Waylon chats with longtime elephriend, yoga and buddhist teacher Cyndi Lee on Maitri and why Hot Yoga is bad for us.
On Lululemon’s come to Jesus moment, the tough work of making friends with our personal “shortcomings”, and hot yoga not being too hot for our health:
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Info from Cyndi Lee’s website:
Cyndi Lee is the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. In 1998, she founded the OM yoga Center in NYC, which became a mecca for yogis worldwide. One of the most influential teachers in the U.S., Cyndi is known for her dynamic and contemplative classes, creative, safe and sane sequencing, smart and soulful teachings—all offered in a non-competitive environment of goodness.
When she’s not on the mat and cushion, Cyndi writes. Her newest book is the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind.
Other books include Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and OM yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice. She writes regularly for Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, Yoga International and Tricycle Magazine. Cyndi holds an MFA in Dance from UC Irvine and is a long time student of Gelek Rimpoche.
Cyndi Lee’s appearances on elephant journal:
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