Ryan Smith

Teacher

Ryan is a healing artist with over 20 years of experience in practice. He is skilled in the art of therapeutic massage, yoga, as well as qigong healing and its clinical applications. Ryan’s journey into healing started while working with emotionally disturbed children in 1993, when he had his own personal experience with the transformational power of touch and emotional release. Answering the call to serve others while understanding that all true healing is self-healing, Ryan has dedicated his life to self-study and practice with the finest teachers and resources available to him, as he integrates this wisdom into his life, he shares the best of what he knows with his community.

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Teaching Style

Ryan’s asana classes are a marriage of strength and grace. Every practice is a journey, expanding awareness of our inner nature, exploring consciousness and what it means to be human. Infusing the wisdom of his teachers with his own sense of humor and inner guidance, Ryan has a unique voice as a yoga teacher and delivers a well-rounded, heart-centered practice. He aims to empower and inspire others to take responsibility for their individual health and wellbeing. He views Yoga as a system of radical self-care and self-inquiry and believes that the process provides invaluable tools for making every day of life more peaceful and enjoyable. Always a health-giving workout for mind and body, expect to be challenged and delighted.

Yoga Inspiration

Ryan’s yoga practice is rooted in the tradition of “the father of modern yoga” Sri Krishnamacharya. He spent over a decade studying, moving and breathing with many great modern yogis such as Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Jo Tastula, Matt Pesendian, and Guru Muhk while living in Los Angeles, California. He continues on his healing path with the teaching and guidance of visionary qigong healer, Damaris Jarboux in Boulder, Colorado.

Fun Facts

i-Tunes addict and music junkie Ryan curates his own playlists from the new music he is constantly acquiring, keeping things fresh, modern and of the moment. Also a self professed tree-hugger he enjoys as much time as possible in the beauty of the nature.

Quote

Change is not something that we should fear. Rather it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever more forward to become the person they’re meant to be.

-BKS Iyengar