Instructor Profile

Ryan Stock


Ryan Stock is the founder of MindSport, author of “Buddha Was A Baller,” and a former NCAA college basketball player and college basketball coach of over 15 years.  His experiences as a coach and player led him to start the athlete meditation app, MindSport, which in turn led to writing the book.

It was the difficult times in particular that led Stock to help athletes and coaches to live healthier, more successful, and fulfilling lives. Stock himself experienced struggles with anxiety, frustration, his own difficulties to remain present in his life as an athlete and coach before finally resigning from athletics and starting the journey that led him to find mindfulness and meditation.  Meditation is the practice that Stock now utilizes daily in his life while showing other athletes and coaches how to implement the practice in their lives.

Stock most recently completed his Yoga Teacher Training through Jonny Kest in 2019 and now teaches athlete meditation and Yoga to elite level NCAA universities and professional athletic organizations all across the country.

Notable Credentials

  • Master of Science – Pittsburg State University, Human, Health, Performance, and Recreation
  • Certified DISC Consultant – Athlete Assessments 2016
  • John Maxwell Team – 2016
  • Intensive Practice Program – UCLA MARC 2018
  • Yoga Teach Training – Jonny Kest 2019