Wei Forbus

Wei Forbus

Wei has been practicing yoga since 2002, and it was first introduced to her by her best friend in Denver. She started with Bikram style, but shortly after she was totally hooked in the dynamic and creative style of Vinyasa Flow. People started calling her yoga junkie or yogawei(way). With 5 years of consistent and dedicated practice, she was encouraged by the studio owner and her teachers to take on the teacher training, but Wei reluctantly joined as she didn’t think she would be a great yoga teacher or even thought she was qualified.

In 2009 during the financial crisis, Wei and her husband who lived in Denver at that time took a bold move to China, they sold almost everything they previously owned and with each down to 2 suitcases, relocated themselves to China to embark on a new spiritually journey-redefining the purpose of life.

There was many struggles and challenge at the beginning of those years, including finding herself in the right place, cultivating her own teaching style, teaching people the new concept, the language and culture barriers… and once again it was her true passion towards yoga bringing her back onto the path of finding her own voice. Within just few years, Wei quickly became the recognizable figure of China’s yoga community, she started giving workshops, trainings in big cities as well as teaching at yoga conferences.

In 2014, after 5 years of living in China, she decided to move back to the states for her daughter’s education. While her yoga career was at the top, with Wei’s thriving effort and the impact that she made over the years while she was living there, she continued to be invited back to China to conduct workshops and trainings. She says teaching yoga and serving the yoga community is her calling. She continues to use the power of her voice and the power of her teaching to impact and support the community. She’s funny, witty, direct, caring, emotional, inspiring, human, and full of energy. Her energy is contagious, it’s hard to not be affected by her true presence when you are around her. She has interest on everything, she has been practicing Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Anusara, Ashtanga, Rocket Yoga, Bikram Budokon and Yin Yoga… the list goes on and on. She has a mind and heart to try everything and do everything.

Favorite Yoga Move: 

I have to say it all depends… I appreciate all the physical movement, and it doesn’t even need to be a yoga move or require a specific name or type of the movement to allow me to enjoy it fully.

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Like most of us, it was strong persuasion of a friend that got me to my first yoga lessons, I was hooked immediately, but I was also challenged. At first, I was looking to be physically fit, but soon I discovered more much that yoga has to offer. From that day, it has completely revamped my life.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

Yoga really has changed my life on so many levels. But what it really does for me is it leads me to connect to my highest self. It made me more resilient. When I practice yoga, life is easier. It allows me to get more connected with many others who are just like me to finding more on the mat. Through the foundation of yoga I am passionately involved in the transformation for others’ lives

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Intense. Intuitive. Inspiring. Humorous. Engaging.