yogi_ryan
36 Winter Park, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a a modern American yogi. Yoga essentially means finding truth through self-exploration, experience and experimentation. Of course I love going to yoga classes and getting my sweat on, but it also means that I have committed to living my life in a way that honors all aspects of what it means to be human. Whether I'm practicing or teaching a class, enjoying nature, or riding a roller coaster screaming in delight, I take the yoga with me.

I believe that anyone can live a more fulfilling life and I am passionate about teaching others how to do that. I host community classes and workshops that give people the opportunity to come together and safely express who they really are. I guess you could say I'm kind of a junkie for authenticity.

But don't worry I'm not all that serious. I love doing finding new and fun things to do around town, and I love finding new people to do them with. I'm happiest when I'm getting to know new people, and I love great conversations that go until all hours.

I love this site and enjoying the diversity of all the different profiles on here. I think it's time we redifined the new sexy. Of course physical attributes are wonderful, and there needs to be a certain chemistry for any romance to happen. But what's really sexy is compassion. What's really sexy is self-love, and a willingness to better oneself. What's really sexy is placing authenticity first; stepping out of your comfort zone no matter how awkward that makes you look or feel. It's usually those awkward moments when our true self shines through anyways. If we all showed our true selves, we'd all fall in love with each other and then we can evolve and move on to the fun stuff. Like dancing. ;)
What I’m doing with my life
I teach yoga classes and workshops. I'm always working on new ways to bring the yoga to the people. You can catch me every Sunday out in Lake Eola Park. Go ahead, say hi.

I also have a day job serving at Disney which helps pay the bills. Anytime I'm not working or teaching, I'm usually just having fun. Or sleeping. Mmm... Sleeping.
I’m really good at
Communication. Teaching. Helping people connect. Listening. Writing. Guitar Hero. Having fun.

Things I'm working to be better at:
Communication. Yoga. Actually playing guitar. Patience. Discipline.
The first things people usually notice about me
I the hug ninja. Like, black-belt warm and fuzzy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wouldn't this make a great topic of conversation for a first date? :)

I like all the things. I usually read books about yoga and magazines about video games. I watch movies that range from nature and spiritual documentaries to indie romantic comedies. Hayao Miyazaki and David Lynch are two of my favorite directors. I will listen to any music. There isn't a genre of music that I can't appreciate at least something in. And the only food I don't like is sea urchin. If it's not sea urchin, I'll eat it.
The six things I could never do without
compassion
self-awareness
iPhone
yoga mat
music
the belief that somehow everything will be ok
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I find the less I think, the happier I am.
On a typical Friday night I am
At work. Then practicing yoga. On a Tuesday though... Well let's just say I got the club goin' up.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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
Any of this intrigues you.
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