Working with people aged 60 and over, Ruth Ann offers fundamentally practical, gentle and respectful movement practices and exercises that restore vitality and help alleviate the discomforts that can accompany ageing.

Ruth Ann is a veteran adult educator and education leader, who teaches therapeutic movement and yoga to older adults across the GTA. Her own physical challenges have directed her studies and training in biomechanics, somatics and gerontology. Ruth Ann has taught classes, workshops and private sessions and is now exclusively targeting the functional mobility challenges that face us as we age. Ruth Ann also coaches teachers who wish to strengthen their instructional methodology as they work with mature adults.

Ruth Ann holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Toronto. After she retired from her formal career in her late 50s, Ruth Ann reconnected with her love of movement. She is particularly interested in how yoga and other exercise approaches can be adapted to serve older bodies. She is certified to teach in three yoga modalities: Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and the Scaravelli Method. Ruth Ann has been designated by the Duke University Centre for Integrative Medicine as a Master Teacher of Yoga for Seniors and has completed a program in Healthy Ageing through the Yoga Therapy Institute of Australia.

Ruth Ann is also a student of the Feldenkrais Method, and Hannah Somatics and draws from these schools of movement as she works therapeutically with older adults. Her chief interest is in the biomechanical and anatomical challenges that chronic disease and the natural passage of time bring to the everyday lives of older adults today.

An introductory “discovery session” will identify your particular needs and concerns. Whether you choose to work privately in person or virtually, Ruth Ann will help you build a repertoire of exercises and enjoyable practices that you can sustain independently.

Find out how Ruth Ann can help you regain your mobility and confidence