Pilates Instructor - This is Peggy's 14th year of teaching Pilates Mat classes. She loves to help you improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and awareness. Her focus is using proper technique and teaching in such a way that everyone understands and benefits from the exercises. Personal training for each student in the class is her intention so that everyone works at their own level safely. You will love her classes and be amazed at her detailed and careful teaching for you and your body!
Substitute Teacher: Tracy Kosinski teaches yoga in hopes of guiding her students towards joy and well being in their lives and a sense of connection to the self. She started practicing yoga over 10 years ago simply because it made her feel fantastic; soon she noticed how yoga helped influence other areas in her life to unfold, transform and prosper, which continues to this day.
Yoga is a journey and Tracy sees the practice as therapeutic and as an exploration of the many layered physical, emotional, and energetic self. For that reason she understands that yoga is a unique experience for all and that people come to the practice with different levels of ability and for a variety of reasons. With the use of alignment based yoga techniques, her classes focus on awareness, breath, and the asanas (poses). She has been joyfully teaching (and learning) for over 3 years here on the beautiful Central Coast.
Tracy Kosinski, a 200 hour RYT, received her teacher training in 2011 at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ under the instruction of Christy Burnette, teacher and yoga therapist. Continuing her study of yoga she has received a Yoganesha Kids Yoga certificate and is 200 hr. certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork from SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine. She is currently taking courses in anatomy and physiology of the human body at Cuesta College. Tracy is a volunteer with Restorative Partners teaching yoga in the jails and has taught an adaptive/chair style yoga for the past 3 years.
SHELLEY MASSA GOOCH
Born and raised in Northern California, Shelley moved to the Central Coast in 1994 and began studying yoga the following year. Her classes are inspired by the teachings of Natanaga Zhander (Shandor Remete), the founder of Shadow Yoga. (Shadow Yoga is based on ancient Hatha Yoga texts. This practice incorporates 12 basic positions and movements adapted from a range of activities including martial arts and dance.) Shelley continues to study annually with Zhander since their initial meeting in 1995, traveling to many California locations as well as Australia and Oregon, and is currently participating in the three-year Shadow Yoga teacher’s training course. Always striving to create a safe, challenging and supportive environment for her students, she teaches a Hatha Yoga and Yoga Gently at CCBTC. “Yoga is a life long practice,” says Shelley, “one that grows as we grow.” Find out more about Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Richard moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and has practiced yoga since 1975. This is when he became a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the yoga classic “Autobiography of a Yogi” and founder of the Self Realization Fellowship. Richard also spent three years in the Anada Yoga Community in Nevada City, California, where he studied Asana yoga. In 2005, Richard spent a month in India undergoing Pancha Karma, a yogic detoxification program. At CCBTC, he studies and teaches ShadowYoga as taught by Natanaga Zhander. “The aim of yoga is to still the mind,” says Richard. “To come to that point, movements are geared to deepening the awareness of the energetic body by breath, and thereby, coming more in harmony with oneself.”
CYNTHIA McCABE (co-owner)
One of CCBTC's co-founders, Cynthia has lived in Los Osos for almost 30 years. She completed her Master's Degree in Creative Arts Therapy at Hahnemann Univ. in Philadelphia, came back to her home state of California to work as a dance therapist at Atascadero State Hospital, and worked there for 15 years, incorporating a variety of movement experiences into her Dance Therapy work.
Cynthia discovered the healing powers of yoga in 1992 after studying with Anusara Yoga founder John Friend and one of his first certified teachers, Desiree Rumbaugh. After several years teaching a small group of friends, Cynthia opened CCBTC in the fall of 2005 with partners Linda Fitzgerald and Jamie Rossetti. Cynthia completed her teacher training in Anusara Yoga in 2008 and became an Anusara-Inspired teacher in April 2011. Cynthia is deeply grateful for her training and the richness that she derived from learning to teach heartfelt and alignment-based yoga under such intentional and wise teachers. Training with Elise Miller to become a Yoga For Scoliosis trainer and learning about her own scoliosis has helped her to become more sensitive in her classes to the unique needs of each individual. “I love to teach people who are eager to find more authentic ways of being in their body-mind, to teach in ways that enrich my students lives off the mat as well as on the mat!" In 2015 she studied Ayurvedic Therapies in Goa, India and holds a certificate from the Natural Health Center Institute in Goa. She currently volunteers as a yoga teacher in the SLO County Jails through Restorative Partners and is studying to become internationally certified in AromaTherapy. Cynthia adores the healing powers of essential oils and how they beautifully support health, yoga and meditation practices.
Cynthia offers private yoga sessions for $75 per hour and enjoys helping individuals discover their own yoga practice. If you would like to fine tune your yoga experience or work on specific issues please contact Cynthia personally. Learn more about Cynthia's massage training and massage services.
I have been a Tahoe local for over 30 years and have recently moved to Los Osos to our beautiful house by the Ocean. I have been teaching Yoga literally since I was a young teen. My mother introduced me to the practice and after reading more on the subject, I had most of the neighborhood kids on my lawn practicing “weird shapes with our bodies”. Initially it was play, but eventually became a profound part of my life.
The history of Yoga dates back over 5000 years and is the oldest system of self-development in the world, encompassing body, mind and spirit. The ancient Yogis had a profound understanding of our essential nature and what we need to live in harmony with ourselves and our environment. Many people feel intimidated at the idea of trying Yoga for the first time. They feel they have to do all the postures like everyone else, which makes them discouraged before even starting a class or, they quit after a few classes. I want to emphasize that Yoga is non-competitive, even with yourself, because it is a personal experience which goes beyond what your mind tells you it should be. Yoga brings strength and flexibility both physically and internally, while Yoga breathing exercises, Pranayama, helps to revitalize the body and help calm the mind.
I am dedicated to work with each individual at their level, giving modifications as needed for their practice of Yoga. As an experienced Massage Therapist and Teacher for over 30 years, I understand the workings of the physical body and can accommodate almost any injury or limitation. One can always expect to feel that one is part of the class, where everyone works together. All attachment to outcomes and judgments of oneself and others are put aside, to create an environment of mutual support for wellbeing. Specific qualifications include: Yoga Instructor for 26 yrs at LTCC and private classes. Over 8000 hrs teaching experience. Certified through the White Lotus Foundation as a Yoga Instructor 1997; Yoga Thai Therapy from David Saul 2003 & Spirit Winds School of Yoga Thai Therapy Massage from Janice 2009; Certified Massage Therapist Santa Monica School of Massage since 1981. A member and Kriya Bond through SRF 1989. Practicing Meditation since 1977. Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 Education: Studied with Master teachers including Ganga White, Tracy Rich, teachings of Parmahansa Yogananda SRF, Eric Schiffman Patricia Walden, Judith Lassiter. College credits for Anatomy Physiology level 1&2, Dance, Choreography, Stage Production, Acting and Art.
Shaun Wilde, 500 RYT
Substitute teacher: Shaun is passionate about the community and enriching client’s lives through sharing awareness. As a global marketing consultant Shaun brings her business and people insights together in her practice of yoga. She has been a student of yoga for over twenty years and in 2011 received her 200 RYT certification from Amrita Yoga Studio in Portland, Oregon. Shaun’s passion for building stronger communities is reflected in her teaching. Shaun focused her teaching to support a Women’s Shelter in Oregon. She completed her 500 RYT certification and Yoga Therapy training in June 2015 with Sarahjoy Marsh at the Daya Foundation. Shaun is teaching and working with private clients on the Central Coast of California.