Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program

Forrest Yoga Guardian Teachers: Heidi Sormaz and Denise Hopkins

This program is open to individuals who have completed the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training Courseor the Fresh Yoga Teacher Training Course.

This program includes 4, 2-day workshops, four bridge calls, ongoing support with certification and community interaction.

The 8-day immersion includes morning practice (meditation, chanting and ceremony), instruction in hands-on assisting, sequencing, practice teaching and receiving teaching feedback, level 1 ceremony and process work.

Why the FY Mentorship Program?

* Continue to Develop Forrest Yoga Teaching Skill
* Increase Hands-on Assisting Skills
* Maintain Community with other Forrest Yoga Teachers
* Structured Guidance and Support Through the Certification Process
* Fulfills Requirement for Forrest Yoga Level 3 Certification

Heidi Sormaz Forrest YogaGuardian Teacher: Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D., E-RYT 500, is the owner and director of Fresh Yoga studios in New Haven. She has studied Yoga for over 27 years and taught for 20. A Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga teacher and Forrest Yoga Guardian Teacher, Heidi teaches the Forrest Yoga 200-HR and Advanced Teacher Trainings. She has taught at Esalen, Kripalu and many other national venues. In 2008, Yoga Journal named Heidi one of their "Next Generation of Yoga Teachers." To read article click here! Ana chose Heidi Sormaz and Catherine Allen as the 1st Forrest Yoga Mentors to teach the Forrest Yoga Foundation and Advanced Teacher Trainings. In 2013, The Great Course selected Heidi to develop their 1st ever course on Yoga and Health.

Denise HopkinsDenise Hopkins, E-RYT 500, Forrest Yoga Guardian began her yoga journey after working for 13 years in the NYC fashion industry. Yoga became her saving grace to the competitive nature of the business. After searching for a teacher training in the city, she decided to take the Forrest Yoga training based on gut instinct. It was life changing. She completed her training with founder Ana Forrest in 2005 and currently assists Ana nationally at workshops and teacher trainings. Through FY, Denise learned the skills she needed to let go of old behavior patterns which set her up for being “walked on”. She found an inner strength which birthed new confidence, passion, and lots of feeling. In 2010 Denise partnered up with Kate Lubensky to create Yoga for Breast Cancer, a DVD created to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors. It was so well received that they recently produced two more DVD’s entitled Gentle Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Heart Health. Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing. She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need. Denise’s way of instructing is direct, clear, and inspiring. It is her desire that every student feels seen and understood. She also incorporates her work with Cranial Sacral Therapy into her hands-on assists and private sessions.

Location, Dates, Requirements

New Haven, CT
Venue is Fresh Yoga, Erector Square Location

This program will also be available online.

2022 Round
September 17-18, 2022
October 15-16, 2022
November 12-13, 2022
December 10-11, 2022

Pre-registration for the 2022 round is required by:
September 1, 2022

Register now at the Fresh Yoga MINDBODY Store (click on "teacher training").

Registration Fees and Structure:
$1900 plus CT state tax
$1800 plus CT state tax if signed up prior to August 17th, 2022 (Cancellation prior to 3 weeks before the 1st workshop, you will be refunded less a $100 processing fee).
There are no refunds after a round has begun.

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