In 2014 Jose Calarco joined forces with international yoga legend Ana Forrest as a ceremonial director, medicine man & musical shaman: providing artistic and cultural direction into Ana’s international yoga events. Jose & Ana’s synergetic Collision of worlds is today reshaping the future of Yoga.

Ana Forrest has been changing people’s lives for over 40 years. She is an internationally-recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, a Medicine Woman, the creatrix of Forrest Yoga and author of the highly-acclaimed book, Fierce Medicine. Ana created Forrest Yoga as she worked through her own life traumas to find healing. She teaches yoga from an intuitive and highly-developed understanding of the human body and psyche. Thousands of yoga teachers have been trained by Ana. She headlines at yoga events across the globe, contributes regularly to many yoga, health and Spirituality publications, and is a guest lecturer at educational institutions. Ana Forrest is the forerunner in teaching yoga for modern life.

José Calarco is the Director of Descendance Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre and has had a long and wide-ranging association in the arts in Australia and around the World for the last twenty five years. Under Jose’s management Descendance perform at the World’s premier festivals and events. Jose was at the forefront of the world music and dance evolution in the eighties and nineties in Australia as a producer, promoter and performer. José has produced performances for dignitaries and celebrities including The Dali Lama, Queen Elizabeth , Justin Timberlake, Cate Blanchett, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as Ambassadors, Governor Generals, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and many other political dignitaries both in Australia and abroad.

When Ana & Jose work together, they weave Forrest Yoga and Ceremonial teachings connecting you to Beauty and ancient traditions of the First Peoples of this planet. From there, you access a deeper understanding of yourself, a connection to your own Spirit and to the Great Mystery.,

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