Running was how Ryan got from place to place as a child. If she wasn't running she was exploring creeks, looking for frogs or climbing trees. The need for physical activity continued through college, Ryan joined the Syracuse track and crew teams. Ryan married her high school sweetheart and moved to Moscow where they raised three extraordinary kids. Ryan returned to school to get a masters degree in physiology and another in fine art in 2000. After fifteen years of competing on the triathlon circuit, she decided to try her first yoga class. Ryan was hooked by the humbling and inspiring beauty of the practice.
In 1998, she was certified through YogaFit and began teaching at UI. Watching the transformation yoga gave the students encouraged Ryan to dig deeper into the study of yoga. In 2010 she began teaching yoga at Nourish. She studied with Karen Sprute Francovich at Garden Street studio. And in 2013 she completed her 200 RYT with Tiffany Wood and Bridget Lyons.
"We are addicted to thinking and guilty of spinning a monkey mind." Ryan believes sometimes it is best to get out of the mind and into the body. She feels it is essential to set an intention for each practice and let your body be your teacher. You can expect a full spectrum practice in Ryan's class.
When Ryan is not teaching yoga she is traveling to Haiti or caring for wildlife. She is the founder of Palouse Wildlife Rescue and Rehabiliation. In her spare time she continues to run--albeit much slower. She enjoys hiking, climbing, painting and sculpting. Ryan is a Doula and teaches prenatal yoga at the Uma Center in Moscow, ID. Ryan is stoked and honored to be teaching at Kula yoga and Tea.
100RYT with Karen Sprute Francovich, Garden Street Yoga 2012
200 RYT with Tiffany Wood and Bridget Lyons 2013
100 RYT YIN yoga with Caity Placket 2014
Dona certified Doula 2014
Dona certified Grief Instructor.