Cindy Chiariello

Yoga Instructor

Cindy‘s passion is to create safe spaces where people can heal and thrive.

She received her Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University in 1994, is certified as a Person-Centered Planning Facilitator, and for the last two decades has supported students with disabilities and mental health issues as a School Social Worker in Morristown. Cindy and her husband Jim have three adult children, a 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and a rescued tabby who acts more like a dog than a cat. Their family life has been shaped by loving, caring for, and learning from their oldest daughter who is twenty-five and on the autism spectrum.

In 2009, a nagging Achilles injury, emotional burnout, and an increasingly reactive immune system interrupted her cardio and running routines, so she decided to give Bikram yoga a try. Cindy was intrigued by how finding the space between effort and ease was essential to master the breath and learn the challenging asana. She discovered that the resilience she was learning in yoga began to translate to the way she responded to challenges off the mat.

At 46 years old, she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Younique Yoga in Cedar Grove. Motivated by her enthusiasm for learning and inspired to serve others well, Cindy has since completed hundreds of more hours of training and has certificates in trauma-sensitive yoga, kids, adaptive, and restorative yoga. She is a current student in the Master of Science in Yoga Therapy program at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Cindy is an ambassador for Holy Yoga Global and enjoys opportunities to give back with yoga at special events for her church, and for organizations such as NAMI, NASW, Big Brother/Big Sisters of NJ, and Greenwich Autism Alliance.

Cindy hopes that her classes provide others the opportunity to discover the transformative power of the breath and find freedom and healing by integrating body, mind, and spirit. She feels most at home hiking on a mountain, is an avid reader and podcast listener, and loves eating nourishing meals with family and friends, and deep conversations.

Classes by Cindy Chiariello

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