Cindy Barascout (born September 4, 1988) is a Guatemalan writer, yoga teacher, and founder of Core Yoga, a yoga and production brand. She was born and raised in Guatemala City, where she studied until the age of 18. Since then, she has lived in various countries, including the United States, Italy, France, Argentina, Mexico, Indonesia, and India.
After discovering her passion for yoga at the age of 21, Cindy spent four intense years studying Tantra Yoga before completing two teacher training courses in Hatha Vinyasa and Rocket Yoga. Her greatest learning experience came in 2016, when she lived with a guru in northern India.
Today, Cindy lives on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, where she practices and teaches yoga and writes literature and books. She developed her own method called The Free Will Method and published it in the United States through 131 title Best Seller Cranberry Press. Her fourth book, Embody your Ego, is set to be released by the Pulitzer-nominated journalist Bob Hughes.
In 2017, Cindy published her first novel, The Book That Saved the Seas, a short novel that explains the political, economic, and commercial business of fishing in the seas, as well as a secret within its depths, a universe of mermaids that men have ignored long enough. Her second novel, The Crystal’s Game, was published in July 2021 and is a detective and fiction novel that takes place in the jungle of Guatemala and northern India, where some children are mysteriously related to the disappearance of a girl in the jungle of Guatemala and the death of a deputy.
Cindy also works to create and manage artistic residencies in Lake Atitlán and hosts yoga and writing retreats through Anzan Creative. Her retreats include mayan ceremonies, plant medicine, michellin quality organic and local food, lakefront views, and spaces, offering unique and curated experiences for sensitive, artistic, and curious people around the world. Along with others, Cindy is creating a different tourist and cultural exchange in Lake Atitlán, a place where many artists and intellectuals have fallen in love and created masterpieces, such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Her goal is to connect like-minded communities around the world and to bring cultural richness to this land while sharing the jewel of Mayan cosmology, its people, and foremost, its literature.