At an early age, Ryan developed a keen interest in the mind and its influence on daily life. This interest led Ryan to India to study meditation and Yoga philosophy. Upon his return, Ryan began teaching contemplative based practices while at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB). In addition to completing an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at UCSB, Ryan met his primary mentor Dr. Alan Wallace.
After graduation Ryan traveled back to India several times and spent three years deepening his personal practice and furthering his understanding of various contemplative traditions. As a result of these early life experiences, Ryan has dedicated his adult life to exploring the interrelationship of heartmind cultivation and personal and planetary well-being.
Ryan has been teaching in Sun Valley, Idaho for the past 20 years and has completed a Masters degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In addition, Ryan is a lead teacher and the director of curriculum for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB).
Through his work at Flourish and CEB, Ryan continues to create and facilitate programs that nurture life skills and transformation through ethics and values, meditation, and experiential inquiry. Ryan is actively involved in local community service as a Rotarian and a Hospice volunteer. Along with his love for teaching and philanthropy, Ryan is a devoted husband and father of two growing boys. With his family he enjoys gardening, camping, hiking, biking, skiing, soccer, unicycling and surfing.
Events with Ryan Redman
April 11 - 14, 2024
Weekend Retreat [Hybrid Retreat: In-person + Online Options] Thursday, April 11th – Sunday, April 14th Registration closes March 28th at 11:59pm Pacific Time This retreat is offered in-person and online. To visit and register for the online interactive retreat, visit here. Science can tell us a lot about our emotions, but does this knowledge really help us when we’re in the midst of an argument with a loved one or feeling deep loneliness? Knowing is one thing, but really understanding ourselves from the inside is another. “Cultivating Emotional Balance” provides exercises and practices that help us see and understand our…
April 11 - 14, 2024
Weekend Retreat [Hybrid Retreat: In-person + Online Options] Thursday, April 11th – Sunday, April 14th Registration for the online retreat closes April 10th at 11:59pm Pacific Time This retreat is offered in-person and online. To visit and register for the on-land interactive retreat, visit here. About the Online Retreat This retreat is offered as a hybrid retreat, online and in person. The online community can expect an interactive online experience with the in person participants and trainers. Sessions will be offered and streamed live. All are asked to attend the morning sessions, there will be opportunities to receive the recordings…