Ruth started practicing yoga in her early 20’s after a serious car accident. She soon after went to India to take part in the Shivananda Teachers Training course. She later met Sharon Gannon and David Life and became a student of theirs and later a teacher of their method. Ruth is an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher and has facilitated several Teachers Training Courses in the US and in India. Ruth has made many trips to India studying with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his daughter Saraswati and grandson Sharath and has written permission from Sri K Pattabhi Jois to teach the primary and intermediate astanga yoga series as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his family. Ruth is also a Sanskrit student of Dr. M S Jayashree and Professor HV Rao. Ruth teaches Jivamukti Yoga in the US, China, Japan, India, Australia, The Czech Republic and through out Europe. Ruth will be facilitating the next Jivamukti teachers training in February 2019 in India.
Ruth has written three books An Offering of Leaves, Sweeping the Dust and Fell In Her Hands all published by Lantern Books. The first two are collections of short stories used to teach eastern spiritual concepts and philosophies originated in the class room and then edited for reading. The last book, Fell In Her Hands also published by Lantern Books, is a novel that tells a story of several characters seeking enlightenment through the human experience of the ups and downs of life. The novel is inspired by The Yoga Sutra of Maharishi Patanjali: a scripture written in Sanskrit more than 2000 years ago.
Ruth is also an artist, to view her work please visit www.RuthLauerManenti.com