Susanna Harwood Rubin

Susanna is passionately committed to finding beauty in everyday life. She is a yoga teacher-writer-visual artist, which means that she rarely stops moving except to meditate. She is ERYT-500, has been teaching for over 12 years, and travels regularly to South India to delve into the traditions of Rajanaka Yoga that inspire her work. Her spiritual home is the great Nataraja Temple of Chidambaram. She teaches internationally, but is based in New York. Find her weekly classes at Twisted Trunk Yoga and Abhaya Yoga .

Susanna’s artwork is represented in collections such as the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Berkeley Museum, and the Addison Gallery of American Art. She lectured and wrote for MoMA for years, including co-writing the book “Looking at Matisse and Picasso,” and she will still happily talk about Picasso for hours if you ask her.

Susanna currently writes on yoga, writing, art, and life for a number of publications, including The Huffington Post , Mantra Yoga+Health , Rebelle Society , and YOGANONYMOUS . She gives talks on yoga, Hindu myth, and philosophy, and created the popular Writing Your Practice workshops and telecourses for yogis, applying yoga philosophy and myth to the practice of writing.
Overall, she is amazed at the richness of her life.
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Latest from Susanna Harwood Rubin

April 30, 2013

Where do you go to Meditate?

April 4, 2013

I Keep My Eyes Open so that I Can Meditate on Life.

March 19, 2013

What You Dream of, What You Dread, Your Deepest Desire, Your Most Visceral Fear.

March 12, 2013

Make Your Body Your Temple, Your Asana Your Ritual, Your Breath Your Prayer.

February 25, 2013

“Only Connect.” Monday Morning Yoga.

February 5, 2013

Find Meaning. Create Beauty.

December 17, 2012

On Yoga & Dreams, Displacement & Sea Change.

October 2, 2012

Receiving the Gift of Yourself.

July 31, 2012

Falling in Love with Your Life.

July 4, 2012

Finding the Words for Pain.

April 25, 2012

Your Eyes Are Desire.

April 2, 2012

My Busted Knee, My Broken Heart: Welcome to the Burning-ground.

February 15, 2012

Leaving Anusara.

January 5, 2012

My Decade of Beauty – Building the Palace Within.

November 18, 2011

My Double Life (or…Doing the Yoga of Art).