Ruth Goulding

Ruth Goulding

BSc Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor

Nutrition Training: Ruth studied a BSc in Human Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University. The course provided training in Food Science and Microbiology including Immunology, Food Lifestyle and Choices, Clinical Nutrition, Diet and Disease, Food Product Development, Sports Nutrition and Physiology. Ruth particularly enjoyed the Clinical Nutrition and Food Lifestyle/Choices elements of her degree. A fantastic degree that provided the education to deliver 1-2-1 support in private practice on completion.

Further studies were inspired by Ruth’s connection with yoga completing a Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Nutrition (Ayurveda Institute UK). Ruth wanted to offer the nutrition wing of yoga – Ayurveda. as she felt this could offer a holistic approach to clients that would benefit from that style of treatment and has proved particularly successful with chronic disorders.

Yoga Training: Ruth initially trained in South India completing Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga (200hrs Yoga Alliance). She continued her studies in London completing a Level 4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (QCF British Wheel of Yoga). Further courses and training incorporated a strong focus on the nervous system and yoga through Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association UK (KYTA) completing Kundalini Yoga (Level 1), and Pregnancy Yoga. Ruth’s most recent studies include Yoga for Mental Health (The Yogologist) and Trauma-Informed Yoga (Trauma Therapy Manchester). The range and variety of training Ruth has undergone has helped to create the diverse and well-educated yoga facilitator she is.


Ruth is continually inspired by the teachings and experience of yoga, physically, mentally and emotionally, and loves to share that in 1-2-1, workshop and class settings. Ruth creates a relaxed and informal environment for participants and clients to explore their relationship to themselves, others, movement patterns, breath and meditation and to provide usable life tools to use in the flows of life.

“Ruth is an inspiring yoga teacher. She brings maximum enthusiasm and thoughtfulness to every interaction, whether during a class practice or an individual session. In her yoga classes, she introduces new moves and flows to ensure that they remain fresh and
interesting.” – Nigel


What do you love about your work?
I love helping people with creating healthy eating habits. Looking at how patients’ existing patterns contribute to their current health and how we can use various tools to support a
new way of being, eating and enjoying food and nutrition.

I am constantly amazed by the variety of issues that yoga can assist with. I love sharing yoga inspiration and methods of self-regulation that yoga naturally provides. Watching the
transformation process is empowering, to see patients move through a healing process.

Why did you decide to train as a nutritionist and yoga instructor?
The human body has always intrigued me; how it functions and how it affects our life quality. I quickly realised how our bodies mental and emotional and physical are all interrelated and undividable. Nutrition and yoga both presented the opportunity to delve deeper into this relationship and provided effective pathways and foundations in how to create the  healthiest version for us as human beings.

Career so far?
Early on in my yoga career, I focused my energies on delivering community and gym classes. This is where I felt I crafted my art and still do and hope to continue to. In class settings, you
are lucky enough to be facilitating hundreds of different people through the process of yoga, which is a beautiful growth space for all involved.

In the last 5 years, I have been able to dive deeper into facilitating through workshops and retreats both in nutrition and yoga, in addition to assisting in 1-2-1’s. This has been a
wonderful way to offer the teachings of yoga and nutrition and highlighted the gap in support, which has helped carve out the creation of YHR.

Favourite patient?
I’m a big fan of diversity so a favourite patient question doesn’t do it for me. Sometimes I like the challenge of a tricky pattern that a patient is aiming to retrain or balance. Sometimes I
like one session and everything that the patient needed was fulfilled in that one session. Like life, it’s the variety-it’s the spice!

Interests outside of work?
Yoga, my gorgeous family, friends, socialising, music, dance, good and deep conversations, astrology, nature, and gardening. I have a veggie patch-home grown is divine!

Aims for the future?
Keep stretching and evolving in whichever way my intuition leads-I’m a yogi hey!