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The Embodied Path Yoga
Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Retreats

At The Embodied Path Yoga, we offer high-quality Yoga Teacher Trainings, Workshops, Intensives, and Yoga Retreats.

Our mission is to build sacred community & cultivate an embodied self-inquiry process that connects us to our deepest wisdom & highest Self. Through the vehicles of the body, mind, and breath, we turn towards, welcome, and embrace all aspects of ourselves.

 

Jazmin, Dora, and Cynthia each have decades of experience in their respective fields and are dedicated to providing you with the best yoga training and retreat experience possible. Come join us on this transformative journey! Learn more about each of us below.

Shivastotravali of Utpaladeva, Stotra 8:

 

Let me, like other people, 

Yearn deeply for the objects of the world, 

But allow me to view them as your form, 

O One, without contradiction.

 

In the different stages 

Of the growth of the body, 

In the modifications of the mind, 

In the many situations

On the path of life, 

Reveal to me your own blissful form. 

 

Let the sense faculties, full of delight, 

Be attached to their respective objects. 

But let there not be, even for an instant, 

Any loss of the joy

Of your non-duality.

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Cynthia Abulafia
E-RYT-500, YACEP, C-IAYT, MSNE

Jazmin Ment
E-RYT-500, YACEP, UZIT

Dora Chan
PhD, E-RYT-500, YACEP, C.H.N.

Cynthia’s classes support the power of curiosity.  It is through investigation and attention to detail that the experience of the body, breath, and heart begin to tune our attention to its finest point.  The body is included in this attention, and becomes a map for our reverence.  The purpose of the practice is to simply notice ever deeper into the silence and the pulsation that are the root of all form.


In addition to teaching asana Cynthia teaches courses in yoga philosophy, the subtle or energetic body, human anatomy for yoga, the sacred texts of yoga and non-dual Tantra, and yoga ethics.

 

Cynthia has taught since 2005.  She has been instrumental in the creation and leadership of Yoga Soup’s 200 and 300 Hour Teacher Trainings, and currently co-leads the 300 hour TT. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist, is Pilates certified, and holds a Masters degree in Nutrition. She has over 25 years of study with world class teachers in several schools of yoga, including Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Krama with Srivatsa Ramaswami, modern flow blends and movement science modalities, and many beloved meditation, Advaita, non-dual Tantra, kundalini-Shakti, and self-inquiry teachers, most notably Rupert Spira, the late Bonnie Greenwell, and the late Sally Kempton.

When not teaching or practicing yoga, you can probably find Jazmin in the ocean surfing or in the mountains seeking solace in vast landscapes. Fun fact: She used to be an acrobat in the circus. Thanks to her mom, who insisted she do yoga with her, yoga and meditation have been integral to most of her life.

 

She's practiced Iyengar and other forms of yoga since she was a little girl and still consider herself a student first and always. With thousands of hours of study and 500+ accredited teacher training hours (E-RYT 500), her understanding of yoga, meditation, the human body, and well-being is extensive and heartfelt. She initially studied to become a yoga teacher with Ganga White and Tracy Rich. She then completed her in-depth 300-hr teacher training with world-renowned teachers Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee. She considers Rodney and Colleen her primary teachers and has studied with them since she was 15 years old.

 

Through creative and thoughtful sequencing, postural technique, and hopefully a little humor, Jazmin's classes are a vessel to explore honest self-inquiry, deep listening, potent rest, and radical joy. Her teaching style incorporates her deep-rooted background in Iyengar yoga with the fluid evolution of Vinyasa yoga and its older sister Ashtanga yoga. Her approach is rooted in postural alignment, yoga therapy, human anatomy and physiology, pranayama (breath), and meditation. It is with great devotion and gratitude that she shares this gift of yoga with you.

Dora is a former Medical Researcher turned Holistic Stress Resilience Coach. She is a certified Holistic Nutritionist, experienced Yoga teacher, Integrative Restoration (iRest®) Yoga Nidra Meditation teacher, Reiki Master Teacher and Yoga-Therapist-in-training. Having experienced tremendous stress, anxiety and stress-related health conditions most of her life, she found healing through good nutrition and holistic stress management. 

Dora is also trained in iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation, which is an effective and evidence-based practice to decrease stress, anxiety, insomnia, post traumatic stress and chronic pain, while supporting deep relaxation, increased resiliency, inner peace and well-being. 

With a multidisciplinary background, Dora has a unique perspective in recognizing and finding solutions to obvious and hidden sources of stress that show up in our lives both physically and psychologically. Dora’s approach is accessible, realistic and nurturing. She tailors to each individual’s unique journey to health and well-being and is dedicated to serving and supporting those in her community with trauma-informed practices of Yoga and Meditation.

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