Ruth Irving BA (hons) PGCE Dip Ac. MBAcC YTT.  Why do I have so many letters after my name? Because my evolution to yoga teacher has taken some time.  I have been a professional acupuncturist (tCM) and body-worker for nearly 15 years. As lifestyle changes are integral to a tCM (traditional Chinese Medicine) approach to health and wellbeing I set up yoga classes from my holistic centre Carlisle Therapies over five years ago - to encourage my patients to include mindful movement and breathwork into their lives.

I have completed 300 hours yoga teaching training (YTT) specialising in Slow Flow yoga. Normally I run classes and workshops from Carlisle city and Keswick. In response to the current pandemic I now also provide an online platform for my classes, which include acu-yoga - a unique blend of the ancient healing traditions of acupuncture and yoga.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK's leading regulatory body for the practice of acupuncture. The BAcC Codes of Safe Practice and Professional Conduct are recognised as the gold standard by the Department of Health.  Choosing a BAcC registered Acupuncturist ensures your safety.

The aim of traditional Chinese acupuncture is to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation. To simply find out what acupuncture can do for you, please call me in complete confidence and without obligation.

In response to COVID-19 face-to-face appointments are suspended.  I am offering virtual acupressure, moxa (heat therapy) and yoga appointments.  My online platform for virtual sessions and free acupressure advice for anxiety, sleep problems, immune support and headaches can be found on my new website Ruth Irving Acupuncture & Yoga.