Ana Forrest's "Freedom From Struggle" Online Video Workouts on Alo Moves

Freedom From Struggle

Ana Forrest

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About the Series

Freedom is something we earn, not something that is handed to us. This month-long series will teach you to be free from struggle on your mat so that you can be free from struggle in life. Through this Forrest Yoga practice, we use inversions as a means to uncover emotional and mental roadblocks and build self-respect, self-esteem and undeniable strength.

I created Forrest Yoga over four decades ago because Struggle and Fear all too often dictate and direct our lives. Because we often disconnect ourselves from them, it can be difficult to see how they impact us on a daily basis. This method exposes both so they no longer have a place to hide.

This plan is sequenced so that you practice inversions and arm balances in four 30-minute and one hour-long class every week. Whether you’re new to going upside down or not, we all have a “no-go” zone. I will show you how to embrace moments of struggle and fear in order to achieve deep, multifaceted growth. You will learn to break free from the chains that hold you back not only in your practice but in how you approach your life!

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instructor Instructor profile

Ana Forrest has been changing people’s lives for 40 years. An internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through her own healing from her life’s trauma and experience. With thousands of licensed practitioners around the world, Forrest Yoga is renowned as a powerful, physical, internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life.

Ana is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Fierce Medicine, an ordained practitioner of Native American Medicine, a Reiki Master, a Certified Regression Therapist, and a graduate of Anthony Robbins Master University. She is a Faculty Member at The University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and sits on the Boards of F.A.R.E. Play (Foundation for Athletic Research and Education) and Earth & Sky Circle (organization for Native American Ceremony). She is the recipient of a Los Angeles Mayoral Commendation recognizing 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. Ana is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and a consultant to the USAF 48th Fighter Wing (RAF Lakenheath, UK), Exalted Warrior Foundation (Tampa, FL) and hiwecanhelp.org (Newcastle, UK).

By teaching asana, breath and an awareness of the movement of energy through the body, Ana teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche. With her meticulous guidance, Ana’s students cultivate an acute awareness of their own practice and life process, resulting in an exhilarating journey into self-discovery, cleansing and healing. For Ana, this is her intent. “In teaching Forrest Yoga, I am doing my part to mend the hoop of the people - to inspire people to clear through the stuff that hardens them and sickens their bodies so they can walk freely and lightly in a healing way, in a Beauty Way.”

Total Run Time

Duration
3 hr 12 min
(5 Videos)

Difficulty

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Intermediate

Intensity

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Intensity 3
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Classes

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    This is a preview of Ana Forrest's "Class 3" workout.
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    I'm thrilled you’ve decided to join me on this journey of discovery and transformation! Let’s take a few brief minutes to discuss the props you’ll need and how to approach ...
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    In this quick video I’ll explain some tips and modifications to expectant mothers.
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    Day 1: Class 1 (29:00)

    Welcome to class! Today we’ll begin with abdominal work and first level inversions to help you get in touch with and strengthen the muscles necessary to play upside down.
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    Day 2: Class 2 (32:22)

    This class will help you become more resourceful in using struggle and fear to advance your inversions, Yoga practice, and life.
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    Day 3: Class 3 (34:40)

    Amazing work so far this week. Today we continue our quest of freedom from struggle and fear.
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    Day 4: Class 4 (33:04)

    Today we’ll use core work and inversions to continue our journey into freedom. Let’s begin!
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    Day 5: Class 5 (54:16)

    End of our first week together! You've worked so hard and addressed so much - be sure to congratulate yourself on a successful week!
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    Though this is a “rest” day, I encourage you to make this day about what is going to serve you the best.
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    Though this is a “rest” day, I encourage you to make this day about what is going to serve you the best.
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    Day 8: Class 1 (29:00)

    Today we begin repeating classes from last week. This gives you the opportunity to approach these movements with the elevated knowledge and previous experience from last we...
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    Day 9: Class 2 (32:22)

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    Day 10: Class 3 (34:40)

    No matter your energy when you begin this class, it will be vastly improved by the end of this session!
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    Day 12: Class 5 (54:16)

    As we reach the halfway marker of this series, take count of your progress up to this point. What struggles or roadblocks have you approached? What work do you still have a...
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    Though this is a “rest” day, I encourage you to make this day about what is going to serve you the best.
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    Day 15: Class 1 (29:00)

    Today marks the half way point through this series! Use this class as a chance to check in on yourself and self-evaluate.
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    Day 16: Class 2 (32:22)

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    Day 17: Class 3 (34:40)

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    Day 18: Class 4 (33:04)

    Freedom is something that isn’t handed to you – you go after it!
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    Day 19: Class 5 (54:16)

    Remember to feel the sweetness in your poses. If you struggle in it, you'll miss it – just like if you struggle through your life, you miss the sweetness!
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    Though this is a “rest” day, I encourage you to make this day about what is going to serve you the best.
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    Day 22: Class 1 (29:00)

    You have done a wonderful job of using your struggles as a means of growth and discovery. It takes incredible discipline and tenacity to take on such an endeavor, so be sur...
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    Day 23: Class 2 (32:22)

    Remember you can use breath to deepen and cleanse as you go through these sessions. It can be the re-centering you need to reset your mind and dive deeper into your practice.
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    Day 24: Class 3 (34:40)

    This is your last time visiting class 3. I'm sure you've grown so much this month. Remember where you started this journey and be proud of how far you've come.
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    Day 25: Class 4 (33:04)

    You're almost there. Only two sessions left! Think of all you have accomplished in the past 25 days - feel proud of and blessed for having this experience!
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    Day 26: Class 5 (54:16)

    Well done! You've completed the series! I hope this plan took you to places where your mind fought and where your body was afraid to go, because it is all part of the incre...

See what people are saying about Ana Forrest’s plans

Gemma P
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Ana’s series captured and touched me. I even went hunting for her book “Fier...

Ana’s series captured and touched me. I even went hunting for her book “Fierce Medicine,” which was mind blowing and tremendously powerful! Even though the struggle-free handstand was my goal when starting this plan, now it’s simply a nice “plus” in addition to a much greater enrichment. Thanks, Ana. I love your work and your style :-)

Raquel L
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I love it! This plan is one of the most grounding yet creative inversion-orie...

I love it! This plan is one of the most grounding yet creative inversion-oriented practices I’ve ever done. It opens, unclogs and strengthens all at the same time. The sequences are progressive, and Ana is a very intelligent guide that encourages a calm breath and teaches practical ways to heal and find ease in struggle!