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Sustainable Yoga for Life ~ Memphis, TN

June 28 - June 30

Join Us for Sustainable Yoga for Life with Cyndi Lee

June 28-30, 2019 at Cooper Street Yoga in Memphis, TN


This weekend workshop unfolds the practice of Sustainable Vinyasa, a medium paced flow practice designed to balance your physical and mental strength, stability, clarity, mobility. Based on the long view of Sustainability, these vinyasa practices will energize and enhance you today as well as expand your capacity to move, breath and live well in the future. Sustainable Vinyasa, grounded in the practice of Mindfulness, helps us care for ourselves in a way that naturally helps us care for others and our whole world.


FRIDAY NIGHT (2.5 hours)

Gathering the Threads of Attention

We will toggle between warming vinyasas, walking meditation, pranayama and bright attention; threading awareness throughout each different activity. This active class will involve sitting, lying, rocking and rolling, twisting and using props to invert. Several downward dogs will pop up, but no standing up on your legs poses will happen this evening. Yes, you will sweat. And the uniqueness of this class will leave you feeling nimble, fresh and clear.


Sustainable Yoga: Slow Flow for Life (2.5-3 hours)

Sustainable yoga is a practice of working with all the ingredients of your life, as you are and as you change. Cyndi will talk about sustainability, boredom, mindfulness and mendfulness. The dynamic sequencing of Cyndi’s medium-paced Slow Flows and three variations of savasana will focus on clarifying methods of rotation, extension, contraction and receptivity. Taking time to observe the effects of our yoga actions helps us have agency in our practice and our life, now and in the future.


Mindfulness of Body – (2.5 or 3 hours)

Mindfulness of Body is an integrated mind-breath-body training practice which teaches us to fall back into the simplicity of each moment. Cyndi will unfold the traditional layers of this powerful Buddhist practice in mini-talks on Sati or Mindfulness: Establishing Presence of Mind, Contemplating Externally, Impermanence and Insight. Meditation practice will sandwich a slow-flow asana practice focusing on connections, transitions, presence and your own mind on motion. Standing poses, floor work, backbends, working on our hands, going upside down and turning inside out — find out what yoga feels like when it grows from a practice of arriving in every step.


Practice as Refuge, Not Escape – (3 hours)

Sometimes our motivation to practice is strongest when we feel overwhelmed, directionless and ungrounded. Although yoga is meant to be a path to awakening, we may find that we are using practice to escape from reality.

In this workshop, Cyndi offers Three Tenets and Four Guidelines, which we will explore through lecture, discussion, pranayama, asana and meditation, enabling you to transform stress, fear, confusion and boredom into confidence, security and kindness; to feel grounded even when your world is upside down.

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Cooper Street Yoga
524 S. Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104 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."