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NEW LOCATION!

Melrose Yoga

4113 North 7th Ave, 2nd Floor

Phoenix, AZ 85013

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Forrest Kruger

Certified Yoga Teacher

YTT 200

I am a certified yoga teacher with 200 hours of in person authentic yoga teacher training. In my late 30's, I was obese, smoked cigarettes and was starting to develop serious health issues because of my weight and unhealthy habits. I began a wellness journey that starting with smoking cessation, diet and gym exercise. About a year and a half into this journey, my weight loss started to plateau but I still had more to lose. I decided to change my routine and leave my comfort zone to try a yoga class.

My Specializations

I am experienced in teaching different styles of yoga, whether during an in person private session or class setting we can explore what's best for your own well being.

Beginner Yoga

Yin Yoga

Meditation

Breath Work

Vinyasa Flow

Ashtanga 

Yoga is for Every Body

Size should not matter when it comes to feeling good. Yoga is for Every Body. All ages, colors, shapes and sizes are accepted here! There are no specific body type requirements, just willing to drop all judgement of yourself and others and come to your yoga mat. Abundant bodies are capable of a large number of things, and it’s important not to make assumptions about what someone can or cannot do while on the mat. 

Yoga asana, the physical practice of postures, is challenging and rewarding. Sadly, for many generously bodied practitioners, class practice can also be an intimidating and exclusionary experience. This feeling of exclusion can mirror how some feel within society. Lean, ripped physiques remain the standard that media bombards us with and the body type men and women prefer in their male partners. Body shaming stems from the beauty, diet, and fitness industry, which is invested in convincing us that we are not good enough the way we are, and that we must change our bodies in order to be acceptable to others. 

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"It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed"

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 11:00am - Men's Naked Beginner Yoga
    Saturday 11:00am - Men's Naked Beginner Yoga
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 24
    Melrose Yoga
    Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM MST
    Melrose Yoga, 4113 North 7th Ave, 2nd Floor Phoenix AZ 85013
    Feb 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM MST
    Melrose Yoga, 4113 North 7th Ave, 2nd Floor Phoenix AZ 85013
    This is a Men's Naked Yoga Class. When we are naked we are all the same!
  • Monday 7:00pm - Men's Naked Partner Yoga
    Monday 7:00pm - Men's Naked Partner Yoga
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 26
    Melrose Yoga
    Feb 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM MST
    Melrose Yoga, 4113 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
    Feb 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM MST
    Melrose Yoga, 4113 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
    Join us for this class at Melrose Yoga! Attend this class with your partner or on your own. Students will be mixed and matched after every few poses. This is a Men's Naked Yoga Class. When we are naked we are all the same!
  • Wednesday 7:00pm - Men's Naked Yin Yoga - After Sunset
    Wednesday 7:00pm - Men's Naked Yin Yoga - After Sunset
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 28
    Melrose Yoga
    Feb 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM MST
    Melrose Yoga, 4113 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
    Feb 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM MST
    Melrose Yoga, 4113 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
    Join us at Melrose Yoga for this class! Easy, relaxing and all on the floor. Truly get into your stretch and go inward during long hold times in poses. This is a Men's Naked Yoga Class. When we are naked we are all the same!
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