Ruth Davis Born in 1952, Ruth Davis is the originator of Sacred Movement Ritual. As a young girl she realized that she was dancing to God. Her classical training includes 18 years of classical ballet, Russian Folk, African, Modern Dance and Jazz, performance and choreography. In 1970, she was initiated into Surat Shabd Yoga, a Bhakti, Jnana and Karma Yoga Path. She holds certificates in Ayurvedic Medicine and Hypnotherapy. She has also studied Sacred Dance, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi and Medical Chi Gung.
After years of devotion to the Divine Mother and application of Her wisdom in her everyday life, Sacred Movement Ritual emerged. It is the Divine Mother embodied and is a synthesis of over 50 years of devotional dance, meditation practice and spiritual teachings from the East and West. A vast wisdom opens when we feel the presence of the Divine Mother in our lives. Her essence leads us to our divine essence, our inner beauty.
Ruth's passion is understanding the mystic meaning of movement. Ultimately it is the path of the soul merging back to God, love expanding into Love, the small self aware of the complete Self. Along the way movement is a healing practice and a mystical practice of removing the obstacles that release us into Love. Subtle & gross movements of the physical body mirror inner states and awareness. We can use outer movement to explore, align and ascend to our highest spiritual reality.
Through contemplation and the study of Tai Chi and Chi Gung Ruth learned how to reflect the nature elements. She became aware of how the ancients "studied" nature by uniting with it. From here one can learn to be as natural as the nature around us. The nature teaches us how to expand awareness and enter an egoless state of being.
Since 1993 she has been co-leading spiritual retreats with her husband Bruce Davis in America, Europe, Bali Indonesia and India. In 2000 they founded a The Assisi Peace Center in the heart of Assisi, Italy and restored an old farmhouse in the Umbrian countryside, which continues as a retreat Hermitage until this day. In 2012 she and her husband returned to California and created Silent Stay Meditation and Retreat Center, a Hermitage Style Retreat.
During the retreats Ruth shares the Ritual form as a part of daily practice.