A Forrest Yoga Carol

With the holidays upon us, I thought I would share this little ditty I wrote a couple of years ago, inspired by my teacher, Ana Forrest. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Ana Forrest’s Comin’ to Town (sung to the tune of “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”)

You better watch out
You better not bail
Better not pout
I’m teling you why
Ana Forrest’s comin’ to town

She’s teaching some abs
And doin’ ’em twice
Gonna find out who’s [not] breathing or tight
Ana Forrest’s comin’ to town

With little foam blocks
And firmly rolled mats
Sweaty sweat sweat and poses with straps
Ana Forrest’s comin’ to town

With passion and strength
No coddle nor coo
Chanting and touch
Fierce medicine too
Ana Forrest’s comin’ to town

She sees you when you’re spacing
She knows when you’re not awake
She knows if you’re in struggle mode
So sparkle up for goodness sake!

SO

You better watch out
You better not bail
Better not pout
I’m teling you why
Ana Forrest’s comin’ to town

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Tip Tuesday: Yoga for the Holiday Season

Tip Tuesday is a weekly feature where I offer a few yoga tips that have worked for me in the hopes that they can help you too.

If the Christmas decorations in stores didn’t tip you off, the holiday season is officially upon us. I’m on pre-holiday holiday with my husband for a few weeks. So it seems like a good time for a round-up of Tip Tuesday tips, especially ones that can help you approach the season with a breath (well, lots of breath) of yoga serenity:

 3 Poses for When You’re Feeling Anxious

A Simple Way to Take Your Yoga Off the Mat

Getting Back to Yoga

November Stress Relief Workshops

I’ve got some Stress Relief Workshops coming up! The workshops are right before the holiday season hits full-force and are the perfect way to gain some helpful stress-relieving tools before dealing with Aunt Bertha and incessant Christmas carols.

Perhaps you’re feeling frazzled? Nerves on edge? With looming end-of-the-year deadlines and the upcoming holiday season, it’s easy to get swept up in the stressful craziness. In this 2-hour workshop, we will explore breath techniques and yoga poses to reduce the physical effects of stress on the body.

You’ll learn how to create freedom and strength in the hips, neck, and shoulders and methods to safely unlock these habitual tension spots.Through a dynamic yoga sequence, you’ll reconnect, rejuvenate, and walk away with tools to help you meet stressful situations with more ease and grace.
All levels are welcome.

Public Workshop:

Date: Sunday, Nov. 11, 12:30-2:30 PM

Location: Yoga at Change, 400 Ben Franklin Court, San Mateo

Cost: $35

Register here

For PrimeTime Athletic Club Members only:

Date: Sunday, Nov. 18, 12:00-2:00 PM

Location: PrimeTime Athletic Club

Registration: Please contact club front desk