Ruth Louden (CYA-RYT 200 Member)

  • Location: Port Hope, Ontario Canada
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  • E-mail: Private
  • Service Offered: Hatha
  • Certified: MOVE by Tracey MacDonald
  • Years of Practice: 12
  • Teaching Experience: 1
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Tracey MacDonald Heather Fenton Narini
  • Date Joined: December 14, 2020
  • CYA Insurance: No

About Me

I have been a student of yoga and mindfulness sporadically since my 20s. Although my interest endured over many years, the long stretches of time in between bursts of enthusiasm indicate that my ability to build a disciplined practice was somewhat less robust – though perhaps understandable given a crazy demanding professional life! I therefore understand from my own experience how challenging it can be to build in a regular yoga routine while managing work and family commitments, regardless of passion, interest or need.

After finally experiencing the joys of a regular yoga practice, I decided to complete my 200-hour classical yoga teacher training certification - partly to deepen my own practice, but also to share with others the benefits of yoga for body, mind and spirit.

A Career Counsellor for many years in a university environment, I supported the creation and delivery of a strengths-based resilience program for young adults that incorporates mindfulness. I also completed through the School of Social Work at the University of Toronto a 6-course Certificate in Foundations of Applied Mindfulness Meditation.

Professionally, I have many years’ experience in business consulting as well as teaching and coaching individuals on their education and career decisions. Among other educational pursuits, I completed a Master of Education (2012) at the University of Toronto to improve my ability to counsel and coach clients as well as develop quality educational programming. As a result, the strengths I bring to my yoga teaching are first and foremost from the perspective of an educator and coach. This means that I take my lead from clients who set personal learning goals and clarify their unique coaching needs. I then work with them in partnership to make their goals a priority and take action on them.

About My Service

I offer private, semi-private and small group yoga instruction for individuals who would like to move their bodies, deepen their yoga practice, achieve greater self regulation, and find peace of mind in today’s turbulent world.

Continued Education