SIY Certified Teacher
Ryan is a mindfulness meditation teacher, qualified by University of Massachusetts Medical School to teach the full 8-week course, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He is also a of Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher, the mindfulness based emotional intelligence leadership program designed and tested at Google. He leads courses, workshops and meditation practices in and around Hong Kong.
Coming into this space with life experience in a non-wellness career, namely engineering, management and finance, Ryan brings a unique perspective to mindfulness. He comes from a place of initial skepticism which transformed as he discovered the growing plethora of evidence for the benefits of mindfulness. Originally drawn to mindfulness as a way to increase his patience, Ryan found the well deeper than he expected, reaching into many more aspects of his life. His personal mindfulness practice is the root of his teaching, and he meditates daily and goes on annual silent retreats, as required by the University of Massachusetts to retain his teaching qualification. He also regularly leads mindfulness meditations which helps to deepen his practice.
Ryan received his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. He loves yoga and hiking and is eager to introduce the trails of Hong Kong to anyone who hasn't experienced its outdoor scene.