Cindy Gurunlian

A graduate of the Toronto Dance Theatre and holding a BFA in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University, Cindy also recently completed the fifth year in the Bachelor of Science program at Le Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal. She is passionate about movement and the body and believes that alignment begins on the physical plane, leading to the divine within. A creative and intelligent approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa or eight-limbed yoga dovetails nicely with this area of interest, as the form encourages greater strength, suppleness and unity of body and mind, spirit and heart. Cindy did her first yoga teacher training with Mark Darby and Allison Ulan in 2002, and in 2005, also completed Richard Freeman’s teacher training in Boulder, Colorado and then did a pre-natal teacher training with Janice Clarfield in 2011. A certified Pilates teacher, recognized by the Pilates Method Alliance, the Stott studio and also having completed all training modules with Pilates expert Dianne Miller, Cindy combines yoga with related bodywork techniques and always encourages her students to move with freedom and ease. She has been fortunate enough to work with a wide array of people including street youth at Dans la Rue, athletes from the Montreal Alouettes football team, Olympic diver Alexandre Despatie as well as celebrities such as Roch Voisine and Sharon Stone. Cindy is also very grateful for the journey of how to live your yoga through the experience of motherhood.