About Ruth Heard

And Satya Birth & Yoga

Ruth has been practicing yoga since 2010 and teaching yoga since 2017, specialising predominantly in prenatal & postnatal yoga.

After travelling the world and attending a silent meditation retreat in Chaing Mai, many moons ago, she came back home to Cornwall feeling the need to explore this practice of meditation further.

Blessed to find a hatha yoga class with a very instinctive teacher Rosie Lewis, Ruth began her regular practice which led her on her continued journey with yoga.  She has trained with the Devon School of Yoga completing her Foundation in 2016 and 500hr Teacher Training in 2019. Ruth is starting her training to be a yoga therapist in October 2020, again with The Devon School of Yoga.

She has also trained with Amy Yoga to qualify in Prenatal, Postnatal and Toddler Yoga in 2018.  And whilst pregnant with her second daughter Ruth completed her children’s yoga training with Wellbeing Bees in 2019.

Her own practice and class is holistic hatha which is suitable for all levels from those well practised to those new to yoga. Through a holistic approach of combining asana, pranayama and mudras, she has a gentle grounded and intuitive approach to her classes. This has included some restorative workshops to allow the time for a much needed extended relaxation, meditation and nidra.

And as you breath and rest in the arms of the earth, you too can give up the struggle. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, no-one to be. There is nothing to be done. Surrender the body to the earth. Come home to yourself. And in that homecoming, realise your very body is the earth herself.Uma Dinsmore Tuli

Through her own experiences with yoga, pregnancy and birth she decided to specialise in this subject and loves teaching prenatal, postnatal and children’s yoga classes. Alongside this she holds pregnancy yoga workshops for couples in preparation for birth and beyond. They promote a positive birth experience, whatever that means for the individual, using yoga techniques, in preparing both birthing person and birthing partner for the birth of the baby. Discovering what is the role of the birth partner too, it creates a safe and fun space for any baby/parenthood related discussion and to provide a community for the parents to be to open up and feel comfortable about the challenges ahead.

Ruth is a trained Doula and training as a Yoga Therapist.

She is also working more and more with one to one clients who have specific issues and who find a more personalised practice suits their needs. She has supported clients with knee issues, pre and post hip operation, Gillain-Barre syndrome, high blood pressure and depression and anxiety, to name a few.

Her practice is always holistic, and through each stage of life designing a supportive inclusive practice for all. Every body welcome.

It is important to acknowledge that Ruth's yoga teaching is inclusive to every body of every size, every race, LGBTQ, able bodied, disabled, special needs and all ages.

Ruth devised a specific yoga programme when I was in a lot of pain from my hip and quite limited in what I could do.  She patiently & caringly taught me how to get the best out of yoga at a difficult time. She made sure I was safe in my practice through her teaching and being available for follow-ups. Rita Skinner