Ancient Wisdom for Living Well Today


YogaMotion® was launched in 1990 with the production of my first video – Salute to the Sun, filmed on the island of Maui. 

Why YogaMotion?  Yoga is all about movement. Not just moving the body. It’s about moving energy, the life force, the prana within. It’s also about moving our mind and emotions away from distraction and into a state of present moment awareness. Moving into clarity with our intellect and beliefs is also part of the yoga practice.  Basically, the movement of yoga leads us into the center of ourself where  we are most effective in creating a life that we love.

The popularity of Yoga caught on like wildfire and now we see it everywhere. However, there is still a misconception about yoga “being a pose”. It has been my passion and my purpose to help dissolve this erroneous belief, teaching expansively about yoga for the enrichment of life. 

Launching my first Teacher Training in 1998, I continued to educate the participants to what I term “the full spectrum of yoga”. We address practices and skills to create balance in all areas of our being:  physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. 

Throughout the years with 51 Teacher Trainings completed, I have expanded upon the integration of  Ayurveda and Plant Wisdom to further deepen self-care practices for health and healing.

What I teach is so much more than a pose, although I am adept at teaching the intricacies of functional alignment. My passion is inspired when I see individuals light up with self-awareness, self-acceptance, and personal empowerment. 

To shift the concept toward a wholistic lifestyle re-engineering, I was moved to rename the Academy from YogaMotion to Ruby Wellness – Polishing the Gem that you are.  It's through the immense power of the little things you do every day that establishes a life well-lived. 

Why an Academy? An academy is defined as a place of study or training in a specialized field aiming to promote, encourage interest, and maintain standards within its particular field. My intention, through the curriculum that has been developed over the past 35 years, is to maintain respect for the traditional teachings of these ancient arts and sciences that gift us with skills and tools for modern day living.

Ruby Wellness Academy is dedicated to offering the wisdom teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda and Plant Wisdom for purpose of living life to the fullest in Body, Mind and Soul, thereby polishing the gem that you already are!

Wisdom Offerings

Embrace the Art and Science of Ancient Wisdom  to Live Well Today

Full Spectrum Wellness


Living in Rhythm


Nourish to Flourish