Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga

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.
All levels welcome.

Our Teachers

Melanie Castleman

My practice started in 2001 when I discovered that all I needed to do was tie myself into a knot to feel at peace ? After a few years I had completed two teacher trainings, 2004 YYI (Iyengar based), 2005 Hatha (Haum of Yoga) as well as many workshops/immersions with various international and local teachers.

I am Inspired by Anusara, Vinyasa, Forrest, Ashtanga and Kundalini. I have experienced Desiree Rumbaugh ( Anusara ), Jordan Bloom ( Anusara ), Ashtanga in the Shala with Charat and Saraswati ( AYRI Mysore, India), Gurmukh on the Ganges ( Kundalini), Seann Corn ( Vinyasa), and many of our fantastic local teachers. After experiencing many different styles of yoga my passion lies in Vinyasa,  it allows me the freedom to combine my favourite aspects of other styles into one while adding my own personal “twist”. I enjoy discovering ways of stringing and infusing postures into a sequence that inspires and changes our way of habit, liberating body, mind, and spirit. My classes are challenging for those who wish to deepen their practice as well as accommodating to beginners. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.

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Nazreen Omar

Nazreen  initially embarked on a YogaKids Teacher Training program in the USA from 2005. She took three years to complete this elite training program for yoga for children. She began her stint as a kids yoga teacher in  August 2005 and taught yoga to young children, teenagers and children with special needs. As the only South African to be fully certified and recognised internationally on this program she also trains school teachers, yoga teaches and other professionals working with children the YogaKids program.

In light of her yoga path she further trained with Sally Flanagan owner of Yoga Experience in Illovo, Johanesburg in 2010. The Go Hot yoga training program gave Nazreen her breakthrough into the world of teaching yoga to adults.
In April 2011 she set off to the USA to train with Bikram Choudhary at his Yoga College of India in Los Angeles. After the intensive nine weeks Nazreen returned to South Africa as a cerified Bikram yoga teacher. She currently joins a strong, passionate and dedicated team of other Bikram yoga teaches at Yoga Experience in Illovo and at the Yoga Republic in Randburg.

Nazreen Omar
Nazreen Omar