Cindee Rifkin is a yoga and meditation teacher who brings her skills and daily medicine practices to those who want to find relief from addictions and to bring meaning into their lives.She believes that by quieting our mind, strengthening our body and using ceremonies and spiritual remedies, we can heal our emotional and physical pain, gain the power to create a better life and be our wisest self. She carefully integrates yoga, breathing, prayer, music and ceremony as she works with others to find our source of strength, fulfill our potential and discover the wonder of our spirit.
Her vast studies and certifications are in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Forrest Yoga, which began in 2008. Cindee moved to India and immersed herself in yoga traditions and philosophy with Shri Sheshadri and B.K.S. Iyengar – both are students of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. Her current primary practice is Forrest Yoga in which she continues higher level trainings with Ana Forrest and Forrest Guardian Jambo Truong.
Cindee truly feels that life experience is one of her greatest teachers and her intuition is her continuous ally. Having been a part of the corporate/financial world for many years, she understands the demands that world places on us and the toll those demands can take. Additionally, she has courageously faced the impact of her personal addictions and has been very successful in working with those of us who are now learning to address our own.
Every day for her begins with a sitting meditation, selected breathing practices and a conscious acknowledgement of her gratitude for her life in the present.
Although Cindee lives in New York City, she travels extensively to the west coast, providing instruction and creating ceremonies for small groups, couples and individuals.
If you would, please take a moment right now and breathe deeply – breathe the deepest breath you have taken all day. Pause and do it again. You have begun the process.
From the heart.