6-Day Continuing Education for Teachers
Effective Coaching and Teaching

Taught by Forrest Yoga Guardian Teachers
Heidi Sormaz and Denise Hopkins
Continuing Education for Effective Coaching and Teaching

June 8th - 13th, 2019

Who is this training for?

The Forrest Yoga® Continuing Education for Effective Coaching and Teaching is a 6-day training designed for Forrest Yoga® Teachers who want to assist Forrest Yoga® Teacher Trainings, those interested in teaching others how to teach, and those wanting to up-level their teaching and assisting skills. The aim of the training is to make you a more skillful, compassionate and intelligent coach and teacher, so you are better equipped to deal with whatever challenges you and your students may face.


* 46-hour credit towards the 300-Hour Forrest Yoga® Advanced Teacher Training.
* Awarded Forrest Yoga Level 3 Certification if you have finished the Level 2 Homework and the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program
* Eligible to assist Forrest Yoga® Teacher Trainings
* Fulfill your requirements for the 300-Hour Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training program. This CET is a module of the 300-Hour training program.


There are 2 different enrollment types in this training: Lead Assistant or Assistant.
Lead Assistant spots are limited to 3. The requirement to enroll as a Lead Assistant is that you must have previously assisted a Forrest Yoga Weekend Workshop. No assisting experience required for an Assistant spot.


You must be a graduate of the 200-Hour Forrest Yoga® Foundation Teacher Training or a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training of a different lineage.

Course Description

This training teaches Assistants how to coach and teach trainees within the Forrest Yoga® teacher training curriculum. You will learn and practice coaching techniques including how to give teaching feedback, how to work with triggers and challenges that trainees face, and how to coach hands-on assists. Most importantly, you will learn how to create and hold a safe space for learning and growing. This training is a module of the 300-Hour Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training, a training that is open to yoga teachers of any background or style. Completion of this module will help you gain your 300-Hour advanced teaching certification with Forrest Yoga.

Daily Schedule

Each day begins with a Morning Intensive that includes Calling in the Four Directions, Chanting, and Meditation followed by an asana practice. The afternoon sessions focus on teaching you how to be an effective coach and teacher. Lead Assistants in Training also participate in the early morning practice prior to the Morning Intensive.

Morning: 9 AM - 12 PM
Afternoon: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lead Assist Spot includes 6:15 - 8:30 AM Practice Session

Early Bird pricing — full payment is received more than 60 days before the Teaching Event: USD 1150.
Standard pricing — full payment is received less than 60 days before the Teaching Event: USD 1,350.
Lead Assistant Spot is - 1300 earlybird, 1500 regular.
FY Hoop members receive 20% off.

About the instructors:

Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D. (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and Forrest Yoga Gaurdian, E-RYT 500) and Denise Hopkins (Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Forrest Yoga Guardian, E-RYT 500) have each assisted Ana Forrest in numerous teacher trainings and national workshops across the country. Heidi was the 1st Forrest Yoga teacher authorized by Ana Forrest to teach the 200-hour Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training and 9-day Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training. They both travel around the country teaching workshops and participating in conferences.

More information on Heidi Sormaz, Ph.D. click here!

More information on Denise Hopkins click here!

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