We had the good fortune of connecting with Chrystina Turner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chrystina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Now having gained over 10 years of experience working for a variety of companies all with different backgrounds (ex: Nursing, Administration, Transportation, Sales, Food services, etc.), I came to the conclusion that I no longer wanted to work for anyone else. This decision ultimately manifested my new journey of wellness and certification as a 200hr RYT Yoga Instructor, which has now led to my ongoing 4 years experience bringing the joy and movement that is yoga to people all over the world. With COVID-19 affecting the world and myself being blessed with the journey of pregnancy, it was a clear sign that I needed to approach my career path differently and that my growing family needed to relocate from Hawaii to Colorado. My pregnancy journey also confirmed my desire to become a Certified Doula, because bringing a child into this world is the most transitional experience you can ever experience and truly needs to be surrounded by support and love. Ever since I was child, I always knew my path would be to take care of people in some shape or form, but little did I know that it would manifest into the seed that is Every Body Wellness, LLC. Every Body Wellness, LLC provides a variety of wellness-based services (ex: yoga, birth coaching, natural hair care, etc.), events, and organic skincare products to assist in your specific wellness journey, because Wellness looks different for Every Body. Being a black queer woman business owner, I find that the main focus of my mission is to provide a safe space for all like-minded and allied beings, because I believe everyone deserves access to high quality wellness services.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Honestly, there’s absolutely nothing easy about being a business owner, but it’s the rewards that come from your hard work and reaching your business goals that makes it all worth it in the end. Every Body Wellness, LLC is coming up on its one year anniversary and I can’t be more proud of myself of how far I’ve come. As I said before the process wasn’t easy, especially with being new to Colorado and not having any friends or connections, but with patience and consistency I’m slowly accumulating my village/audience. The message I want the world to receive from Every Body Wellness, LLC is that we’re here to truly give the people what they NEED and we can focus on the WANTS later. Prioritizing Wellness and holding Every Body accountable is our hope for society.
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?
Well between being a new mom, buying a house, and starting a business I haven’t really had much time to venture lol BUT here are my top picks so far:
Soul Hause – Address: 1365 Pecan St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
COATI – Address: 514 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Club Tilt and Grill – Address: 3744 Astrozon Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
IVP at the Beach House – Address: 5910 Omaha Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Atmosphere Gastropub – Address: 1327 Interquest Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Triangle Denver – Address: 2036 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80205
Garden of the Gods – Address: Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Red Rocks open space – Address: 3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Since arriving to Colorado, the following wellness practitioners have provided me with proper guidance and alignment to my current career position andare amazing at with they do:
Dr. Lauren Penn, Chiropractor and Owner of Pinpoint Chiropractic and Wellness
Crystal Swanson, Massage Therapist, Certified Doula and Owner of Active Peace Maternity and Massage
Donna Blythe, Midwife and Owner Momma’s Natural Birth
Demetra Seriki, BSM, CPM, RM, and Owner of A Mother’s Choice
Instagram: @every_body_natural OR @every_body_yoga
Kathryn Rita @ohkatylady