Integrating mind and body awareness is the goal for Ruth as a yoga teacher and practitioner. Ruth’s practice began on the shores of the Big Island of Hawaii, and has been a steady force in her life ever since. A graduate of Doron Yoga Teacher Training, Ruth focuses on the practice of opening up hearts to the beauty to be found in each day, and in every situation. Combining the mindfulness training from her clinical social work practice, adding in the breath and asana of a true yoga union, Ruth designs her classes with the awareness of the changing needs of our bodies, throughout the day, the season, and our lifetimes. Classes with Ruth are taught in the vinyasa style; students can expect to be challenged, motivated, nurtured, and encouraged to develop a personal practice that resonates both on and off the mat. Her hope is that a student arrives to class open to the yoga experience, and leaves feeling well, energized and prepared for the challenges that life outside the studio presents. When not on the yoga mat, Ruth finds joy in hiking, cooking, and in her practice of clinical social work.