Elizabeth Ruff

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”- John Muir

With a wealth of experience as an Certified Advanced Soma Practitioner, Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Licensed Massage Therapist, founder of SomaYoga Teacher Training and lifelong movement lover, I understand healing powers of play and love. Are you a CrossFit athlete in pain? A long distance runner wanting more speed and efficiency? A Licensed Mental Health Therapist needing to release the Somatic holding of the deep work you offer? A surgeon with strain and pain from holding peoples...

With a wealth of experience as an Certified Advanced Soma Practitioner, Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Licensed Massage Therapist, founder of SomaYoga Teacher Training and lifelong movement lover, I understand healing powers of play and love. Are you a CrossFit athlete in pain? A long distance runner wanting more speed and efficiency? A Licensed Mental Health Therapist needing to release the Somatic holding of the deep work you offer? A surgeon with strain and pain from holding peoples lives? Look no further. I can support you. 


I bring experience of my own physical journey through pain and dysfunction to support you on your path to your best self. Before I focused on yoga and bodywork, I sought to better understand and seek connection with the natural world. To that end, I earned a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resources from Colorado State University and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. I have guided in the mountains of Alaska, massaged in Mexico, taught yoga internationally and been driven by a deep sense of my personal mantra: I Effortlessly Direct my Playful Light with Wisdom. 

In 2003 I completed my first massage and Reiki course at the Gate Key Institute of Mind-Body Therapy. I also completed my first yoga teacher training at Kalani on the Big Island of Hawaii. In Hawaii, I also finished trainings in Polarity Therapy and Thai massage. In the years since I have completed my E-RYT 500 yoga teacher trainings. In 2010 I brought all my previous experience and training to my studies with the SOMA Institute of Neuromuscular Integration. Today, I celebration the completion of my Advanced SOMA practitioner certification. I focus on a practice that helps people experience long lasting relief from pain and greater joy in life.  I have a bodywork practice, teach yoga, lead seasonal wellness retreats, practice aromatherapy, founder of SomaYoga teacher training, and am co-founder of the Shanti Center LLC in Bellingham, Washington. Playtime finds me with my 7yr old son, 3yr old daughter and partner outside as much as possible, enjoying all the maritime & mountain beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Massage

WA # MA60182357

Education
2010

Soma Institute

Soma Neuromuscular Integration

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Room Reservation
  • bodywork etc
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Trades
  • Soma Structural Integration

Yoga

  • Hatha

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