Foundations of Forrest


This class is taught by:

Rachel Bairstow

Rachel Bairstow began practicing yoga in 2003 as a way to relieve both stress and the boredom of her hackneyed gym routines. When the inner quiet and focus she found on the mat began to trickle into other corners of her life, Rachel knew she had found more than just a form of exercise; she had found a discipline for her spiritually inquisitive mind and a home inside a body which, until then, she had only minimally appreciated.
 
Rachel began teaching yoga in 2007 and discovered Forrest yoga shortly thereafter. When she trained with Ana Forrest in 2008, Rachel heard her speaking about yoga as a system of healing and living with honesty, strength, and a sense of personal wholeness. As she began to uncover more and more lost or silent parts of herself through Forrest, Rachel knew she wanted to give to others the gifts of this yoga that she herself had reaped.
 
Rachel believes in all forms of yoga as a powerful tool for connecting to the best parts of ourselves and allowing them to flourish. Students in Rachel’s classes learn to use poses, breathing, and deep meditative focus to become students not only of yoga, but also students of themselves and their lives. Rachel welcomes all levels, all abilities, and all walks of life.
 
Rachel is delighted to join the astonishingly talented teaching staff at Coolidge Corner Yoga. She will also pop up behind the front desk as a manager, or in one of the bodywork rooms offering reiki or craniosacral therapy. Stop by and say hello!
Foundations of Forrest both prepares new yoga practitioners for an all-levels Forrest yoga class and is ideal for the practitioner in need of a slower-paced class to aid in healing injuries and reducing chronic pain. Through careful, intelligent sequencing, this class offers tools for releasing tension in the neck and shoulders, building core strength to relieve back pain, and generating an overall sense of well-being and self-awareness. The attention paid to breath and sensation will leave you feeling energized, focused, calm, and renewed.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Aug 20 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Aug 27 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Sep 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Sep 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Sep 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Sep 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Oct 01 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Oct 08 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Oct 15 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Oct 22 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Oct 29 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Nov 05 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Nov 12 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Nov 19 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Nov 26 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Dec 03 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Dec 10 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow
  • Sun Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Rachel Bairstow