Ruth started practicing yoga at 20 after a serious car accident, approaching it as a way to regain physical health. She took an immediate interest in it and the impact was undeniable. Soon after these beginnings she went to India to take part in the Shivananda Yoga Teachers Training course and afterwards met Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti. From that first meeting she went on to became a student and later a teacher of their method. Ruth has facilitated many of their Teacher Training Courses in the US and in India. Ruth had the distinction of studying over 3 decades with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his family, she is also a Sanskrit and philosophy student of Professor HV Rao and Dr. M. A. Jayashree.