|Jess Ryan, MSNS, E-RYT200
Jess Ryan, MSNS, E-RYT, is known for her compassionate, warm, and detailed instruction of integrated Hatha Yoga. Jess has been practicing yoga since she her early twenties and teaching since 2004. Styles of yoga that influence Jess’s practice and teaching style include, Anusara, Bhakti, Kundalini, Kripalu, Yin and restorative Hatha yoga. She pulls from this bank of knowledge to provide a practice that suits her students’ needs. Jess possesses additional certifications from Kripalu in Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and has studied anatomy & physiology at a collegiate level. She also holds a current CPR & Wilderness First Responder certification.
Jess’s love of nature and the outdoors led to her dual Masters Degrees in Natural Science and Environment and Natural Resources. She has shared her enthusiasm for connecting others to the earth, working for the National Park Service and the National Audubon Society. She brings this love and connection with the earth into her yoga practice and innovative yoga-nature workshops. “I love mountains, the feel of dirt and grass on the soles of my feet, sunshine on my face, and the sound of wind through the trees. I love the earth and our connection to these wonders that take our breath away; that we can’t always explain. I believe yoga and the earth are inextricably linked; our connection to self, our connection to something greater.”
Jess teaches beyond the physical asana, emphasizing the profound benefits of deep mind-body practices, integrating ecology, psychology, and spirituality. After suffering from chronic low back and SI pain through her mid-20’s, being told she would probably need long-term pain management, Jess found relief through mind-body practices such as meditation, yoga, self reflection, and time in nature. “I had a very physical realization that experiences and emotions are held in the cells of our physical body. As we make deeper connections to self, these experiences unfold, unwind, and release creating space for unimaginable healing and opportunities."Jess is also a certified Reiki Master Teacher/Trainer.