Like most people, it’s taken a lot of trial and error to find a fulfilling career that I’ve been searching for, over the past decade. Lucky for me, good things come to those who wait! It’s cheesy and maybe not always true, but in this case – it is!
At a young age I fell in love with theatre, movement, and music. I found that other people’s stories helped me realize many things in my own life. At age12 I began performing. I continued performing and went on to study at The Boston Conservatory and The University of Houston. Upon graduation, I moved to New York City with two suitcases and a big dream (just like Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, forgive the musical theatre reference.) It didn’t take long, though, to realize that I hated auditioning. It knocked the love and passion of storytelling out of my dream and morphed me into a desperate, self-defeating version of myself.
So, bye-bye theatre and hello marketing. I landed a job at a PR agency as an office manager and shortly after began working as a publicist. After a layoff, , and breakup, I found myself feeling lost AGAIN. I stumbled into a yoga studio down the street from my apartment in Astoria, Queens, and my life changed.
I found myself in a room where movement and music were actually healing and not competitive like the Broadway scene. It was a space to help people find freedom within. I went every day, surrendered to the practice, and let it bring me back to life. I couldn’t wait to share my love of yoga with other people, so I did my 200-hour teacher training and began my own teaching while I was completely my own training.
I now teach at One Down Dog, Radha Yoga, Visions Adolescent Treatment Center, and work with private and corporate clients. I’m also the fulltime marketing manager for One Down Dog. After all of my career changes I get to use the skills I’ve learned to tell stories and help people reach their own realizations.
I would love to connect on instagram @cynthiacher or Facebook @ Cindy Godell
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