It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.
— B.K.S. Iyengar


Cynthia Lorena, E-RYT 500 and Fitbit Ambassador, is known for her creative and dynamic sequences, focus on alignment, her honesty, and her sense of humor. She currently lives and teaches in the DC metro area. She specializes in vinyasa yoga, restorative, and one-on-one therapeutic yoga. In addition to group classes and private instruction, she leads international retreats, leads and assists teacher trainings, and offers mentorships for new teachers.

Cynthia was born and raised in New York. While studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she was fortunate to launch her career in the fashion industry during her sophomore year of college. In 2010, Cynthia graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a BFA in Graphic Design. 

During her time working in the fashion industry, she felt that something was missing. Following her intuition, she left behind her hectic NYC life and immersed herself in studying yoga in the mountains of Massachusetts to make her health, happiness, and personal growth a priority. In July 2011 she graduated from Kripalu’s School of Yoga with a 200 hour yoga teaching certificate. Shortly after, she returned to New York City to teach yoga full time. In 2014, Cynthia completed her advanced 500 hour teacher training certification at Yogamaya Yoga School in New York City. She is also a certified Level 2 Reiki (energy) healer.

Cynthia recently cofounded Nourish & Refine, a conscious lifestyle shop for women. She hand-makes most of the products in small batches in her studio at home. All of her products are given Reiki (energy healing) and made with intention and prayer.