Sita Menon

Sita is the Founder and Owner of Evolve Yoga and Forrest Yoga Guardian and Teacher. Sita found her way to yoga 20 years ago after the birth of her oldest child. What started out as a need to simply find a way to balance a stressful job in telecommunications software and family life with children, quickly deepened into a practice that Sita felt compelled to pursue. After a few years of practicing various styles - Baptiste Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga - with various renowned teachers, Sita found her home in Forrest Yoga. She met Ana Forrest, the creatrix of Forrest Yoga, in 2005 and did her first 200-hour teacher training with one of Ana's early students. She followed that with the 5-day Continuing Education for Teachers in 2010, the Advanced Forrest Training in 2010 and the 200-hour Foundation Training with Ana Forrest in 2012. In Jan 2016, Ana invited her to step into training to become a Guardian. Forrest Yoga Guardians are hand-picked by Ana to continue the legacy of Forrest Yoga and to mentor other Forrest Yoga Teachers. Sita became a Guardian in September 2017 and now runs her own mentorship programs out of Berlin. Sita is currently pursuing a four year professional training in the Mindfuness-based Body Psychotherapy methodology of Hakomi and brings her experiential learning of the body-psyche connection into her teaching.

Sita teaches with a passion for Forrest Yoga that reflects the impact Forrest Yoga has had on her own life. She is enthusiastic about teaching her students how to live free of pain - physical and emotional. She brings in a quality of mindfulness into the way she teaches Forrest Yoga that encourages students to look into their own emotional patterns, accept themselves for who they are and evolve from a place of acceptance and being good enough. Her classes are normally All-levels and she brings exquisite attention to injuries.

Sita also shares her healing touch with her students - with the permissions of her students, she uses her hands-on adjustments as way to hold space for the student while they process and breathe. The sensitivity and depth with which these hands-on adjustments are given, create an incredibly healing and accepting environment where, as human beings, we get to connect to one another on a non-verbal, feeling level.

Sita (along with Nicola Troeger and Deborah Haaksman) is also one of the co-founders of Earthwalking - a platform that organizes the Earthwalking Festival and other Forrest Yoga related events in Berlin and fosters the growth of the local Forrest Yoga community and aspires to promote living in Balance and Beauty.