Ruth Kearney

I began yoga 15 years ago, watching Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden videos. I used to think yoga was too “easy,” but quickly realized I was wrong. I came to my mat every time I was upset and needed to calm down. As time went on, I became more proficient, and then an interest in the philosophy and ancient teachings emerged. I moved from the east coast to California in 2011, and began an earnest practice with Holly Sigman and Yoga Village. The wonderful teachers at the studio continued to inspire me, and I made the decision to become a certified instructor in 2014.

I am a licensed speech language pathologist, working with the geriatric population in Arroyo Grande. As a yoga instructor, I am able to meld the 2 professions together, creating a balanced therapy program for my patients. I use yoga teachings, modified asanas, and meditation with my stroke patients, and can see what a difference it makes in their lives. Just as yoga has made a difference in my own life, it is a constant source of gratification to witness someone in distress from illness relax, breathe, and find a new way of looking at the world.

I teach yoga classes at work, privately, and at Yoga Village. Connecting mind and body with the breath has changed my life, and opened up a world of new perceptions and joys. I strive to share that with every student that crosses my path.

Ruth Kearney instructs the following:
  • Align & Refine
  • Align & Refine teaches precision and alignment of yoga postures in a fun, light hearted class setting. The pace is slower as we develop strength and flexibility through longer holds of common and some not so common postures - expect a challenge and some giggles as we give postures the time to imprint. There is greater detail of instruction and the opportunity for interaction and hands on adjustments. The perfect class for beginners and seasoned practitioners as you refine the relationship to your body and awaken to new habits.