About Ruti Gorel

Feldenkrais Practitioner & Reiki Healer

“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself”
  Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

As a new mom, suffering from terrible back pain, Ruti went to a Feldenkrais practitioner for a series of sessions. Seeing the miraculous changes she experienced, Ruti began training, ultimately becoming a Feldenkrais practitioner, with the desire to help others rid themselves of pain and limitations.

Ruti received her Feldenkrais certification in 2006 and in addition to teaching Feldenkrais classes and providing one-on-one Feldenkrais sessions, she is also a certified Reiki practitioner. Ruti brings an innate sensitivity and awareness in her work with others.

With a solid background in business development in the financial markets in-concert with Ruti’s innate inner-knowledge, she has come to understand a vital aspect of our human existence; the path to happiness, meaning and purpose in life is found in interpersonal relationships, inner peace, human connections, and making a difference in People’s lives. She brings her awareness and wisdom to her work with her clients and supports them to achieve results beyond their expectations.

Ruti is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life, their health and assist in diminishing physical pain. She practices and teaches in retirement communities, body work studios, in the city of Novato, at the YMCA, at her home studio and live online.

Ruti continues to hone her skills and perfect her method through education and practice and is a member of the North America Feldenkrais Guild.

Feldenkrais Practitioner

"Movement is life. life is a process. Improve The quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself."
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais


...without movement, life is unthinkable


Movement is Life


Life is a process
~ Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais



How It Works

What is the Feldenkrais Method?

Gentle, mindful movement that brings new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life

Who can use the Feldenkrais Method?

Anyone that would like to feel better and have more energy and vitality

How does Feldenkrais work?

By stimulating the brain to create new neural pathways that enable optimal movement and function

I love Feldenkreis, I get so relaxed in class and experience my body changing slowly and gently. Ruti is an excellent teacher, she constantly explains what to look for inside our bodies throughout the class.

~ Madhu Batheja

I have severe scoliosis causing me lower back pain. For 20 plus years, I have tried many kinds of exercises to alleviate the discomfort. I find that Feldenkrais is one of the most effective. The slow and gentle movements tweak my spine without jarring it. No matter which part of the spine we work on, (neck, shoulders, hips, lower back) my back always feels better afterward. I wish I had known about Feldenkrais years ago.

~ Danell Zeavin

Ruti has been teaching weekly Feldenkrais classes at Novato Pilates since February, 2018. She is a conscientious and reliable employee who is always on time and provides us with the information we need to advertise her upcoming classes in a timely manner.

Ruti is a well-trained, conscientious and caring instructor to her students, and pays close attention to their physical and mental states so as to more specifically help them in their movements. Her students have reported improved range of motion, reduction of pain, and feelings of well-being from taking her classes. We highly recommend Ruti as a Feldenkrais instructor.

~ Rose Thomas and Gretchen Turzo

Co-owners of Novato Pilates