Our team

Aberdeenshire Dru Yoga consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced teachers. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.

Ruth Matthew

Dru Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Meditation



Ruth has been practicing yoga for 30 years and for the last 10 years she has been teaching in and around Aberdeen.  Ruth is a qualfied Occupational Therpist and has worked with both the Health Service and Aberdeenshire Council.  Ruth left her employment as a Care Manager with Aberdeenshire Council and now devotes her time to teaching yoga and self-help skills.

Ruth's greatest desire is to make a positive difference to other peoples lives by sharing the knowledge, wisdom and skills which have greatly enhanced her life.  Her aim is to provide simple techniques that will restore hamony and balance in all aspets of life.

Ruth has recently completed a 2 year course on Yoga Therapy.  Yoga Therapy has the potential to transform pain and illness by encouraging you to reconnect with your body's own intelligence. Using a programme of perhaps movement, breathing, mudras, visualisation and affirmation, tailored to meet your unique needs, Ruth's intention is to help you to develop more awareness of the body & mind connection. Sessions are usually 1 hour -1 hour 30 minutes.  


Alison Massie

Complimentary Therapist / Dru Yoga / Dru Therpay / Dru Back Care / Dru Meditation / Person centred counselling / Auricular acupuncture / Aromatherapy / Reiki


Alison worked in the care sector as a part of a community with the Substance Misuse Team and the Mental Health Team.  In these roles Alison was responsible for supporting individuals and their families to help deal with challenging issues and difficult situations.

Alisons desire is to reduce the stress and pressures of modern day life by using a range of techniques, such as simple movement and breath awareness.  This helps to feel more confident, strong and uplifted, bringing clarity, inner vitality and promote our well being.

Alison invites you to join her at one of her workshops, retreats or classes in a nurturing and relaxing environment and go home with the tools to promote better health and wellbeing and gain peace of mind.


Julie Carnie

Dru Yoga Teacher


Julie has been practicing yoga for 6 years and has recently completed the Foundation Course for Dru Yoga.  


Julie's greatest desire is to share the knowledge, wisdom and skills which she has learned from Dru and to create a community of people that are like-minded and support each other.


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