Ruth Lauer Manenti, affectionately known as Lady Ruth, has been studying and teaching yoga for the past 27 years. She has been a student of Sharon Gannon and David Life since 1989 and of Sri K Pattabhi Jois since 1991. She is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and has written permission from Sri K Pattabhi Jois to teach the primary and intermediate series of the Ashtanga Yoga method taught to her by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She is also a Sanskrit student of Dr M. S. Jayashree for many years. She co facilitates Jivamukti Teacher"s Trainings around the world and will be co facilitating the next course in Feb of 2016 in India. She has published 2 books and has an MFA from the Yale School of Art. She is honored and supremely happy to be a member of the Jivamukti satsang.
Yogeswari is one of the most senior teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga Method. She is Advanced Certified, a Facilitator of Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, and has taken many Jivamukti Certified Teachers through one-on-one apprenticeships towards their 800-hour-certification. Since 2004, she has been teaching around the world. Yogeswari is known for her vigorous, seamless Vinyasa sequencing, and her thought-provoking philosophical teachings. With 20 years of experience in dance and choreography, she brings liveliness and vibrancy to all her work.
She is the founder and president of AZAHAR Foundation, an international non-profit organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding and non-violent conflict resolution through Yoga and the Arts, with special attention to disenfranchised communities, and women and children in conflict settings.