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Yoga Body Buddha Mind ~ Prana Yoga Miami

June 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - June 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

3 Day Workshop ~ Friday – Sunday ~ June 5, 6 & 7



Friday June 5th
6pm – 8:30pm

Evening: Getting Familiar: Seeing things as they are

All yogic practices are methods for getting familiar with ourselves, so that we can learn to let go of habits which create stress and move toward joy and contentment. Cyndi will introduce meditation to ventilate the tight spots in body and mind/heart, and then integrate this fresh energy into the spaciousness of a slow, flowing yoga class. Emphasis will be on sensuous placement, rich participation in each posture, and wakefulness within transition.


Saturday June 6th

Morning: Yoga is not an Aspirin: Opening to Goodness

Rather than expecting yoga to be a fixer-upper for what feels wrong with us, this class will offer teachings that point you toward your natural goodness and sanity, which can be felt in every drop of sweat. These feelings will be familiar to you and that recognition leads to ziji, a kind of confidence based not on what you can do but who you already are. Simple and complex balances, deep twists/untwists and quiet observation provide the canvas for this work.

Afternoon: Embodied Equanimity: Hip Openers & Closers

Instead of more hip opening–just another form of craving–let’s find a balanced range of motion and emotion through soft closings, clarity of rotation, organized pelvis and legs, bright feet, and precise attention to exertion and ease. This vinyasa class will include standing and seated poses, arm balance preps, upside down and inside out work, and then we will rest.


Sunday June 7th

Morning: Purify & Gather: The Alchemy of Practice

The healing modalities of yoga–pranayama, pratyhara, sweaty asana, and restorative work–offer deep levels of detoxification. We’ll move stagnant lymph fluid, reduce muscular and mental stress, reoxygenate organs and rest the brain. Purification also removes unhelpful tendencies and encourages us to gather and channel our innate goodness into non-aggressive, friendly working patterns on and off the mat. This is a medium-paced class which invites meditative awareness and finishes with nourishing restorative yoga.

Afternoon: Getting Results: Strength, Stability and Clarity

The first three benefits of mindful practice are Strength, and Stability and Clarity. Building strength can help us to overcome habitual patterns. Finding stability enables us weather the ups and downs of life. Clarity separates truth from fiction, fantasy from reality.
Following a brief dharma talk and meditation practice, Cyndi’s smart and soulful asana sequencing will offer opportunities to cultivate these three benefits. She will build slow warm-up movement loops into full-on sweaty flows with refreshing twists and juicy backbends. A cheerful inversion or challenging bind might pop up into the mix, too.


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June 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
June 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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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."