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About the Organization Called Rushing to Yoga

What We Do

The Rushing to Yoga Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization.  Founded by Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, Ph.D., RTY seeks to strengthen peace and compassion within higher education by providing the Integrative Inquiry (INIQ) curriculum, customized retreats and workshops for higher education faculty and administrators, keynotes and seminars for the general public, and personalized coaching for students, administrators, and faculty.  In addition, RTY works with Sara Schairer, Founder of Compassion It, to offer compassion programs intended to engage higher education participants in service learning projects that promote community peace and compassion.

RTY – Why We Do It and Its Outcomes

It is very difficult to find anyone who can argue that the world would benefit from more compassionate and peaceful practices.  Recognizing that higher education is an appropriate training ground for developing good citizens, the founder of RTY developed a curriculum, workshops, seminars, keynotes, and retreats designed to strengthen the practice of compassion and peaceful discourse among leaders in higher education. 

Given the growing unrest within the higher education community, the constant need to manage risk and be alert to potential violence is taking its toll on students’ ability to focus on their academic work while engaging socially.  Add onto this reality the increasing demand for institutional leaders to do more with less and you have an environment that is ripe for anxiety and distress. Thus, RTY has created the Integrative Inquiry (INIQ) course for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as customized workshops and retreats for faculty and administrators.  The varying outcomes for these various workshops and retreats consist of the following based upon design and level of engagement:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Increased happiness
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased resilience
  • Improved relationships with family members and co-workers
  • Increased attention, emotion, and cognitive regulation
  • Increased self-compassion, and compassion for others
  • Increased critical thinking

RTY - Contact Us:

Dr. Marilee Bresciani Ludvik
Founder & Director
Rushing to Yoga Foundation
519 Stratford Court, Unit R,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(619) 733-3278
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