Cindy Beers, founder of Red Head Yoga, creates a place for people of all ages and body types to practice yoga and meditation in a safe, inviting, and authentic environment. Students experience a class which is tailored to the students’ ability, sprinkled with compassion and a touch of laughter that leaves them feeling content and at peace. Cindy’s teachings are informed from her extensive training and life experiences. She spent 18 years in the US Armed Forces and therefore has a special understanding for teaching yoga to veterans, teens, and adults living with anxiety and trauma. Cindy’s work with anxiety culminated in her recently published books “Mindful Yoga for Teen Anxiety” and “Mindful Yoga for Adult Anxiety.”
After having experience a near death episode, Cindy views life as a gift and unabashedly lives it with zest, love and quirkiness
Cindy, 200-ERYT & 300hr-RYT is a member of Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT). She is also trained in: Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, Healing Trauma Through Yoga, Aqua Yoga, Prison Yoga, Yoga and Meditation for Military Sexual Trauma, Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Thai Yoga, Yin Yoga, Biomechanics, Somatics, Egoscue, Chakras, Ayurveda, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reiki Master, and Body Rolling. She is also an expert on different types of meditations such as Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness, I Am, Vipassana, Body Image, Third Eye, and Cindy practices Transcendental Meditation. Her university degrees include a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership and Professional Communications and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Cathy Furtado is a 200hr RYT and has loved yoga most of her life, trying different studios in her native New England. Early on Cathy knew there was something more than standing in a specific pose, yoga fed her soul. Previously relying on running and weight lifting for exercise, yoga became an alternative, stimulating her mind while becoming more in tune with her body. Cathy’s love for teaching and helping others led her to teaching yoga. Cathy hopes that her teachings will help people feel good about themselves, clear there minds so that they can see a world of endless possibilities. One of her favorite quotes: “Yoga is not about touching your toes, its about what you learn on the way down.”
Tracey Calhoun, 200 RYT, strives to design a welcoming space for all individuals, regardless of age or body type, to practice the life transforming benefits of yoga and meditation. Students will find classes to be balanced, creative, and infused with humor and fun.
Tracey came to yoga at the onset of the 2007 financial crisis. As a commercial lender in the Large Corporate Division for a regional bank, the demands of the job, the increased demand of clients, as well as the 40-mile daily commute to work each way were beginning to take their toll. As the stress increased, sleep decreased, and anxiety became a daily way of life. There had to be a change. Tracey concluded, “this was not the way to live.”
An opportunity to attend a six-week Intro to Yoga class turned out to be a life changing experience. Initially, she wasn’t sure yoga was going to be the answer to reducing stress and anxiety. After all, she was a suit in corporate America who lived within very defined boundaries! WRONG! Upon entering the very first class to a warm and very welcoming environment, she felt as if she was home. With a glance to the past and only the future to look forward to, this foray into yoga was the start of a life transformation that taught Tracey how to settle her mind, reduce stress and eliminate anxiety. She eventually made the decision to share this lifestyle and the gifts of her practice with others.
Today, Tracey is passionate that yoga is for everyone and every body! Tracey’s style centers on the Hatha based style of yoga using mindful movements linked to breath, proper alignment, modifications and the use of props to ensure all participants can fully enjoy each class, and access the benefit of each posture regardless of physical condition, age or their experience level.
Tracey is a member of Yoga Alliance. She received her 200 RYT at OM MY YOGA in Camp Hill, PA. She also completed Yoga for All training with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes, learning how to create body positive yoga classes for all shapes, sizes and abilities. Tracey is striving to learn more and more to help others who have had issues with stress, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. In 2018, she will be participating in Yoga for Anxiety teacher training with Cindy Beers, MS, 500 RYT who is the author of Mindful Yoga for Adult Anxiety and Mindful Yoga for Teen Anxiety.
Tracey and her husband, Joe reside in Dauphin with their Labrador Retriever, Millie. When not in the studio, you can find her working in the garden, walking, cooking, or searching for cheap flights to Hawaii to visit their daughter.