Cintia Hongay

Potsdam, NY, United States
YTU Training Type: 
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training
Cintia F. Hongay, PhD (Genetics, Harvard), CYT (Kripalu) 300+, and Yoga Tune Up(R) teacher, has been practicing yoga for over thirty years. Her first training was in the Iyengar method with Candace Carey in Belmont, MA, where she gained knowledge of body alignment and proper use of yoga props to be able to relax in the pose and attain a meditative state. She practiced and enjoyed yoga pre-during-and post-pregnancy and knows first-hand how to modify asanas for the developing belly.  She currently teaches at the Canton Yoga Loft and at her own studio in Potsdam, NY.  Her yoga classes bring awareness of asana expression for different body types and proportions and a knowledge of anatomy and physiology acquired through her academic studies.  She has attended many workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health including yoga for back pain, the Franklin method for yoga, proper pelvic alignment, yoga for arthritis, plus-size yoginis, and seniors, and meditation techniques. Cintia received her yoga teacher certification in 2014 from the School of Yoga and Ayurveda at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in MA. Interested in spinal health and self-massage for fascia conditioning, she trained with Jill Miller at Kripalu in 2016 where she received her Yoga Tune Up(R) teacher certification. Cintia is the only Yoga Tune Up(R) certified teacher in the North Country.  Cintia is currently enrolled in the 800-h Professional Yoga Therapist Program at Kripalu.  

In her other plane of existence, Cintia received her PhD in Genetics from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral Fellow at the Whitehead Institute/MIT, receiving NIH funding since her pre-doctoral days. She moved to the North Country in 2011. Born in La Plata, Argentina, and having lived in Italy before acquiring her American citizenship, she brings a multicultural approach to her teachings and a deep understanding of the science behind yoga.

Potsdam Yoga Flow:  The studio is small but well equipped, so preregistration by email is required to secure a spot @ 
or via email: [email protected] 24h in advance of your chosen class.