Workshops + Retreats + Classes

Taking time for yourself is the first step in presenting as your best self in the world. Workshops and retreats offer opportunities to nourish, heal, and learn, connecting to the very best of you. Retreats include a mindful and purposeful journey through Meditation, Breathing Exercises, Chanting and more!

Transform Life, Manifest Goals

Travel on an inward journey through yoga, meditation & journaling

In this workshop you will be guided through a challenging, yet accessible, yoga flow, mindful breathing, guided relaxation, meditation.  After time on the mat, set your life on a positive path through affirmation and goal writing exercises.

You will leave the workshop feeling free and open in your entire physical body and inspired to start the new year refreshed from the inside out.  

Detox Life Create Your Goals offers a unique opportunity to:

      • Clear away layers of accumulated toxins in your life..
      • Guide your mind and body into a mini urban-retreat.
      • Cleanse your entire being and make space to write down and manifest your goals.  
      • All levels of yoga welcome. Please bring a journal to write in and favorite pen.

 INVESTMENT:

  • Before March 2nd – $40
  • After March 2nd – $50

     

LOCATION/TIME:  Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park (Meet at the end of the Pier on the Lawn) Brooklyn, NY 11201 – Sun, June 14, 2020 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Mindful Effective Hands On Assists

Dates coming soon

Broaden your knowledge and improve your ability to give mindful, confident, safe and delicious hands on assists to your students.

In this experiential workshop you will:

  • Learn and/or fine-tune when and how to effectively assist a variety of yoga postures.
  • Experience assists yourself during a full body practice.
  • Receive feedback on your assists.
  • Discuss best practices and challenges of assisting students.

Far Rockaway Beach Yoga Meditation Day

Saturday June 20th, 2020 9-11am
Meet in front of Caracas @Beach 105

Enjoy an easy and blissful day trip to the Rockaways as a personal retreat to heal, nourish and awaken your body, mind and soul! 

PROGRAM:
9:00-11AM Yoga, Breathing, Relaxation & Meditation class with Ruah guiding you to strengthen, open and relax your body, mind and spirit.  This class will leave you feeling invigorated, and refreshed!

INVESTMENT:

      • Before May 28th $35
      • After May 28th $40

LOCATION:

In front of Caracas Arepa Bar, Queens, NY – Btw. Beach 105th & 108th on the beach

PAYMENT:
VENMO @ruah-bhay
PAYPAL ruahyoga@gmail.com

Yoga & Journaling

AN INWARD JOURNEY CONNECTING TO THE REAL YOU

Enjoy a luxurious morning to nourish and connect to yourself surrounded by the beautiful setting of Pier 6 and the East River.  

INVESTMENT:

  • Before May 28th $35
  • After May 28th $40

LOCATION/TIME:
@ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 (end of the pier on the field) / Saturday, 6th 9:30-11:30am 

PAYMENT:
VENMO @ruah-bhay
PAYPAL ruahyoga@gmail.com

Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Transform Life, Manifest Goals

Absorb the peace, quiet and beauty of nature in this serene retreat house and it’s guest house located in the secluded, yet convenient, area of the Delaware River just two hours from NYC.  Let yourself be pampered and fully relaxed with homemade healthy meals, nature walks, lounging by the pool, or reading by the fireplace. Give yourself the gift of feeling refreshed, renewed and restored as you transition out of the winter and into spring. 

Make Your Inversions Accessible & Strong

LEARN TO GO UPSIDE DOWN!

Enjoy an hour and a half practice preparing your body to invert by opening up and strengthening the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips and legs.  After a full practice and deep rest, explore the anatomy and construction of inversions like headstand, shoulder stand, forearm stand and handstand and be guided mindfully through each pose. This workshop will offer you a chance to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of an inversion practice and how to apply them to your body. 
  • Receive personal attention and feedback on your inversion practice.
  • Discover helpful modifications or advanced variations right for your body and practice. 

Come and find your “aha” moment!  Whether you hope to learn how to go upside down at all or are looking to take your inversion practice to the next level, this workshop is for you!

INVESTMENT: $50

LOCATION/TIME: Dates coming soon!

What People are Saying…

sabrina

Sabrina

“Ruah has a presence that I felt so connected with that there was no way I couldn’t ask for her time as a teacher and guidance as a mentor. As an instructor, she is nurturing while inspiring as she guides creative sequences that lead many different bodies into forms that may have not been known as accessible. Her abundant and relevant philosophical knowledge, conscious adjustments, incredible voice, and kind heart will offer anybody freedom in their body, mind and outlook on life. She is easily a rare gem in the global yoga community. I am honored to call her my friend, teacher and mentor.”

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Teresa & Andrew

“Ruah has been a very special guide and inspiration to us—both in our yoga practice, and in our lives – as a mother & parent.

In one word, the experience with Ruah as a yoga teacher is magical—delivered like a special medicine for nourishing and healing the body and mind. We’ve yet to experience the quality and depth of Ruah’s classes anywhere else.

Ruah is a master at her craft. Her style is a unique and rare combination of rich yogic insight, creatively layered sequencing, athletic challenge, breathing exercises, meditations, gentle spiritual guidance, and abundant heart.

Ruah has an incredibly calming presence, the voice of an angel, and the wisdom of an enlightened soul. The way she gracefully guides us through intelligently constructed flowing sequences always leaves us feeling profoundly better, renewed.
Ruah has truly touched our hearts, and we are sincerely grateful for her kindness, support, and influence on our practice and our lives, both on and off the mat.”

meredith

Meredith

“I absolutely recommend going on a retreat with Ruah.  No hyperbole, I think a retreat with Ruah is prescriptive for a life best lived. Ruah is the ultimate guide. She leads with clarity, grace, precision, wisdom, and abundant love. She meets and guides each person in the unique way they need to take their yoga practice (on and off the mat) to the next level. Practicing with Ruah in such an intimate, hands-on way elevated my practice in profound and long-lasting ways that I will be grateful for throughout my journey as an aspiring yogi. I left this retreat inspired, strong and ready (though another day would still have been lovely!) to go back into the world and bring my fullest, most loving, and present self to others. This retreat was a truly life-affirming experience.”

madhuri

Madhuri Sastri

“Ruah is a giving person, who is  incredibly generous with her knowledge. Her Memorial Day retreat  put me in a state of bliss. I left feeling both relaxed, and uplifted and energized to get back to my life. My physical yoga practice deepened and expanded: her personalized adjustments are EVERYTHING… just what I needed  to understand my body. Also, her guided meditation was sublime. She led me to a place of calmness deep within that I didn’t even know existed, let alone how to tap into! Most importantly, thanks to her guidance, I find that I am able to recreate it for myself whenever I want. That is the most wonderful thing about a retreat with Ruah: not only do the benefits linger, but she also equips you with the tools you need to return to them time and again. A truly unforgettable experience.”

Jungah

Jungah Lee

“Ruah provides the perfect balance of spiritual teaching and challenging asanas, within an inspiring sphere in which to deepen one’s practice. Having practiced with a myriad of instructors, it is easy to identify a truly devoted teacher with a breadth of knowledge at her fingertips. Ruah has taught me new ways to find the most basic pose, while presenting me with old challenges and boundaries to push past. It is rare to find a teacher as inspired and passionate about Yoga. I feel blessed to have Ruah as a guiding light in my practice.”

Jessica

Jessica

“I was first introduced to yoga by my sister Karla, the OG yogi in the family. After a surf trip to Costa Rica we both got into it. But, I really started taking my practice seriously 3 years ago when I met Ruah. She embodies “buddha nature” and just being around her drew the best out of me. I learned I actually don’t want to be tortured in class and the amount of pain I endure is not a measurement of effectiveness. In fact, I’ve achieved my best work through gentle, loving kindness and a focus on the mental/spiritual practice. Working with Ruah has turned me into a true yogi capable of aligning mind, body and spirit. At least, while I’m on the mat.”

Carleen

Carleen

“Ruah is a gem!  I had lost my practice for a while and she brought me back to life on the mat. She teaches with mindfulness and is truly present in every class.  She also has such a beautiful spirit that is reflected in her sequencing and alignment. Her nurturing nature makes you feel welcome even if you are a newcomer and her energetic style of teaching challenges you in a careful way.  I’m grateful to experience such an incredible teacher!”

Rachel

Rachel Heller

“Ruah is such a fresh breath of “pure” air. She is very giving of her time and I found my favorite time was not only during class but after during our little catch ups. I felt her knowledge was so helpful and directed me on a positive path for both my body and soul. 

After her classes I felt recharged and ready to take on the days challenges. She was very patient and very encouraging.  I have managed to carry all the tools that Ruah gave me throughout my days and in my practice. I truly feel that there are some teachers that leave an impact on you and Ruah is definitely one of those masters. 

I forever cherish Ruah and am immensely grateful that she has been there from the beginning of my yoga journey and in many ways my ultimate path to happier days.” 

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