BryanBryan Russell

MBA, E-RYT-500, Yoga Siromani, Sivananda and SchoolYoga Institute Certified, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher.

Bryan has been a leader and entrepreneur in the yoga world for many years. Growing up in a Yogi household, yoga had always been around and it seeped into his life from an early age. His yoga career officially began in 2005, when he slowly transitioned from being a carpenter and website designer to being a full time yogi. Since then yoga has taken Bryan around the world many times leading life-changing classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings for many, many lucky students.

He spent 7 years serving as assistant director of SchoolYoga Institute, an international teacher training school,  and opening the Mystical Yoga Farm, a small yoga and permaculture retreat center in Guatemala. He helped SchoolYoga Institute grow from a one person operation to an international organization offering teacher trainings in a dozen countries worldwide graduating hundreds of new yoga teachers each year.

In 2011, Bryan joined a team developing, the world’s most advanced yoga network and social marketing platform that helps yoga studios and teachers to simplify and amplify their online presence. Think Facebook meets Google for the yoga world.

Bryan’s newest yoga projects include assisting in the growth and development of Bethel Farm, where he loves spending time doing yoga in the studio, swimming in the pond, skiing on the trails, and building new cabins around the property.

He is also a partner in the Keene Yoga Center, and dreams of growing it into New England’s premier yoga center. Bryan believes fully in the center’s purpose: More People Doing Yoga = a Better World.

Bryan and his life-partner, Anjili, recently founded Sadhana Yoga School, an international yoga training school where you can change you life and go to places to you have always dreamed of! Think Bali, Fiji, Mexico and some new places added each year.

Bryan is also a great karma yogi in his community in Keene, NH. He has organized an event called Yoga Weekend since 2007, which now raises over $20,000 annually for the Hospice program at HCS. For many years he ran the much loved, a free local directory for yoga in Keene. If their is one thing Bryan wants, it is for more people to do yoga, and he is always coming up with ways to help make this possible.

Bryan teaches weekly yoga classes at his studio in Keene, NH. He loves to teach yoga to all levels and holds a special knack for connecting with beginner students. His classes are real and students feel encouraged and inspired in each pose.

An avid hiker, Bryan likes to climb his favorite mountain, Monadnock, at least once a week when he’s home. Headstand is definitely his favorite pose and he enjoys collecting photos of headstands at special places around the world.