Cynthia Bennett (CYA-E-RYT GOLD Member)

  • Location: Altadena, California United States
  • Website: N/A
  • E-mail: Private
  • Service Offered: Ashtanga
  • Certified: N/A
  • Years of Practice: 40
  • Teaching Experience: 25
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Baba Hari Das, Patabhi Jois, Nancy Gilgoff
  • Date Joined: December 13, 2018
  • CYA Insurance: No

About Me

I met Baba Hari Das in 1976, and Nancy Gilgoff in 1978. I studied with Patabhi Jois in 2000. over the years, I have had a simple but regular yoga practice; sometimes for hours and sometimes for only 30 minutes. I started learning yoga before there were weekly classes so we had to learn how to create our own yoga practice.
Yoga has been a part of my life for a long time.
I know that the Ashtanga Yoga style is a very tough system, but the way I was taught, by Nancy was to do what was possible and "all was coming". The way i like to teach is a softer version the same way I was taught. And I love to share what I have learned about the body, and mind over the years.

About My Service

I teach beginning Ashtanga Yoga classes. I always teach the four purifications and give a simple overview of traditional Ashtanga Yoga Eight Limbs and all (as taught by Baba Hari Das). Then we start with the Primary Series as taught by Patabhi Jois.
I have taught workshops, and weekly classes starting in the 1980's to share with friends.
I stopped teaching for a while to help take care of my aged parents, and am ready to begin again, as it give me so much pleasure to share my passion for yoga with students.

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