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English | French | Wolof

Salam, I am Rugi, a Senegalese-American yoga instructor and founder of Jarama Yoga. I started practicing yoga as a university student in 2012, and over the years have acquired over 500hr RYT and several certifications in yoga including vinyasa yoga & ayurveda, prenatal and postnatal yoga, restorative yoga, and most recently oncology yoga. Jarama Yoga was created as a platform to make yoga accessible to women in Senegal and the African Diaspora. Since 2017 it has allowed me to lead community and corporate events, women’s circles, group and private classes primarily in Dakar, Senegal. I believe that yoga should “feel good” and my philosophy as a yoga teacher is to combine the physical and spiritual practice of yoga for stress management, self-discovery, and added sweetness to life. Holding women individually and collectively at the center, my approach caters to the needs and wellbeing of women through different phases of life while navigating the menstrual cycle, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause and growing older. Off of the yoga mat, I am an educator and researcher with expertise in environmental science, sustainable development, agricultural leadership and community education. A lover of all things Africa, some of my favorite destinations so far include Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Zambia and South Africa! I enjoy art, plants, cooking, nature walks, and listening to afrobeats. For a personalized yoga sequence designed to meet your special needs, or for group bookings (classes, events, retreats etc) please feel free to reach out to me. I communicate in English, French and Wolof. Jarama, Thank you – Gratitude 

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