Cyndi Lee is the first female, Western yoga teacher to fully integrate yoga asana and Tibetan Buddhism in her practice and teaching. Founder of the popular OM Yoga Center in New York City and longtime student of Gelek Rinpoche, Cyndi has become one of the most influential teachers in the United States, known for her dynamic, contemplative classes.
With an MFA in dance from University of California, Irvine, Cyndi spent time as a central figure in Manhattan’s downtown modern-dance scene; she choreographed more than 20 music videos, including Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, which won the 1983 MTV Best Female Video of the Year award.
She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and Good Morning America, and writes regularly for Yoga Journal, Shambhala Sun, Yoga International, and Tricycle. Her books include Yoga Body, Buddha Mind; OM Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practice; and May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind.