I was initially drawn to yoga in 2001 while attending college to help calm my mind, reduce stress, and get a good sweat. While attending SRJC I was asked to assist in a bi-weekly Hatha Yoga class with Diana Wells, whose instruction and passion fostered my love for the practice. My education and yoga practice continued to evolve over the years. I attended my 200 hour training with Anna McLawhorn at Three Dog Yoga in Santa Rosa. I have also completed Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals with The Breathing Project in NYC. I plan to always study this beautiful thing called yoga, however it may come to me. I am continuously surprised by the grace I learn from my practice. Yoga is finding balance and acceptance and loving my body for where it is today, in each moment. It is not about perfection; we are all ongoing students of this practice, offering limitless experience and growth. Yoga has inspired me to live each moment more mindfully, intently, and joyfully.I gather inspiration from the teachings of Baron Baptiste, as well as the classical practice of Ashtanga. In my classes I emphasize the importance of breath throughout each movement while maintaining a strong flow. My desire is that you, the student, walk out of class feeling strong, capable, invigorated, and smiling. Yoga should be fun, and hopefully you’ll feel a little lighter throughout the rest of your day.While off the mat I can be found running the hills of Annadel, cooking or watching HGTV with my husband, or snuggling my two young children (who happen to be my greatest teachers).
Cynthia Pisenti instructs the following:
- Power Flow (h)
This heated vinyasa style class focuses on alignment and “flow,” connecting breath and movement. This dynamic sequence incorporates beginner movements at a brisk pace to provide a full body cardio workout and stretch. All levels will enjoy this fun, safe and energetic practice.