bari ruck

​Registered Yoga Teacher. Licensed Massage Therapist. Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner.

"When we begin to live in the body again, we discover that we have an internal environment that is as rich as that of any country and in a constant state of flux and change."

Donna Farhi, Bringing Yoga to Life

I have been in the world of yoga teaching and energy work for about 10 years.  I have come to understand, as a teacher and student, that the innate wisdom of the body is an invaluable tool that is our birthright and it is a connection that many of us have forgotten. Every day that I participate in practices of breathing, movement, mindfulness or self-awareness, I realize that this innate wisdom cannot be denied in living a peaceful and loving life towards myself and others.  

I believe that we are in a time when connecting deeply with the authentic self is so important.  This connection brings with it love, compassion, gentleness and understanding.  With this there is freedom.  The ability to see clearly opens and choices that have never been seen can come into focus.   I have experienced this first hand and continue to be amazed by it.   The only place to start is within the Self... it is not always easy and it is always a work in progress. 

I have found the the practices and philosophies of yoga, breathing, meditation, and Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy work) to be comforting tools and companions to assist on this inward path.  It is my great joy to connect and share these inspirations with others.  

Massage Training:

Myofascial Release, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Oncology Massage

Yoga Training:
200 Hour Prana Vinyasa Yoga for Special Populations, Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness, Yoga for Medical Professionals

Energy Work:

Jin Shin Jyustu Certified

Current Training - Meridian Massage

Related Work Experience:

Jai Dee Yoga and Wellness Studio

Moffit Cancer Center

Hillsborough Community College

Various Corporate Gym Settings

Private Sessions with individuals, couples and small groups

Shames Jcc on the Hudson

Yoga Shivaya, Tarrytown

The Castle Hotel and Spa - Massage Therapist

Types of Yoga Classes offered:

Beginner Yoga

Chair Yoga

Yoga for People Going Through Cancer and Chronic Illness

Flow Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Personalized classes

Workshops and Seminar titles offered:

Introduction to Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness (1/2 day, one, two or three day workshop for teachers to learn to work with this population lovingly and impactfully)

Teaching Yoga to Beginners - Workshop for Yoga Teacher Training

How to teach Chair Yoga - Workshop for Yoga Teacher Training

Jin Shin Jyutsu - Self Help Class sessions for Individuals and Small groups.

Introduction to Slowing Down - Combination of Yoga,Meditation and Energy Work Techniques - This class is excellent for yoga studios, teacher trainings, Corporate trainings.  It can be modified to work in any setting, for any populations and time frame.  


Please contact me for more details on any of the classes or workshops.