Ruth began her training in the Asian movement arts in 1988 by learning the Korean martial and movement art Shinson Hapkido. She has been teaching Shinson Hapkido since 1993 and runs a martial arts school in Bremen.
She started learning Qi Gong in 1995 with Sui Qingbo and Lena du Hong and became a certified Qi Gong teacher in 1997. Ever since then, she has been teaching Qi Gong in free courses as well as for various institutions. Since 2005, she has been training Qi Gong course leaders and teachers in Hamburg in cooperation with other trainers. In 2008, she completed her 3-year training in Silent Qi Gong with Master Zhi-Chang Li. Other teachers were Michelle Dwyer, U.S.A. (Wild Goose Qi Gong, Lian Gong, Hun Yuan Qi Gong), Master Zhang Zhen Bin, China (Ziran Men Qi Gong), Thich Nath Hanh (Meditation and Mindfulness) etc.