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.