Hanadi began yoga as an athletic pursuit, but it instantly became much more. The timing was right: she was mid-training for a triathlon, and grieving the loss of her father. Soon, yoga was teaching her lessons in empowerment, compassion and self-love, and helping her face fears with more beauty and openness. Her time on the mat gave her the ability to FEEL within her body and emotions, the opportunity to truly experience whatever she was going through. This practice helps her find the balance between strength and softening, shifting perspective, and dropping ego. She is most grateful for taking what she learned on the mat and applying it to her life.
She received her RYT 200 studying under Ana Forrest and then continued a one-year mentorship under Ann Hyde and Catherine Allen. Forrest Yoga does not require strength or flexibility; it only requires a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly. She knows, and teaches, that yoga grounds the soul through breath, movement, and awareness. She strives to teach the peace she feels on her mat to students in each class, while challenging them physically. Additionally, as a former triathlete, runner, and current body fitness competitor, she understands the physical demands put upon an athlete’s body and how to use yoga efficiently to execute workouts and help the body heal.