Our yoga and meditation programs are created to support your intentions and interests, guided by safety, compassion and joy. The foundation of our practice is the breath; if you can breathe, you can do yoga!
Workplace and Community Programs
Classes can range from gentle or therapeutic to active and energizing. We will work together to create a practice that is suitable for your participants.
Private Yoga Instruction -from breathing exercises and meditation to active and energizing movement, supporting your intention and ability is our goal.
This is an accessible practice for everyone regardless of experience or ability. Instruction is provided to support all students and can include breath-work, gentle movement and meditation with seated and standing postures as appropriate.
Yoga for Seniors
Yoga for Seniors -Strength, balance and flexibility are the foundation of these classes that are offered as combined chair and/or mat formats to help increase mobility and ease physical tension and stress.
This class is offered in a variety of settings including Workplace Call Centers, Assisted Living and Community Centers to name a few. Practice can be gentle or dynamic including seated and standing poses.
Trauma-Informed Yoga including, The Veteran’s Yoga Program, Yoga for Caregivers and Yoga for Chronic Pain
This practice is offered to support recovery, resilience and well-being.
***Hatha, Flow, Restorative, and Yin Yoga traditions are incorporated into practice as appropriate. The intention for all classes is to facilitate a meditation in motion, or in stillness.
Light In The Dark Yoga is located at: 311 Aiken Road, Asheville NC 28804. Please call me if you have questions: 207-432-1687 I would love to help in any way.
Cindy’s teaching is focused on the restorative aspects of yoga, meeting each student where they are in the present moment. She has been practicing yoga since high school, when she was introduced to Eastern philosophy by a beloved teacher. Since that time, the path has included both formal teachings, and life itself. Having been transformed by yoga and meditation personally, she wanted to share this gift with others and completed her initial teacher training at the Kusum Institute in 2014, and her 500-hour certification at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2018. Cindy is continually inspired by her students and it is her hope that the practice is a doorway to inner peace, insight and balance.
Our teaching is guided by safety, compassion and joy, and we are committed to providing accessible yoga and meditation classes to everyone with an interest in improved health. Current research indicates that yoga and mindfulness can reduce stress, help relieve anxiety, depression and insomnia, and improve overall physical fitness, strength and flexibility. There is truly a practice for everyone. All that is needed is a place to begin.
“The light that yoga sheds on life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
My yoga journey began and continues with my mentor and teacher Penny Kusum Clum. Her guidance and inspiration have profoundly affected my life, and Light in the Dark Yoga is possible because of her encouragement. There are other countless individuals to thank for this gift of yoga. The following are just a few of the teachers who have made such a difference: Pattabhi Jois, B.K.S. Iyengar, David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Ram Das, Krishna Das and all of my students.
Please visit the Kusum Institute for additional information: https://www.kusuminstitute.com/