Work with Me

It is always an honor and privilege to share the knowledge and wisdom of yoga and Ayurveda with others. Whether you are looking for a wellness speaker to inspire your group, someone to guide you on a physical and emotional transformational journey in private sessions or a mentor to guide you to the next level of your teaching career, I am here for you.

Wellness Leader + Speaker

Based on principles of Ayurveda and yoga philosophy, I offer practical guidance on how to both make mindful choices and cultivate overall wellness in everyday life. I have 15 years of experience in the yoga, meditation and wellness industry, and am a senior teacher and mentor at Equinox and YogaWorks.

Private Practice

Sessions for individuals, couples and groups offer you an opportunity to nourish and awaken the ideal self. I am here to guide, support, and care for you in connecting to your strength, confidence and inner peace.

I will guide you through a custom combination of the practices in which I specialize: yoga; meditation and breathing; injury recovery and strength building; making mindful choices; prenatal preparation and postnatal healing; chanting; and journaling. Together, we will work toward releasing whatever no longer serves you physically, mentally or emotionally. This will allow you to open up, strengthen and heal your body, mind and spirit. You will find yourself ready to invite in whatever it is that you seek, and uplift yourself.

Mentorship

Open to aspiring, new, and advanced yoga teachers. 

Looking to take your teacher training and practice on and off the mat to the next level? I will guide you in fine tuning your teaching practice through:

 

  • Developing your own authentic style of teaching 
  • Employing the latest knowledge and research on yoga practice and teaching
  • Applying alignment, sequencing, meditation, chanting, massage, and hands-on assists
  • Helping with clear communication in instruction, particularly for challenging postures and sequences
  • Providing constructive feedback on your teaching
  • Building community in your classes
  • Growing a roster of returning students
  • Launching or updating your own teacher website and marketing campaign
  • Processing your own growing edge to support you in taking your own practice and classes to the next level 
  • And so much more!

What People are Saying…

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Sabrina

“Ruah has a presence that I felt so connected with that there was no way I couldn’t ask for her time as a teacher and guidance as a mentor. As an instructor, she is nurturing while inspiring as she guides creative sequences that lead many different bodies into forms that may have not been known as accessible. Her abundant and relevant philosophical knowledge, conscious adjustments, incredible voice, and kind heart will offer anybody freedom in their body, mind and outlook on life. She is easily a rare gem in the global yoga community. I am honored to call her my friend, teacher and mentor.”

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Teresa & Andrew

“Ruah has been a very special guide and inspiration to us—both in our yoga practice, and in our lives – as a mother & parent.

In one word, the experience with Ruah as a yoga teacher is magical—delivered like a special medicine for nourishing and healing the body and mind. We’ve yet to experience the quality and depth of Ruah’s classes anywhere else.

Ruah is a master at her craft. Her style is a unique and rare combination of rich yogic insight, creatively layered sequencing, athletic challenge, breathing exercises, meditations, gentle spiritual guidance, and abundant heart.

Ruah has an incredibly calming presence, the voice of an angel, and the wisdom of an enlightened soul. The way she gracefully guides us through intelligently constructed flowing sequences always leaves us feeling profoundly better, renewed.
Ruah has truly touched our hearts, and we are sincerely grateful for her kindness, support, and influence on our practice and our lives, both on and off the mat.”

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Meredith

“I absolutely recommend going on a retreat with Ruah.  No hyperbole, I think a retreat with Ruah is prescriptive for a life best lived. Ruah is the ultimate guide. She leads with clarity, grace, precision, wisdom, and abundant love. She meets and guides each person in the unique way they need to take their yoga practice (on and off the mat) to the next level. Practicing with Ruah in such an intimate, hands-on way elevated my practice in profound and long-lasting ways that I will be grateful for throughout my journey as an aspiring yogi. I left this retreat inspired, strong and ready (though another day would still have been lovely!) to go back into the world and bring my fullest, most loving, and present self to others. This retreat was a truly life-affirming experience.”

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Madhuri Sastri

“Ruah is a giving person, who is  incredibly generous with her knowledge. Her Memorial Day retreat  put me in a state of bliss. I left feeling both relaxed, and uplifted and energized to get back to my life. My physical yoga practice deepened and expanded: her personalized adjustments are EVERYTHING… just what I needed  to understand my body. Also, her guided meditation was sublime. She led me to a place of calmness deep within that I didn’t even know existed, let alone how to tap into! Most importantly, thanks to her guidance, I find that I am able to recreate it for myself whenever I want. That is the most wonderful thing about a retreat with Ruah: not only do the benefits linger, but she also equips you with the tools you need to return to them time and again. A truly unforgettable experience.”

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Jungah Lee

“Ruah provides the perfect balance of spiritual teaching and challenging asanas, within an inspiring sphere in which to deepen one’s practice. Having practiced with a myriad of instructors, it is easy to identify a truly devoted teacher with a breadth of knowledge at her fingertips. Ruah has taught me new ways to find the most basic pose, while presenting me with old challenges and boundaries to push past. It is rare to find a teacher as inspired and passionate about Yoga. I feel blessed to have Ruah as a guiding light in my practice.”

Jessica

Jessica

“I was first introduced to yoga by my sister Karla, the OG yogi in the family. After a surf trip to Costa Rica we both got into it. But, I really started taking my practice seriously 3 years ago when I met Ruah. She embodies “buddha nature” and just being around her drew the best out of me. I learned I actually don’t want to be tortured in class and the amount of pain I endure is not a measurement of effectiveness. In fact, I’ve achieved my best work through gentle, loving kindness and a focus on the mental/spiritual practice. Working with Ruah has turned me into a true yogi capable of aligning mind, body and spirit. At least, while I’m on the mat.”

Carleen

Carleen

“Ruah is a gem!  I had lost my practice for a while and she brought me back to life on the mat. She teaches with mindfulness and is truly present in every class.  She also has such a beautiful spirit that is reflected in her sequencing and alignment. Her nurturing nature makes you feel welcome even if you are a newcomer and her energetic style of teaching challenges you in a careful way.  I’m grateful to experience such an incredible teacher!”

Rachel

Rachel Heller

“Ruah is such a fresh breath of “pure” air. She is very giving of her time and I found my favorite time was not only during class but after during our little catch ups. I felt her knowledge was so helpful and directed me on a positive path for both my body and soul. 

After her classes I felt recharged and ready to take on the days challenges. She was very patient and very encouraging.  I have managed to carry all the tools that Ruah gave me throughout my days and in my practice. I truly feel that there are some teachers that leave an impact on you and Ruah is definitely one of those masters. 

I forever cherish Ruah and am immensely grateful that she has been there from the beginning of my yoga journey and in many ways my ultimate path to happier days.” 

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