Ryan Williams, Director and Lead Teacher at PSYCHOS Breathwork

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University, Human and Organizational Development (Leadership Theory and Practicum)

ADDITIONAL TRAININGS

2022, Loka Yoga School, Breathwork Teacher Training Certificate

2022, Loka Yoga School, Meditation Teacher Training Certificate

2021, Breathwork Healer Training 4, David Elliott

2020, Breathwork Healer Training 1, 2, & 3, David Elliott

2020, Community Organizer for Slow Streets Los Angeles

2019, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) Workshop, Eve Eckman (Emerged from dialogue with the Dalai Lama)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2015, Apple New and Noteworthy Podcast, Stories from the Influencer Economy

2016, The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age (Foster Publishing)

2016, Success Magazine, 6 Powerful Personality Traits of Influencers

2016, The Observer, Why All New Businesses Need to Think Like a Benihana Chef 

2016, Social Media Examiner, How to Grow Your Email List With YouTube Ads

2016, Huffington Post, How Franchesca Ramsey Captured Her Viral Moment

2016, Huffington Post, Meet the Serial Entrepreneur Who Booked Over 50 meetings in 4 days

2017, The Observer, This Is How Minecraft Irreversibly Changed Gaming—With Zero Funds for Marketing

SELECTED KEYNOTES, PANELS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

2016, SXSW, Austin, TX. Podcasts Grown Up: Community and Monetization

2017, Google @Authors Talks, Mountain View, CA. How to Build Community in The Influencer Economy

2018, Google @Authors Talks, Venice, CA. Telling Your Authentic Story.

2018, INFLOW Summit, Istanbul, Turkey. The Creator Economy: What is Next?

2004, Improv, Washington D.C. Open Mic Competition 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS & GUEST LECTURES

2013, City College, London, England. Communications and Public Relations 

2014, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN., Practice of Managerial Studies

2016, USC, Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles, CA. Professional Effectiveness: Building a Career Through Third Space Thinking

2016, SXSW, Austin, TX. Entrepreneurship Mentor Session

2016, General Assembly, How to Launch, Share and Thrive, in The Influencer Economy, Los Angeles, CA., San Francisco, CA Washington DC., New York, N.Y.

2019, Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration, P.R. Social Media, Influencer Marketing, The Truth about Viral Marketing

2020, General Assembly, Los Angeles, CA. Authentic Copywriting for Your Brand (Bootcamp), Develop an Audience to Grow Your Consulting Business, Authentic Storytelling for Your Business, Break into Digital Marketing     

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021 – Current, Director and Lead Teacher at PSYCHOS Breathwork

2021 – 2022 – Breathwork teacher at Frequency Breathwork, New York, N.Y.

2007 – 2021, Digital storyteller, social media marketer, and marketing teacher, with Disney, Machinima, The Influencer Economy, and various startups, companies, and influencers (State, General Assembly, & Snoop Dogg)

2001 – 2006, Stand-up comedian (The Improv), film production (The Wire, Ugly Betty, National Geographic), and Advocacy (The Pension Rights Center) 

Who is Ryan?

Hi, I’m Ryan.

I’m a Breathwork teacher, digital storyteller, healing artist, and spiritual seeker. 

I am the Director and Lead Teacher at PSYCHOS Breathwork.

After working in social media for Disney, Machinima, and many tech startups to help spread their stories, I now use my skills to further my mission: helping others heal. Whether it’s treatment from depression, anxiety, and trauma, C-PTSD, everyone can benefit from Breathwork and the healing arts. 

I am certified as both a Breathwork teacher and meditation teacher.

I have participated in ceremonies with entheogens, spiritual medicines that date back thousands of years, attended emotional balance workshops created by the Dalai Lama, and lead hundred of Breathwork sessions.

On my journey, I regularly sat with the legendary Buddhist trained monk Jack Kornfield, learned Vipassana meditation with Mingyur Rinpoche, studied Pranayama breathwork meditation under David Elliott, and worked with sound healers who liberated my body with Tibetan singing bowls.

My previous career prepared me very well for this path. My first book, The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share it With the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age, detailed the emerging economy of social media influencers that dominate our culture today. I have interviewed media personalities such as Larry King, Seth Godin, Jemele Hill, and Willie Geist.

I write articles, publish podcasts, and host workshops on healing, recovery, and the root causes of pain.

I’m fascinated by ancient solutions to modern problems.

During the pandemic, I have been teaching virtual group Breathwork classes over Zoom. You can sign-up for my next class. I give 10% of all my earnings that support mutual aid groups for Black, brown, indigenous, and LBTQ communities.