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Ryan has a unique teaching style that embraces strength and grace. Beginning with a desire to connect to purpose and finding a pathway to the breath, he will guide you on a journey inward. His nonconforming style moves away from the rigidity of form toward the flowing nature of the subtle energy bodies. Learning to tune into your inherent wisdom and becoming aware of your essence will open the door to the depths of your being. We continue to search for things outside of ourSelves when all of the answers are within.

Yoga is Sanskrit for a wide range of self-transformative disciplines originating in India some 5,000 years ago. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root 'yuj', "to yoke" (to the spirit) meaning "union of the Individual Soul (Atman) with the Universal Soul (Brahman)". Yoga embraces a wide range of disciplines whose ultimate goal is the joining of body, mind and spirit, a conscious unification into Oneness.

In the Western world, the most popular form is Hatha Yoga, (Sanskrit for "Union of Force"), a form of Yoga that stresses mastery of the physical body as a gateway to attaining spiritual perfection. When incorporated into our daily lives, even in small doses, yoga offers us multiple benefits. In our task-filled, busy days, yoga provides us a respite to energize our bodies and calm our minds. In fact, most people begin to see and feel improvements in their flexibility, strength and stress levels after only a few classes.

As we move forward in our lives, we need extra discipline to stay open and healthy. Yoga can be that vehicle. You will thank yourself.

Copyright 2010, Ryan Patterson.