Ruth in Joshua Tree National Park
 

ABOUT ME

My journey on the mat began in 2007 with a “2-weeks of yoga for $30” offer at a local studio. Never one to pass up a good deal, my practice took off from there. I went in looking for a fun workout but found I was coming away from classes with so much more. On my mat, I was being asked to appreciate the beauty and capability of my mind, body, and spirit without comparing myself to those around me (not an easy feat as a black woman living in the middle of Hollywood). I was inspired by my favorite teachers and always mused on how cool it would be to teach, but at the time my focus was elsewhere.


Fast forward seven years. After the tumultuous break up of an almost decade long relationship, losing my job, and rebuilding my life on my own, I found my way back to my mat at a new studio. Although I had been away from my yoga practice for a few years, the impression it made on me never faded. My new teachers reignited my passion for yoga and when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance to join their teacher training. It was an amazing, life changing experience and was just the beginning of my yoga adventure as not only a student, but also as a teacher. The adventure continues as I am currently working toward becoming a yoga therapist.


The very purpose of yoga is to bring together the mind, body, and spirit. My journey is now informed by my life experiences, my teachers, and especially my students. It is an ongoing discovery and I feel fortunate that through yoga, I can inspire my students to appreciate themselves a little more each time we practice together.

 

ABOUT MY PRACTICE

I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance, having completed my training in 2015. I am currently working toward certifications in Yoga Therapy and Yoga Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

I believe the practice space should be a supportive environment where yogis of all levels and abilities explore, play, and challenge themselves. The classes I offer range from Beginning Yoga to Intermediate Vinyasa Flow to Restorative and Yin Yoga. My classes combine alignment, accessibility, breath, and mental awareness to encourage and empower my students so they can discover their joy on the mat.