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Jodie Rufty is a Senior Trainer and East Coast Director of Trainer Development for Yoga Works in NYC. She has been teaching Yoga since 1995 throughout New York and California as well as internationally. Jodie is registered to teach through Yoga Alliance at the EYT 500 hour level and has been certified to teach both by Alan Finger in the ISHTA lineage as well as Alison West of Yoga Union and Yoga Works. She is also a Reiki Master receiving training in 2004 by Dayna Wittenberg and Carol Hubbard.

Jodie co-founded Amrita Yoga Center NYC in September of 2002 and helped launch Nava Yoga Center in Zagreb Croatia in June 2004. She is also the author of “The Art of Yoga Sequencing” published in 2008.

Jodie has continued her education with many teachers including Rodney Yee, Genny Kapuler, Desikachar, and Ana Forrest, completing several Training Intensives in 1998, 2000 & 2003. While living in California in 1998, Jodie taught at the Yoga Studio of Mill Valley and continued her studies at Yoga Works in Los Angeles with many teachers such as Lisa Walford, Eric Schifmann & Shiva Rea.

In 2001 and 2002 Jodie led part of the Teacher Training program for Yoga People in Brooklyn, NY and more currently leads the 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training programs for Yoga Works throughout the US and abroad.

Jodie now resides in NYC where she continues to study,practice and teach Yoga at Yoga Works as well as privately. She continues to draw much of her spiritual inspiration and guidance from Amritanandamayama or (“Amma” “Ammachi” the hugging mother from India) and is incredibly grateful to all her teachers over the years.

Jodie also teaches many workshops and retreats worldwide throughout the year.

“Her knowledge, passion, and devotion make her a very powerful teacher/healer.” A.G.

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