Cyndi Lee's classes at Yoga Journal LIVE: Colorado + Building the Basics
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYCís influential OM Yoga Center, Cyndi now teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. Author of the yoga classics, Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice, as well as the yoga memoir May I Be Happy, Cyndi recently opened Yoga Goodness Studio in central VA. Learn more at cyndilee.com.
Building the Basics Instructor: Cyndi Lee
Learn how to create vinyasa flows that actually teach yoga to newbies. Use the Tentpole Principle to effectively organize and unfold each asana and learn to translate yoga philosophy into actions and intentions from day one. Instead of "dumbing down," let's inspire our students to feel smart and empowered.
Course ID: M2CLEE -- Level: Continue Your Education
Friday, October 2 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
+ Embodied Equanimity: To Stand in the Middle of All This
Embodied Equanimity: To Stand in the Middle of All This Instructor: Cyndi Lee
Yoga is not a magic pill to calm your irritation or stimulate your boredom. It is about standing in the middle of life with a sense of inner strength, resilience, and spaciousness. Learn the classic teaching of upekka, or equanimity, an eight-fold practice that literally shifts the ground of one's existence, away from habitual drama and toward what Buddhist texts call "the radiant calm of the mind." Asana is the perfect vehicle for this practice, because you can't get radiant or calm or present or strong without your body. Be ready to go slow, or a little faster, to pay attention, and not buy into everything you think--because it's all impermanent anyway.
Course ID: M3CLEE -- Level: Mixed Levels
Friday, October 2 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 3
+ Skillful Means of Touch
Skillful Means of Touch Instructor: Cyndi Lee
Hands-on adjustments are not one-size-fits-all. Learn and practice basic versus advanced adjustments by understanding direction, quality, and precision of instructive touch for every category of asana. Explore the who, what, why, when, and how of skillful touch and how you can be the light on the path for students as they live into their own practice.
Course ID: M5CLEE -- Level: Continue Your Education
Saturday, October 3 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
+ Meditation 101
Meditation 101 Instructor: Cyndi Lee
Discover traditional mindfulness meditation as a path toward making friends with yourself, creating a gap between stimuli and response, and experiencing more joy and contentment in your everyday life. You will learn what the fundamentals and benefits of meditation practice are, how to develop a personal regular practice, and which tips to use for working with obstacles.
Course ID: M6CLEE -- Level: Contemplative
, Mixed Levels
Saturday, October 3 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
Cyndi will be teaching at Yoga Journal LIVE: Florida
(November 12-16, 2015)