Ruth Gould-Goodman is a teacher of conscious embodiment, using the expressive capacity of the breath, voice, and movement to help people recognize their mastery. Ruth began her body-based exploration of consciousness in dance therapy at NYU’s Health and Healing Professions Master’s program. She is a California-licensed acupuncturist with a private practice of intuitive energy healing.
For over forty years, Ruth has explored the realms of the body, movement, and spirituality. Through her unwinding from early emotional pain, Ruth learned deep inner listening and attunement to the Life force within her own body. This not only guided her back to her spiritual center, but also opened within her a capacity to heal herself from food and love addictions. Her personal experiences helped her gain the wisdom to share a somatically aware embodiment teaching.
In both group and private sessions, Ruth guides people to attune to the internal river of life energy arising through the core of their own body. Initiated into listening to and trusting the impulses of their bodies, people activate their capacity to self-heal. The systems she has developed, Conscious Body Energetics and La Madre Breath of Life, draw from the roots of yoga, martial arts, indigenous dance, creative movement, and vocal expression. Through her understanding of breathing as the center of spiritual practice, Ruth has brought forth a simple and practical approach that brings dramatic, long-term transformation in people's bodies and lives.
"The Door She Walks through is the Birthing Place of Form. Being there requires us to be willing to sustain the experience of Emptiness, "Not Knowing", Fluidity of form, Surrender, and Trust. We must surrender control to trust the deep intelligence of life that we already are. The cultivation of gratitude is a key to bring us to a direct understanding and relationship with the Unformed."
-- Ruth Gould-Goodman, MA., LAc.
This is a spoken word performance of a poem I wrote. It sometimes takes a lifetime to truly listen to yourself, to ask for and receive what your soul wants.
Women have a lot of healing to do with their relationship with their body. We carry deep lineal and familial wounds that we believe is who we are.
Sometimes we find healing where we least expect it. Nature is talking to us all the time.
A seventy five year old gypsy flamenco dancer in Granada Spain guides me to the center of my universe.