Ruthie is a 200 ERYT yoga teacher, Desire Map facilitator, and life coach. Ruthie has taught yoga in Madison, WI and internationally for 10 years, and is in awe of the resilient and generous spirit of yogis everywhere.
Ruthie trained with Baron Baptiste to receive her 200 HR RYT starting in 2008 and concluding in 2009. Ruthie co-created the Olive Tree Yoga Foundation in 2011, and developed OTYF's 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2013, which was the first teacher training to be completed in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Ruthie helped to lead 5 groups of teacher trainees in three countries through training to become creative and intuitive yoga teachers. Ruthie's is so honored to know the people who have graduated teacher trainings, and takes enormous joy in seeing their projects and achievements in yoga and the greater world.
Ruthie is a chronic illness warrior, and works to be an advocate for people suffering from invisible illnesses, anxiety and depression. She supports those suffering from trauma and those in recovery through yoga, meditation, and coaching. Ruthie has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that causes hypermobility and instability in joints and can lead to chronic pain. She practiced yoga for years, not knowing that she had the condition, and her vigorous asana practice caused great pain even though other parts of yoga helped enormously. She had to re-learn yoga so that it is supportive for her condition. Ruthie looks forward to sharing ways to create more ease in personal practice and in our students' practices.
Ruthie spends her free time with her partner and sons, squishy-faced dogs, and chickens. She loves DIY projects, gardening and dreaming of life on a farmette.