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Brigid Rauch Adjunct Instructor Department of Health Studies

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
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.
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Spring 2023

  • HFIT-163 Yoga

  • HFIT-163 Yoga

Fall 2023

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  • HFIT-163 Yoga