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yogi_ryan

34 Winter Park, FL Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Nov 17
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, and laughing about it
Sign
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from space camp
Job
Hospitality
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I'm a yogi at heart. (Read: one who practices the art and science of yoga). This essentially means that I find my own truth through experience and experimentation. My belief systems are not rigid (in fact I like the idea of having "preferences" rather than "beliefs"), and extremism in any form turns me off. I believe in the middle way, and there is always room for improvement, or interpretation. I use my own experiences to shape my future, and am continuously expanding my consciousness, tolerance, and threshold for new ideas. I will try just about anything once so long as it doesn't hurt anyone.

I'm on a perpetual search for truth, adventure, passion, and an understanding of how the Universe works. I enjoy exploring all things Spiritual, psychological, and emotional; I have an intense - some may say insatiable - passion for exploration and growth. I feel as though my passionate side translates well when exploring relationships and sexuality. I'm open to all ideas and concepts of what a relationship can be, what attraction means, and am open to non-conventional relationships so long as there's compassion and honesty involved. I believe sexuality is fluid. I'm not sure that sex can ever be truly "casual," but I also don't necessarily need to be in a committed, monogamous relationship in order to explore intimacy and sexuality with a partner either. Again, the middle path.

So while I'm comfortable hanging out in the deep end of the swimming pool, I want to make it clear that I have an equal amount of passion for having good clean fun! (And good dirty fun too, but you can find out about that later...) I am very much in touch with my inner child, and on any given day off you can find me exploring nature, traveling to places I've never been, riding roller coasters, playing on the beach, exploring art and culture, getting in touch with my nerdy side, singing karaoke, playing my guitar, playing video games, seeing shows, dancing my ass off to the music in my head, eating new foods, and just having a good time of it all. Life's too short to be taken THAT seriously. So yeah, I'm fun on a date. But I'm not superhuman. I get nervous too. Be patient and kind and we'll get along fine.
What I’m doing with my life
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I support myself financially by working in the Hospitality industry. I've been serving at Disney for almost 10 years now, and although I love my job, I wouldn't consider it to be my life's work. My ultimate goal is to gain a greater understanding of myself with the intention to use that knowledge to help others. I think changing the world is as simple as having the courage to be authentically oneself. I do that by teaching yoga, and helping people with breath, coaching, and energy work. I host a community yoga class and sponsor workshops to help people overcome personal obstacles, such as addiction, and to connect to themselves and others on a deeper level. My current long term goals are to attend a massage/holistic school to become an LMT; to complete school with a degree in counseling, and to complete my 500 hours of advanced yoga teacher training. But nothing is set in stone. Goals are nice, but I've found that the Universe will place me exactly where I'm meant to be.
I’m really good at
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Being open. Sharing. Communicating. Emoting. Authenticity. Being vulnerable. And people. Especially people. I have a really intuitive understanding of what makes human beings tick. I also have a good sense of rhythm, am a pretty snappy dresser, and can cook. Yay me!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am a master hugger. Like, black-belt warm and fuzzy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Conversations with God, Autobiography of a Yogi, The Untethered Soul, The Power of Now, Be Here Now, and a variety of other spiritual classics. Also, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh sits by my bedside.

Movies: Good Will Hunting, Dogma (or anything else Kevin Smith touches), Happy, Howl's Moving Castle (and anything by Hayao Miyazaki), Waking Life, Eternal Sunshine, Garden State, Fight Club, Fierce Grace, and other spiritual documentaries, nature docs, and quirky indie romantic comedies.

TV: Twin Peaks is the best show ever created. There is no disputing this. However, I also like Arrested Development, Futurama, Family Guy, Aeon Flux, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under. I haven't owned a TV in awhile so I'm sure there's more recent stuff that's awesome. Care to show me?

Music: I like all genres of music. Seriously. Although I have artists that I love - tool, Radiohead, and the Beatles are some of my all time faves - I am more apt to just pick a genre and let Pandora do it's thing.

I love yoga inspired music/chanting like Krishna Das or Deva Primal. Cheesy pop, like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Pharell Williams. Booty hip-hop like Ludacris, Drake, Dr. Dre/Snoop, etc as well as intelligent hip-hop like A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, or the Beastie Boys. Reggae - Bob Marley is amazing as well as more modern stuff like John Brown's Body and Groundation. I grew up with 90's alternative, so bands like Nirvana, STP and Alice in Chains have a special place in my heart. I appreciate metal like Opeth or Lamb of God. I like funk and soul music - Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Budos Band, Sharon Jones, etc. I love electronic music - dubstep and chillstep have been on my Pandora a lot lately, along with trip-hop like Portishead and Tricky. I like spiritual/deep electronic like Bombay Dub Orchestra and Thievery Corporation.

I've seen a lot of live music, but I'd have to say that Tool was the most amazing. I go to Bear Creek Music Festival every year - it's the best music festival ever. Want to check out Bhakti Fest or other yoga festivals too.

As for food, I'm currently an omnivore although after years of being some sort of vegetarian I do tend to eat lots of green things. I eat kale in some form or another every day, but I'll enjoy a good hamburger from time to time when the mood strikes me. I absolutely LOVE ice cream (or italian ice, or Menchie's frozen yogurt with all the toppings, or coconut bliss, or Rice Dream moon pies - yum!). If I appear angry or dismayed in any way just give me ice cream and watch me melt like a puppy and bend to your every whim. =) Indian and Thai are probably my favorite ethnic cuisines. The only thing that I've ever put in my mouth that I found absolutely horrific was Sea Urchin. That stuff tastes like rotten sewage. If its not Sea Urchin, I'll probably eat it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
yoga mat
iPhone
guitar
kale (or other equivalently nutritious greens)
Captain (my fluffy feline companion)
hugs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I spend way too much time thinking. I find the less I think, the happier I am. :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On a Friday? Probably work or practicing yoga. On any given day off though, reading, socializing with friends, driving to the beach at midnight, wandering aimlessly downtown and talking to the drunkish people, cuddling with someone I love, cuddling with someone I'd like to fall in love with, watching Netflix docs, playing Nintendo, meditating, filling out OK Cupid profiles, staying up until all hours, eating coconut ice cream, chanting, downloading quirky apps on my iPhone, playing pop songs on my guitar while screaming at the top of my lungs, or dancing around the living room in my underwear... I'm a goof like that. Wheeee!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a weakness for nerdy women. Bonus points if you could pass as a librarian and/or like to play dress-up. ;)

Although I'm not going to bare my soul on OKC, I make it a practice to not keep secrets for very long; I find they weigh heavy on the soul. However, since you just met me, I'll tell you that I am a work in progress. Whatever humility and wisdom I have is only due to the fact that I have been blessed with great teachers who have walked the path before me. I do my best to never shy away from facing the scariest thing I can do in my life at any time, however I am far from perfect. Get to know me and you'll find that despite the occasional bout of fear, I am a genuinely loving and authentic person. I have a huge heart, and although I'm always afraid of getting it broken, I'm never quite afraid enough to stop trying.
You should message me if
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