What’s your superpower?
I should say something more gallant like magically bring about world peace. But if I’m being honest… I would totally fly.
How do you express gratitude?
Oh man, when I feel grateful I love to sing as loudly as possible in my car. Driving across 520 screaming “Don’t Stop Believing”? The. Best.
What’s your favorite pose? Why?
Pigeon! I love to fold forward and just let gravity do the work for me.
Why do you share yoga?
I always wanted to connect with my body in the same way as my dancer friends, who seemed to enjoy every single movement. Once I began to understand that same enjoyment through yoga, I wanted to show others that even if they, like me, have two left feet in ballet class, they can still experience the world in the same way as a dancer. And when they put intention behind that movement, they begin to stumble into that same sense of enjoyment, even when they’re sitting still.
When was the last time you laughed out loud?
Don’t you just love that moment when you’re singing Katy Perry at the top of your lungs in stop-and-go traffic with your window down, and you look over and the guy in the car next to you smiles and gives you a thumbs up? I must have laughed for a half a mile.
What always makes you smile?
The Harry Potter theme song.
What does flow mean to you?
Flow is the process of getting to know my own body so thoroughly that I can find a way to make any pose feel good. Even Revolved Ardha Chandrasana. Someday…
What can our TGY friends expect from your class?
They can expect Joni Mitchell to frequently pop up on my playlist. They can also expect to feel super good.
Ryan received his 200 hour yoga teaching certificate from Nosara Yoga Institute in 2012.