“When we are engaged in the joy and challenge of building ourselves, we automatically serve the world rather than steal from it.”
– Deborah Adele (Yamas and Niyamas)
About Asteya Studios
As a 50 year trauma survivor, I have implemented Feng Shui in my own home which has allowed me to begin a deep healing process. I now help clients co create spaces that are regulated and optimized for well-being.
Implementing Feng Shui in trauma-informed spaces allows the client an opportunity to feel a part of the larger whole and create a new understanding of their space from a more grounded foundation. Understanding the role that balanced environment plays in well-being allows a survivor to extract knowledge that helps inform their future and health.
Our very first relationship is with our environment. It is a base for our ongoing wellness or dis-ease. Our bodies perceive our environment even before our minds cognitively process it. This biology and impact on the nervous system follows through to our adulthood; when our body’s signals are stuck in the past our environments can contain obstacles that stand in the way of our manifesting or fulfilling our intentions. Feng Shui helps heal the “past-focused” biology by reconnecting the client to a deep relationship with their space.
Feng Shui helps regulate our nervous system by teaching us to be present with the natural rhythm of our space and its environment. Feng Shui allows a client to intuitively decide what feels supportive in their space by reconnecting with the energy in each gua. Working together with a client to understand what happens somatically when they enter a room will help them balance yin and yang items in the space. This allows for Feng Shui practice to be implemented and a space to be better harmonized.
Feng Shui can be used in trauma-informed spaces to modulate stimuli that cause stressors and over time contribute to chronic dis-ease. Feng Shui implementation also celebrates personal identity and uniqueness and helps the client feel wider margins of connection.
I offer trauma-informed space design/assessment to businesses, educational organizations and elderly housing/assisted living spaces. I work with supportive design and patterns for the neuro-diverse population including ADHD (child and adult) and those with a history of trauma and painful past learning.
I am based in Phoenix, Arizona’s beautiful West Valley, and provide in-person or virtual services and international consults/design by request. I am a Western School of Feng Shui graduate, professional member if the International Feng Shui Guild and a Certified Trauma Support Specialist. I hold certificates in functional medicine and complex trauma, space clearing, crystal healing and biophilic design.
About Cynthia Young
Cynthia Young is a Feng Shui Practitioner and Trauma Support Specialist living near Phoenix, Arizona. She works in residential, business and educational spaces to ensure a safe and congruent design and optimized space.
- “We create a supportive environment for ourselves with each of these tools. Everything we surround ourselves with, seen and unseen, should support our deepest success.”
Cynthia is a certified Essential Feng Shui Practitioner and is a graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui. She has also earned certificates in Non-Violent Communication and is a certified trauma support specialist/graduate of the Arizona Trauma Institute. She specializes in residential, business and landscape consulting and is the creator of Asteya Studios, which includes Western Feng shui space design and trauma healing. Cynthia is a trained breath work instructor who studied and practiced near Boston for many years and offers personalized breath therapy to clients when needed. The business is named after the ethical yoga tenet Asteya, which means non-stealing in Sanskrit, and calls us to live with integrity and reciprocity.
- “We need to work together to be present for each other. All that we say and do should help to lift others, while not linking our worthiness and identity to accomplishment.”
Cynthia is an international speaker and professional member of the International Feng Shui Guild. She is a two time compilation author, with her writing featured in “Golden Wisdom of Love, Legends and Legacies” and “Girl, Get Your life Back.” She is currently working on a third compilation project.
For the past 12 years, Cynthia has guided her own transformational journey and has helped others through the study of one-pointed awareness breath work, integrated space design and trauma/somatic healing. Originally trained in Massachusetts, she now teaches out of her home in Arizona and online. She believes there is an intense connection between our trauma history, self-worth and creating a supportive, safe environment.