Once a little girl twirling non-stop in the garden, Cyndy changed costumes and environments, but has never stopped moving. Happiest when set to music, her early dance career began in Nova Scotia, with Halifax Dance Association, with further training at the National Ballet School, City Ballet of Toronto, Les Grands Ballet Canadians. After graduating from Alberta Ballet School's professional program she began her career with Alberta Ballet Company, touring throughout Canada and the Northern United States.
After retiring from dancing Cyndy enrolled in the Teacher Training Program with The Royal Academy of Dancing, and over the past 25 years has been a Dance Instructor, Coach and Choreographer with Taylor Dance Studio, Dance Traxx and Red Deer College; as head ballet mistress with RDC Conservatory of Dance.
In the Spring of 2017, the universe presented a new path for exploring the relationship between the body, the mind & the breath; and the discovery and love affair with Garuda began. Cyndy attended Garuda Teacher Training, and attained Certification in Garuda Apparatus Foundation A, Garuda Standing & Seated and Garuda Barre and is thrilled to be a part of the True Movement Garuda team.
"In my classes I strive to encourage growth of the physical and the mindful self, to nurture the interconnectedness of each of us to one another, and to the world around us. My focus for every student is to create a disciplined, safe and mindful practice where students can explore their bodies’ capabilities and be curious, build strength on and off the mat, break down boundaries within themselves and start living their lives confidently and more sustainably."
Cyndy's hope as a teacher is to encourage students to break through their perceived limitations both on and off the mat, and to leave the studio with more confidence in their body’s ability to carry them through their daily lives with strength, flexibility and grace; in and out of the studio.
Develop your internal power and awareness through movement, try Garuda today, your mind and body will thank you!