Sat, Sep 23|
What is Yoga? With Ryan Leier
During this practice Ryan will begin by answering the question "what is yoga?" Then he will guide students through a 90 minute traditional Vinyasa sequence. Come and experience the true power of yoga!
Time & Location
Sep 23, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kelowna, 223 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2, Canada
About the event
Dynamic and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings his unique energy and sacred knowledge to every class he teaches. Whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities worldwide, his expression of this ancient yet vital tradition consistently touches people's hearts. Ryan's commitment to honouring his teachers leads him to be equally devoted to continuing his studies as to teaching.
Ryan is primarily a student of the Krishnamacharya yoga lineage, which he has studied extensively with many of the most revered teachers in the modern history of yoga. He was also blessed to have studied directly with BKS Iyengar, a powerful experience that has deeply influenced his practice and teaching.
He maintains his ongoing studies with Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama) and Father Joe Pereira (Iyengar), both by whom he was authorized to teach and both of whom deeply inform his personal practice as well as his independent study of yoga philosophy and traditional Sanskrit Chanting. Ryan also studies with Baron Baptiste, Eddie Modestini, Nicki Doane, and Danny Paradise.
Drawing inspiration from his deep love for his daughters, Kiyah and Thora Grace, Ryan created Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, an innovative non-profit organization designed to meet the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of youth ages 5 to 22 through the empowering practice of yoga. Ryan's dedication to connecting with his community has also led to his role as a global ambassador for lululemon athletica.
Ryan's life and practice have recently been altered by mental health challenges. This intense period of darkness has ignited in him a renewed relationship and passion for sharing the profound healing power of yoga.
Ryan believes that through steady practice and devotion, all people – regardless of their age, gender, race, or religion, can experience the Oneness of Yoga.