Ruby Reed — Advaya

Team Member, Founder, Speaker

Ruby Reed

Ruby is a curator, creator, yoga therapist and free-diver fascinated by how we relate to the world around us.

Ruby Reed

Ruby is an curator, connector, catalyst and organiser inspired by communities coming together to create change and fascinated with how we can recentre our relationship with nature into our perception of life as a whole.

Ruby co-founded the systems change and alternative education initiative Advaya in 2015 and since then has been on a journey organising almost 200 events bringing people together around transformative narratives of empowerment and regeneration. In 2019 she co-founded the educational platform EcoResolution linking grassroots networks and movements with a new audience keen to step up in the face of ecological breakdown and social injustice. She is a Trustee of Resurgence Trust, Director and co-founder of the new charity Initiative Earth and part of Be The Earth’s flow funding network that’s radicalising top-down funding. Ruby is also the Curator for educational content for Medicine Festival and part of Extinction Rebellion’s Regenerative Culture Team, where she helped to create and proliferate Rebel Sanctuaries during the rebellions, and created XR Rebel Retreats with Sara Zaltash and Christabel Reed.

Ruby previously worked with art collectors and completed two MA degrees at Edinburgh University, La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Courtauld Institute in London. She occasionally facilitates workshops, speaks at festivals and events, and less frequently writes for websites and magazines. She is trilingual and has lived with and learnt from different cultures around the world. Ruby is a freediver passionate about the ocean and hopes to see a world where the health of our oceans take a central place in policy and change.

Ruby is also a yoga therapist and has been teaching yoga since 2015. She specialises in the therapeutic application of yoga and an approach specifically designed to an individual’s needs. She is interested in the potential held in the moment we return to and connect with the body and an expanded sense of self.

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