The Director of Training for Vinyasa Yoga.
David has had a sustained daily practice since the mid-90s. He began when living in San Francisco and looking for an art that would stimulate his entire being. As a very physical person he was attracted to the dynamic practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa and was inspired by the discipline it takes to practice this style effectively… read more
Ruth came to yoga in 1998. Its immediate impact was profound & quickly led to a sincere and dedicated practice. Ruth studied in the Iyengar tradition for over 10 years and is a qualified Iyengar teacher. Between 2005 and 2010 she travelled annually to her Iyengar teachers, Rajiv and Swati Chanchani at the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas. She spent extended periods of study, exploration and immersion in all aspects of the subject there and assisted Rajiv in the medical and local classes. She has studied at the Iyengar Institute in Pune.
Ruth continues to travel to India and recently spent a month in Varanasi experiencing this amazing city while being exposed to some of its musicians who keep alive the ancient art and practice of devotional sound through the classical Indian music system. She has been studying Sound Sadhana with Natasha Nandini since 2012 www.gandharvayoga.com
In 2008 Ruth was introduced to the practice of Shadow Yoga and from 2010 studied both Shadow Yoga and Nrtta Sadhana with Shandor Remete and Emma Balnaves.
She has been teaching since 2003 and was a co-teacher with her husband David Curtis on the Vinyasa yoga teacher trainings www.vinyasayoga.ie in Ireland from 2006-2011.
In her spare time Ruth loves to read and is particularly captivated by the mythology and expression of yoga through the Indian texts including the Ramayana, Ramcharitmanas, Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and some of the great Sufi poets. She has a keen interest in both Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology as helpful guides in her daily life and acknowledges Dr Robert Svoboda as a positive and informative influence.
Ruth is deeply grateful for the knowledge and guidance her teachers have shared. She is a student first and foremost and continues to enjoy learning, exploring and experiencing the twists and turns of all she has been exposed to in this life.
‘Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.’