Rheannon Rua Blount

Rheannon "Rua" Blount, PhD, E-RYT 500, YACEP

PAC Yoga & Mind/Body Leader, YTT Coordinator

Langton Hall

Langton Hall 123

2450 Jefferson Way

2450 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Rheannon is a mountain bike, yoga and science educator. She is interested in how physical activities can be used to build a growth mindset and how an individual’s perception of failure can influence their self-growth and connection to others.

She started practicing yoga in 1999 in a coffee shop in rural Montana. Since then, yoga theory and practice became the foundation for her life. Between her first practice and her certification as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher in 2017, Rheannon pursued mountain biking, science and teaching. She holds a certification as a mountain bike instructor (PMBIA Level 1) and is the director/co-owner of a local women’s mountain bike coaching service, No Apologies. She studied fungal chemistry and evolution for a PhD from the Botany and Plant Pathology department and completed the Graduate Certificate of College and University Teaching at Oregon State University. She encourages others to explore their perception of failure through storytelling with Intrepid Failure.

Rheannon seeks to create learning experiences that incorporate her diverse interests and guide students to craft their own life experiences. She believes that lessons of awareness, growth, compassion and adventure can be found in mountain biking, yoga and science.