Cynthia is a retired bodyworker of 30 years with specialized training in Therapeutic Massage and Myofascial Release. She 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. Cynthia has been studying and teaching yoga for over 20 years and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance. She also 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 in 2014.