Monday, September 2, 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019 WORKSHOP: Yoga & Journaling @ Brooklyn Bridge Park


YOGA & JOURNALING: A JOURNEY OF OPENING UP THE BODY AND CONNECTING TO THE SOUL





Saturday, September 28th 9:30-11:30am 
@ Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 (end of the pier on the field)

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

RESERVE your spot today - space is limited

*Deposit by 9/26 of $20 to hold your spot.*
*$35 paid in full through 9/26
*$40 after 9/26

VENMO @ruah-bhay
PAYPAL ruahyoga@gmail.com

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Yoga & Meditation Retreats

REFRESH YOUR LIFE, CREATE YOUR GOALS ON THESE UPCOMING 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.



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: 

"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."


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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! 

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 - 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 http://rockawaytaco.com!  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 http://www.caracasarepabar.com/rockaway.php.
  • Learn to Surf with the fantastic Locals Surf School http://localssurfschool.com/.  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.

RATE:

  • Before May 28th $35
  • After May 28th $40
*Deposit of $20 to hold your spot by Sunday, Deposit $20 by June 23rd.*

REGISTER:
Contact ruahyoga@gmail.com. Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot!
Venmo or Paypal are both accepted.

LOCATION:

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.

TRANSPORTATION:

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.


WHAT TO BRING:
 
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

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

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



    PRICE INCLUSIONS
    • 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. 

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    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! 

    PROGRAM:
    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 http://rockawaytaco.com!  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 http://www.caracasarepabar.com/rockaway.php.
    • Learn to Surf with the fantastic Locals Surf School http://localssurfschool.com/.  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.

    RATE:

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

    REGISTER:
    Contact ruahyoga@gmail.com. Spaces are limited, so please reserve your spot!
    Venmo or Paypal are both accepted.

    LOCATION:

    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.

    TRANSPORTATION:

    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.


    WHAT TO BRING:
     
    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




    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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    Wednesday, February 19, 2014

    Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Flow Workshop @ Mala Yoga Saturday, March 1st, 4:15-6pm

    Mala Yoga 162 Court St.
    Saturday, March 1st 4:15-5:45pm $35

    PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA FLOW will take you on a journey of yoga postures, mindful breathing and relaxation (meditation) to encourage a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby.  Learn useful guidelines and techniques to practice yoga safely throughout your entire pregnancy all of the way into delivery and beyond.  The practice includes: 

    ·         Flowing movements to relieve tension, energize, strengthen and open the body;

    ·         Mindful breathing techniques to improve the nervous system for you and your baby and help prepare you for later stages of pregnancy and labor;

    ·         Relaxation/meditation methods to relieve your mind of any anxiety or distractions.

    Ruah uses her experience of teaching yoga for over a decade, as well as her own pregnancy experience and being a mom to help you deeply connect to the best part of yourself and to your baby.  You will leave with a sense of feeling refreshed, invigorated and peaceful in your mind, body & spirit, ready to welcome your child into the world.  Prenatal Yoga Flow is safe for all levels and all trimesters of pregnancy. 

    ABOUT RUAH:   Ruah Bhay has been teaching yoga for over a decade and has studied with a variety of teachers from backgrounds from Yogaworks, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Dharma Mittra and Swami Vivekananda SVYASA University.  Ruah’s teaching style integrates each of these traditions while threading a theme connected to a yoga philosophy that inspires a happy and healthy life.  Ruah’s class seamlessly brings the mind, body and breath into a harmonious union while encouraging a connection to the greatest teacher in the room – the one inside of our hearts. 

    Ruah has been in many health & fitness features, collaborated with celebrities such as Russell Simmons and has also appeared in Marie Claire, Time Out, Beauty Logic, FOX, WPIX & NY1.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Sustainable Development, is 500 hour Yogaworks Certified and Prenatal Yoga Certified. 
     

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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.