Rebecca Foon

Co-founder and Co-owner, Modo Yoga NYC

Rebecca Foon

Co-founder and Co-owner, Modo Yoga NYC

Biography

Rebecca Foon is a co-founder and co-owner of Modo Yoga NYC. She has co-founded in collaboration with the Edeyo Foundation a yoga program that brings yoga into schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Rebecca has also helped establish a charity, Junglekeepers, along with her partners at Modo Yoga NYC and Paul Rosolie, dedicated to protecting the most biodiverse part of the Amazon rainforest in the Madre de Dios region in Peru. Rebecca is a sustainability expert and a charter member of the consulting co-operative Sustainability Solutions Group. She is an avid environmentalist dedicated to integrating holistic sustainability principles into her yoga teaching and practice. Rebecca is also an award-winning cellist, vocalist, and composer who has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Lhasa de Sela, Tanya Tagaq and Vic Chesnutt. She is a founder of the music groups Saltland and Esmerine, a member of the kirtan music collective Lila, and a regular contributor of original soundtrack work for documentaries, feature and animation films. She is currently co-curating with Jesse Paris Smith, Pathway To Paris, a call to action event series that brings together artists and climate change experts to raise consciousness around climate change leading up to the UN Conference on Climate Change in December 2015.