Who Is Cynthia Birney?
Cynthia Birney is a movement specialist with an extensive background in movement education. Her earliest passion, riding horses, led her to England in 1972 where she studied with Robert Hall, one of Britain's Olympic equestrian coaches. Her years of teaching riding were exceptional preparation for a 4 year study of human movement and learning she undertook through a Feldenkrais Method® teacher training.
Since graduating in 2002, Cynthia has combined a deep appreciation of movement patterns with her understanding of how our experiences and emotions manifest in our bodies. Her practice has included helping people in chronic pain, trauma survivors, individuals suffering from neurological impairments as well as with students simply wanting more fluidity in their bodies and peacefulness their lives.
Cynthia's style is easy, gentle and practical. With her devotion to body-mind integrity, she offers her students novel, pleasurable ways of moving, valuable opportunities to create greater awareness in sensing, feeling and thinking, and a rich understanding of how these options are profoundly life enhancing.
Cynthia's practice, located in Pasadena, California, includes public workshops to introduce groups to the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method and the Sounder Sleep System®. She is author of Moving with Grace: Essays on Grief, Healing and Hope.
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