Education) and The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic.

Ana’s Spirit pledge is to do her part in ‘Mending (Healing) the Hoop of the People’. This is her life’s work. Each year she gives thousands of people the tools to help them design a life that they are proud of. With Ana’s meticulous guidance, her students cultivate an acute awareness of their own yoga practice and life, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing, and healing. Her tribe of Forrest Yoga teachers around the world pledge to help Ana fulfil her Spirit Pledge by contributing to Mending the Hoop.

Ana has 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! She headlines at Yoga Journal Live, Asia Yoga Conference, Wanderlust festivals, The Big Web Yoga Weekend and contributes regularly to many yoga, health and Spirituality publications. Ana guest lectures at educational institutions and runs Forrest Yoga Teacher Training programs every year.

Fierce Medicine is published in English, German, Russian, Turkish (Korean coming soon), and as an audio book, read by Ana herself.

Ana creates and co-teaches all of her workshops and events with her partner, Medicine Man Jose Calarco. Each yoga event is filled with Ceremony, song, music, culture and sublimely sequenced Forrest Yoga asana.

Jose Calarco

Jose Calarco has had a long and varied association in the Arts, Music and Yoga in Australia and around the World for the last thirty years. In this time he has covered almost the entire spectrum of experience, from producer and administrator of large-scale events, to innovative artistic direction in the fields of Dance, Film, Theatre, Yoga and Music. Jose’s strong management credentials have seen his company “Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre” www.descendance.com.au : grow into one of Australia’s leading international cultural exports. Descendance has performed in over 40 countries and at some of the world’s biggest events. In 2004 Descendance won UNESCOS prize at “The World Culture Open” in South Korea as the world’s best indigenous live act.

In 2014 Jose joined forces with international yoga legend Ana Forrest www.forrestyoga.com as a ceremonial musical director, business mentor, and Ana’s life partner, providing artistic and cultural direction into Ana’s international yoga events. Jose is a singer, songwriter, musician, storyteller and Medicine man. Jose & Ana’s Synergetic Collison of worlds is today reshaping the future of Yoga.

Jose Calarco has been Director of four successful performing Dance & Music companies: which include: Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre, Ngaru Aboriginal Dancers, Flamenco Dreaming, and Antonio Vargas Flamenco Dance Theatre. Jose also gained valuable experience from managing high profile arts companies in Sydney : Halftix (an internationally renowned discount arts box office), The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust (Australia’s initial funding source for the arts) and Ticketek (Australia’s premier box office) Jose’s five years as a Film Buyer & Programmer for movie giants “Village/Roadshow” helped broaden his wide-ranging skills across the arts.

José’s rich international history in both indigenous culture and the contemporary arts has seen him develop a unique and expansive style as a performing musician, songwriter and artistic director. Jose’s was at the forefront of the world music and dance movement in Australia in the eighties as a producer, promoter and performer. 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. Jose also produces international dance & cultural music shows at large scale corporate events for illustrious audiences in the fields of science, technology, Medicine, performing arts, and politics.

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Start: Apr 28 - End: Apr 29
Cost: $240 + GST for Full Weekend or $85+GST for each. Register Here
Total Hours: 6.5
Format: Weekend workshop

Location: City Studio
#110-1985 West Broadway
Vancouver , BC Canada
Phone: 604-739-2009