Away Inward Guides
Ryan Patterson is a modern day mystic, healer, bodyworker and yogi, fully engaged in his passion for health and wellness, and living a heart-centered life. He has spent the last 15 years in the wellness world, from ski patrol to healing arts. Since 2005 he has worked as a yoga teacher, massage therapist and mountain guide at a successful and popular health retreat in Malibu, CA. Since the birth of Away Inward in 2008 he has been hosting his own unique style of retreat by merging spirit with adventure both locally and abroad. With a deep understanding of the importance of safety and the necessity of risk taking he brings a beautiful blend to Away Inward and everything he does. As a healer, yoga teacher, climber, hiker and lover of nature he is trusted as a guide and friend. Over the years he has cultivated a thriving global practice with amazing results for many clients. His capacity to lead, inspire, and serve proves valuable to participants on every level. His love for people and a general excitement for life will prove contagious.
Nianna Bray is an embodied yogini, writer, speaker, traveler, guide and teacher with extensive practice and study in the art and discipline of yoga in the US and in India. As a catalyst for transformation she empowers her students to listen to their own inner guidance, strengthen their intuition, and bring artful awareness to mind and body. She is graceful in her approach and her strong and sincere presence inspires trust and confidence in those she guides. Her attention is on weaving Prana, life force, breath, embodiment, mental wellness and energetic flow to support a full and complete living practice on and off the mat. Nianna brings to Away Inward a dynamic and fun fusion of 15 years of personal and professional experience, self-study and healing, intelligent intuitive yoga sequencing, applied street smarts, knowledge of cultural ritual, spiritual wisdom, radiant wellness, and wild adventure. She is a native Los Angelino, born in Santa Monica, CA. She has been traveling the world since the age of 16 and has enjoyed countless new cultures, people, places and perspectives. It is her passion to serve, love, and travel.
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