Cynthia is a master bodyworker of 25+ years with specialized training in Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release, Integrative Bodywork, and Touch for Health. She also holds certifications in Advanced Kripalu Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and is an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist trained by the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.
She has been studying and teaching yoga for over 15 years and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance. Founded and co-owned Awake and Aware, a yoga and bodywork studio in Kalamazoo from 2004 to 2014, before merging with Down Dog Yoga Center.
Her teaching style and bodywork practices focus on taking you to your inner wisdom by opening the flow of energy to enhance health, vitality, and balance. Intuition and a strong multidisciplinary background in holistic health add a rich flavor to all of her offerings. She is an inspired student of these masterful teachers: Swami Kripalu, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Angela Farmer, Melissa Spamer and Scott Blossom.