Community rallies for online auction to benefit Ryan Conrad and family in Asheville


Asheville artists, musicians, craftspeople and business owners have contributed dozens of items to an online auction, with all the proceeds going to benefit Ryan Conrad and his family. Ryan is a well-known Asheville yoga instructor and physical therapist who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The online auction is live now and runs through June 26. Items up for bid cover the gamut from original art to private yoga sessions and house concerts. There are dance classes, handmade jewelry and massage sessions up for bid. A private chef has donated a dinner party. And there’s much more.

It’s an awesome display of community coming together. Help out if you can.

Conrad and his wife, fashion designer R. Brooke Priddy, had their first child last August. Conrad has taught at Asheville Yoga Center and One Center Yoga, and has worked with stroke and traumatic brain injury patients as a physical therapist at CarePartners.

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