Stress Reduction Consultation
Jin Shin Jyutsu,
Meditation Instruction and
Cynthia offers Tai Chi classes in Boulder and nearby locations.
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Jin Shin Jyutsu
What my clients say
I have survived several heart attacks and a triple bypass. I couldn’t have handled any of this without my “Guardian Angel” Cynthia. She was actually allowed to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu and Reiki on me in Intensive Care after my open heart surgery. Even the doctors were amazed when all my numbers immediately returned to normal!
One morning I was practicing my Tai Chi as usual. I was doing the First Circle. Just as I lifted my foot in order to step over tiger, my orange and white tabby leaped directly into that space which required me to step over him. Although he was not sleeping, stepping over tiger had more meaning for me on that special morning.
Tai Chi Student
My introduction to Tai Chi was in Cynthia Ghiron’s Tai Chi classes at the YMCA in Boulder. I found the class to be the highlight of my week, with soothing music, beautiful imagery, flowing movements and a fun atmosphere. I recently tried a Tai Chi class nearer my house and found it to be not half as enjoyable as Cynthia’s class. The other class was a lot of time spent standing around and talking about fighting, history etc with no music. Because I’m looking for a spiritually uplifting mind-body experience, I signed up for Cynthia’s class again.
About 6 years ago I learned I had heart disease. I improved my nutrition and exercise easily enough but I wasn’t sure how to reduce stress, a major cause of heart disease. I began Tai Chi at that time and have continued ever since. I have a noticeable drop in blood pressure and I feel so much more centered after I perform Tai Chi. I highly recommend it.
Cynthia Ghiron guides her students through a meditative movement experience. I personally had the opportunity to study Tai Chi with her over a four year period. I found a peace of mind, equanimity and centeredness that greatly contributed to my well being and ability to cope with the stresses of everyday life. I highly recommend Cynthia’s approach to teaching Tai Chi – she is a kind, supportive and encouraging teacher – a pleasure to learn from.
In my work as an ultra-sonographer I had developed pain due to chronic repetitive motion. The simple and gentle rotation and stretching of the shoulders along with the movements and focused breathing of Tai Chi has both decreased my pain and helped me to feel the calmness within. I am grateful to Cynthia for providing me with such a wonderful experience.
In my fifteen years of Tai Chi class with Cynthia Ghiron, Tai Chi has been both play and meditation. No matter how hectic my day, how sore my body, how sad my heart, Tai Chi in the company of others expands my energy and turns me towards my better and stronger self.
Mary Alice Parmalee
I had wanted to learn Tai Chi for some years before I found the opportunity provided by Cynthia Ghiron’s fine teaching. Here was something that it would be possible to do until older age, but was (as I discovered) something that also improved the quality of life as I got older. Tai Chi teaches you to breathe, how to stay limber, helps with balance, and eases muscle and joint aches. I talso allows you the pleasure of moving gracefully. It is something that I do anywhere in a spare moment during the day – stretching to break up sedentary hours at the computer, and before and after a workout at the gym. You can teach pieces of it to colleagues and family members and enjoy a break together. In short, I recommend Tai Chi to anyone who wants to move more gracefully and easily into older age. Cynthia Ghiron’s teaching is also excellent. She is thoughtful, skilled, encouraging and leaves no one behind.
I wanted to express my gratitude for Cynthia’s Tai Chi instruction in the past few years. I enrolled primarily because of its beauty and controlled movement aspects. Although I did not believe much in Tai Chi’s health benefits at first, I have found it prevents my recurrent back and neck aches that I experience as a result of my work as an optometrist. I also appreciate your relaxation and meditation sessions. I find they help me relax from stress.
Daniel C Weber O.D.
Tai Chi Student
Tai Chi has offered me the opportunity to gain a new way of being insightful, both to myself and others. It has given me inner peace.
Tai Chi Student
This class is what we need more of today, in this age of seeking to pull together and rebalance ourselves and the world. Tai Chi has given me another tool for self-healing and healing of others. Excellent.
Tai Chi Student
This course offers a gentle contemplative approach to a physical expression of being alive.
Tai Chi Student
There is so much energy to harness in the universe. Tai Ji makes me feel more connected to the world.
Being a stage 4 breast cancer patient – Jin Shin Jyutsu gave me the courage to overcome the fear of my disease, its treatment; and also gave me some control over my own health care. Learning to do the liver and spleen flows at home kept me focused with a positive attitude.
I think the most important thing was overcoming the fear and also gaining some control in my own health care. I didn’t like having to turn my life completely over to the medical establishment – Jin Shin Jyutsu gave me a bit of control over my body and spirit.
Breast Cancer Survivor
Cynthia Ghiron received an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Colorado, and has recently completed the Jon Kabat Zinn training in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.
Cynthia has completed Jin Shin Jyutsu training with Mary Burmeister and has completed her Reiki Master Degree in the Usui Shiki Ryoho method of Reiki. She completed the Advanced Training in the Hakomi method of body-based psychotherapy.
Cynthia has been working with clients in the Boulder area for over 20 years.
Learn more about Stress Reduction: Jon Kabat-Zinn – Mindfulness Meditation Research www.umassmed.edu/cfm/srp/ Dean Ornish Research And to reduce your own stress, see this website: Positive Pause www.positivepause.com
• Just for today, I shall not worry. • Just for today, I shall do my work honestly. • Just for today, I will not anger • Just for today, I will respect and be kind to all beings. • Just for today, I will accept my many blessings.