Ruth Westoby

Ruth’s main teachers are Hamish Hendry whom she assists, Richard Freeman, Sharat Jois, and the late Śrī K Pattabhis Jois. She was awarded an MA in Indian Religions from SOAS in 2010 with Distinction. Since then she has been studying Sanskrit and caring for her young family. She writes for the practitioner journal Pushpam.

Ruth recently collaborated with SOAS’s Haṭha Yoga Project interpreting postures from the 19th century Sanskrit text the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati. She is currently working on doctoral research into gendered conceptions in haṭha yoga at SOAS under the supervision of James Mallinson.

"Janine is an amazing teacher! Very kind and approachable. Obviously an expert in this field. Made everyone feel welcome!" Joanna N. on Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training - Manchester, January 2016