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A Weekend of Yoga and Buddhism: June 23 & 24

June 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join Cyndi Lee for A Weekend of Yoga and Buddhism

June 23 & 24, 2017 – Willow Street Yoga, Silver Spring, MD


Friday, June 23

The Sadhana of Teaching Yoga
9:30-12, and 1:30-4:00

Saturday, June 24

The Resiliency Practices of Yoga and Buddhism
12:30-2:30, and 3:00- 5:00


Day 1 – The Sadhana of Teaching Yoga
Friday, June 23
9:30-12 1:30-4:00

The Sadhana of Teaching Yoga: Inner Aspect
9:30-12 pm

All practice starts with oneself. Through asana class, meditation, contemplation and writing exercises, Cyndi Lee will guide you toward creating your own sadhana, your personal practice as a yoga teacher. We will use a classic Buddhist structure for discovering and connecting the dots between where you are now and where you want to be. This is the groundwork for becoming a fully manifested yoga teacher and cannot be skipped. All your future efforts will grow from this Inner Aspect work of becoming a yoga teacher. Don’t worry — it will be fun and inspiring!

The Sadhana of Teaching Yoga: Outer Aspect
1:30-4 pm

You may have been teaching for several years or be a newbie, but we all need inspiration, direction, motivation and clarity This weekend we will toggle between practices: on the mat, on the cushion, writing work, group discussion and development of masterly teaching skills. How do we bridge what happens on our mat and cushion with what we bring to our students so that our teaching can be vibrant, fresh, original and still true to our tradition? How do you translate your personal path into a clear path that can be of benefit to many others?

Day 2 – The Resiliency Practices of Yoga and Buddhism
Saturday, June 24
12:30- 2:30, 3:00-5:00

Yoga and Buddhist practices teach us how to be fully present by engaging in just one activity at a time. Yet our body tells us that it gets strong, clear and nimble when we alternate our activity on a regular basis. This weekend we will integrate single-tasking focus with our innate need for variety by toggling between slow and faster asana sequences, pranayama, meditation, contemplative writing and walking, as the path toward resiliency, freshness and deeper connection.

Radical Inclusivity and the Power of Resiliency

Whatever you’ve got going on, bring it and let’s move. This full-on strong asana class will include poses you do and don’t like, transitions you do and don’t liked and parts of your body and mind that sometimes you do and don’t like. When everything is included, our comfort zone expands and resiliency arises. Inversions, arm balances, jumping and surprises will happen. Fro students Level I/II and up.

Taming the Monkey Mind and Monkey Body
3:00-5:00 pm

This afternoon session will involve a slow earthy flow that prepares you for inversions, even if you don’t want to turn upside down. And you don’t have to if you don’t want to. It’s about looking and seeing, hearing and listening and not believing everything you think or anything that monkeys says or does. Meditation and contemplative writing work will be interwoven with movement so that what we learn becomes imprinted through our physicality.

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June 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am
June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Willow Street Yoga – Silver Spring
8561 Fenton Street, 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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From The Yogis

  • 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."