Feldenkrais Practitioner & Reiki Healer

“My private sessions with Ruti created visible changes immediately. Reduced pain, increased flexibility, and lasting results. They are the perfect compliment to her weekly classes. I have slowly reduced the number of monthly private sessions, but will continue as the benefits are real. Thank you, Ruti!”

~ Randi Andrus

“Feldenkrais with Ruti completely changed my life. I went from pain and limited mobility in one hip, which was hampering both my work and fun, to no pain at all, and a restored mobility in the hip. Working 1:1 with Ruti, in addition to taking her group classes greatly speed up my healing,”
~ Jody, Marin County

“Having private sessions with Ruti helped me have immediate changes in my body which I utilize in my daily life .

My balance is greater and so are my emotions.

I was never so happy to go to a session as I’m with Ruti’d FI.”

~ Adva May, life coach

Marin county

“I met Ruti in a yoga class and learned she was a Feldenkrais practitioner. I’ve been curious about Feldenkrais is I began taking her classes offered through Zoom. Ruti’s teaching is clear, precise and at a slow pace. This allows me to become aware of my body and clear patterns that are no longer benefiting me. It’s like training my brain! I love Ruti’s sense of humor, patience, story-telling and the way she cares about each student. Thank you, Ruti, for sharing your knowledge through teaching others!”

~ Joni DeGabriele

“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

“Ruti Gorel is an excellent Feldenkreis teacher. In her class I’ve been attending at the YMCA, she focuses on making sure everyone is comfortable and helps them to make the movements correctly. I appreciate her kindness and patience. One of my psychotherapy clients who has physical limitations was looking for a Feldenkreis instructor. I referred her to Ruti. She was pleased with Ruti’s expertise and found the private session with her helpful.”

~ Marcia Naomi Berger

LCSW Psychotherapist, Speaker, Executive Coach

“Ruti is an exceptional healer. She is passionate, knowledgeable, focused and compassionate. I had several sessions from her while recovering from foot surgery. I was amazed at the changes from such subtle work. And the changes last. I highly recommend Ruti!”

~ Pamela Vantress

“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, when I started Feldenkrais with you as an instructor my balance was a little off and had pain on my lower back and one of my feet was pointing inward. Now I can see and feel the difference! I should mention that my cognition is better too. Thank you for your wonderful class you are the best and I appreciate you very much “

~ Maria Dow

“Ruti’s enthusiasm and dedication to the Feldenkrais method comes across clearly in every session. Direction is clear and precise while encouraging students to listen to our own bodies first, and her instruction second. I deeply appreciate this permission and support of our innate somatic intelligence. I feel blessed to have found her online especially during this time of isolation. Ruti‘s work is readily available and an affordable method of self-care. The world would be better if everyone were doing Feldenkrais! Again, many thanks Ruti!”

~ Julie Mcguinness

“So grateful to have the opportunity to join Ruti’s Feldenkrais class! I enjoy the classes and benefit greatly from Ruti’s teaching! I learn a better quality of movement and my posture and flexibility are improved. My muscular tension is reduced and shoulders tensions are released. I also feel I have build up a better balance. I am sure I will continue to benefit from these wonderful classes. Thank you so much!!”

~ Wei Ling Wang

“I have been taking Ruti’s Feldenkreis classes for almost 2 years. What a difference it has made for my body. First of all, I really enjoy spending time with Her! She is always upbeat and very caring . She gives such personal attention to each student, noticing if something seems to be bothering you and addresses it. I have been learning how to “Train My Brain” to properly move my body which results in a “smoothness” of motion, releases, and decreasing discomfort.”

~ Susan Diego

“I have found that Feldenkrais is good for me. I am more aware of how I breathe, move, walk & sit. Ruti is knowledgeable and an excellent teacher, she helps us to be more aware of our bodies, allows us to take the time we need, and speaks with a slow lovely voice. The Feldenkrais movement is good for both my mind & body. I look forward to attending many more classes.”
~ Mary Ann Farnsworth

“Feldenkrais reorganizes the connections between the brain and the body. Ruti is very professional and helps you feel relaxed and loosens up your muscles. It’s the greatest therapy I’ve ever done in my life. You’ll never want to stop going to see Ruti on a regular basis. Trust me you’ll love her.”

~ Teresa Re

“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 highly recommend Ruti’s Hand and Wrist workshop. Her outstanding Feldenkrais workshops and weekly Awareness Through Movement lessons are extremely helpful for pain relief and relaxation. Ruti is a magical, gifted teacher and I feel so fortunate to have her in my life. “
~ Carolyn Caires

“Ruti’s Feldenkrais class awakens the natural progression/mechanics of my body’s movement in fluid motion. Ruti is present in each moment, asking the class to be aware perhaps, of opening to a new idea of feeling and experience. Helping her class to create new pathways to freedom of movement. No competition, no pain and no force. Simply wonderful!”

~ Prudence Parker

“Ruti, thank you for a very beneficial workshop.

Participating in the TMJ workshop helped me reduce tension in my neck and shoulders and be more aware of my jaw and how I use it.”

~ Dr. Tali Stein

“Your teaching is so valuable. Not only does it yield greater freedom of movement but it generates awareness of the interrelatedness of all the body parts and how they work together.”

Thank you, love you.

~ Joe Cohen

“I enjoyed taking Ruti Gorel’s online Feldenkrais class. She is an excellent teacher. Her clear explanations and exercises helped me to reduce the tension in my back and move with greater ease.”

~ Daria C.

“Your weekly Feldenkrais lessons are the highlight of my stressful week. Although I often cannot take all of them, I try to attend your weekly lesson twice. It is not only super helpful for my back and neck, etc, etc…but it calms my mind and spirit more than ANYTHING else I’ve tried.”

~ Susanne Ellis

“Ruti Gorel has been working with me over the past few months as a private Feldenkrais practitioner. She is not only inspirational to listen to as an instructor, but I have experienced a great amount of improvement with areas in my body that I have struggled with over the years. Ruti is a thoughtful, intelligent, enthusiastic and kind instructor. She observes one’s individual needs and makes sure that one is comfortable every step of the way. She has a keen eye and makes sure that you are tuned in.

She is a wonderful person and I feel very safe under her instruction. The results have proven to be excellent!”

~ Eva Mautner

Artist, Mill Valley

“Ruti has helped me in so many ways with my neck, shoulder, hip and back issues. I have mild scoliosis but also have issues from a bad neck injury.

She is so very caring and thoughtful. She picks the classes I’ve taken with such thoughtfulness for the best results. I’ve been able to make excellent progress in maintaining and re-educating my subconscious mind to move and rest in a much more effortless manner. I’m finding myself adjusting with small adjustments my posture in sitting and standing, finding my true center and relaxed balance.
I’ve also taken private classes with her hands using super gentle movements, that she uses to support my bodies path towards being pain free and supple. I’m so grateful to have found her!”

~ Stephanie Miller

MT (Massage Therapist) with over 25 years experience

“Ruti is a professional instructor. She cares about the seniors and make them feel comfortable. She communicates well and fulfills their wants and needs. Ruti keeps everyone safe and happy in class.

She teaches the Feldenkrais Method. It is a phenomenal practice for spine and brain health. She is knowledgeable, adaptable, flexible, responsible and reliable.

Ruti will make a great addition to any team she joins. I totally recommend her services.”

~ Steven Cartacki

Peace of Mind Program Manager Hired Hands Home Care

“Ruti is a generous practitioner who loves her work and loves sharing her knowledge, wisdom, humor and heart with her clients.

I am lucky to have experienced all of these quality’s from her.”

~ Adva Mey

“Ruti’s Feldenkrais virtual classes have been a lifesaver for me, not only because of the pandemic but its’ made me more aware of my inner self! I’m able to relax now more easily.”
~ George Hurst

“I look forward to every Wed. wondering what Ruti is going to do today. She does something different every week. Ruti has helped me with my balance and so much more. Love her!!”
~ Teresa Re

“I have been taking Ruti’s Feldenkrais class for a many weeks, after it was recommended to me by my Pilates instructor for a constant and growing hip pain. After one class I found my movement to be freer, and after a few sessions the pain noticeably lessened. Now I am not only almost 100% pain free, but I am also experiencing other benefits from Ruti’s Feldenkrais lessons including better range of body motion giving me improved strength and stamina in my Pilates and Yoga class, and more relaxed breathing. Rui is a knowledgeable, talented, caring instructor and I highly recommend her classes.”

~ Jody Privette Young

Novato resident and business professional

“Thank you so much for your three day Feldenkrais workshop on TMJ. I found it very helpful and would recommend it to anyone with TMJ.

It helped me be more aware on a daily basis of when I clench my jaw. Noticing the muscles were tight, I could then relax them.

This awareness is so important. I have back, hip, and foot pain so I rarely noticed when my jaw was clenched. I wear a night guard as a Dentist noticed I grind my teeth at night.”


~ Diane