Ruthie has been practicing yoga since 2004 – she took up yoga because she needed a healthier way of life.
She first started with hot yoga after a friend dragged her there, ‘I had never been a dancer or into any physical activity particularly, I smoked, I drank – just a typical 28 year old. I found Ashtanga and something in this system really took hold of my interest. I loved the structure of the class, and I felt like I had ‘done something’ really positive after the class. I liked the physical feeling and how that effected my mind – leaving me relaxed and less tense.
Ruthie took her first teacher training in 2011 the Frog Lotus Vinyassa training 200hrs certificate, and also holds a post graduate degree in Humanistic therapy, she also holds a BA of humanities studying philosophies and concepts of self.
Ruthie has trained advanced yoga teaching certificate with Ana Forrest, famous for the yoga fierce medicine ‘Forrest Yoga’ and attended intensives in practice and anatomy with Ashtanga teachers David Garrigues, John Scott, David Keil & Kino McGregor amongst others.
She has also worked many times with world renowned Forrest yogi and functional anatomist Jambo Truong who is a huge inspiration. Her main inspiration comes from the daily investigation on the mat and her own teacher.
‘I have always had a easily distracted busy mind which is why Yoga is so good for me, it gives me discipline and keeps me focused. I see it very much as a devotional practice. Unless I’m extremely ill, I turn up and practice if I feel wretched, broken, happy, fantastic whatever- it’s a constant’.
‘Once the flame of faith is lit it never goes out- no matter what happens’.
Testimonials – “I hadn’t realised how vital and progressive it was in practice to have such a strong and positive presence from your teacher. The disparity with Ruthie’s yoga to other yoga classes I have taken is her natural ability to create an empowering and focused atmosphere for her students. The first time I walked in to one of Ruthie’s classes I could instantly feel the warmth between everyone in the room. And it made me want to be a part of the force. And I haven’t looked back since. I haven’t stuck to any exercise more than this. Sustainable, positive, peaceful, mindful, strengthening and focused.” Daisy – brighton
“As they say, there’s always something new to learn about the practice, and Ruthie never fails to bring more depth and knowledge to are attention to keep us on are little ashtangi toes! Keeping us focused with her not too soft but not too hard direction, knowing when I just need a chill pill.” – Marc
“Ruthie’s class is always amazing … knowing I have practice with her makes me feel strong and ready to smash it, never give up !!!” Paul- hove
ruthie teaches Mondays, Fridays and self practice Sundays. Check the class timetable to book.
Sutra and Sanskrit for beginners 8th October
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