PatchWorks Ministries

Ruach™/Yoga Certification

What is Ruach™?

Ruach™ is an international, interdenominational scripture-inspired movement focused on breathing and motion. Each session is designed to improve mind-body-spirit connection by building on strength, stamina, flexibility, agility, focus and mindfulness. Ruach™ is created, researched and developed by Patch Wetzel.

Ruach™ Classes


How do I get certified to teach Ruach™

Our intensive, two-day Ruach™ Certification provides hands-on experience in teaching beginner Ruach™ formats through a breakdown of 20 poses focused on alignment, safety, variations and breathing techniques.

In addition to the basics of class formatting, we will explore:

  • The history, principles and philosophies behind Ruach™
  • Its juxtaposition to scripture and yoga
  • Learn the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and respiratory systems
  • Discover ways to encourage and motivate your participants through verbal refinements and inclusive cuing.

This certification will provide two beginning Ruach™/yoga classes as well as time for practice under the supervision of Ms. Patch Wetzel.

Ruach™/Yoga can be taken as a stand-alone certification to teach ruach ™/yoga classes and/or can be taken as the first course working toward the advanced 200 Hour Ruach™/Yoga Program.

Key Topics

  • Basic Ruach™ (breathing)
  • Perspective teaching and coaching
  • In-depth break –down of 20 basic and beginner poses
  • TOP Training: Teach-Observe-Practice
  • Class formats for teaching beginner and foundation classes
  • Stance, pose, and position categories and sequencing
  • Motivational and inspirational cuing
  • Participation in two practice classes
  • Practice teaching


$597 includes 2×7-hour weekend (14hrs total) commitment, all materials, online support and additional training. You ONLY need to choose 1 two-weekend session. All fees included to start your own purpose-driven entity, business or ministry!


Current Locations:

  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Croton, Ohio
  • Gahanna, Ohio
  • Johnstown, Ohio

Future Locations:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Los Angeles, California
  • New York City, New York
  • Sarasota, Florida
  • Washington, D.C.


When certification locations become established, all certifications will be held on Saturdays.

Saturdays, 1-5pm; Sundays, 1-4pm
Session 1: July 14 &15, 21 & 22
Session 2: August 4 & 5, 11 & 12
Session 3: August 25 & 26, September 1&2

End times may vary depending on class size.


All materials will be provided the day of the workshop.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

Confirmed workshop registrations are non-refundable. Registrants unable to attend a scheduled workshop will be issued a Tuition Credit Voucher (TCV) valid for one year from the date of the workshop. A refund will not be issued for absence from a live workshop. The TCV may be used to register for a future RUACH™ workshop in your area. A $49.00 re-registration fee will apply.  Alternately, the absent participant may apply the TCV toward registration for the “Test Only” option for the Personal Trainer, or Wellness Coach certification exam administered at PatchWorks Ministries Test Center. An $89.00 registration fee will apply. Registrants may transfer their registration to another workshop; however, a $49.00 pre-registration fee will apply.

In the event that RUACH™ must cancel a live workshop due to inclement weather, low enrollment, or other unforeseen circumstances, registrants will be notified of the cancellation by phone and email (in that order) with as much advanced notice as possible. The registrant will be offered the opportunity to re-register for a future workshop at no additional charge or will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee. Registrants who must travel a great distance and who may incur travel and lodging expenses are advised to call PatchWorks Ministries customer service <phone number> to confirm the status of a workshop prior to making travel arrangements.   PatchWorks will not reimburse travel-related expenses incurred due to a canceled workshop.


As for our clothing line and other merchandise, damaged or defective merchandise will be immediately exchanged with the same item within 30 days of receipt.

Returned items must be within 30 days from the date of shipment. Items after this date will not be accepted. All returned items must be in the original packing, and be in a marketable condition. All returned items must be sent to the address below. Shipping and handling will not be reimbursed. Customer’s will be responsible for shipping and handling for exchanges. Please allow 15 days to process your refund or exchange.


Attention: Returns Department
Johnstown, Ohio USA


Groups of 4 or more registering together, deduct $10 per person. Limit $10 per person.


Register early, 2-4 weeks ahead of workshop date.


To qualify for the Early Bird discount on Certification Workshops, your workshop fee must be postmarked, phoned, or faxed at least 30 days prior to the workshop date.


Add $10 to Standard Fee. Accepted on space available basis only. Workshops are subject to cancellation. Please call Patchworks the Thursday before the workshop if you plan to register on-site or if you are traveling long distances.


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