About Elissa, E-RYT 200:

Elissa is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher and certified Yoga Tune Up® instructor leading group, private and corporate classes throughout Orange County.  She has been honored to assist Ana Forrest at workshops and events and is currently deepening her studies of anatomy and functional movement with Jill Miller.  Elissa delights in sharing the gifts of yoga with others and is committed to providing a space that facilitates healing, self-discovery and personal growth.  Her classes are challenging, yet accessible as she supports students of all levels with skillful adjustments and posture modifications.  She encourages her students to connect deeply with the breath while practicing with mindfulness, honesty and integrity.

About Forrest Yoga:

Ana Forrest, creator of Forrest Yoga, has spent 30 years developing Forrest Yoga specifically to address people’s current day stresses and challenges, both physical and emotional. Forrest Yoga use intense pose sequences, compassionately taught, to develop skills in awakening each of the senses. It teaches you to bring aliveness, using breath, into every cell of your body, igniting your passion for living.

Forrest Yoga helps you connect to your core – getting strong and centered. It uses heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins. 

Forrest Yoga honors and celebrates the beauty of life and the power of Spirit. It is an inspiring yoga practice that builds flexibility, intelligence and strength while helping deepen the relationship with your authentic self. Accessing your intuition – the voice of your Spirit – builds personal strength and ushers integrity into your daily interactions with all beings. Forrest Yoga challenges you to heal, grow and welcome your Spirit home.

About Yoga Tune Up® 

Yoga Tune Up® is unique blend of yoga, fitness, self-massage and breathing techniques designed to deepen our awareness and understanding of our own anatomy in a playful and engaging practice. The sequencing, postures and exercises educate both the body and the mind to isolate and connect with specific muscle groups – releasing layers of stored tension and addressing structural holding patterns. Ultimately, Yoga Tune Up® helps us improve our posture, increase range of motion, stabilize our joints, develop greater breath capacity and build a closer, healthier, more balanced mind-body relationship.