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 OM yoga Center (1998-2012), a mecca for yogis worldwide, Cyndi now teaches throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Her root guru is the Tibetan master Gelek Rimpoche, and she has been ordained as a lay Buddhist chaplain by Roshi Joan Halifax.
Cyndi’s upcoming book, Taking Refuge in Your Body, reflects her current focus on the integration of yoga, meditation and resiiency work, and its application to caregivers, chaplains, nurses, social workers, therapists, teachers and others.
Cyndi has taught “The Resiliency Practices of Yoga and Buddhism” in weekend and one-day workshop form at international venues including Kripalu Institute, Shambhala Mountain Center and Yoga Sky Berlin.
She is the author of five other books including the classic yoga text: Yoga Body Buddha Mind; the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind, and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She is a regular contributor to numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Real Simple and Lion’s Roar.
Current on-line offerings include Restorative Teacher Training, Meditation Teacher Training, and Sustainable Vinyasa. www.cyndilee.com