Cynthia Hoss

Cynthia Hoss is a licensed master bodyworker with 25+ years of experience and specialized training in Therapeutic Massage, Myofascial Release, Integrative Bodywork, Touch for Health, and Abhyanga.  She also holds certifications in Advanced Kripalu Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and is an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist trained by the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.  Cynthia has been studying and teaching yoga for over 15 years and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance.  She also founded and co-owned Awake and Aware, a yoga and bodywork studio in Kalamazoo from 2004 to 2014, before merging with Down Dog Yoga Center.

Cynthia's teaching style and bodywork practices focus on taking you to your inner wisdom by opening the flow of energy to enhance health, vitality, and balance.  Cynthia's intuition and strong multidisciplinary background in holistic health add a rich flavor to all of her offerings.  She is an inspired student of these masterful teachers: Swami Kripalu, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Sarah Powers, Paul Grilley, Angela Farmer, Melissa Spamer and Scott Blossom.  

Contact Cynthia:   269-352-7323   (or)   cynthia@downdogyogacenter.com

NOTE: Please contact Cynthia directly using the above phone number or email to schedule an appointment.

Treatments offered by Cynthia

September & October 2019 - Abhyanga Massage: available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons by appointment

Abhyanga is a traditional Ayurvedic full body massage treatment done with warm herbal oils. The benefits of this offering are enhanced by using hot packs and a heated table so the oils can penetrate deep into the skin for a nourishing effect leaving your joints and tissues well lubricated. 90 minutes/ $125. Contact Cynthia for more info and to schedule at 269-352-7323.


Phoenix Rising Yoga: 

This is a multidisciplinary, hands-on approach to integrating body/mind therapies.  Sessions are done on a padded mat on the floor and may include the following modalities: restorative yoga postures, Thai massage techniques, breath awareness, energy awareness, meditation, and conscious relaxation.  It is based on the belief that true healing takes place from the inside out.  Sometimes we have life experiences that get stuffed inside and eventually show up as chronic aches and pains or emotional upset.  During the assisted postures of this therapeutic treatment, you will be guided to explore these areas with breath and sensation in a body-centered dialogue.

 

Ayur-Yoga Session

A private Ayur-Yoga session with Cynthia will help you better understand how to remedy imbalances with particular foods and spices, lifestyle routines, and yoga practices.  Ayurvedic treatments are carefully tailored to the individual, using well-established Ayurvedic principles as a guide.  Cynthia will take a close, compassionate non-judgmental look at your diet, physical activity and emotional state and help you learn and integrate Ayurveda into your lifestyle to help you achieve balance and optimal health.