I was really excited about taking this workshop with Ana Forrest and her husband Jose, not to mention amazing assistants including Edinburgh’s very own Janet McInnes. Thankfully, despite dashing for my train, I was smoothly transported to Newcastle in time for ‘Building The Warrior Heart pt.1’. “Have fun doing yoga in the forest” was another voicemail, this time from my other half, but that was not what was in store for me….
I particularly liked the suggestion to make an alliance between our hearts and our minds. So often we see these as completely separate. We ask ourselves ‘do I follow my heart or should I act on what my mind is telling me?’ This kind of rhetoric embeds the idea within us that we have to choose and as a result, the two are quite often in conflict with each other. What else will I take away from these workshops? Well, the reminder not to waste the precious moments of our life on our neurosis (or on looking at the ceiling during our practice!). I also think that we all need to stop and ask ourselves from time to time what we yearn for and realise what our heart’s true desire is and then remember that we are worthy and deserving of whatever that may be.
Janet McInnes will be hosting a Forrest yoga workshop on the 20th of August (please see below) and regularly runs weekend classes here, at Meadowlark.