Ryan Leier is plainly put, bad-ass. Aside from not shaving or trimming his beard now for over 4 years, he's a yogi who has been teaching rockstars like Alanis Morissette, Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, and most recently Arcade Fire, how to do sun salutations and downward dogs. While he's not traveling around the world tending his locks and doing headstands spreading his knowledge of this ever growing practice, he is managing the 2 studios he has opened - 1 in Saskatoon and 1 in Vancouver - pretty impressive for someone who has only himself been practicing yoga for the past 7 years.
While I had to google where Saskatoon is and have decided to use this word as a "name-all" for all sorts of everyday things, I can't think of any better motivation to return to my mat than taking direction from this lovely man. Ryan - I realize I'm not rockstar status just yet, so If I have to travel to Saskatoon, I will. Bring the band. That would be icing on the cake.
To read more, check out Charles Hamilton Bridges article in the StarPhoenix HERE: