Birthday: October 18
Favorite Asana: Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose)
Cynthia first approached yoga in 2004 in search of a way to stay fit in a safe, sustainable way. She’d been a runner for much of her life, but was reconsidering her exercise routine following a hamstring injury. After a few years as a Bikram student, Cynthia moved her practice to Evolution Power Yoga where she found both an incredible physical exercise and a transformative spiritual practice.
Since beginning her practice, Cynthia, who is also a family doctor, has incorporated yoga’s philosophy and physical benefits into her medical practice as well. “As a family physician, I think that I can speak to the needs of certain groups who are interested in yoga especially well, such as pregnant women,” she explains.
More importantly, Cynthia has developed a sincere appreciation for the spiritual implications of yoga.
“Understanding oneself can happen through the head, but certain things can only be understood through the body,” she says. “I also have a personal interest in Buddhist philosophy and try to incorporate those concepts into my teaching. I think that these concepts cut across all religious boundaries and divides.”
Cynthia enjoys sharing the inspirational lessons from her readings with her students by encouraging them to be present and self-reflective in their practices. “Personal inquiry and transformation are really at the heart of the yogic lifestyle. This includes care of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—and caring for myself encourages me to care for those around me!”
Certifications and Experience
- 200-Hour EPY Teacher Training – 2010
- Shiva Rea Pranafication Workshop – 2010
A Note From Cynthia Kilbourn
“I love yoga because it connects me to something deeper within myself, something that is not available to me anywhere else, something that can only be connected to through the body and the not the mind. Yoga leaves me with a sense of wholeness and completeness that I want to share with others. As an aside, it is also a way to stay physically fit as I get older (hopefully) with out too much injury!”« View All Lancaster Instructors
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