Ruth Westoby is a doctoral researcher in yoga studies and an Ashtanga practitioner. She combines an orientation towards practice with historical and textual studies at the nexus of bodies and matter, theory and history.
Ruth teaches yoga philosophy on teacher trainings in the UK and beyond, and at studios and conferences. Sheis pursuing doctoral studies at SOAS on gender and materiality in the yogic body. Ruth collaborated with the Hatha Yoga Project’s ‘embodied philology’, interpreting postures from the 18th-century text the Hathabhyasapaddhati and is on the steering committee for the SOAS Centre of Yoga Studies.