Meet Misted Forest
Yoga teacher, mindfulness guide and holistic health practitioner
Why train with me?
Did you ever walk into a yoga studio or a gym and feel isolated? Did you just not quite fit in? Did the teacher never really get you and your struggles?
I felt that way too. It seemed 75% of the places I taught at, there was an unsaid standar: Be skinny, bleached blond, speak their lingo, never be sad, but the biggest unsaid thing, I wasn't neurotypical aka why are you being so different? What's with the punk colored hair and sparkly outfits? What do you mean the fluorescent lights and loud sounds bother you? After being tired of dealing with discrimination I threw up my hands and said, " I will always teach with creativity and fun, I honor each student as their unique selves, and I promise to do my best so that all people feel welcome and heard." The places I teach in person honor uniqueness and my online spaces do the same.
My classes focus on what neurodiverse, trauma embodied and those with special needs need; Brain training, focus building, sleep hygiene and relaxation, returning and being in calmness, and free expression. My offerings are engaging and there is always something new. I have different services and products for everyone's needs. Should you like to dive deeper than a group setting I work together with my clients to build a custom plan to improve on their unique problem areas and struggles to become happier, more organized and overall healthier people.
I care about each student and private client. Your wins are my wins, your losses are my losses. I will not give you toxic positivity, I will help you grow strong, by letting you be vulnerable and honest with yourself.
Let's throw away the notion that mindfulness, yoga, dance and fitness has to look or act a certain way.
Let us be the magical folks that we are!
Why Yoga and Mindfulness?
It can help with
There are hundreds of scientifics studies showing the stress reduction benefits of yoga and meditation
Fatigue can be caused by many issues. As a survivor of a 4 year battle with chronic fatigue I have a lot to share. It's amazing how many things can cause fatigue, and thus I take a holistic approach to treating it.
Meditation improves our focus and or what we focus on. I always do meditation in my classes. Ask me more about it.
ADHD, Bipolar and ASD Symptoms
Countless scientific studies have shown that things like yoga, dance, mindfulness and meditation all improve concentration by strengthening the brain. Left Hippocampus, Posterior Cingulate, Pons, and the amygdala all change with a consistent meditation practice.
Self Esteem and Awarness
Our sense of self directly impacts how we show up in the world. The risks we take or don't take and the choices we make. Let the power of yoga and mindfulness empower you to choose life.
Working with me, you will be surprised how much all the lifestyle changes can translate into a healthier body composition.
I help students to develop their compassion for themselves, and others.
Working with me we can correct postural and walking imbalances that can lead to chronic pain. I will also teach you techniques and poses to relieve immediate pain and how to be resilient despite painful sensations.
PTSD or CPTSD, and sensory defensiveness makes us feel the world is a threat. These unconscious sensations, and reactions make traumatized people feel disconnected, out of control or even feel less human. As someone who has personally healed and is still healing her own trauma I know first hand how difficult it is. Yoga, and mindful practices help us learn to be ok in the present and honor the healing process. Triggers happen and we can become more ok with experiencing and rewiring our brains from the past to the now.
"Thank you so much for sharing this 🙏🏻❤️I love your self-soothing love, your gratitude and your badass attitude. Inspiring! 👍🏻🌺"
— Torunn Bolstad