At age six, Ruth had a spiritual awakening in her first ballet class. Her heart burst open to the divine and joy filled her body. She felt she was dancing to God, the all and everything. Her heart was no longer only hers but she felt a kindness to every human. Her dance became her devotional practice, which eventually matured into the energetic studies of Yoga, Chi Gung and the movement of consciousness through the body and beyond the body.
Ruth began meditation practice at the age of 16 in 1968 when she embraced Surat Shabd Yoga as her spiritual path. Shortly thereafter she started visiting holy sites in India including the Punjab region, Rishikesh, Hardwar, Varanasi and most recently Chennai. She is a continuing student of Vedic, Tantric wisdom & Mystic Catholicism, with particular connection to the teachings of Ramana Maharshi, the silent saint.
She raised 2 daughters and has 2 grandchildren. Business & family life alongside spiritual practice have always been her world view. She holds certifications in Ayurvedic Medicine, Clinical Hypnotherapy & NLP. In 1993 after the death of her first husband she committed to leading spiritual retreats worldwide with her current partner Bruce Davis.
In 2000 Ruth and Bruce founded the Assisi Retreat Center a Temple to the World Religions in the heart of the ancient city of Assisi Italy and in 2002 opened Silent Stay Assisi. In 2005 she felt compelled the an energetic study of the MahaVidyas (Wisdom Mothers of Yoga Tantra) while living and teaching in Assisi Italy. From this yearlong contemplation sprung;
a meditative movement practice called Sacred Movement Ritual. In the style of Chi Gung it contains sprititual lessons and energetic practices.
two books: Sacred Movement Ritual, Yoga Philosophy in Movement AND Journeying up the Mountain with the Tantric Goddesses, an initiation into the 10 Cosmic Powers.
the ability to connect students to their spiritual heart, their essence or core of being, from where all answers are avialable.
In 2012 she co-founded Silent Stay Meditation Center in Vacaville, California. Having served over 2200 guests a wildfire came through one fateful night in 2020, burned the center and 220 other homes to the ground. But one thing remained..... the peace found in the silence, which can never be taken or destroyed.
She currently lives and works in Montectito California with her husband Bruce Davis at Silent Stay Retreat Center (located in Pacifica Graduate Institute). Ruth provides private sessions outside of retreat dates for those seeking a deeper path into their heart, the energetic core of their being, where we are all one with the Absolute.