Yoga is an experience of connection.

The practice of yogic techniques are to help settle whatever is stopping you from the awareness of that connection.


Taking the practice of Yoga back outside and into Nature returns us to a direct experience of connection with something larger than ourselves.   Our awareness and insights get bolder when we are outside in connection with nature, because we are nature – it’s like returning home.

Maybe you’ve even begun to feel that somehow your practice resonates more in Nature, or feels somehow more deeply fulfilling, – or maybe you’re searching for a more deeply fulfilling practice.

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 “Nature Connect Yoga will aid you in forming a deeper and more intimate bond with the world that envelops us, as well as a clearer understanding of yourself in nature, and as a practitioner of yoga.

Nature Connect Yoga is a fit if…

  • you feel a draw to Nature, both your inner nature and the external nature – and how they weave together,

  • have a desire to experience Yoga, and want to know how to use  the yogic tools to have an organic experience of Yoga,

  • you are seeking a practice that allows you to feel more than yourself, 

  • yearn for a practice that is deeply fulfilling and is more than the asana,

  • you appreciate being able to look within and find insights and answers – and want to enhance or embrace that ability.

We’ll probably love working together if you…

  • are open to contemplation and examination of self, and  providing a supportive space for others as they do the same

  • have an abiding love of nature, and desire a stronger understanding of connection in your practice,

  • are a dedicated yogi at any level seeking to expand your knowledge and delve deeper into your practice,

  • love nature, earth,

  • see Yoga as a tool for realization – and a gentle activism.

Hi, I’m Natalie Forrest

Creator of Nature Connect Yoga, and Author of Yoga With Nature


I’ve been helping dedicated yogis (or even new curious yogis) like you find ways to interact, engage and understand their inner nature for over 15 years. And yes, there are more heart-centered, sense-able, and natural ways to practice yoga . I will be writing about them as often as I can on my blog.

Currently, I am offering my first course Yoga With Nature with definite plans to build a certification for Nature Connect Yoga through Project Nature Connect (accredited through Akamai and Portland State University). These courses will help you figure out what stories/shoulds your mind is placing on your body,  practices to honour your body and listen to the wisdom of the senses (and what to do with all that information that comes with being sensitive).

In short, this is Yoga for people who love nature.

To get a free copy of my e- booklet, ‘Turning Your Practice Inside Out” (which includes a bonus activity on Permission), just fill in the box at the upper right hand side.

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to visit. Feel free to drop me a line anytime.



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    I was able to become even more in tune with what I call the truth of my existence and that which exists around me. I am beginning to see what is called “yoga” in a whole new light. As a result, I want to experience it more. The reason I never got into it as much in the past as I looked at it as just another form of exercise where people who do it are very limber. I didn’t understand what the concept of “yoga” really was until now." Margie S.
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    At first I felt inhibited because of my minimal Yoga experience, but as time went by, when I came to understand what Yoga was truly about, I no longer concerned myself over it, and that was when I was able to glean the true purpose of this course, which was self-discovery. It was discovering the Yoga that existed in me. It was a means to that self-discovery. The funny thing is, in the end, I actually did unknowingly learn about some of the postures! So there can be no doubt that I am quite happy with that peaceful and happy place that this course has taken me.
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  • One incredible gift (Penny Calcina)
    One incredible gift from it all has surfaced, since the end of the course. Trust. Not trust in the Universe. Not trust that all things will work themselves out. Not even trust in Nature. Trust myself as Nature. This one profound statement is deeply emotional and life changing. It is because of all that I have experienced through the course that I have come into such a profound attraction resonance with the lack of duality. I am deeply grateful for this beautiful course. How any of us could ever see yoga again in the same way, just these few weeks into this course, is beyond my comprehension. Thank you Natalie, from my depths, for this luscious adventure with you and each of you who felt this attraction.
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    In all my years of school I’ve never had a course that I didn’t want to end. I didn’t think that it was possible! And though I’ve had legitimate reasons to be somewhat late on this paper, I believe that at some level I might be dragging my heels. This course has helped to open me back up to something I loved, but believed stories that told me I wasn’t good enough to do. Maybe I am after all.