About the Practitioner
Cynthia Williams is a wife, a mom of two, and a business owner. She is the owner of Holistic Integrative Wellness Centre (HIWC). HIWC, which was established in 2013, is a wellness center offering acupuncture, massage, yoga, functional medicine, IV nutrient therapy, herbs/supplements, and many other holistic healthcare modalities.
Cynthia is an Illinois licensed Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). She holds her Master of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 11 years. Her Bachelor of Science in Nursing was obtained from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Cynthia is also a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in the state of Illinois and an herbalist. She obtained her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois.
With 19 years of healthcare experience, her desire to help others grows with each passing year. To get a head start on her career, she began working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), while still in high school. She worked as a CNA for 7 years until she became a RN. While working as a RN, Cynthia began to gain interest in Oriental Medicine, after becoming aware of the growing need for alternative healthcare options.
As the owner of Holistic Integrative Wellness Centre, Cynthia is able to provide a continuity of care for her clients by being both the Eastern practitioner and the Western practitioner. Most importantly, she is able to provide quality, preventative care. She strives to offer the highest level of care and competence for her clients. She believes that combining Eastern and Western medicine gives her the ability to incorporate holistic and intuitive thinking with critical thinking, which allows for a deeper level of understanding about what the client is experiencing.
She holds board certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is an active member of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), the Greater Illinois Black Nurses Association (GIBNA), the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN), and the Illinois Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ILAAOM). Cynthia is also a regular volunteer with Be The Match, the Bone Marrow registry.
I have been practicing yoga since 2012, and have been teaching various types of yoga classes for over 2 years. I am accredited by the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 and received my teacher training & certification through the LifePower Yoga program.
I always strive to create an environment that everyone feels welcomed, safe and comfortable. I really believe yoga can change people’s lives and show them how powerful they can be. Whether it is mental or physical, I truly believe yoga can help heal & strengthen the world. I always make sure that my classes welcome any level and truly believe there is no beginner to yoga! Just because you are new, doesn’t mean you can’t ignite something incredible in someone else. I encourage students to be as they are and share nothing more than the beauty & strength within them.
I really love what yoga can do for people and after seeing results from healing myself mentally and physically, I want to guide and share the practice with anyone who has their heart open enough to walk in and try.
Kahlen Mitchell hails from Kansas where she got her start in licensed massage therapy about ten years ago. She gained experience quickly in various work environments such as salons, spas, wellness centers, chiropractors’ offices, as well as working for herself in spaces and taking her table to clients’ homes. She specializes in craniosacral therapy, Swedish, deep tissue, sports and prenatal massage, as well as myofascial release. Kahlen deeply believes in the importance of educating her clients so they may use that knowledge to live as healthy and happy as possible. We are not taught to pay attention to our bodies in this society, but we are taught to run them down with constant work and stress without taking the proper precautions to reduce risk of injury or illness. Kahlen is beyond excited to join the Holistic Integrative Wellness team to help enable clients with the knowledge to assist them in creating a life more free from chronic illness, stress and pain.