6.45pm - 7.30pm - Self-care Sunday Meditation by Levitate
Ryan trained at Unplug Meditation in LA under meditation luminaries Davidji and Suze Yalof-Schwartz. In Spring 2018, Ryan founded Levitate - a meditation startup that works with people to build connection between mind, body and soul. Ryan teaches mindfulness and compassion meditation for individuals and companies in London. Community is central to the Levitate mission and Ryan's mantra is "let's lift each other up".
Before founding Levitate, Ryan spent over a decade in a high-pressure career in advertising. Much of that time was spent battling chronic anxiety. Along with some notable escape attempts, including training in social enterprise and doing an MA in documentary photography, meditation was one of the healthier ways that Ryan used to manage his stress levels. Ryan has found meditation so transformative on a personal level, that he feels passionate about sharing it with more people in a way that is fun and accessible.
Ryan says "Meditation keeps me balanced and calm amidst the chaos that is London life. Mental health in the UK is at an all time low and there has never been a better time to battle the stigma, open up the conversation, and give people the tools they need to proactively manage their wellbeing".