Rima was born and raised in Beirut. While working in Brand Management at Colgate Palmolive, she took her first yoga class at Jivamukti. She was immediately taken by the beautiful exchange and genuine interaction people from all walks of life could experience together on their mat. "Realizing that there is a blessing to a living person that can never be approximated by books", she found master teachers to learn from within the Jivamukti lineage.
An Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher, Rima teaches at the NY School, mentors at the Jivamukti Teacher Trainings and is very active in the Apprenticeship Program. Her classes are vigorous and infused with her warmth and sincerity. Her teachings draw on the unique experiences of her background.
Rima is extremely grateful to her teachers, Sharon-ji and David-ji. The method they have created brings out all that is perfect in the practitioner so that one can see others as perfect. Their compassion, optimism and courage are an inspiration to every living being. She is forever thankful to Lady Ruth - her mentor and dear friend. Her unwavering dedication, her sweet wisdom, her poignant kindness have shaped Rima in the most profound ways.
To all the yoga students for showing up on their mat, they make the teachings clear and teaching yoga precious. To her family who has encouraged her to seriously train and play tennis as a teenager so as to realize early on the value of a daily practice and the freedom one finds in discipline.