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Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of NYC’s famous OM yoga Center (1998-2012),  Cyndi has trained thousands of yoga teachers who are now teaching worldwide.  She is the author of 5 books, including Yoga Body Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind. Cyndi lives in Virginia with Brad and her poodle, Leroy.

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  • "My first true meditation guide was Cyndi Lee... When I began meditation at her former Manhattan studio, Om Yoga Center, I learned to sit for 30 minutes at a time in an immaculate, quiet space." Learn to find quiet and overcome distractions even in busy settings such as the mall, airport, or city streets with…
  • "When it comes to yoga teachers, Cyndi Lee is the top of the top... through her teacher-trainings she is a force behind many of the greatest instructors on the planet. She is also about as real as they come."
  • "Lee, a well-loved yoga teacher and the founder of the world-renowned OM Yoga Center in New York City, has the enviable ability to look at her self-inflicted suffering with honesty, humor, and open-heartedness. She recounts a journey of self-discovery that leads her to the understanding —which she thankfully passes on to us—that the compassion she…

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Walking meditation in Charleston at Holy Cow Yoga. #sustainableyoga #basicgoodness #yogapants #yogateacherlife #mindfulnessmeditation #meditation #holycow ...

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Yay! It’s dinner time! #beaglesofinstagram #beaglesmile #littlebit #happydog #myheart #sweetie #basicgoodness #yogapants ...

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Look who visited Loveburg today? #mayorpete #votingday #ivoted🇺🇸 #makevablue #yogapants #basicgoodness ...

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Hello, and welcome to the glamorous world of the traveling yoga teacher! #yogateacher #yogapants #lifeispractice #nocomplaints #almostthere #noplacelikehome #basicgoodness #thankgoodnessforknitting ...

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Hurray for Little Bit! She got an A+ at her vet check-up! #rescuedogs #beaglesofinstagram #sweetie #autumnleaves #yogadog #yogapants #basicgoodness #dodogshavebuddhanature? ...

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My beautiful friend, Babette Becker, @beckerbabette bringing up the rear of our outdoor walking meditation in Taos as part of my Very Special Yoga Teachers’ Retreat. #yogaretreat #yogini #yoginilife #yogateacherlife #yogapants #mindfulness #taosnewmexico ...

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Hurray! It was a wonderful retreat in Taos! #yoga #yogaretreat #taosnewmexico #sangha #yogadharma #selfcare #mindfulness #besttimeoftheyear ...

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Another great day in Taos at my Very Special Yoga Teachers Retreat. Can you see the painted windows? Those are the bathroom used by DH Lawrence and he was modest so he painted the windows! #yogaretreat #yogateacherlife #taos #inspiration #yogasangha #yogadharma #basicgoodness #dhlawrence ...

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  • Terri Bender Morrison, Owner, Mindful Motion Yoga, OM 500 TT 2015

    "Cyndi, I feel that my teaching has shifted a bit - sequencing is more interesting and effective. As I was driving home tonight, I thought about the statements of "leaving crumbs" and "connecting the dots". While you meant that for us as direction to be better teachers, I recognize you were doing that for us as well. I believe I am just now processing some of the things you taught this summer. The subtle parts of classes escaped me, but I am getting them now. Thank you for the crumbs, for leaving plenty of space between the dots....I think I see the moon."

  • Zan Margolis, OM 200 TT , 2012

    "The more yoga I experience, the more I realize how special it is that in your teacher trainings you actually teach your yogis how to *teach*"

  • Susan Golden, Studio Owner, Maine

    "Cyndi’s sense of humor and genius teachings have made this OM 500 TT very, very stimulating every minute of the day. I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait to let it all come together and bring this to my teachings and to my life."

  • Natalie Levin, OM Yoga Graduate, OM Warrior Weekend Teacher Training Program 2003

    "I am a graduate of the OM 2003 Warrior Weekend Teacher Training Program.  I had the honor to teach at OM yoga in New York City for several years.  I have since moved to another city and was instantly offered teaching jobs based solely on the fact that I had been a teacher at Cyndi Lee’s OM yoga.  Studio owners in my current city thought so highly of Cyndi Lee’s OM yoga Teacher Training that they hired me immediately and I found and continue to find that my OM yoga Teacher Training opens door after door for me.  OM yoga (practicing there, teaching OM yoga, and learning from Cyndi Lee) helped me professionally in my own yoga-teaching career.  Even more meaningfully for me, I feel that the path of mindfulness and attention to alignment that pours through the pores of OM yoga has influenced me and helped me to soften enough to become more “myself” since I first walked into the OM yoga studio."

  • Jeri Wilson, Studio Owner, Maine

    “I’m Jeri and I’m a studio owner in Maine and I just finished my 500 hr TT with Cyndi Lee. It was an excellent experience, partly because I had been trained primarily in Anusara and I was challenged to think very differently. I found it was very helpful to come back to teach with Cyndi’s influence. She is very, very funny and she will work you and challenge you and you will feel like you have actually gained something really deep from the training.”

  • Jeanie Gasque, Yoga Teacher, South Carolina, OM 500 TT 2015

    "Cyndi's skillful guidance lead me to a greater clarity of alignment based vinyasa.  The yoga combined with the charm of Lynchburg made the Sun Session an unforgettable experience."

  • Gina Callendar, Yoga Teacher, Yonkers, NY, OM 500 TT 2015

    "Cyndi truly follows the middle path and instills that in her teachings.  She combines disciple and humor to create an engaging, thought provoking and enlightening experience.  I had the pleasure of taking her 500 hour OM Yoga Teacher Training.  I have deepened my practice, work to continue challenge myself and never want to stop learning.  I am pretty comfortable teaching, but withCyndi’s guidance I am more confident in my hands-on adjustments and clarity of instruction with my students.  Thank you Cyndi for reinforcing my foundation, challenging me as a student and becoming my teacher.  I hope to continue to learn from you for many years to come.  Namaste."

  • Erica Settino, Founder, , Karuna for Animals

    "I have been teaching yoga for 12 years and over those 12 years I have often felt burned out and at a loss for inspiration. Now that I have taken Cyndi Lee’s OM 500 Teacher Training, I feel completely different, completely inspired, and so, so blessed. If you are even considering it, you must do it."

  • Donna Levenstien, Yoga Teacher, Lake George, NY

    "I am a student of the OM 200 and OM 500 TT. I keep learning from Cyndi Lee who is just a master teacher, every class I take, every hour I’m here she says something wonderful that I can bring into my life, onto my mat, into my classes with my students. As a teacher and a student, I feel enriched every time I’m with her and in her class."

  • Ann Megyas, Actor, Yoga Teacher, , Hospice Worker

    "I’m so glad I decided to take Cyndi Lee’s 500 hr TT. It advanced my personal practice in ways that I could not imagine. There is no pose I am afraid of anymore. It’s advanced my teaching practice, it’s advanced my dharma study. It’s just been a thrilling experience the whole time."

May all beings have happiness and the
causes of happiness.
May all beings be free from suffering and the
causes of suffering.

May all beings never be parted from
freedom’s true joy.
May all beings dwell in equanimity, free from
attachment and aversion.