Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yoga in Fashion! Vivienne Tam Launches

It's no surprise that yoga is fashionable, but now it is literally "in fashion" as Vivienne Tam launches her yoga line this fall.

I had the pleasure of participating in the yoga approach to a runway show, a live sculpture garden of lovely yoginis practing yoga led by yoga superstar couple Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman. 

Yoga is certainly not about attachment to the material world , but as I mention in the NY Post video below, "for some yogis, they don't feel as comfortable with it, but the way I see it if it (yoga in fashion) spreads yoga to people who otherwise wouldn't do be practicing it, then, it's a good thing."  When yogis feel good about themselves it can inspire them to continue to practice.  In this case, it might be feeling good in glowing bright colors made from organic fabric!

NY POST coverage including sound bite and a few clips of me : )

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ruah Yoga for Lululemon in Bryant Park & Soho!

Sponsored by Lululemon
Sun., Sept. 25th 9:30-10:30am: Lululemon Soho
Tues., Sept. 27th 10-11am:  Bryant Park Yoga

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Yoga Journal Magazine Cover!

Please check out my entry and vote for me (once a day until April 15th) to be considered for the cover of Yoga Journal magazine!

Here is the link:

"Yoga inspires me to find balance in my life, striving towards being the best part of myself in the present moment. It helps me to have faith that everything is a preparation for who I am to become. When I practice yoga, it helps me to let go of any attachment to concerns about the past or the future – appreciating exactly who I am and all of the blessings that I have.

I chose this photo of jumping back into chatturanga since it represents that space where I feel connected to a peaceful, strong and happy self. I remember when I first started working on the effortless “float back.” I would repeat the mantra “I am who I am” since it helped me to focus on the task at hand and smile with gratitude – regardless of what the pose looked like. It was a hard transition to learn at first, but once I found that place where I could just surrender, it became an effortless process.

The Bhagavad Gita reminds us to be mindful and present in our actions, without attachment to what happens next. “Self-possessed, resolute, act without any thought of results, open to success or failure. This equanimity is yoga.” As in “floating back” to chatturanga, the journey is the beauty of life, not only the results of what we do.

My life has taken so many winding paths of successes and failures, yet each stage of life has taught me something about the importance of who I want to be. I grew up in Manhattan, went to college in upstate rural NY and lived in countries like Senegal, Sri Lanka, India and France. As so many of us do, I spent much of my life searching for the right career, place to live and partner in life.

Throughout every exploration, my regular yoga and meditation practice have been the anchors that help me stay healthy both physically and mentally. I always feel at home with myself when I practice yoga and that I am heading in the right direction. Eventually, yoga helped me to trust my path of finding the true loves of my life – my husband, my son and my life as a yoga teacher!

I am so grateful to all that yoga has brought me. Yoga continues to inspire me to be a better person so that I can enjoy life and share love with others!"

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ruah Prenatal Yoga Flow Workshop 2.26.11 1-3pm

Ruah Prenatal Yoga Flow Workshop
Yogaworks West Side
Saturday, February 26th 1-3pm

Pre-reg: $35
Day of: $45
Register: 212-769-9642

Prenatal Ruah Yoga Flow guides you through a sequence preparing you for a peaceful, happy, healthy pregnancy and birth. Enjoy a two hour personal retreat 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. 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 (pranayama) 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 experience of being pregnant and giving birth to guide you into to feeling deeply connected to the best part of yourself and to your baby. You will leave with a sense of being refreshed, invigorated and peaceful in your mind, body & spirit, ready to welcome your child into the world.

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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.