The Rushing to Yoga Foundation (RTY), a 501 (c)(3) organization, began in 2013.  The foundation name was selected in attempt to bring humor to the very ironic manner in which we “hurry” to “activities” that are intended to bring us peace and to help us find our way back to ourselves.

As a former higher education student and administrator and now a tenured professor, RTY founder, Marilee Bresciani Ludvik’s friends would often tease her about how she was always “rushing to yoga” –  she was often seen literally hurrying out the door in a crazed state to get to a yoga practice so she could find some peace.

The joke – rushing to yoga – stuck and the name was selected to remind us all that while this may be the way we initially engage in these practices, the teachings and their benefits have and will continue to survive beyond our overly scheduled lives if we simply choose to begin to practice.