yoga with cinda
what would you like to cultivate?
trained with the legendary Sri Dharma Mittra
“…see yourself in others…” – Sri Dharma Mittra
vinyasa | hatha | ashtanga | yoga for athletes
restorative yoga | yin | sup yoga
Cinda Lark, E-RYT200, 500 LOAY (Life Of A Yogi) Dharma Yoga Teacher
Cinda’s passion for yoga actually began when she took her first Vinyasa class, a friend practically had to drag her! About half way through the class, she knew there was no going back and this was to be a vital part of her soul for the rest of her life…
Cinda is a former gymnast, dancer and diver, so naturally, vinyasa yoga first challenged her with the physicality of the practice. She felt immediately at home with the physical practice but soon realized there was so much more to this practice, a mindful and spiritual side that came as a pleasant surprise and affected her life in a truly positive way almost immediately. She believes that yoga gives you a beautiful path to follow to find peace and calm in a tumultuous world. Craving to know more about this ancient philosophy, she entered teacher training with Andrea von Behren for her 200 hour, amazed at how the learning continues with studying and reading. She continued her studies with Alan Haras at Hamsa Yoga and then went on to study with the legendary Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City where she got her 500 hour Life Of A Yogi training. Finding Dharmaji and the LOAY program showed her a deep connection to yoga that she had been searching for. Cinda is also a teacher of teachers, and offers a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher training program.
Cinda loves to teach a variety of yoga… from the grace and fluidity of a Vinyasa, the heat and alignment in Hatha and Ashtanga, Yin is ever so important to go deep into the connective tissue to counter all of the Yang in our lives, and Dharma Yoga, the yoga Cinda is the most passionate about because it includes a physical practice, deep relaxation, pranayama and meditation. Dharma Yoga is a spiritual practice that teaches us more about all of the 8 limbs of yoga.
Cinda specializes in Inversions and Arm Balances, some of her favorite moments are when a student comes down from their first inversion, inspired and in awe and previously unaware of their own ability and strength from within. Partner Yoga is also a passion, to move with a loved one, friend or even stranger through this practice reminds us that we are all connected, never alone. “We are like the roots of trees, connected beneath the surface of the forest… unseen support that comes from each other, this is a comforting thought!” CL
“Finding an awareness of something, means we can make a change. If something is not working, get to the root of it! Dig deep. Sometimes it’s painful and that is ok. Sometimes we stay with something uncomfortable because it is familiar, and that is NOT ok! Sometimes it takes moving through something edgy to find something beautiful. I believe there is happiness for all of us, we need to peel away the layers and dive in. This is what yoga has taught me. This is what I would like to teach YOU!” CL
She is a mom to two beautiful children, and she will tell you that being a mom and teaching yoga are the two most rewarding jobs and she is grateful to have been graced with the ability to do both.
Costa Rica Yoga Retreat – April 22-29, 2017
I led my first yoga retreat to Blue Osa in 2015 and went back to lead one in 2016 so I’m very familiar with the amazing energy and vibration of this beautiful part of the world. I feel like it’s calling me back, and I want to bring you with me!
Blue Osa is situated on the ocean and surrounded by jungle, the perfect combination of surroundings to guide you back to your true self. There are many tours (not included in the pricing) but one would never even have to leave the grounds of Blue Osa to have the week of a lifetime. The tours are amazing opportunities to try new things. There are plenty to choose from! Rainforest Jungle Adventure Hike, Zipline Tour through the Jungle Canopy, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching, Surfing Lessons, Waterfall Rappelling, Tree Climbing, Ocean Boat/Dolphin Watching/snorkeling and more – all amazing ways to experience this beautiful country!
What’s included in your yoga retreat:
7 nights and 8 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa
Access to the gorgeous teak open-air yoga deck overlooking the ocean
3 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day and 1 snack
2 daily yoga classes
Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
Daily housekeeping service
Coffee and Teas
Air Fare, Gratuities, Tours, Spa Treatments, Aquatic Rentals, Incidentals, Bar Drinks, Tax. You will need $29 cash to leave Costa Rica (you may want to stay!)
A note on flights: You will take an international flight into San Jose, Costa Rica. (SJO) You will need to purchase tickets to fly to Puerto Jimenez from San Jose on either Nature Air or Sansa.
The price for the retreat are as follows:
Single: $2,200 • Double: $1,600 • Triple: $1,400
For more questions, email: email@example.com
There is a $500 per person, non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.
For more information about the beautiful Blue Osa Resort, please go to blueosa.com
Schedule (coming soon, the new Breathe to open soon!)
Workshops I Offer
Inversions & Arm Balances
Come and get upside down with us! Learn to face any fears you may have for these poses by learning proper technique and alignment cues that will make you feel safe. By understanding the dynamics of the pose as well as the foundation from the ground up, no matter which way you face, you may just find yourself suddenly IN one perhaps you didn’t think you could do! As a matter of fact, I just about guarantee you get into something new, no matter what level of practitioner you are! All Levels.
Coming in October!
Dharma Yoga Workshop
A 6-week series on the teachings of the legendary master, Sri Dharma Mittra. I am very excited to share what I have learned from him!
Take your practice off of your mat and onto the water! SUP (stand-up-paddleboard) Yoga can turn your practice upside-down! This fun, exhilarating way to experience yoga is something you don’t want to miss!
Classes are held on Pine Lake in West Bloomfield most weekends.
$30 per hour class, $40 with shirt, $20 with you own board.
Sundays, weather permitting!
2pm, 4pm (restorative yoga)
RSVP Cinda by text –
Nature Walk and Dharma Gentle Yoga
at Cinda’s home…
Friday, September 16, NOON, Please bring a vegetarian dish to share afterwards!
$15, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 248-420-4331 for directions and parking
Balance & Binds
This is a special, one-of-a-kind workshop designed by Cinda to explore binds in yoga poses as well as balance, some, like Dancing Shiva include both! Binding means when one part of the body holds onto another part of the body, allowing the muscles to release and enabling you to relax more in a pose. Balancing poses develop muscle tone and increase coordination, concentration and focus. Developing strength and agility through balance is an important part of our lives both on and off our mats. Straps will be used where a bind cannot be reached so that you may experience what it feels like.
These Hips Be Tight!
You guessed it, this Hip opening workshop focuses on one of the tightest areas in the body! Our hips can be an emotional “junk drawer” for us, a place to store things we do not really need. Many students experience a great release or emotional and physical pain during this class.
Twist and Shhhhh…
This is all about twisting. Cleansing and detoxifying the internal toxins in the body as well as toxins in the mind! The “I can’ts… the I’m not good enoughs…” Let’s wring them out!
Yoga with Essential Oils
This is a very relaxing class where we combine restorative yoga poses with essential oils. Oils can be very powerful and can help us sleep better, feel better, a natural way to relax.
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for individuals or team sports, Cinda can come and work with you or your team and design programs for individuals needs, usually focusing on hips, hamstrings and shoulders.
Talk on Yamas and Niyamas
My teacher Dharma says, “no yama, no yoga…” Let’s learn more about these observances and how we can apply them to our every day lives, living with more compassion, kindness and awareness! This is not an asana practice, more of a discussion where students are encouraged to join in!
Yoga Teacher Training — 200 Hour — begins Summer 2017!!
Please email me directly at email@example.com for details and information, and a schedule.
Whether you’re looking to teach yoga some day, or deepen your personal practice, we hope to provide the opportunity and resources to change your life! We are offering an intimate training, based in the true foundations of yoga as passed down through the great gurus.
We are offering a Hatha Yoga 200 hour certification. We are recognized as a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. We are looking to invest and spend time with you. We know how yoga has changed our lives in amazing ways and want to share!
Learn the deep, rich history of yoga, fundamentals of Pranayama (life force or breathing technique), Meditation, Asanas (postures), Yoga Sutras, Kriyas, Chanting, Mantras and other traditional yoga techniques. Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, the Art of Adjustments… All included in your training as well as workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit, Inversions & Arm Balances, Balance & Binds, How To Use Props, Yin Yoga, How to Structure Your Classes and more. The training is incredibly inspiring, transformative and FUN! If you or anyone you know would like to speak with me please email me as soon as possible. Breathe, Cinda
This training will be led by Cinda Lark as well as other Registered Yoga Teachers so that you may gain a wide perspective – unique to everyone’s teaching and lineages. Namaste!
$100 per hour. In studio, my home studio, or your home.
$100-150 per hour depending on number of students and location.
Cinda is also a Reike healer and offers a 45 minute private sessions for $55. You will leave feeling like you have had an energetic massage! Reiki is a Japanese technique enabling you to heal, relax and reduce stress… This technique is a “laying on hands” and is based on the unseen “life force energy” that flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Often we have blockages, physical and emotional, this helps to open the energetic body. This includes Chakra alignment and sometimes crystals and essential oils.
Looking for that sweet Facebook or Instagram photo? Since Cinda is a photographer as well as a teacher, she can cue you into better alignment to get that awesome shot! In studio or out in nature! Individuals or groups. $125 an hour, 3 wardrobe changes, 1-3 people, you get to keep the flash drive that you bring to the shoot. Within 3 days you get it back! Cropping and Photoshop fixes are extra.
Graphic & Web Design
If you are looking for a logo, business card, brochure, flier or a website… look no further! Cinda has a BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design and she can help you with the design of your dreams for your studio or company! Cinda has been designing for over 20 years and has worked with all kinds of companies both large and small. You could say Yoga is her “passion” job but she is passionate about intelligent design as well!
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Keego Harbor, MI 48320
Home Studio is in West Bloomfield