Cindy Andrews Buchanan
Cynthia Andrews Buchanan is a light and truth seeker with a passion to guide other souls through the healing arts of asana, pranayama (breathe work), sound healing, Reiki and meditation. Her journey with yoga began nine years ago here in South Florida with her first mentor Ailene Rogers, whom taught her to stop running from herself and ultimately set her on the path to freedom, healing and joy through yoga.
Cindy’s prior life experiences include graduating as a dance major from the Boston Conservatory in 1997, followed by many years as a performer and a dance teacher. Cynthia uses this knowledge of body mechanics and movement to constantly inform her yoga practice and her teachings.
Recently, Cynthia graduated from the Joyful School of Yoga 200 hr. teacher training program in August of 2016 under the direction of Joy Kochmer. At the same time she also received her Reiki 1st and 2nd degree certification through Usui Shikoku Ryoho under the direction of Kathy Knowles. Through the all inclusive 200 hr. training she was also introduced to the extensive healing benefits of the Restorative Yoga practice. She then went on to study Restorative Yoga under the direction of Joy and graduated from the Restorative Yoga training program in February of 2017. In April of 2018, Cynthia studied under Jodi Weiner of the Connection Collation and became trauma informed, or more aware of the myriad of ways in which the energy of past traumatic experiences can manifest within the body. Always eager to grow and to learn more about the life affirming and ancient healing art of yoga, Cynthia is currently pursuing her 500 hr. teacher training certification under the direction of her mentor Joy Kochmer from Om Joyful Yoga.
Since her initial certification in 2016, Cindy has been guiding children and adults throughout Broward County via the healing modalities of Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga and Reiki through private sessions, at Montessori schools, dance studios, gyms and yoga studios. She is also a wife to her wonderful soul mate and the mother to two amazing boys that keep her inner child alive and allow for her heart’s fullest expression.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”’ – The Bhagavad Gita