Meet the CYANWOOD Team

JEN

Founder, Co-Owner

Yoga Instructor 200E-RYT, 500RYT, YACEP

Branding and Creative Design Specialist

One-on-One Hourly Rate $65-$120

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Jen is devoted to promoting and connecting individuals and communities to sustainable and natural services, products, and practitioners, and leading clients to greener lifestyle practices.  Her approach is to share experiences, create offerings and assist clients in: 

 

- creating natural homes

- connecting to natural cycles

- maintaining natural wellness

- exploring their personal natures

As a forever-student, Jen is always up to something and continuing to seek growth, uncover new lessons and challenge her mind with an unreasonable amount of information. ;)  Here's  just a little bit of her background, in case you need to know.

- 300 RYT Therapeutic Essentials with Nya Patrinos

- 200 RYT Kunga Yoga, Kristin Cooper-Gulak, Nicole Fitzwater and Noelle Whittington

- 100 Yoga Teacher Training Hours from Yogafit

- Winter Herbal Medicine, Milk and Honey Herbs with Jade Alicandro Mace

- Herbal Business, Foraging Courses, The Herbal Academy

- 2-Year Clinical Herbalism, Sacred Plant Traditions, with Kat Maier and Heather Wetzel 

-Decolonizing Yoga and Deconstructing Racism with Nya Patrinos and Frankye Riley

- Yoga Nidra with Nya Patrinos

- Trauma Informed Yoga, YogaFit & Nya Patrinos

- Yin-Yoga

- Pilates Mat 1

- Reiki Level 1

- Clinical Aromatherapy

- Mindful Educators

 

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STEPH

Co-Owner

Yoga Instructor 200RYT

 Community Connections Specialist

One-on-One Hourly Rate $65

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Steph has been practicing yoga for over sixteen years, and loved it so much that, in May of 2017, she became a 200RYT through Beyond Asana in Newport News, Virginia. She was initially drawn to yoga for fitness, but quickly came to appreciate the inner peace and calm it can provide. As a yoga teacher, Steph brings humor, curiosity and sincerity to her practice and works at establishing a sense of community among her students. She completed her Bachelors of Social Work at James Madison University and moved back to her beloved Harrisonburg with her family in 2013. Outside of her yoga practice, Steph can be found walking her dog around town, or out in the wilderness hiking and camping with family and friends. 

- Beyond Asana Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours)

- Yogafit Yoga Foundations, Communication and Introspection (48 hours)

- Yogafit Anatomy & Alignment (16 hours)

- Yogafit Seniors (8 hours)

- Yogafit Mindfulness and Meditation (8 hours)

 

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  Practicing mindfulness for over 23 years, Greg has extensive personal experience with somatic meditations and mindfulness meditation, such as those taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Greg's evening Mindfulness Meditation classes will lead students through the sensations of the body and the breath while maintaining a relaxed, yet alert, state of being. Students will develop skill in focusing the mind and cultivating awareness of drifting thoughts and conditioned reactions.

During the day Greg works in the clinical research field and helps run his family's small homestead, taking care of the grape vines, chickens and honeybees.  For fun, Greg enjoys beekeeping, yoga, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, reading and meditation retreats.

Fun Fact: Greg has been a National Ski Patroller for 7 years!

 

GREG

Mindfulness Meditation Guide

CATHLEEN

Yoga Instructor 200RYT

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Cathleen has been practicing yoga since 2013, when she discovered community in a local yoga studio where her first mentors encouraged love and compassion. Over the years, she's found comfort in challenging hot yoga classes, restorative yoga, and the flowy movement of vinyasa. In 2018, Cathleen traveled to Bali, Indonesia to complete her 200 hour teacher training with Yandara Yoga Institute. She prefers to teach vinyasa yoga, and increasingly enjoys "slowing down" in her practice. 

 

Cathleen's professional background is in technical writing and curriculum development. She has formerly worked for a large brewer and managed the learning programs for a yoga education start-up. She currently designs training for a government contractor in intellectual property. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, cooking, and traveling with her partner, Luc, and being an aunt to her niece and 2 nephews.

- Yandara Yoga Institute (200 hours)

- Children's Trauma-Informed Yoga Training (95 hours)