Thursday, January 3, 2019

Yoga & Meditation Retreats

Let yourself be taken care of and guided through yoga, meditation, breathing, relaxation, meditation, chanting, sound vibration and inspirational writing exercises to refresh your life and detox space in your body, mind and soul to create your goals for your path up ahead.


"Ruah is one of the kindest and most talented women it has been my good fortune to know. She was called to teach yoga and meditation; those who have the opportunity to learn from her should leap at the chance."

"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."
"Thank you, Ruah, from the bottom of my heart, for all the time, energy, love, and generosity of spirit that you brought to each and every moment of this retreat. I love how you facilitated us to all authentically connect, take time for ourselves and come away with a newly discovered community. My cup overflows."

Pinebrook Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Retreat
May 24-27th, 2019 4 Days / 3 Nights

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.

SPACE IS LIMITED.  Please Email Ruah to reserve your spot today!

PRICING PER PERSON Through March 31st 2019
$1100 Single/$900 Shared - King Bed Corner Garden View 
$1000 Single/$800 Shared - Queen Bed Corner Garden View
$900 Single/$700 Shared - Queen Bed Nature View
$900 Single/$700 Shared - King Bed or 2 Full Beds Nature View

PRICING PER PERSON After March 31st 2019
$1200 Single/$1000 Shared - King Bed Corner Garden View 
$1100 Single/$900 Shared - Queen Bed Corner Garden View
$1000 Single/$800 Shared - Queen Bed Nature View

$1000 Single/$800 Shared - King Bed or 2 Full Beds Nature View

    • 3 Nights, Exclusive Retreat House
    • Organic Healthy Meals
    • Snacks and beverages throughout the day
    • Welcome Package
    • Yoga. meditation, abdominal strengthening twice a day - open to all levels.
    • Meditative Nature Walks 
    • Swimming pool
    • Personal Development & Wellness Workshops

    CHECK IN: 2-7 pm, MAY 24th (Friday)
    CHECK OUT: 2 pm, MAY 27th (Monday)
    PLEASE NOTE: To pay in full or make a 50% deposit you can pay by cheque, Paypal or Venmo. Bookings are limited and are first-come, first-served. Deposit is due April 27th and payment in full is due 14 days prior to the first day of the retreat (May 11th). If you book within 14 days of the retreat, you must pay in full.  All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations and credits are not possible. 


    Far Rockaway Beach Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat
    Saturday, June 29th 2019

    Enjoying a day trip Rockaways, it is a wonderful way to savor the end of Summer bliss and it is only a ferry or subway ride away on the A train! 

    9:30-12 PM 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 - ready to hop on your board and hang ten!

    • Enjoy a beautiful stroll on the board walk after class and off the beach a few blocks to one of the best tacos on the East Coast at Rockaway Taco!  These tacos meet even the standards of my West Coast family/taco connoisseurs!

    • Chill out on the beach for the rest of the day or visit Caracas Arepa Bar and take in the beautiful view while sipping margarita or savoring delicious ice cream (or more yummy Venezuelan food) from the boardwalk at Caracas
    • Learn to Surf with the fantastic Locals Surf School  These are the same great teachers that taught me my first surf lesson! You will feel safe, prepared and ready to the most out of your surfing experience.  If you are interested, reach out to them directly by visiting their website or finding them on Facebook and reach out to them for availability.


    • Before May 28th $45
    • After May 28th $50
    *Deposit of $20 to hold your spot by Sunday, Deposit $20 by June 1st.*

    Contact Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot!
    Venmo or Paypal are both accepted.


    Btw. Beach 105th & 108th on the beach in front of Caracas Areba Bar, Queens, NY
      Rockaway Beach is accessible by car, train, bus or bike. The beach is about an hour from downtown Brooklyn on the A train ride away from downtown Manhattan and . Check out google maps or Hop Stop to see for yourself. If you are a biker, it's an accessible 10 mile ride from- a great way to start the day! 

    We'll meet on the beach in front of Caracas Areba Bar.


    Directions by MTA TRAIN:
    1) Take DOWNTOWN Bkyln/Qns A-Train towards FAR ROCKAWAY (there are other A train destinations, so make sure you get on the FAR ROCKAWAY one) to BROAD CHANNEL.
    2) Get off at BROAD CHANNEL to Transfer to the S to 106th St
    3) Get off at Beach 106th St. and walk to Beach 105th street and turn right towards the beach.
    4) Once at the beach, turn right again until you arrive at Caracas Arepa Bar.
    5) Look for me and the other yogis on the beach.
    * Make sure you get on the FAR ROCKAWAY A train NOT the Lefferts Blvd or Rocaway Park)**
    **Check the banner on the side of the train before getting on to ensure you are on the right A train**

    Directions by LIRR
    1) LIRR towards Far Rockaway, and get off the train at Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue.
    2) TRANSFER to the Manhattan Bound A-train. Then you will arrive at your destination, which is the beach 67th St stop (5 stops).

    Directions by Car or Bike
    Use your favorite directions website or GPS by plugging in the location: Caracas Arepa Bar or Beach 105th St., Queens, NY 11692

    Directions by Ferry
    1) Hop on the ferry from either Wall Street or Sunset Park (See details here: NYC FERRY)
    2) Once at the beach, turn right again until you arrive at Caracas Arepa Bar.
    3) Look for me and the other yogis on the beach.

    Some things on this list are personal preference, but just so you don't forget anything...

    v  Yoga Gear – bring whatever you feel like doing yoga in and maybe a bandana or hat to cover your head from the sun.

    v  Towel, sheet or Yoga Mat to practice on.

    v  Beach umbrella.

    v  Beach chair.

    v  Healthy snacks like fruit, nuts and protein bars.

    v  PLENTY of sunscreen.

    v  Favorite beach hat.

    v  Sunglasses

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018


    -Sat., June 16th 
    Full Day 9-4:30pm/Pier 6 Lawn, $125
    Half Day 9-12:30pm, $60
    Brooklyn Bridge Park*

      Sign up via Venmo, Paypal or emailing Ruah HERE.

    -Sat., September 29th 9-4pm
      Yogaworks Soho

    Immerse yourself in a day of nourishing self-care.  Spend the morning doing yoga, guided relaxation, breathing techniques, meditation and taking deep rest.  After a break for lunch, we will take a walking meditation then repeat the morning cycle.  Yoga & Meditation Retreat will offer you a chance to:

    *Release stress, rejuvenate your mind, refresh your body and awaken your spirit.
    *Emerge with an overall sense of energy and clarity.
    * Spend the day doing yoga, pranayama, relaxation and meditation.

    Open to all levels of yoga and meditation practices.  Bring layers of clothing and a lightweight scarf for meditation.

    *Please bring the following for the outdoor date:
    -yoga mat
    - thick towel, yoga blanket or meditation cushion to sit comfortably on.
    -lightweight scarf
    -bandana or hand towel
    -snacks & packed lunch or money to purchase lunch


    FULL BODY PRACTICE: Get Sweaty. Be Inspired.
    Saturday June 23rd, 2-5pm
    Yogaworks Brooklyn Heights

    Here is your chance to do a full yoga practice and feel every part of your body, mind and spirit nourished and strengthened from the inside out.  In this workshop you will be guided through the following:

    * Full body, sweaty, flowing, challenging yet accessible yoga practice with mindful offerings of both modifications using props and variations including arm balances set to great music.
    *Inspiring dharma lesson on how to integrate a specific yoga philosophy on the mat and in experiences of everyday life.
    *Hands on assists and “svasana massage” using Ruah’s homemade RuahVeda organic essential oil blend based on the Ayurvedic Dosha season (with the option to pass on any or all of this).

    This workshop will leave your body, mind and spirit feeling cleansed, free and inspired!  


    Email sign-up:

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Detox Life, Create Goals Workshop Saturday, June 15th 9am-12:30pm @ Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park

    Release stress and detox your entire mind, body and life through challenging, yet accessible, yoga flow, mindful breathing, guided relaxation and meditation.  

    Open up your legs, hips, lower back, shoulders and arms helping you to feel relaxed, cleansed and refreshed from the inside out.  
    After time on the mat, set your life on a positive path through affirmation and goal writing exercises.

    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.

    Bring a journal, pen, your yoga mat, light weight scarf, towel and blocks if needed.

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    About Ruah

    RUAH BHAY, 500ERYT, M.A.

    Ruah has been teaching for over a decade.  She is a native New Yorker who has lived over a breadth of several years in France, Senegal, Sri Lanka and finally came full-circle returning to NYC.

    Ruah’s classes are always physically challenging with offerings of modifications, adjustments and intelligent sequencing that makes the class enjoyable and accessible for all levels.  She is known for integrating teachings of yoga philosophy in a way that is useful and applicable to everyday life.  

    Ruah was introduced to yoga and meditation at a young age by her mom who took classes at Integral Yoga and went on retreats with Swami Satchidananda. Ruah is also a daily TM  practitioner, under the guidance of her aunt and uncle, who are devotees of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  Eventually, she discovered that a daily morning yoga practice made a world of a difference as she has continued her devotion to yoga ever since.  

    Ruah has studied with various traditions from Yogaworks, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Dharma Mittra and Swami Vivekananda SVYASA University.  Yoga and meditation have been an essential positive source in her life as a student, teacher, professional, traveller, wife and mother and does her best to help students create the same sacred space for themselves.  

    Ruah has been in many health and fitness features, collaborated with celebrities such as Russell Simmons and has also appeared in Marie Claire, Time Out, In Resident, More, Uptown, FOX, WPIX, NY Post & NY1. Ruah is a teacher, writer, non-profit fundraiser, rollerblader, runner, singer, lifetime athlete and meditation practitioner and mom of two. Ruah is 500hr Yogaworks Certified, Khalsa Way Prenatal Certified, has been teaching for over a decade, holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Sustainable Development.

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    Monday, June 13, 2016

    Ruah Yoga Flow & Relaxation on Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park

    SUMMER 2016 9AM-12PM
    SATURDAY, JUNE 18 8:30-10:30am

    8:30-10:30 Yoga & Relaxation guiding you to strengthen, open and relax your body, mind and spirit.  This vinyasa flow class open to all levels will leave you feeling invigorated, and refreshed leading up to guided relaxation and svasana.

    Yoga, Breathing, Meditation & Relaxation $45
    *Sign up before 6/16 $30
    *Sign up day of $35

    Use Paypal using my email:


    We will meet at the very end of the big lawn on Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Walk past Fornino all of the way next to the large UNDERSTANDING art installation. 


    v  Yoga Gear – Towel or yoga mat to practice on and maybe a bandana or hat to cover your head from the sun.

    v   Water bottle and maybe some healthy snacks like fruit, nuts or smoothie.

    v  PLENTY of sunscreen.

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    Flow yoga, prenatal yoga, beginner or advanced yoga and spiritual meditation with guidance from NYC yoga instructor Ruah Bhay, M.A. Discover your healthy body and mind with private sessions.