For Rima Rabbath, connections are paramount—to oneself and the world.
Growing up surrounded by violent civil war and constant change in Beirut, she recognized that peace and stability might be found within and through shared experience with others. But it was later, while working in the U.S., that she began practicing Jivamukti yoga and was able to manifest this sense.
Driven to be a positive presence in the lives of others, Rabbath became a certified Jivamukya yoga teacher and is now founding SOUK (previously NYC Underground Yoga), a kind of pop-up yogic salon that encourages the exchange of everything from ideas to art and ashtanga teacher training
Here, Rabbath dishes on getting students to open up on the mat—emotionally and physically—via her own vulnerability and the rewards of trusting the universe