An rock climber and traveler, a wannabe gardener and homebody, and mother to a precocious toddler, Cynthia finds balance and grounding through her practice and teaching. After spending 10 years abroad in Asia, then 2 1/2 years in her hometown of San Francisco, she now calls Boulder home, bringing with her a warm and inviting approach and a genuine desire to share the intelligence and benefits of yoga with the community.
Cynthia discovered yoga while living in Shanghai in 2004, initially as a form of exercise. Over time, her relationship with yoga developed into a more meaningful connection in which she continues to learn and grow both in her practice and teaching, as well as in daily life. She has been teaching for over a decade and is certified ERYT-500 in alignment-based Hatha and Vinyasa, SMARTFlow with Annie Carpenter, and Therapeutics with Harvey Deutch and Martin Kirk. She is currently studying to earn an Associate of Occupational Therapy degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant and layer this in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to her teachings, workshops, and online/in-person offerings.
From classes ranging from Yoga Therapy to Vinyasa Flow to Hatha, her focus on alignment and proprioceptive awareness help to cultivate stability and strength, so that one may discover the benefits and joy that come from mindful movement.
Two values that guide her both on and off the mat are inclusiveness and empathy. In class, she strives to guide students in finding a practice that meets them where they are, yet encourages them to find a point of challenge and discomfort, to reveal the strength and possibility that may not have been apparent. In daily life, these values remind her to choose openness and communication, so that she may continue to learn from this vast and amazing world of beings.
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