An avid rock climber and traveller, 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 from, both in her practice and teaching, as well as in daily life. She has been teaching full-time for over a decade, 6 of those years spent in Singapore and Hong Kong with Pure Yoga. She is certified ERYT-500 and has completed over 1,200 hours of training in alignment-based Hatha and Vinyasa with Patrick Creelman, Noah Maze, and Ross Rayburn, SMARTFlow with Annie Carpenter, Anatomy and Therapeutics with Harvey Deutch and Martin Kirk. From classes ranging from Senior Yoga to Therapeutics to Vinyasa Flow, her alignment-based classes are thoughtfully structured to help 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.
Public classes, individual and small group privates, as well as corporate classes available. All levels.