About Us

Village Yoga Center

About Us


Debbie Wolski ERYT 500

Debbie discovered Yoga in 1971, as a remedy for back pain due to a condition called Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine. “My doctor assured me that by the time,

I was 30, I would be riddled with arthritis and possibly confined to a wheelchair,” she recalls.That was nearly 40 years ago! Thanks to a consistent Yoga practice, Debbie’s condition has improved rather than declined.

A fitness professional since 1980, she launched Yoga programs in every fitness facility and health club in the Modesto area. In 1997, Debbie filmed 12 episodes of “Yoga Magic”, a television show that aired on Modesto’s public access station on cable. In 2000, she opened Modesto’s firstYoga studio, Village Yoga Center, in McHenry Village, offering over 30 classes a week.
In 2001 she created The Art of Yoga, a school registered with Yoga Alliance offering 200 and 500 hour
Teacher Training and certification programs. She is a certified personal trainer, as well as a
certified Yoga and Pilates instructor.

Her mentors include Swami Ganesh Nand of New Delhi, India, Charles Schoelen
aka Yogi Shalom of Fresno, and Lilias Folan of Ohio. Debbie focuses on positive, empowering imagery and restorative Hatha Yoga to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.



Cynthia Christensen ERYT 500

Cynthia came to yoga later in life, at the age of 50, through an extreme grief process that had turned into unmanageable depression. Over time, through yogic practices.

Cynthia overcame her grief and her depression she committed her life to the study and practice of yoga, becoming a yoga therapist and teacher.

Her specialties in therapy are psychological and structural, with an emphasis on overcoming psychosomatic pain.

Cynthia is a former elementary/reading/TESOL teacher with an MA in English. She considers yoga asana to be her third language.

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Tammy E. Pinheiro ERYT 200

On my journey through life I have been led to learn different methods to teach, heal and guide. A lifetime commitment to education has marked out my path and has brought me to a place where I can share my love for yoga, sound healing and guided meditation.

 My personal passions for the science of yoga and the body along with my belief that anything is possible through intention allows me to guide my students to engage in their personal pursuit according to their wishes rather it be physical, mental or spiritual.

I truly love yoga and sharing yoga rather it be in a class setting or a private session, I do find myself on the softer side of yoga ~Yin Yoga, Hatha and Restorative.

A lifetime of gathering knowledge is simply magic but wasted if not handed down to those who are always searching for more... I do believe I found the secret to happiness I look forward to sharing.

Enjoying the Journey

 Village Yoga Center LLC is pleased to offer a truly unique experience. Our beginner-friendly, therpeutic  approach to the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga, welcomes all fitness levels and abilities.

Our staff of certified professionals are passionate about the benefits of Yoga and living a balanced lifestyle. Let us help you set goals, engage in a personal practice, reduce stress and live the fullest life possible.

Our beautiful studio provides a tranquil “get-away from daily pressures. Step into stillness as you strengthen your mind~body awareness through yoga, meditation and breathing techniques.

Everything you need to create a beautiful life...