Put a Little East in Your West: Morning Yoga with Breathe Repeat


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Keeping up with the frenetic pace of New York City can be exhausting. It was 5:45AM and my mind immediately started to race in preparation for my twelve-hour day.

How much snow is on the ground? Will the A train be running on time? Don’t forget bring the snow boots AND the shoes for indoors! As I proceeded to shuffle my way through the newly fallen city sludge, my Costa Rican yoga retreat bliss from a mere four weeks ago, seemed like a distant memory.

This morning I practiced yoga at the Highline Stages campus of Social Media Week. Historically, my yoga practice has been reserved for the evening. However, last year, I decided to begin the day with yoga and what a difference it has made! The morning yoga was taught by the very patient Joyce Englander Levy, from Breathe Repeat, and made possible thanks to Under Armour.

For those of you who have compromised schedules due to work or children, Breathe Repeat is equally adept at offering convenient tips and using social media resources (Twitter, Facebook, website) for the modern yogi and on-site services for businesses. I was excited to learn that, ” BR@W’s mission is to enhance the lives and well-being of as many people as possible! We do this by bringing intelligent, well-practiced, fun and accessible yoga classes directly to corporate and entrepreneurial America.”

Founded in 2011 by Joyce Englander Levy and Tracey Toomey McQuade, BR@W brings yoga to your workplace in a smart, yet lighthearted way. I would encourage everyone to check the SMW yoga schedule this week.

Another fun bonus is the ARMOURGRIP HEADBAND gift provided by Under Armour, and protective lip balm courtesy of Breathe Repeat. Be sure to look for these ladies and Jamie Lugo, who will be teaching and presenting at Social Media Week.

Allison Heaps is corporate wellness advocate living in New York. In her spare time, she practices yoga, runs marathons, and sings jazz. She is a master’s candidate at NYU with a concentration is organizational effectiveness. Contact her here.



Allison Heaps

freelance, Corporate Wellness Program Advocate



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