The Rain Dance Video
The Rain Dance

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Make it RAIN! Harness your hydro-electricity with the power of Yoga + Nature. Join Ryan 'the Lion' Leier for a 30mins old school flow to connect you to your liquid Power. This class is completely adaptable for moderate to advanced yogis.


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jdrinic, posted on August 1, 2016

This was one of my favourite practices yet on Gaia. I've never tried Ryan's classes before, but it was just perfect for me. The waterfall, his soothing voice. I became like water. Simply beautiful. Who knew moving slowly and conciously could be so invigorating. Thank you!

erincuneo, posted on June 28, 2015

Thanks for that wonderful practice! Can I ask where you were in this video? It is so beautiful!

thewoodlandpixie, posted on May 21, 2015

Thank you for a wonderful flow, it left me calm and energized and in a good place for the day.

OneLove2002, posted on April 11, 2014

A beautiful way to start my day. I feel more tuned into the essence of me, my spirit, my breath. Namaste Ryan.

nacosta, posted on January 14, 2014

Did this practice today and it actually helped with the months long writer's block I've been having. Seemed to clear my mind in a way that hasn't happened before. I really enjoyed this one and will be back tomorrow!

AdamTree, posted on June 1, 2013

Love this one. Downward Facing Tree :D.

kimchi_2, posted on April 26, 2013

I love your classes!! Thank you so much for sharing!

AmiraAlvarez, posted on April 25, 2013

Love, love, loved this practice. Thank you!

ryanleier, posted on March 13, 2013

@FireOx Thanks for the love. Sat Nam

FireOx, posted on March 3, 2013

This man is AWEsome!!!! Sat Nam :)

ryanleier, posted on January 29, 2013

@TravelYogi thank Jen! See you in ICELAND? @Raschakra I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for doing it!

TravelYogi, posted on January 23, 2013

Awesome flow, gentle, encouraging (Lorax!). Loved it :)

Raschakra, posted on January 20, 2013

What a cool session! Loved the classic inspiration and the great sequence. Really uplifted and loosened my day. Thank you!

ryanleier, posted on January 8, 2013

@leahowe @erin521 @kittenhillary BE CAREFUL @kittenhillary. Happy New Year @leahowe!

kittenhillary, posted on January 7, 2013

This was so much fun! Thanks Ryan. I loved the poem at the end, very much. And I think I may have fallen into the waterfall... x

erin521, posted on December 26, 2012


leahowe, posted on December 25, 2012

beautiful start to Christmas morning! Thank you !

ryanleier, posted on December 3, 2012

@parttimemodel I'm glad you were able to connect to the breath. Keep practicing and keep the positive vibrations you seem to have!!! @grammce I'm glad you liked the practice! @LindyPowell I appreciate the kind words! I will see you in Bali! Thank you for having such an AMAZING daughter! Love

grammce, posted on December 2, 2012

so nice. Unique flow, amazing teacher. .. and it began raining mid-practice. Thank you.

lindypowell, posted on November 18, 2012

I just subscribed to My Yoga so that I could begin a daily practise...what a wonderful video to begin with. I can't do a back flip like Ryan's daughter can, or a handstand, and probably never will, but Ryan's modeling, specific intruction and humour made this accessible to me, a person over 65 who doesn't have a daily practise. Yet. I'm inspired to start...maybe I'll join Ryan and friends at his yoga retreat in Bali in January. What a wonderful way to begin my year.

parttimemodel, posted on November 17, 2012

Wow, this is so awesome. I appreciated the first time and soothing vocal guidance of Ryan Leier. Feeling discouraged by some physical weakness I was skeptical of a vinyasa class but this was great. It offered different levels of yang intensity. I felt refreshed by the simplicity and entirely relieved to feel so lead by my breath and not my thoughts. I love the subtlety. I love the bandha reminders. I love the humor. Thank you for sharing your teaching gift, Ryan. Namaste.

ryanleier, posted on November 15, 2012

@leahowe @Charlene76 Thanks for Love. @yogisaurus I hope they liked it! ROAR

yogisaurus, posted on November 15, 2012

Perfect practice for me this evening. I even invited the bears and lions to join in ;)

leahowe, posted on November 12, 2012

Thank you! Just wonderful.

Charlene76, posted on November 12, 2012

Lovely, thank you.

ryanleier, posted on November 12, 2012

@tashastewart OM

tashastewart, posted on November 11, 2012

Very grateful for this :)

ryanleier, posted on November 3, 2012

@kassi, @dinoclaire, @chanaleah, @jessicadobson, @sfaithj Thanks for the love! I think the poem is called The Sunrise Ruby, from The Essential Rumi! Love from India...

ryanleier, posted on November 3, 2012

@montlake Glad you liked it!!! Peace!

montlake, posted on November 3, 2012

I found this to be an odd practice: a combination of slow movements and handstands. I worked for me as an evening lunar practice, but I would have liked to see a bit more stretching at the end. Of course, I took the advice you gave in a previous lecture video of never sticking fully to what the teacher is doing and I added on my own. I really liked the bent leg version in the last handstand, I found it enabled me to balance for longer than usual.

kassi, posted on November 2, 2012

very nurturing, thank you.

dinoclaire, posted on November 2, 2012

I loved the poem at the end. where could I get that? I want to hang it on my wall. Beautiful, meditative practice that challenged and calmed mind, body, spirit.

chanaleah, posted on November 2, 2012

great class, thank you.

jessicadobson, posted on November 2, 2012

Thank you for that fantastic flow, just what I needed! I really enjoyed the poetry at the end in Shavasana, and your humour throughout the practice is delightful. I look forward to practicing with you again.

sfaithj, posted on November 1, 2012

ryan has the best energy ever. i watch this video just for him and the water! it's so relaxing.

ryanleier, posted on November 1, 2012

@katett I'm glad you liked it! @juliacar "mulabandha you must always take. No mulabandha no yoga." ~Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Keep rising and relaxing! @vagnerzoey I think I just saw you on Facebook! @ayadyana You are Welcome! @ferjenny30 Way to Go Girl! OM OM OM

KateTT, posted on October 31, 2012

This was really nice. I could add fire or ice as Ryan says. Very pleased - this is the first practice of Ryan's that I've done and I really liked it.

juliacar, posted on October 31, 2012

Your guidance is wonderful...the constant reminders to engage my bandhas helped me fly into a sweet-feeling handystand! I can't wait to one day feel the feeling of floating into one like Ryan...must feel super yummy! I truly feel energized and relaxed. Thank you!

vagnerzoey, posted on October 30, 2012

i loved this practice. i did this play out in my backyard, and after practiced my silks. so relaxing and energizing. thank you

AyaDhyana, posted on October 30, 2012

Awesome!! Thank you!

ferjenny30, posted on October 29, 2012

Thank-you, it was exactly what I needed on this rainy day. Thoroughly engaging and attainable poses. Namaste.

ryanleier, posted on October 29, 2012

Thanks for the feedback y'all. @yfermin use the wall for handstand if you like. Keep practicing everyone! LOVE

pierceem, posted on October 29, 2012

LOVED the sequencing!

yfermin, posted on October 29, 2012

i consider myself to be at a moderate level in my practice, but was curious to see what an intermediate class was like. I must say, I am thoroughly pleased! While I can't get into handstand
(yet) and some other, more advanced inversions, it was still lovely to see where they would be placed within the foundations you learn as a beginner. Thank you.

nfrankchase, posted on October 29, 2012


NataliaPink, posted on October 29, 2012

Gorgeous flow; perfect warm up for longer practices. Perfectly calms the mind and warms the body. Much gratitude for a watery flow on a day like today. Namaste <3

JamesB_2, posted on October 29, 2012

I love your style and this flow. It was very meditative and rewarding to my handstand practice. Thanks!

mrenkow, posted on October 29, 2012

I found it hard to follow along at times and there is too much talking....

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