Meet the Owners
Brad and Cindy
Practitioners of Yoga since 1997, Brad and Cindy Bennett share a vision of health and wellness, which makes them ideal owners of a community Yoga studio.
Brad was born and raised in San Diego and is a fourth generation San Diegan. Prior to founding Ginseng Yoga with his wife Cindy, Brad spent 20 years in the yacht maintenance industry on the San Diego waterfront.
Brad’s introduction to Yoga:
“Cindy had asked me if I wanted to try a Yoga class. As a boxer and all the intense training that comes with it, I didn’t believe that Yoga was going to be much of a challenge. She brought me to a Yoga class in Encinitas and I found that it was much more difficult than I had anticipated. That evening I felt a deep sense of peace and relaxation from it. The next morning I was sore in places I didn’t even know existed. I became an instant fan of Yoga and incorporated it into my life. My interest in boxing soon waned. I now spend some of my free time surfing, practicing Yoga, and functional training.”
As a former personal trainer, Cindy was especially fond of the idea of helping people make fitness and wellness an everyday part of their lives. She is also able to contribute greatly to the scheduling aspects of the studio w/ her years of event planning experience; she also incorporates her Fashion Merchandising/Business degree in Ginseng Yoga’s lifestyle boutique. Cindy LOVES people and this is evident the moment you walk into the studio. In fact, every staff member is eager to provide clients with the best possible customer service.
Together, the couple opened Ginseng Yoga studio in the summer of 2002 in the charming South Park neighborhood of San Diego. Outside of their time spent at the studio, the Bennetts’ number one priority is family time spent with their daughter and enjoying life’s simpler side. Hiking, quality time with good friends, surfing and tennis are among the activities they regularly enjoy.