Ryan was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. In his youth, he enjoyed staying active by playing soccer, tennis, practicing Taekwondo, and participating in extreme sports. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz in 2006, he returned to Sacramento and starting working for the CA Dept of Education (where he still works).
Ryan embarked on the path of yoga on August 5th, 2010. After assisting at a local yoga studio for over a year, he decided that teaching was the next step on the path and completed a 200 HR teacher training. Somewhere along the way he read “How Yoga Works” and was deeply impacted by the heart teachings of Geshe Michael Roach. He saw how his own practice of yoga not only affected himself, but impacted those around him whom he loves. His practice caught fire and has never been the same since! He continues to study different lineages, expanding in spirit, and growing as both a student and teacher.
“I strive to create an open and safe space for students to challenge themselves and have fun at the same time.” Check out Ryan on our schedule of donation based yoga classes, Sacramento!