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Natarajasana (pose of the dancer)

Brigid Rauch

Adjunct Instructor School of Education, Teaching and Health

Brigid Rauch (Gayatri Devi) studied Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her area of research focused on how city planning influences gang formation and rates of urban violence. She later realized that violence could best be addressed through helping individuals to develop inner peace, and decided became a yoga teacher. Brigid has been in residence at the Shanti Yoga ashram in Bethesda, MD since 2007, where she studies under master teacher, Vyasa Deva. Besides AU, she teaches at the ashram, several yoga studios around DC, and private yoga classes.


Shanti Yoga Instructor (SYI2500); 2011 Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200); 2007 Master of Urban Planning and Public Policy; 2003 University of Illinois at Chicago BS. Human and Organizational Development; 1999 Vanderbilt University

Favorite Spot on Campus
On a yoga mat
By appointment.
Contact Info

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