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Ruth
I practice and teach Astanga yoga in London. Practicing yoga makes me intensely happy. Indian philosophy fascinates me. Mindfulness practice gives glimpses of a miraculous world. In teaching yoga it is my intention to try to share these things that I love.

Practice
My mum took me to my first yoga class in 1996 and I was amazed. By 2003 I was developing a dedicated Astanga practice. My main teacher is Hamish Hendry at Astanga Yoga London. I have studied under Shri K Pattabhis Jois and R. Sharat Jois in Mysore, India in 2006 and with Sharat in 2012 and 2015. Since 2007 I have studied annually with Richard Freeman. I study daily with Hamish (Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and some B Series) and have sat Goenka-style Vipassana mindfulness retreats. My main practice is motherhood with occasional asana, pranayama and Sanskrit.

Teaching
I began teaching full-time in 2006. I assist and occasionally cover for Hamish at Astanga Yoga London. I run philosophy workshops and book clubs at Astanga Yoga London. I teach at the Life Centre Islington. I am a Contact Teacher for Yogacampus Teacher Training. I teach philosophy modules on Zolder Teacher Training run by Norman Blair and Melanie Cooper. I also teach philosophy modules for the training run by Naomi Reynold's Yoga on the Lane. I have contributed the story of the birth of my first child to Sharmila Desai and Anna Wise's Yoga Sadhana for Mothers (YogaWords 2014). I have contributed to the magazine Pushpam.

Teaching Qualifications
2015 Authorization, K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Level Two (Full Intermediate Series)
2010 MA Indian Religions, SOAS, Distinction
2009 Richard Freeman 200 Hour Teacher Training
2008 Life Centre Education 200 Hour Teacher Training
2006 Sarah Powers Yin Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

Thanks
Heartfelt gratitude to Hamish, Norman, Richard, Guruji, Sharat

Urdva Kukkutasana A