Now, in addition to my constant pain, I could also have an even harder time getting my disability benefits.
Ruthie Spruill Goldman
Ruthie is a 200 ERYT yoga teacher, life coach, and energy worker. She has taught yoga in Madison, WI and internationally for 12 years, and is co-creator of the Olive Tree Yoga Foundation. Ruthie is a chronic illness warrior, and works to be an advocate for people suffering from chronic or invisible illnesses, anxiety, depression and CPTSD. She supports those suffering from trauma and those in recovery through yoga, meditation, and coaching. Ruthie has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder that causes hypermobility and instability in joints and can lead to chronic pain. She practiced yoga for years, not knowing that she had the condition, and her vigorous asana practice caused great pain even though other parts of yoga helped enormously. She had to re-learn her asana (pose) practice so that it became supportive for her condition. Ruthie looks forward to sharing ways to create more ease in personal practice and in our students' practices. Ruthie spends her free time with her partner and sons, goofy dogs, one of whom is a support dog and now in training to be a therapy dog.