Registered as an E-RYT 500,RCYT, the highest designation with the Yoga Alliance, Ryan Leier?s passionate and inspirational personality bring a creative energy to every class he teaches. Drawing profound inspiration from his daughters, Kiyah and Thora Grace, Leier created Vinyasa Yoga for Youth. The innovative non-profit organization is designed to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of youth ages 5 ?22 through the empowering practice of yoga. Whether in his own One Yoga studios or as an ambassador of yoga to communities around the world, Ryan Leier brings a distinct expression of ancient traditions that touches his students' hearts. His commitment to honoring his teachers leads him to be equally devoted to continuing his studies as to teaching. Rooted in local sacred teachings, Leier 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 Leier is primarily a student of the Krishamacharya yoga lineage having received teachings directly from the Master, Sri BKS Iyengar and the Ashtanga Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He also trains with the extraordinary teachers Father Joe Pereira (Iyengar Yoga); Baron Baptiste; Dina T; Danny Paradise; Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane (Maya Yoga); and Srivatsa Ramaswami (Vinyasa Krama). Leier regularly studies and serves the Elders in his home province of Saskatchewan (which comes from the Cree word kisiskaciwani-spiv meaning "swift flowing river"). Ryan's dedication to connecting with his community has also led to his role as an ambassador for lululemon athletica.