Cindy Vannoy, E-RYT 500

Teaching since 2006, Cindy is continuously inspired by the transformative nature of Yoga to affect change and promote health on many different levels. She is an internationally registered Yin Yoga Teacher, and a nationally registered E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Instructor holding both 500 hour Embodyoga and 200 hour YogaWorks Certifications. A Yoga of Recovery Counselor, Cindy was instrumental in developing the Yoga program at High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, CT. She holds advanced teacher certifications in Yoga of the Heart for Cardiac and Cancer Care, Restorative Yoga, Chakra Yoga, and Ayurveda. Cindy is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.


Dropping into the Breath and being with "what is" anchors Cindy's teaching and practice. 




Yin Yoga is yoga for the joints, bones, and connective tissue/fascia. Yin Yoga promotes healing and wholeness by increasing one’s natural range of movement, joint mobility and flexibility. Most postures target the spine and hips, are done while seated or lying down, and are held in stillness for two to five minutes. The goal is to gently stretch and rehabilitate connective tissue while improving the flow of prana or chi, the subtle life force essential to overall well-being. 


This practice integrates Yin and Yang styles of Yoga and will develop deeper body awareness and energetic integrity.  The class starts with a Yin practice of long held postures penetrating deeply into connective tissue to increase one’s natural range of movement, joint mobility, and flexibility. Then, the class moves into Yang, an active practice targeting core strength and mobility in the muscles. Yang complements the Yin by promoting structural strength and stability in all the areas opened during  the Yin practice.


What’s your Dosha?  Vata, Pitta, Kapha?  Somewhere in Between?

Learn how to discover your individual constitution, dosha, in this fun-filled workshop. Your unique constitution - basic nature - was determined at conception.  Ayurveda, a sister science to yoga, teaches us to honor and support our true individual nature to create harmony, health and longevity in order to reach our highest potential. This workshop will also cover signs for doshas being out of balance and offer practical ways to balance each dosha including the use of yoga asanas and pranayama.


This gentle yoga class is designed to introduce basic yoga postures and breath awareness while seated in a chair.  The class finishes while lying on the floor for a deeply relaxing guided meditation practice known as Yoga Nidra. The combined practice of chair yoga and yoga nidra offers a way to reduce stress and calm the nervous system.  Accessible to all.


Our body’s main energetic centers, the chakras, run along our spine.  The heart chakra holds a unique place in the center the body’s seven major chakras. It bridges the lower/physical with the upper/spiritual energy centers of our being. The great integrator in the chakra system, it is associated with compassion, love and self acceptance.  This practice is designed to activate and open our heart center so that this powerful energy can flow into every part of our lives.  


Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar) are the sister sequence - a counter balance - to Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar).  Moon Salutations are a quieting vinyasa flow designed to cool the body, calm the nervous system, and replenish vital energy.  It's a fun flowing yoga practice accessible to many.