Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Yoga & Meditation Retreats

REFRESH YOUR LIFE, CREATE YOUR GOALS

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.


Berkshires, MA In Light Yoga Retreat
May 25th-28th, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend 


Absorb the peace, quiet and beauty of nature in this serene and luxurious retreat house located in the secluded, yet convenient, heart of The Berkshires.  Let yourself be pampered and fully relaxed with gourmet healthy meals, nature hikes, lounging by the pool, soaking in the Jacuzzi, 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, so reserve your spot now!

SIGN-UP
HERE:
EMAIL ruahyoga@gmail.com or 




Price: $950-$3,200 per person. All Inclusive. LIMITED AVAILABILITY
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
MAIN HOUSE:
  • QUEEN GUEST ROOM Package with Shared Bathroom $950/each ($1,900, 2 guests in a room), $1,600 (1 guest in a room) 
  • Deluxe KING GUEST ROOM PACKAGE with Private Bathroom $1,400/each ($2,800, 2 guests in a room), $2,600 (1 guest in a room) 
  • Executive KING GUEST ROOM PACKAGE (The Most Incredible and Spacious Room in the House) - $1,600/each ($3,200, 2 guests in a room), $3,000 (1 guest in a room) 
  • QUEEN GUEST ROOM Package with Private Bathroom $1,400/each ($2,800, 2 guestsin a room),  $2,600 (1 guest in a room) 
PRIVATE LUXURY COTTAGE  (20 steps from the main house):
  • QUEEN GUEST ROOM Package  - $1,050/each ($2,100, 2 guests in a room), $1,700 (1 guest in a room) 
PRICE INCLUSIONS
  • 3 Nights, Luxury Accommodation in our Exclusive Retreat House
  • 3 Farm-to-Table Meals Per Day and Healthy Nutritional Snacks
  • Welcome Package
  • Comprehensively Structured Twice a Day Yoga Classes  (for those who take their first class or are advanced practitioners)
  • Daily Meditation 
  • Guided Hikes
  • Meditative Nature Walks 
  • Access to a Beautifully Integrated with Nature Jacuzzi 
  • Private Chef Services
  • Educational and Motivational Workshops
  • Additional Surprise Experiences in the Program

SELECT YOUR ROOM

CHECK IN: 5-8 pm, MAY 25 (Friday)
CHECK OUT: 5 pm, MAY 28 (Monday)
PLEASE NOTE: To pay in full or make a 50% deposit you use the tool above. Bookings are limited and are first-come, first-served. Payment in full is due 30 days prior to the first day of the retreat. If you book within 30 days of the retreat, you must pay in full.  All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations and credits are not possible. Credit card payments are accepted with a minimal processing fee.
Our retreat house is beautifully and uniquely designed, blending harmoniously with the 120 acres of natural beauty that surrounds it. Magnificent boulders, trees, pure air and picturesque hillsides complement the house and retreat experiences.

SAMPLE PROGRAM

WHAT MAKES THIS RETREAT SO SPECIAL
  • KRISTINA CAPUTI, is a certified yoga instructor, wellness advocate and an experienced organizer and event planner. She will be your host, wellness lecturer and a guide for your meditative nature walks and hikes. Her beautiful light, energy and knowledge on how to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle will help you to gain balance within your mind, body and spirit. She will also ensure that all runs smoothly and you have an unforgettable stay at our retreat. 
  • RUAH BHAY, 500ERYT, M.A. 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 teaching for over a decade.  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.  
  • RESORT HOUSE: a one-of-a-kind designer masterpiece located in one of the most secluded and yet convenient locations. It boasts an infinity pool for those warm weather days and a state-of-the-art outdoor Jacuzzi that you can enjoy year round.
  • PEACE: The tranquil and natural retreat settings are perfect to escape the noise and bustle of your daily life.
  • GOURMET CUISINE: We only use carefully selected farm-to-table produce and organic ingredients. Our health and wellness focused chefs handcraft gourmet menu for your mind and body true pleasure!
  • LOCATION: Great Barrington, MA is a wonderful place to explore. Hosting year-round music and cultural events. In 2012, it was ranked by Smithsonian magazine as #1 of "The 20 Best Small Towns in America”. 
  • SURPRISES: We love to surprise our guest now and again with unexpected experiences during the retreat. Surprise, after all, is the spice of life!
  • NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT: Everything is organized and taken care of for you. If you find that you need anything else, simply let us know!
Proximity to Manhattan allows us access to the best New York has to offer: yoga instructors, chefs, entertainers, massage therapists and spa specialists. We offer outstanding service as we are surrounded with some of the most highly talented professionals available. Also invested in our community, we support small organic farms and hire local talent whenever possible.
   BOOK TODAY!  NUMBER OF SPACES IS LIMITED TO KEEP IT PRIVATE


Montego Bay, Jamaica Yoga & Meditation at Round Hill


Escape to the beautiful private oasis of Round Hill where you will be fully nurtured and guided to refresh your life and create your goals as you transition out of the spring and into summer. 
PROGRAM:
  • Daily Yoga, core strengthening, meditation and chanting twice a day.
  • Trip to explore Mayfield Waterfalls.
  • Full use of pool, beach, tennis courts, nature paths and gardens.
  • Watersports activities at your leisure including kayaking and snorkeling.
  • Three meals a day including farm to table, beach barbeques, international and local fare.
  • Group airport transfer (from MBJ) & ground transportation for excursion.
  • Time to relax and refresh either in the shade or soaking up the sun on the white sands and crystal blue water of the Caribbean Sea or the infinity pool. 




SIGN UP HERE:




PRICING PER PERSON:
***Early Bird Registration by April 17th
***Inquire for special rates if you are plan to travel as a family or couple with someone not attending yoga.

OCEAN FRONT HOTEL ROOM
Single (one guest): Early Bird $3050 / Regular $3150 
Double (two guests): Early Bird $2250 / Regular $2350  

Beautifully designed by Ralph Lauren with spa like features in a Caribbean ambiance, the oceanfront rooms at Round Hill are as luxurious as they are comfortable. White stone floors, four-poster mahogany beds furniture from the designer’s Home Collection. The spacious bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs, freestanding rain showers and double vanities.
All rooms have stunning views of Round Hill’s bay and underwater reef, and are steps from the main infinity pool and white sand beach. Ocean view rooms have either towering cathedral ceilings and large, louvered windows that fold back to expose the turquoise sea or patios featuring cozy, secluded garden. All rooms are outfitted with a king or two double beds





VILLA SUITE
Single (one guest): Early Bird $3700 / Regular $3800 
Double (two guests): Early Bird $2600 / Regular $2700  

Each villa suite is housed within one of the 27 spacious private designer Jamaica villas that are tucked into the hillside and overlook Round Hill Bay. Every suite features an air-conditioned bedroom and ensuite bathroom along with an open-air living room or veranda. Guests staying in a villa suite have use of the semi-private villa pool and your villa housekeepers can prepare you a made-to-order breakfast each morning, if desired.  The private Jamaica Villa Suites are the perfect options if seeking a more spacious and private villa experience,





RESERVATION DETAILS:
The total cost of the retreat per person includes the PROGRAM (all activities, transportation, excursion and meals) plus the ACCOMODATION that best suits your desires.  Families and children are welcome and can practice at a discounted price. 50% deposit required to secure reservation and FINAL PAYMENT is due by April 29th.  Any further questions, email ruahyoga@gmail.com.





  




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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Detox Life, Create Goals Workshop Saturday, June 16th 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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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ruah Yoga & Meditation Staycation to Far Rockaway Beach Summer 2017


SUMMER 2017 9AM-4PM
SATURDAYS JULY 1st. AUGUST 12th 

Rest, relax and restore your energy on an easy and fast journey to the beauty of Rockaway Beach!  

PROGRAM:
9-11:30AM Yoga, Breathing, Relaxation & Meditation with Ruah guiding you to strengthen, open and relax your entire body, mind and spirit.  The practice will be challenging, yet accessible to all, working through all of the muscles of the body preparing for guided relaxation and meditation all set to the relaxing sound of the crashing waves'

  • 12-1pm LUNCH BREAK.  Enjoy delcious Argentinian cuisine on the boardwalk at Caracas Arepa Bar and take in the beautiful view while sipping lemon water or a margaita!  You can check out the restaraunt here: Caracas http://www.caracasarepabar.com/rockaway.php.
  • 1-3:30pm Chill out on the beach for the rest of the day with Ruah who will be available to answer questions about YOGA, NUTRITION, MEDITATION, GOAL SETTING &/OR LIFE.  Ruah will be there to help you fine-tune a pose you are working on or assist you with that inversion you learning to get up into - or how to fall down in!    
  • 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 confirm availability.
PRICING:
Yoga, Breathing, Meditation & Relaxation $55
*Sign up one week early $45
*Sign up with a friend $40


REGISTER:
Use Paypal ruahyoga@gmail.com

LOCATION:

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 accesible 10 mile ride from- a great way to start the day! 

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


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


v  Cash for Caracas Arepa Bar & Restaurant

v Packed lunch if not eating at Arepas


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






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