California (Los Angeles) and Sweden are both home.
I'm currently a student in Janet Stone’s 1008-hour teacher training. Deeply inspired by Zach Bush M.D., my area of focus is regeneration as it relates to soil health and human health, but also as a way of living in deep alignment with our Mother Earth. I see my purpose as a yoga teacher to raise our collective consciousness so we can thrive within - and not separate from - nature.
My 200h RYT is with YogaWorks in Los Angeles (Vinyasa Flow based on Ashtanga & Iyengar), and my 300h RYT is with Janet Stone Yoga (I'm a registered 500RYT). I'm also initiated as a Usui Reiki practitioner (Level 1 & 2). Music and mantra is a joyful part of my practice.
I'm based in both California (Los Angeles) and Sweden, where I own a yoga studio in a small coastal town. At my studio - which was featured as the “Prettiest Yoga Studio in the World” by Domino magazine - I teach mainly Vinyasa Flow, as well as a variety of workshops, sound baths, guided meditations, mantra singing, and yoga retreats.
I'm deeply devoted to life on the eight-limbed path and holistically living in alignment with our Mother Earth. I'm a mom of three kids ages 9, 11, and 14.
I have been teaching of assisting for...
I've been teaching yoga at my own studio for 5 years and practicing yoga (Ashtanga & Vinyasa Flow) since 1998 in LA.
I am most experienced in...
• As a yoga teacher running my own studio (employing other teachers as well), I'm rooted in asana, alignment, and many other very practical aspects of teaching yoga classes.
• I'm devoted to living the Eight Limbs of Yoga, so I'll be happy to help with that. I also do shadow work, mantra singing, yoga as food, yoga as it relates to parenting, and yoga as relationships (the relationship we have with ourselves, other humans, other living beings, and nature).
• I've taken most of Janet's online courses, so if you have questions during your online courses with Janet I'll be happy to help you with those and clear up any concepts you might be confused about (to the best of my ability!).
• If you're curious about soil health, growing your own food, living in alignment with nature, gut health, and how our connection to the Earth is intrinsically tied to our own health and survival, I'm happy to delve into that as well. I myself eat only organic, plant-based whole foods, but my interest lies in how we live in harmony with nature. I.e. my approach to regeneration means that I believe that sparingly eating animals that have lived life as an integral part of a thriving ecosystem at a biodynamic, organic farm is more in line with ahimsa than consuming GMO-soy-based "vegan food" that has been grown in former rainforests and sprayed with glyphosate and other harmful substances. As within, so without. My Mother is my Earth.
I am committed to studying and deepening my practice in ...
My work is to continue to awaken my own true nature of unconditional love and universal connection. I'm currently deeply committed to my own shadow work. To me, that means the courage to embody my own sovereignty by looking at my own shadows and question everything I've been conditioned to believe. To find my own deepest truth, instead of listening to outside sources. As I walk my path, I can guide others to do the same. Together we can feel safe and grounded within, bring more light into the world, and break the illusion of separation.
My deepest desire is to live in peace with others and with our Mother Earth, in a world where hugs, connection, love, and personal sovereignty are the norm we all strive for. I aim for a wider horizon than the one we can see with our own eyes. And I long for a life lived on a higher plane, where love and compassion and true community are the forces that fuel our soul and connect us all.
My mentoring style or approach is...
I'm so happy to meet you! I believe you and I are here on this Earth at this specific time for a reason. If you have found me, and you are here with an open heart, I bet we were meant to find each other. There are magical things happening right now, as we awaken as a collective. This is not an easy time to navigate, but it's an extraordinary time to be alive.
This time that we are experiencing right now, is an invitation for a deep dive into your own soul. This is yoga. So the fact that you're here, in Janet Stone's teacher training, is an extraordinary gift you've given yourself. It's a gift that changed my own life, so I know how big it is.
This is your time to use your discernment as a sword seeped in pure love. To finally awaken to who you are. To come home, to yourself.
As your mentor - if you choose me - this is why I'm here. I'm here to lovingly guide you through this journey, as someone who has walked the path and is still walking.
As for the practical, you can email me, we can do quick WhatsApp conversations or voice messages if you have thoughts or questions, you can shoot me questions via Instagram, and if you'd like to set up a monthly zoom call to go over things more in detail we can do so. I'm very open to being available if you need me, and I'd be honored to work with you as your mentor. Check out my personal Instagram account and see if you feel we'd be a good fit.
The best way to learn more about me is through...
You can find me on Instagram @ulricaforrestyoga.