If you are prepared to move, to apply clarity to your alignment, to watch your mind, to sweat, to stay steady, to let go, to engage and to be inspired, welcome to Yoga Goodness!
Yoga Goodness Studio offers alignment-based vinyasa yoga, grounded in the meditation practices of mindfulness and compassion. The studio was founded by Cyndi Lee, the first female Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching.
Founder of NYC’s OM yoga Center (1998-2012) she now teaches workshops and teacher trainings worldwide, including at her new studio, Yoga Goodness Studio in Lynchburg, VA. Author of the yoga classic, Yoga Body Buddha Mind, her newest book is the The New York Times critically acclaimed May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind. Cyndi currently lives in Lynchburg. She is a participant in the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training at Upaya Zen Center, under the guidance of Roshi Joan Halifax and Sensei Alan Senauke.
Within us all is a core of Basic Goodness. This is not something we have to earn; it’s our natural state.
But sometimes we get confused, angry, anxious, afraid, and we don’t feel our goodness.
This is where yoga and meditation come in. These practices are course corrections, bringing us back into alignment with who we are already; they offer methods for us to rest fearlessly in our natural state, which is basically good.
Try it now:
Sit up nice and tall.
Feel your seat on the cushion or the chair.
Feel the space all around you.
Slowly begin to deepen your breathing, little by little, breath by breath.
Just like the fresh feeling we get from communing with nature, we can always come back to our own natural breath and once again, experience what it is to be alive, fresh and present.
This is how yoga can helps us appreciate our own goodness in every moment. When we become more familiar with our experience of goodness, we begin to recognize it in others. And we remember that the whole world is sacred.
This is what Yoga Goodness is all about.
Visit us on the second floor of the Riverview Artspace
Below are recommended hotels and accommodation options in the area. Be sure to book early to ensure best rates. Prices are subject to change.
Courtyard Marriott (434) 846-7900
University Inn (434) 847-8655,
Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center (866) 510-6333
Sleep Inn (434) 846-6900
Lynchburg is 3.5 hours Southwest of Washington, DC.
TRAIN: Amtrak train arrives twice daily from parts north, ie. DC, NYC, etc. This is a very fun way to come to Lynchburg.
PLANE: You can fly to Lynchburg, on American Airlines or US Airways, with a transfer through Charlotte, NC
AIRPORTS: Charlottesville (1 hr. 15 min.), Raleigh/Durham (3 hours), Washington/Dulles (3.5 hours) Roanoke, (1 hour)
For more options: www.discoverlynchburg.org