Forrest yoga workshops in Budapest

With sacred ancient ceremonies

26-28th April 2019

Ana Forrest is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, has been changing people’s lives for 40 years. 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.

What makes Forrest yoga very special are the ceremonies. Ana teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly developed understanding of the human body and psyche.The practice challenges students to access their whole being and to use Forrest Yoga as a path to finding and then cleansing the emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit their lives.

Workshops

The workshops are held by Ana’s Hungarian student Szilvia Bakos-Campbell who lives in Los Angeles in the past 17 years. She completed her Foundational Teacher Training Course with Ana Forrest in 2011 and the advanced Teacher Training in 2016. Her passion is fueled by the transformational power of the practice on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Friday night (26th April.) 18:00 – 21:00

“Cleansing the Heart Space” 

A Backbending Heart Opening Forrest Yoga practice with Szilvia

 Note: this class is suitable to disc injured students. Forrest Yoga backbending is therapeutic and designed to heal back injuries.

Ceremonial guest: Kaan Luum music

Saturday Morning (27th April) 10:00 – 13:00

“Root Maintenance” 

Take care of your roots, power up and cleanse your leg-lines and connect to your Ancestors. Experience how standing on your two feet; tall and strong is essential in leading a spiritual life. This is a hip opening class with strong emphasis on the leg channels, opening and warming the hip with healing life force.
Ceremonial Guest: taltos musician Solyomfi Zoltan

Saturday afternoon (27th April) 16:00 – 19:00

“Rising through Letting Go” 

Our path is our personal business and it is our responsibility to clean up how we walk this life-path. In this class Szilvia invites you to an expedition to discover where you store your limiting thoughts and patterns so that you can be your own ‘myth buster’ and rise to your magnificent true self. This class will be a ‘hip shoulder and neck’ opening workshop and depending on abilities and needs of the group we will be gravitating towards gravity surfing.

Sunday Morning (28th April) 10:00 – 13:00

“The Rainbow Hoop that connects Earth and Sky” 

The Rainbow Hoop that connects Earth and Sky; Connecting with our Spirit. What does it mean to embody your Spirit? Come and meet your Spirit or call out for your Spirit to make home in your Body. There is room for an eclectic mixture of apex poses such as hip opening, backbending, and inversions. Depending on the participants Szilvia will develop the sequence.

Ceremonial Guest: taltos-musician: Fehérholló Öskü

The workshops are held by Szilvia Campbell-Bakos 

Forrest Yoga teacher, Massage Thearpist , Movement Therapist

The past 17 years Szilvia has lived in Los Angeles, California. She completed the Forrest Yoga Foundational Teacher Training with creatrix and master teacher Ana Forrest in 2011, and the Advanced Training with Ana in 2016. She is glad to bring the transformational and healing power of Forrest Yoga to Budapest!

“Forrest Yoga is a sacred ceremony, which detoxes and restores the balance of the body, mind a and Spirit. It can be a sweat lodge ceremony! In my teaching, Stepping into our Power is very important. I instruct my students – with great emphasis- to find where they leak energy/life force, and to tend to their life force. Similar to shamanic healing, we call our ‘detached parts’ back to our body, we call our Spirit home.

I’m really looking forward to teaching these workshops. Not only to introduce the cool therapeutic features of the practice and lead you all through some sweet sequences, but also to work with my Hungarian Taltos friends, holding ceremonial space together on the weekend, and Friday journey with the beautiful music of Kaan Luum.”

SZILVIA'S STORY

The workshops are held by Ana’s Hungarian student Szilvia Bakos-Campbell who lives in Los Angeles in the past 17 years. She completed her Foundational Teacher Training Course with Ana Forrest in 2011 and the advanced Teacher Training in 2016. Her passion is fueled by the transformational power of the practice on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Szilvia’s story

(Article from VoyageLA Magazine)

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.

I attended a vocational high school in Hungary (where I’m from) and received a degree on ‘How to Run and Operate Small and Medium size Businesses’. I did not attend collage but after high school I enrolled in a one year program at my alma mater & I got a high level degree in Foreign Trade Dealing. I entered the ‘professional world’ at age 19, working for a giant multinational advertising company in Budapest. For a few years my life was about going from the cubicle to foreign lands, basically making money just to be able to adventure, learn and follow my dreams. I slowly started to transition into working for companies that aligned with my interest, such as the Hungarian Food Science Research company. During my travels I met a crazy wild eyed American boy with whom I developed an excitingly engaging long distance relationship and I started to include USA in my ‘lands to visit’ and eventually made Los Angeles my home and our relationship part of the adventure. Through our common interests to deeply explore the human energetics and potentials we both ended up studying at the Shiatsu Massage School of California & Brian introduced me to Forrest Yoga, a fiercely REAL style of yoga that is about getting into your body WHERE THE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE. We were super young and funds were low. To be able to finish the program at the massage school, I received a work trade opportunity to organize a fundraising anniversary event for the school while I was 4 months pregnant with our first child! Then I entered a time period to fully blossom into motherhood, something I deeply love! 2 babies later, I volunteered at our kids schools as Fundraising Chair, class aide, volunteer coordinator. All of these experiences prepared me to step into a leadership role and bring me back to full circle in a way ending up doing my degree, running our yoga business! When our younger child turned 5 it was my time to accept an invitation from our teacher, Ana Forrest, enroll and complete the 200 hour Forrest Yoga foundational teacher training 7 years ago. Disappointed in the outdated business model of the yoga world (where teachers tend to burn out and barely make enough money to come by), I started to teach out of our home studio where quality therapeutic yoga, affordable classes and community are the center piece! I have also been managing my teacher’s worldwide assisting teams and program. I now not only teach live classes but offer online classes too (a vision I want to expand on).

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Taking risks. It has all been about taking risks. It is not comfortable to grow but so rewarding and worth it! You just have to constantly try and see what lands, what fruits and what feels like ‘truth’.

Yoga with Szilvia – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?

We run a referral and donation based studio (workshops and trainings exempt). We have a community of people who are REAL and genuinely seek to heal, open and evolve. Our students receive a lot of attention from us. We take time to check in and create sequences that fit the needs of who show up. I seek to find the highest potential in everyone and support my students to go in their own speed but to also go steady in their evolution. I’m also a dreamer. I dream to reach thousands of people and make yoga (therapeutic and life changing movements) accessible for their conditions. My style of teaching is always evolving, currently exploring how IAP (Intra-Abdominal Pressure) breath can be used in a therapeutic way; accessing and healing ‘hard to reach’ areas in the body (possibly due to old injuries and scar tissue) and in the psyche (possibly due to old coping mechanism, belief systems or life experiences) through the body. I’m also developing a ‘Pelvic Floor Balancing’ program with a French teacher colleague of mine, where we offer tools on how to modify yoga poses to bring healing and liberation to the pelvic floor. Both my husband and I are working on finding new ways to record our classes and lectures in order to provide a quality experience to our viewers. Right now my Wednesday morning classes are being live streamed through a private Facebook group.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?

Success is when at the end of the day you sit and reflect back and you feel that you had done well, that you had touched at least one person’s life in a positive way, and not only on the yoga mat but out there in the World. Success is when you ask yourself ‘Did I connect, did I notice beauty today?’ and the answer inside is a resounding ‘YES’.

More information:

https://www.yogawithszilvia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/SzilviaForrestYoga/ 
https://www.instagram.com/szilviaforrestyoga/ 
https://www.yogawithszilvia.com/new-blog/

SZILVIA'S BLOG POSTS

<<HERE>> you can read interesting articles from Szilvia, such as

LIFE TRAUMA & THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFE SPACE
Because the body is naturally trying to restore balance and to avoid interfering with the perfect workings of nature, being present with the body and our whole system is important. 

IAP : THE EVOLUTION OF BREATH, HEALING, THE REVOLUTION OF MOVEMENT MEDICINE
What we do with IAP is next level! Turning on our intelligence, we guide our breath to the ‘uncharted’ territories where we hold most of our structural tension and pain (physical and emotional) patterns. 

Testemonials

“Szilvia has a special ability to gently and playfully encourage her students in their yoga practice. Her teaching is gentle but surprisingly strong! With her clear instruction of the asanas and nurturing guidance to move into these postures through the doorway of our breath, I was able to move deeper into my practice which resulted in a beautiful openness. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from Szilvia—her authenticity and knowledge are a gift!”

“After 20 years of yoga, I have started learning the practice of Forrest yoga with Szilvia. My neck, shoulder, and hips have felt like they were made of rock. After todays practice, I felt as if the rock had been shattered and my very own healthy shoulders have started to emerge! Szilvia’s teaching is bringing the yoga back inside the body where the healing really happens..” – Alyssa (L.A.)

“Szilvia is amazingly empathetic and takes the time to check in and discover each client’s personal needs. She treats yoga as a healing and holistic practice, carefully communicating the theme of each session and describing what experiences to expect in terms of physical challenges and feelings, all while prioritizing health. Szilvia was my first experience getting into yoga and I felt welcomed and compatible from day one. Anyone who takes a class with her is in for a real treat!” — Libby (L.A.)

“Szilvia is a phenomenal teacher who has changed my life! Working with Szilvia privately once a week allowed me to gain so much more from the group classes I also attended. Within a year, I transformed from someone fearful of movement and suffering disc pain, to a confident yogini, even attending a rigorous weeklong yoga retreat. I found that I regularly experienced “breakthrough” moments in my sessions with her that brought me to a new level of ability or insight physically, emotionally, or pyschologically. I cannot recommend Szilvia highly enough.” — Sara S.L. (L.A.)

Ana Forrest videos

Forrest Yoga Now – A Montage with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco

Inversion Forrest Yoga Class with Ana

The beauty of ceremony

Fees

Full program (Friday + Saturday + Sunday) HUF 45.000 

Friday evening (26th April) 18:00 – 21:00 – HUF 13.000

Saturday Morning + Afternoon (27th April) 10:00 – 13:00 + 16:00 – 19:00 HUF 28.000 

Sunday Morning (28th April.) 10:00 – 13:00 HUF 14.000

Registration fee

Please register with the form below. You can pay the registration fee online or personally at our office (1075 Budapest, Károly krt. 3/a.) on weekdays between 12:00 – 19:00. 
Note!The remaining amount above the registration fee is payable in cash only at our office or at the venue.

Deadline for applications

14th April

Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: The registration fee is not refundable. In case of cancellation 2 weeks or more prior to the event 100%, 1 week prior to the event, 50%,  48 hours prior to the event 0% of the fee above the registration fee is refundable. 
In case a the program is cancelled by the organizer 100% of the paid amount is refundable.