I just got back from a 10-mile bike ride that I never would have attempted a few months ago!
I started with twice-a-week sessions for a few weeks and I now practice with Cyndi once per week. After three months of Cyndi's help and guidance, I am now able to look forward to everyday activities without pain and stress.
The meditation has helped me to manage stress and the stretching and strengthening of the supported yoga poses have alleviated most of my pain.
I appreciate Cyndi's calm and reassuring manner. As soon as I enter her studio, I feel the pressures and stress of the day melt away. I've come to understand that most of my issues are as much emotional as they are physical. Cyndi's guided meditations and exercises, designed especially for me, have made an amazing impact on my health and well-being.
“Listen to your body.” I have heard those words countless times. But I never really knew how.
I have suffered with hip and low-back issues for many years. My body learned all sorts of compensating techniques, resulting in restriction of movement and chronic/sporadic pain.
I’ve been taking one-on-one sessions with Cyndi twice per week for almost a year now. The most important thing I’ve learned is how to reach down and breathe very deeply. I know that has helped me quiet the noise in my head and helped me listen to my body. I am finding that I breathe deeper during the day and my energy has come up and become more steady throughout the day. I have a more positive outlook and my family and friends say I look calmer, most of the time. My hip injury is also very much under control and eased, and I have started complementary exercise programs that I was unable to participate in previously.
I feel nurtured and safe in Cyndi’s home studio. It’s a very quiet, comfortable space with good energy. Cyndi takes special care in thinking through each session to address what my body needs. I find Cyndi to be a very, very supportive teacher; I think the most supportive teacher I’ve ever had.
A few months ago I was at a crossroads in my life and wanted desperately to quiet my mind and focus my thoughts. Reading Cyndi's personal testimonials on her website made me feel like she would totally understand my state of mind.
She has been where I am now, and she has transformed herself. She sincerely wants to help others to do the same. Together, we worked out a plan that fits my schedule and my budget.
Working with Cyndi is helping me to refocus and redirect my mind when it starts to spin off into a thousand different directions. In our private sessions I am able to reach that state of relaxation and calm that I strive for.
Cyndi has also zeroed in on my tendency to be self-critical and judgmental. I find myself repeating daily the instruction she left me with as we ended our last session; “Be gentle with yourself.” Very wise words.
The amazing thing with Cyndi is that I don’t have to explain much to her - I just tell her what I feel wrong with my body and she finds the perfect technique for it.
My stresses from work, back pain and breathing got much, much better since I started yoga classes.
I had an unfortunate car accident recently that my back got injured from. With twice-per-week therapeutic yoga sessions with Cyndi, my back felt much better and I was able to resume normal activities in no time.
The most important thing in her class is her caring personality and understanding.
It's more than a yoga class. Thank you, Cyndi.
Facing liver failure, diabetes, and death, yoga, meditation and nutrition are the practices I used to save my life after a 12-year battle with severe depression, anxiety and a misdiagnosis of bipolar disorder. I am passionate about healthy living, gluten free baking, writing and sharing the knowledge and lived experience gained on my journey back to health.