Ryan grew up in Long Island, NY and begun his yoga journey after being diagnosed with scoliosis in his teens. Shortly after he discovered not only the physical benefits but the emotional and spiritual as well. In 2013, Ryan decided to enroll in the 200 HR teacher training at the Long Island yoga school and begun his teaching in 2014 in studios on Long Island including HY4Y in Locust Valley and om sweet om in Port Washington. Ryan also is yin yoga certified, has an associate and bachelors degree in fine arts, reiki 1 certified, and is a recent graduate of massage therapy. He studied at New York college of health professions.