Often we travel to return home with a new perspective. These travels fill our lives with stories. Similarly the yoga sutra is filled with a story about returning. As we go from here to there and back, our perceptions, character, understanding and well being slowly and positively transform along with the ups and downs of life. For a discussion on this journey in the context of The Yoga Sutra of Maharishi Patanjali please join Ruth Lauer Manenti. Open to all levels- no previous knowledge of the Yoga Sutras is necessary.
Ruth Lauer Manenti has been a student and practitioner of yoga since 1988. She started as a form of physical therapy after breaking her neck in a car crash. Soon after she became interested in the philosophy and a spiritual way of life; one that would support and integrate the yoga.
She has been blessed to be a student of Sharon Gannon and David Life since 1990 and of Sri K Patabhi Jois sincs 1991 and later with his daughter Saraswati Jois. She has also studied Sanskrit with Dr. Jaya Shree and Professor H.V. Rao.
She is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, travels around the world teaching and facilitates their teacher’s training course. She also has written permission from Sri K Pattabhi Jois to teach the primary and intermediate series of Astanga Yoga. She is the author of 3 books all published by Lantern Books, An Offering of Leaves, Sweeping the Dust, and her latest book Fell in Her Hands.
She is also an artist and recently received a NYFA grant for outstanding achievement in the field of photography. She regularly exhibits her work. She lives in a cabin in the woods in the Catskill Mountains with her husband.