Ruth Polden is a Feldenkrais Practitioner, Yoga Facilitator and Mentor. Her work is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli and informed by somatic movement practices: in particular the Feldenkrais Method®, Contact Improvisation and Mind Body Centering. She works (teaching and speaking) throughout the UK, US and Israel. Ruth is a tutor on the faculty of The London Yoga Teacher Training Group and a senior tutor and lecturer on The YogaBirth Training Couse: preparing yoga teachers of the future. She co-created The Bliss Space an online community supporting mothers to celebrate their motherhood experience. Ruth was one of the founders of Motherwise The Israel Natural Childbirth Centre: the first educational centre of its kind in the country and a catalyst for change and choice in childbirth for women in Israel. (where she lived for 20 years.) Her teachers include Sandra Sabatini, Peter Blackaby, Lisa Mcrory, Monica Voss and Donna Farhi.
Ruth is a YogaBirth teacher and Active Birth Teacher and trained with Janet Balaskas in 1991. She has been following her passion supporting and empowering women through their life journey for over 25 years.
During her career as a dancer Ruth performed, choreographed in Europe and Israel. She was a lecturer on the dance faculty at Eastbourne University and Dance Foundation Course Hammersmith Education Centre.
She enjoys dancing, music, walking (on the beach in particular), cooking and sharing good food with loved ones. She lives in Sussex with her beloved husband and 2 incredible children to whom she is eternally grateful.