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The Rewards of WHY Power Yoga Teacher Training
Natural Nutmeg - Dec 5, 2018

Life can get crazy at times—work, family, activities—and it can be challenging to carve out 90 minutes a day for a yoga class, never mind a 200-hour teacher training program - read more

Om Street Yoga (Photo Feature)
Hartford Courant - July 22, 2018

West Hartford Yoga hosted its annual yoga in the street event, Om Street Yoga, on July 21, on La Salle Road in West Hartford center. More than 2,000 people attended the 75-minute free yoga class led by WHY owner Barbara Ruzansky.
(Alex Syphers | Special to the Courant) - 113 photos online here

3,000 Yogis Gather on ‘Om Street’ for Annual Yoga Event - July 21, 2018

The street was covered in blue, red, floral, and other assorted combinations as 3,000 yogis from across the state laid out their yoga mats in West Hartford Center for the eighth annual Om Street yoga event - read the full article here

Om Street 2018
Press Release - May 10, 2018

West Hartford Yoga (WHY) is pleased to announce OM Street: Yoga on LaSalle Road – a free yoga event! Our 8th annual free outdoor yoga class will take over a full city block in West Hartford Center on Saturday, July 21st from 8:00am - 9:30am (rain date, July 28th) - press release

WHY in the Parks: Free Yoga in West Hartford Parks
Press Release - May 10, 2018

For a second year, West Hartford Yoga (WHY) — in cooperation with West Hartford Parks & Pools — is offering free weekly yoga classes at several parks around West Hartford. These classes are accessible to people of all ages and abilities - press release

WHY Outreach welcomes an Executive Director
Press Release - January 20, 2017

WHY Outreach is pleased to announce the appointment of Corrina Richards as Executive Director. As a dedicated WHY teacher for almost ten years, Corrina is well known and highly respected in the yoga community. With her background in management, entrepreneurship and service, Corrina is sure to provide WHY Outreach with remarkable guidance and success - press release

Om Street: Yoga on Lasalle
Press Release - June 1, 2017

West Hartford Yoga (WHY) is pleased to announce OM Street: Yoga on LaSalle Road – a free yoga event that has drawn over 2000 yogis in previous years. Our 7th annual free outdoor yoga class will take over a full city block in West Hartford Center on Saturday, July 22nd from 8:00 am until 9:15 am - press release

Get Your Asana in the Street on July 22
Natural Nutmeg - July/August 2017

Community is a sense of belonging that springs from feeling as if other people accept you as you are. Combine that with a collective sense of peace, joy, and unity and you can imagine what it's like to practice yoga outside on LaSalle Road in West Hartford at an annual event called OM Street - read the full article here

Record Crowd of Yogis Practice at Annual 'Om Street' in West Hartford - July 22, 2017

People of all ages and abilities gathered in West Hartford Center Saturday morning for "Om Street: Yoga on LaSalle," the free 75-minute yoga class sponsored by West Hartford Yoga (WHY) that has become one of the town's signature summer activities - more

On Om Street: More Than 2,200 People Take A Yoga Break In West Hartford Center
Hartford Courant - July 22, 2017

About halfway down a blocked road in West Hartford Center on Saturday, in the middle of a sea of yoga mats, was one mat folded over like a pita pocket.

A sandy-haired girl was napping inside, with just a few locks of hair and one bare foot peeking out. To her left, a little boy flopped back on his own blue mat, stared up into the cloudy sky and chomped on a granola bar as more than 2,200 people around the children held on to the Warrior 1 pose - read more

'Om Street' Draws Record Crowd of Yogis to West Hartford - July 23, 2016

The sun was shining brightly and with temperatures already in the 80s, the practice automatically became "hot yoga" for the thousands who gathered on LaSalle Road Saturday morning for the annual outdoor yoga practice sponsored by West Hartford Yoga. Read more

Om Street Yoga On LaSalle
Hartford Courant - July 23, 2016

West Hartford sprung to life on Saturday morning as about 2,000 yogis gathered on LaSalle Street for 75 minutes of guided yoga from Barbara Ruzansky of West Hartford Yoga. Participants got the opportunity to test their ability to remain at ease, keep focused and centered while practicing yoga in bustling West Hartford Center. View photo gallery

Om Street: Yoga Gathering Draws 2,000 to West Hartford Center
Hartford Courant - July 23, 2016

In her little town of Middlefield, Stacey Bobbitt said, she had been feeling disconnected, but Saturday's sixth annual West Hartford Yoga on Om Street gave her a chance to connect with 2,000 others with her same passion. Read more

About 1,800 Gather In West Hartford For Outdoor Yoga
Hartford Courant - July 25, 2015

Bending and twisting in unison to the rhythmic sounds of flutes and drums, about 1,800 people gathered for the fifth annual West Hartford Yoga on Om Street event Saturday morning. Read more.

West Hartford Yoga Offers Free Class For Cancer Patients
Hartford Courant - December 20, 2014

Those fighting through cancer treatments will have a new opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation starting in January. West Hartford Yoga is set to host a free monthly class, Yoga for People Undergoing Cancer Treatment. The first class is scheduled for January 15 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., and subsequent classes will be held one Thursday a month. Read more

WHY Outreach to Host Cocktails Off the Mat
Hartford Courant - October 22, 2014

At 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 8, WHY Outreach, Inc. will host Cocktails off the Mat, a fundraising event to help bring yoga to underserved communities. The evening will take place at West Hartford Yoga and will feature a silent auction, delicious appetizers from local chefs, complimentary beverages, and music by classical guitarist, Daniel Salazar, Jr. Read more.

Yoga Women Conquer Themselves
West Hartford News - January 2, 2012

Yoga may have come west from India with men, but now a generation of female yogis leads the way as the majority of U.S practitioners. If you drop in on any yoga class, women will mostly fill up the room. A woman will likely teach the class and a woman most likely taught the teacher's training class. Read more

The Power of Yoga
Hartford Courant - June 20, 2004

It is 5:40 on a Thursday night and students start streaming through the doors of West Hartford Yoga. They shuck off their shoes, turn off their cell phones, fill up their water bottles and roll out their mats. Read more.