Deb Rubin, MA, CMT, RYT is an internationally-acclaimed dancer/performer, workshop facilitator, yogi, and transformational health coach. Founder of SattyaBody Women’s Health, and SF Mecca Immersion, Deb currently teaches workshops, trainings, & retreats around the globe, fusing the art and practice of yoga, tribal fusion belly dance, performance artistry, and therapeutics, to support holistic health and radiant living.
A yoga teacher, body worker, somatic specialist, and transformational coach for almost 20 years, she specializes in injury prevention & rehab, and therapeutics. She has co-taught and collaborated with Shiva Rea as part of Shiva’s Shakti Sadhana series, and is published in Yoga Journal & Fuse magazines. A leader in the global Tribal Fusion Belly Dance movement, Deb has performed on stages across the globe, as a soloist, with her dance company, Project Merkaba, and as a guest artist with many of her musical inspirations, i.e. Balkan Beat Box, David Starfire, EOTO, Desert Dwellers, Shpongle, Karsh Kale, Eskmo, Emancipator.
Deb holds a B.A. in Psychology and Pre-Med from Princeton University, an MA in holistic health education from JFK University (including an emphasis on Somatics & Somatic Psychology); Massage and Bodywork training certifications from San Francisco School of Massage, and Sunshine Network in ChaingMai, Thailand, Yoga Teacher Training from Integrative Yoga Therapy, and is currently getting her eRYT-500 hours under the guidance of Shiva Rea and the Samudra Global School for Living Yoga. She founded the Traditional Thai-Yoga Massage program at McKinnon Massage School in the early 2000’s, and created the original curriculum. Her joy is to help people get out of pain and into easeful movement. Deb’s own teachings continue to be greatly influenced by her long term studies of yoga with Mark Whitwell, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, her past experience as a co-teacher of Acroyoga, and her anatomy studies with Tom Meyers’ KMI. Her classes are rooted in the ancient wisdom of Yoga, while continuing to push the edges of exploring human potential, flow states, and performance optimization through an integrated approach.
With 20 yrs experience working in the field of mind/body medicine, and 30+yrs in dedicated study and performance of dance (many genres), Deb created Dance Therapeutics multi-leveled, accredited training program and apprenticeships as a path to support dancers and yogis in deepening self- knowledge, self-care, somatic intelligence, empowerment, offering healthy tools to refine and heal their artistic medium (the body), and a path to cultivate Embodied Artistry in the studio, on the stage, and in life. She is honored to join the Yoga Download team! [Debrubindancetherapeutics.com] [debrubindance.com]