Ryan went to teacher training in Palm Desert, California, spring of 2009. He teaches Bikram yoga to “give back” what it has done for him. He especially enjoys teaching when everyone moves together, feeling the rhythm and consistency of the group which creates a good energy in the room.
Outside of the yoga studio Ryan is raising a family. He also owns and teaches 25 classes a week at his dance studio: Studio @ - Ryan’s American Dance. www.ryansamericandance.com
Message to you the student:
“GO! Don’t hesitate to get into the posture. Don’t worry, your body will find the right way.”
I love that it is physically challenging. I also liked that this yoga helped me to breathe in a meditative and rhythmic way – helping me to stay internally calm, even when experiencing intensity externally. When I practice Bikram yoga, I no longer have “monkey mind,” no inner dialogue. It brings me right into the moment. I love the heat. Practicing yoga makes me happy.
Bikram yoga has taught me humility, acceptance, and surrender. I have worked as a licensed nurse for twenty-two years. Three years ago I decided to attend nine weeks of teacher training, taking two 90-minute classes a day, as well as classroom instruction. “I gained a deeper understanding of the postures and the practice,” I enjoy teaching yoga, too. “I get so much from practicing Bikram yoga, I love sharing my passion for it with students, and see them grow in mental focus, physical strength, and flexibility.” My message to students: “Comparison is the thief of joy; I would suggest not to compare your practice to anyone else's but your own. Show up on your mat and keep trying.”