Dynamic and inspirational, Ryan Leier brings his unique energy to every class he teaches. Whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world, his expression of this ancient, yet vital tradition consistently touches people's hearts.
Drawing profound inspiration from the birth of his daughter, Kiyah, Ryan set out to bring yogic teachings to children and created Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, an innovative non-profit organization designed to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of youth.
Ryan is a firm believer that, through steady practice and devotion, all people—regardless of age, gender, race or religion—can experience the Oneness of Yoga.
Ryan is primarily a student of the Krishamacharya yoga lineage and continues to study under Father Joe Pereira, by whom he was authorized to teach. Ryan trains with Baron Baptiste, Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane (Maya), Danny Paradise, Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama). He also received instruction from Ashtanga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
He is scheduled to travel to Pune and study at master BKS Iyengar's Institute. He works closely Dina Tsouluhas and the Moksha Yoga community, respecting their commitment to the environment, to their charitable cause and to taking yoga off of the mat. Ryan is rooted in local sacred teachings. He studies and serves the Elders in his home province of Saskatchewan (which comes from the Cree word kisiskaciwani-spiv meaning "swift flowing river").