Ryan Mannix

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I started my yoga journey as a means of rehabilitation. At the time I was a professional athlete and broke my hip in a cycling accident. I started to attend yoga and was hooked. I like to teach a dynamic practice with an undertone of mindfulness and enquiry.

Teaching & Certification

  • 200 hours traditional Hatha-based training with Bodhi Yoga in Bali
  • 100 hours Hot Yoga
  • 75 hours Yin/Yang with Jen Crescenzo
  • 50 hours Yin with Hugh Lee
  • 150 hours with Laughing Lotus (this had the biggest impact on my teaching, Deb Langley and Dana Trixie Flynn were both great mentors)
  • 200 hours with Yoke Yoga (I have been fortunate enough to have founder Chris Wilson as a teacher and mentor)

Teaching Style

  • Adjustments/Assists: Yes.
  • Theming: Absolutely. Philosophy is usually enquiry based.
  • Sequencing: Create a super flow and work backwards.
  • Music: Depends on the sequence and philosophy, but music is a big part of my classes. It brings a certain energy into the different points in the sequence.

On & Off the Mat With: Ryan Mannix

As a yoga teacher, what inspires and motivates your teaching?

Philosophy and enquiry. At the moment its less about the flow and more about practicing Yoga.

How has your own yoga practice evolved since becoming a teacher?

Ability to listen to my body and move from the listening.

Do you have any yoga teachers that you admire and/or look up to? Who are they?

Chris Wilson, Cassie Lee, Deb Langley.

For those of us that haven't practiced with you before, what can we expect from your classes?

A dynamic flow, moments of stillness, philosophy and enquiry.

I like to teach a dynamic practice with an undertone of mindfulness and enquiry.

What type of class could you teach all day, everyday and why?

Vinyasa. Nothing is ever static.

Do you practice any other form of movement or fitness besides yoga? If so, what kind?

Surfing, running and some gymnastic-type movements.

What's your go-to spot in Melbourne to get inspired?

Torquay. A surf or run along the cliff trails.

Which 3 icons or figures would you want to sit next to at a dinner party and why?

Dalai Lama. Just the two of us so we can chat all things without any distraction.

Finish this sentence. "I feel the most like myself when..."

I'm moving.

And lastly because it's fun, what's your spirit animal?

Dolphin.

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