Change Maker Spotlight – Ryanne Cunningham

by Yoga Digest | February 24, 2018 3:52 am

Ryanne Cunningham is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor currently teaching Vinyasa Flow classes and Yoga For Athletes Classes. She owns Flow Yoga Studio in De Pere, Wisconsin.  Ryanne has owned Flow Yoga Studio for 5 years, and prior to that, she instructed for 10 years at an Ashtanga studio in the Green Bay area. She recently published her first book titled “Yoga For Athletes”, which focuses on stretching sequences for a variety of different sports. Ryanne currently teaches yoga to many professional athletes nationally, including several NFL players on the Green Bay Packers. 

YD – How did you get into yoga?

RC – I started yoga when I was in High School over 20 years ago. I was an athlete active in three different sports year round and needed to stretch more and calm my mind.


YD – What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Yoga Teacher?
RC – This past year I made an effort to FaceTime with two of my teachers from Las Angels either weekly or as often as our schedules allowed. I also fly out to L.A. once or twice a year to take their classes in person. I make as much of an effort as I can to always continue to learn more and always be a student.
YD – Why is yoga so important in the world we live in today?
RC – Yoga is so important in our world today because of all the negativity, stress, and constant electronic stimulation we face. Yoga teaches us to breathe, become centered, go inward and be in the moment. Yoga can teach our world to be more calm and peaceful.
YD – What do you like the least about yoga?
RC –  As a studio owner and author, what I like least about yoga is how the yoga community can get competitive and separated, rather than supportive and yoga-like.
YD – Where do you see the yoga industry in 10 years?
RC – In 10 years I see the yoga community growing in popularity and changing the world positively by reinforcing the importance of self care and mindfulness.
YD – What is your life motto?
RC – Be Good. Do Good. Work Hard. Stay Grounded.


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