We had the good fortune of connecting with Cynthia Newton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cynthia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started really thinking about having my own business when I finished my first 200 hour yoga training and I was introduced to yoga therapy. In the past, I had worked for bigger businesses, large school districts, large law firmsand large companies doing cancer research.  I loved each and every one of those jobs and felt I helped in some way; but I always felt a bit of a disconnect to the final outcome. It has been my passion to help others in a more intimate one-on-one setting. This is one of the reason I received my yoga therapy certification. Yoga helped me and continues to help on my personal journey of healing and I wanted to give back. I spent a few years teaching group classes when I graduated from my certification training; then right before covid hit in March of 2020, I dove in and started my own business. I am excited to be back helping women connect with their body and mind in an unique and personal experience designed just for them. I believe everyone is made to flourish in this life.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a yoga therapist, meaning I work with clients in a one-on-one setting, using the modality of yoga to help meet their specific body, mind, and spiritual needs. Sessions are tailored fit for your goals and needs as opposed to a yoga class that is geared towards general yoga movement. Both are great, but with different intentions. Specifically, I work mostly with women who are looking to find relief from chronic discomfort or pain, manage stress and anxiety, and who want to be able to do the things they love and enjoy longer. I strongly believe that we are made on purpose for a purpose and there are times in our lives we may feel lost physically, mentally, and spiritually. I help to get you back to your purpose and doing those things you feel called to do! 

I say I am a yoga therapist and I use the modality of yoga, but yet, I have studied under some amazing people that have broadened my scope beyond yoga. This is what sets me apart not only my education and training in modalities that are scientifically based and new; but also my story, my own personal journey. I get it. I have experienced life physically, mentally and spiritually; I have been there. I lived in pain for years, I searched for answers only to be told I was “depressed” and to take medicine. I would not accept that answer, and I searched for answers, the “why”. Why was my body doing what it was doing, what was the underlining issue and how to repair and heal it. Our bodies are designed so amazing and they are designed to heal. I wanted to be able to run with my kids, I wanted to be able to ski, and go on a hike without pain for days. I wanted to wake up in the morning and not have joint pain or back pain all day. And I wanted to stop worrying about pleasing everyone else and do what God had designed me to do! Yoga was part of the journey, it was a tool God gave me. My approach is a whole body approach; the mind, body, and spirit do not act alone. If treated separately, it will be really hard to heal fully.

Getting to my business today has been a journey, one that I had always wanted to pursue, but life through some curve balls. God placed this on my heart probably 18 years ago when I took my first Restorative Yoga class. Waiting for the right timing is hard, but God’s timing is always good. He has used every single part of my journey along the way as a part of my work I do today with clients.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

There are so many favorite spots in the DFW Area, but here are a few places we would go. First stop, DFW Surf for a Paddle Board Yoga Class, one of my favorite things to do in the city when the weather is warm. We would then go to Katy Trail and sit outside and have drinks, eat, and soak up the sun! One day we would catch some music at Grandscape while walking around and visiting some of our favorite stores and shopping. We would hike the trails at Arbor Hills, eat a meal and shop at Legacy West, shop the farmers market in Frisco, eat dinner at Hutchins BBQ in McKinney, buy some raw milk at Lavon Farms, and hang out in our backyard with friends and family!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

My husband. He has been my biggest cheerleader and supporter. He has supported me when I wanted to throw in the towel and has been tech support on crazy days. He has been there for me as I navigate this dream I have! Also, my family. My kids encourage me and support me in all that I do! A  group that is big in my heart is all the Holy Yoga instructors I have met and who have guided and mentored me on this journey. They have all been part of an encouraging family and support. From someone who went from corporate world of cancer research and the law field to never have spoken in front of a group before, my fellow yoga  instructors have encouraged and loved so well.

Website: https://yogain3d.com/

Instagram: @yoga.in.3d

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynthianewtonyoga

Image Credits
The head shot – Kevin Myer The Yoga Photos 2 – Callie Newton group photo- is taken at Dwell Yoga Studio in Frisco Room Shot- Yoga Studio for Private Clients

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