We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryann Showmaker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ryann, what principle do you value most?
Honesty is my core value. Honesty is not only engrained in the way I run my business, but also how I lead my personal life as well. It truly needs to be present in every aspect of a person’s life for them to be ultimately happy. This is especially important as it relates to being honest with one’s self – in the ways you feel about your day to day life and career to confronting problems that might be bothering you. If you listen to your body and mind, you give yourself the ability to work through and move past traumas instead of letting them fester and become an even greater ordeal.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The art of my yoga practice is the beautiful connection between how the body and mind respond to each other. It is about how truthfully we are constantly giving and receiving what we put into ourselves and the world around us. As a guider of Yoga, I am helpfully reminding people that it takes mindful steps to yoke your entire being. In this day and age of social media and constantly evolving trends, it is easy to acquiesce to popular western culture, but I am proud to have managed to stay true to myself in how I run my Yoga business. Yoga has been present in the world for centuries, but it is still a newer concept and practice to the West. As they do with many things, people are constantly trying to change what Yoga is at its core. I see it for what it is, and to me it is already perfect – Yoga has helped people long before I even existed and will continue to do so long after I am gone. I practice and teach the deep-rooted Eastern techniques, and that is what I think is distinct about Chameleon Yoga.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many cool spots in Fort Worth. I love to eat at Joe T Garcias on their beautiful patio in the North side of town. The museums here are very special to the city, The Modern and Kimbell Art Museums are some of my absolute favorites and have taken many friends visiting town. It’s nice that the city is branching off and starting to have good places to drink and feel the vibe from what the city has to offer. “The Usual” is my spot with my favorite drinks, mixology and mindfully crafted with the perfect balance.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Without the backing of the community around me in Fort Worth, I would not be where I am in my business today. My family is also a huge support system – they are constantly helping to remind me that it is better to focus on the small hill ahead instead of the big mountain over the horizon. Breaking up a huge obstacle into smaller tasks that I can tackle one by one will allow me to eventually arrive at my ultimate destination. Owning your own business can be over whelming at times because it is solely up to you to make it work. I am very blessed to be surrounded by very special people that help me do what I do and, more importantly, remind me of who I am.

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Image Credits
Sydnie Showmaker

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