Brightening up

Yay!!!I started 16 days ago, this is day 16.Ā  I’m happy that as the sunlight is dimming into winter, I’ll be brightening up through handstands and forearm inversions!

Alison Hammond Castro šŸ™‚

Formerly from California–for 40 years–now living in West Chester, PA


Face your fears

Ewan Manson: Day 41

So 40 days ago I honestly couldn’t really handstand away from the wall. I had a total mental block about challenging gravity. This morning when I took this picture I knew that the fear that had once been inside me has now gone and it has been replaced with a sense of playfulness. Face your fears. Live your dreams. Nothing in life is what it seems.

Ewan Manson, Forrest Yoga Student, Dundee

Just like perfection….


Day 27 of 365

Heart opening at the wall. My little perfectionist is being triggered with this challenge. Some days are a struggle to not want to be seen while other days I’m quite happy to be an exhibitionist! Feeling more like hiding today…thus the heart opening to welcome in some space for imperfection. I really should have taken this pic in my messiest room in the house!


Skye, Forrest Yoga Teacher, WA


Global handstand play.

This is me, Alyx Kottmeier
Im a gypsy. I Love my yoga reading and being creative , I LOVE HANDSTANDS all kinds in all placesĀ 

Victoria Keen told me about you and your challenge. I have dyslexia and moving like the wind makes me feel at home, its my play.

Here is my bio. My Yoga journey started when I walked into Yoga Pod in Vancouver at 20 years old, but my first TTC didn’t come till 2006. For the last 13 years I’ve developed such a strong relationship with asanas that I truly believe Yoga has been in me for many lives.

In my Teaching, Jnana, Bhakti, Raja, and Karma Yoga are my foundations. I teach Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Hatha and the beautiful essence of Yoga Nidra.

Along with yoga, I find my passions in traveling the globe, making Jewelery ,and running my own on line magazine

I feel truly grateful for my teachers and students that continue to to inspire me…

I send you love light , laughter blue berries and chai. Ana, you inspire me in many ways. I shall put you in My Ganesh box and one day hopefully some of your light will gracefully fall open me xoxoxox

Here are my pics of handstandsĀ 



Thank you Victoria Keen for introducing Alyx to us ā€” We’re looking forward to seeing you and your yoga pants in Tacoma for Wind Horse 2013! šŸ™‚

Preparing for Forrest Yoga Teacher Training…

Forrest Yoga 365 day handstand challenge Hi! I’d like to send you my story and pics…I started the challenge yesterday so it’s still early days but it couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I prepare for the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training in Hong Kong in September. This is the blog I posted on my blog spot…Ā Susan McFadzean,Ā English Teacher, South Korea.

“I came to Korea in the hopes of getting lost, lost in a new culture, lost in a new experienceā€¦.and lost I certainly have become. Not in the sense that I initially intended, however. I came to Korea to save up money to do the Forrest Teacher Training, and come hell or high water, extensions or no extensions I will do it. However, I seem to have become slightly lost along the way. After letting go of someone that I truly cared about and then trying to get my head around meeting new people, I have become extremely disillusioned and more importantly

disconnected to my Self. So I

Handstand Day 2 (2)

have started doing the 108 Day Yoga Challenge, and the 365 handstandĀ challenge and haveĀ startedĀ going to the templeĀ Ā every weekā€¦so far so good,Ā I am stillĀ struggling, but am starting to feel more connected to my sacredĀ energy, and starting to get my confidence back again.


Over the last few weeks I have become more in tune, more aware of the essence of what it is that Iā€™m doing with my life, and even though I still feel
cloudy and unsure of myself,Ā I am trying to follow my gut and go with what I know to be true for me. I have only begun to learn to ā€˜stand on my own two handsā€™ but I will get there one arm balance and inversion at a time!”


Freedom to play

hi, my name is tristan, I’m 22 years old, currently living in northern norway.
Yesterday was norway’s national day, and was celebrated to the maximum, starting the day with suns, then slack lining, playing on trampolines, eating steak and raw vegetables on the BBQ with my friends, and swimming in the ocean. Truly i have just played all day. I’m starting to come to terms with my greatest ambition – freedom to play in every day.
be free ā¤
Forrest Yoga Handstand challenge for Wind Horse Forrest Yoga weekend conference June 2013.

Shifting energy with the Forrest Yoga Handstand365

Shifting energy with the Forrest Yoga Handstand365

The handstand challenge inspired us to get upside down in class here in Juneau Alaska last night. When teaching, getting people upside down is such a cool way to hit the reset button on their energy, attitude, outlook etc. and get your class to move from slumped and dragging to moving and breathing in a way that brings energy quantity and quality back up. Handstand is my reset button! This picture is in an ice cave in the Mendenhall glacier.