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Lucy Cimini Founder of Central Mass Yoga And Wellness and Yoga Warriors International, BA, Reiki 2, E.R.Y.T. (E-500 hour) certified by the Himalayan Institute-specializes in Hatha, Iyengar, and Therapeutic yoga.
Lucy has a background in Education and Social Rehabilitation with over 25 years of experience teaching therapeutic to advanced yoga classes. She is the founder of Central Mass Yoga and Wellness, Inc. (15+years). CMYW is one of the most popular and established studios in Central Mass. For the past 13 years, she has expanded her teaching to include a 200 hr. Yoga Teacher Training program, recognized by the National Yoga Alliance. She has developed outreach yoga programs for corporate clients, combat veterans, active-duty personnel and their families (Yoga Warriors International), recovering addicts and prison inmates. She has integrated formal instruction on teaching "trauma sensitive" classes to yoga teachers across the country. Lucy is the program director/founder and subject matter expert of the published Iraq study,(Jan. 2012; American Journal Of Occupational Therapy) “The Effects of Sensory Enhanced Yoga on Symptoms of Combat Stress in Deployed Military Personnel”.
Her work has been the subject of many local, national and international yoga and news articles. Lucy studies with local and internationally known master teachers, but relies strongly on her own personal practice and intuition to influence her teaching. Her teaching incorporates a strong knowledge of alignment and sequencing to ensure safety while allowing students to develop to their full capacity in the posture.
Lucy continues to teach Yoga Warriors teacher trainings at Central Mass Yoga.