Ruthie’s classes are an inspiring mix of joy, intensity, and community-building! She is dedicated to unlocking and encouraging every yogi’s natural courage and vibrancy through the practice of yoga, meditation, and self-discovery. Baptiste yoga ignited Ruthie’s life, and sharing this transformative practice with students is a giant honor.
Ruthie is the creator and director of the Olive Tree Yoga Foundation, a yoga non-profit that creates yoga classes and teacher trainings accessible to all people in Palestine and Israel, and starting 2013, employs teachers throughout the region to teach in refugee camps and community centers. She shares the director duties with her husband, Paul, who is also a Baptiste teacher. Ruthie’s prime motivation is to bring the practice of Baptiste Power Yoga to areas affected by conflict, and to create transformational communities of yogis through out the world.
Ruthie has studied and trained regularly with Baron Baptiste since 2008, and has taught since late 2008. Attending programs recharges her batteries and inspires her. She has assisted several programs for BPYI, and considers assisting the graduate school of teacher training.
Ruthie is honored and excited to share Baptiste Power Yoga with students worldwide.