Teacher with Still Flowing Yoga Teacher Training.
Teaches asana enquiry, restorative yoga, trauma sensitive somatic yoga, expressive arts process work.
Cynthia is a certified Yoga Teacher in a variety of styles (including Restorative Yoga, Somatic Expressive Therapy, Trauma-sensitive Yoga, Expressive Arts and Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Still Flowing Yoga.
Her current yoga teaching is infused with gentle and restoring yoga asana, calming guided visualizations and breathing techniques, poetic language, and mindful somatic inquiry (encouraging you to explore your own experience and felt sense) while incorporating technical details for therapeutic precision.
She offers a trauma-sensitive approach that can help calm the central nervous system, enhance body-awareness and self-regulation, and empower students to reclaim their bodies and voice.
While she was an artist at a young age, her journey with Hatha yoga began in 2003. In 2010, after being diagnosed and treated for cancer, her exploration deepened with Restorative Yoga, Reiki and SoulCollage® (an intuitive-based expressive arts collage and journaling process developed by Art Therapist, Seena Frost).
She was initiated as a Reiki Master Teacher in 2012, after practicing for 16 years in the Reiki Usui and Reiki Jin Kei Do lineages. When appropriate, she offera Reiki during hands-on yoga adjustments. In 2013, after enduring multiple traumas which resulted in chronic pain and PTSD, she discovered the somatic-based trauma work of Peter Levine, studied SomaSoul®: Somatic Expressive Therapy with Dan Leven and Trauma research with Bessel Van der Kolk.
A consistent practice of art and trauma-sensitive yoga offered her a safe haven; a space she could return to and call “home.” Like many, she believes yoga saved her life.
She has always had a strong interest in cultivating awareness and creative self-expression through art and movement. As a wanderlust-infused artist and yogi, she earned her Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Arts (Florence, Italy), and Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (Boston, MA). She has 10 years of art teaching experience, and has been a professional photographer for 9 years.