Q&A with our New Teacher Ruth!

 

Hatha Yoga teacher Ruth, Bedminster, Flow Yoga Bristol, Early morning yoga

Hatha Yoga teacher Ruth

At Flow we are continuously moving, especially as our teachers love to go on adventures, courses and just love to travel!
We have lots of our teachers visiting and teaching at many festivals this summer  and we had some teachers moving on towards other adventures. Fortunately this also gives us the opportunity to welcome new teachers at Flow! This month we welcome our new Wednesday Morning teacher Ruth to Flow and next to having a lovely practice session together with Ruth last Wednesday I met her for a little Q & A

When did you started practicing yoga?

I started practicing yoga 7 years ago when I was living in London. My life was very stressful and I decided to go on a Yoga and Surfing retreat in Morocco. It was the best thing I could have ever done. It calmed my mind and healed my soul. Unfortunately I didn’t keep up a regular practice when I returned to the big smoke. But it didn’t end…

When did you knew that you wanted to become a yoga teacher?

Last year having moved back to my home town Bristol, a few years before, I decided to explore my love of yoga further. I started to practice regularly and went to lots of different classes. I wanted to learn more and immerse myself in it so I decided to do a 200hr teacher training course. I didn’t know if I wanted to be a teacher I just knew I wanted to know more about yoga. But once I was on the course I felt so inspired to share this beautiful and healing practice and way of life.

Where did you do your teacher training and how did you experience your teacher training?

I did my teacher training with Zuna Yoga in Bali, Indonesia. I explored many different courses and this one had been recommended by a friend of a friend so I decided to go for it.

My training was honestly life changing. I learnt so much more about yoga and the power of meditation. I experienced and felt things within myself that I didn’t know were there. It was challenging but the most rewarding experience of my life. I just couldn’t believe the real power of yoga and breath. I have a very busy mind and work within a stressful industry so learning to calm my mind has been vital.

I now practice yoga and meditation as regularly as I can and my ability to deal with my stressful job has really changed and I have become more connected to the people in my life.

What do you hope to bring into your classes?

I hope to bring people that moment of calm in their day when they can just focus in on themselves without distractions. I want to help people build strength an flexibility and my classes will be strong but most importantly I want to help people calm their mind and see more clearly helping to reduce the anxieties of living in our hectic world.

I will also be bringing my love of cake to my classes – delicious but miraculously healthy! A gift at the end of every class from me to everyone who comes.

Meet our new teacher Ruth every Wednesday at 07:00, leaving with a double boost of energy – yoga & cake, I say yes to to that!

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