A Three Day Breakthrough Intensive in
Manifesting New Possibilities for Your Life
Held at Christine's Retreat Center in Santa Fe and winter home in Maui
"As I walked to my car after my retreat with Christine, I realized that for the first time in many months,
I felt joy, possibility and promise about my life."
-Virginia, Attorney, Berkeley, CA
In life's major turning points, great breakthroughs can occur by taking a personal intensive retreat with a seasoned transformational guide. A personal retreat can remove long-standing blocks and beliefs that have held you back from your greatest power and potential, opening you to new paths of freedom, vision, and personal fulfillment. In a Personal Intensive with Christine, extraordinary breakthroughs can occur in a concentrated period of time. Painful past patterns that have held you back from your greatest joy, unhealed past experiences calling for resolution, careers or relationships that no longer sing to your Soul, can all open doors for healing and transformation when positively explored with Christine's experienced facilitation.
In the Personal Intensive Retreat, you have concentrated, professionally supported time to create a new life vision, heal old painful experiences, and immerse yourself into your goals for your life, relationships, spirituality, and personal meaning. Your retreat may include clearing unresolved past experiences and the resulting limiting beliefs, opening your channels for new insights and clarity about your life. Creating new vision for your life path through Christine's experienced facilitation helps you devise a creative new plan for your Being—living from a new consciousness and state of presence with yourself—and your Doing—finding enlivened ways to be in relationships, express your talents professionally, and live your life with greater joy and fulfillment.
To schedule your Complimentary Consultation, please contact Christine:
Santa Fe phone: 505-992-1385
January 10- April 1: Maui Phone: 808-575-9085
"My personal intensive with Christine was a life-changing event. While I am a successful business woman in my 40's, I had been struggling for years with a lack of fulfillment. I had tried counseling several times, but always walked away with no change to my life's big picture. After spending two days with Christine, my world opened up again. She helps me gain perspective and turn my thoughts, fears, and even joys into action. She has tremendous insight, compassion and sincerity and has taught me that I already possess all I need to control my own destiny. The personal intensive created an amazing bond, and I am grateful that Christine came into my wonderful life!"
-Becky, Senior Manager, Fortune 500 Software Company
~Free Initial Consultation: You schedule a complimentary phone consultation with Christine (about 30 minutes) to discuss your current challenges, desired outcomes, and hopes for your retreat. Christine explores ways we might work together, teachings she could integrate, experiential work, and skills and approaches that can help you achieve your goals. The consult allows you to get a feeling for Christine's approach and what the retreat might be like for you. If you commit, we arrange dates and Christine sends you a contract to return with a deposit to confirm your place.
~Pre-Work and Design: Christine sends you a confidential pre-questionnaire to begin exploring your needs and goals for the retreat. Filling out the questionnaire initiates your self-introspection about your life goals and desired directions. Couples respond individually allowing Christine to gather each partner's unique needs and perspectives. Based on your responses, Christine custom-designs your retreat time.
The Personal Intensive Retreat: 3 Days, 3 ½ Session hours a Day: The day before your Retreat (or earlier, if you choose), you settle into your inn or B & B after your travels. In the morning, you drive to Christine's retreat center in the Santa Fe countryside, (10 minutes from the historic plaza), or to her winter home in Haiku, Maui (on an old estate, minutes from the beach).
For three mornings, you are in session for 3 ½ hours with Christine. With her skillful, caring support, you dive into the deep work of exploring your life, intensively focusing on your dreams, goals and needs; addressing presenting challenges calling for resolution in your life; amplifying your life vision, and focusing on manifesting the biggest possibilities for your well being and joy. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and the work is as deep as you choose. We take regular breaks for tea, snacks, and going outside to connect with the beautiful natural country settings of Santa Fe and Maui.
Your Retreat plan is organic and shifts to follow your unfolding process. It may include experiential work, deep facilitation, inspiring ritual and ceremony, inner exploration in nature (weather allowing) and creative experiences to support your inner work. You can request teachings or guided experiences based on Christine's workshops (see website), such as meditation training, metaphysical teaching, vision coaching, dream analysis, rituals in nature, etc. We do what serves you and not a prescribed program.
Inspiring, Independent Afternoons and Evenings: In the afternoons and evenings, you independently experience Santa Fe or Maui's healing light, beauty, nature, and sacred places. You are on your own to explore, adventure, nurture, and enjoy all you are learning with activities that complement your retreat. These two sunny, spectacular environments offer a splendid array of ways to rest, play, and nurture yourself on your retreat and keep the intensive work of your retreat integrated and balanced.
Santa Fe and Maui are both world-class travel destinations consistently voted by Travel and Leisure magazine as readers' top picks for spectacular scenery, award-winning restaurants, healing spas, wilderness experiences and charming inns.
Santa Fe Activities may include Japanese spa massage and outdoor hot tubs in the mountains; hikes in the national forest, Nordic or downhill skiing in winter, pilgrimage treks to powerful sacred sites; healing soaks in ancient geothermal waters; visits to Bandelier Anasazi ruins, O'Keeffe's Abiquiu redrock country, rural villages with sacred ancient chapels. The Santa Fe art and gallery scene is considered among the best in the world. Our New Mexican restaurants and fine dining are renowned.
Maui Activities may include swimming, sunbathing and walking on magnificent beaches; visiting Haleakula extinct volcano in the high country, receiving Hawaiian massage and healing treatments, hiking through tropical forests and bamboo groves to waterfalls, visiting exquisite botanical gardens, swimming with dolphins and snorkeling, sunset sails on the Pacific. Maui is known for its outstanding Pacific Rim cuisine and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Taking It Home: At the closing of your final session, Christine concretizes the work of the retreat by creating your Personal Action Plan and Vision on posters for you to take home. The Personal Action Plan summarizes all you have learned, the breakthroughs you've made and the new decisions you've enacted for your life, and lists important commitments you've made as a result of the Retreat Intensive. This plan supports you in continuing to practice the transformative work of your retreat. You may choose to continue with Private Sessions by phone with Christine to support your ongoing integration of the Retreat work.
-Couples' Vision & Renewal Retreats: (for new couples or long-term partners, including gay and lesbian couples.) In the Couples' Vision and Renewal Retreat, partners plan their retirement years together; initiate a new marriage with life planning, sacred ceremony and inspired vision; resolve longstanding conflict and painful patterns of relating; learn new ways to listen to one another and create a loving life together of play, joy, adventure, and harmony.
~Navigating Change: Addressing the needs of individuals in life transitions and times of change, including going through divorce, loss of a loved one, health challenges, relocation, and lifestyle changes, who wish to integrate their past with wisdom and power, embrace the Mystery period between forms, and enact an inspired Vision for their future.
~Professional Changes and New Visions for Careers: Exploring making a shift in careers or making current work more fulfilling and satisfying, doing visionary value clarification and concrete action planning to create the work of your dreams; learning metaphysical and quantum physics principles to attract professional opportunities you desire; taking practical steps with spiritual and attitudinal practices to build energy, confidence and creativity in pursuing your life expressions.
~Healing Breakthroughs to Peace and Well Being: Deep facilitative transformational support and integrative, healing processing in times of challenge; turning old pain into new possibility; forgiving the past while reclaiming your voice and power; transforming debilitating beliefs into empowering inner wisdom and self-love.
~Small Group Retreats: Families, Friends, Organizations: Circles of friends, leadership teams of organizations, Siblings and Families can create their own Personal Intensive Retreat with Christine to address specific needs and wants. These group retreats may take the form of a workshop with extended experiential time in nature hiking, vision questing, doing personal exploration with song, journaling, mythic art and mask-making, or drumming, or other activities. Call to discuss your needs.
Christine's Qualifications: 35 years of facilitating transformation nationally for individuals, couples, and organizations
National Personal Growth Teacher and Counselor:
"Christine combines laser-like insight based on decades of practice with a radiant presence that makes you want to jump into the adventure of life! She is masterful."
Director, New York Open Center
As a founding member of Kripalu Center, one of the world's largest human potential and personal growth centers, Christine served for 13 years as senior faculty, developing core curriculum for and leading thousands of people in life-changing breakthrough workshops. Her workshops in Navigating Change, Life Vision, Spirituality, Conscious Relationships and Personal Growth have touched over 10,000 workshop participants. Christine has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen Institute, Lesley College, Atsitsa Growth Center in Greece, Icelandic growth centers, New York Open Center, Rowe Center, American Humanistic Psychology Conferences, and countless other settings. Throughout this time, she has maintained a private coaching and counseling practice. Her extensive professional training and mentoring include Depth Psychology, Gestalt work, and Jungian training in dream analysis and mythic, archetypal psychology.
Relationship Trainer and Couples Coaching:
"Our Couples' Vision Retreat with you was valuable, revealing, and touching. My husband verbalized that he felt so comfortable in your space and with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for your deep understanding, wisdom, and ability to facilitate and move things. I hope to do more work with you."
-J.A., Social Worker, New Hampshire
In the 70's and 80's, Christine was a core developer of Kripalu's relationships workshops, teaching Conscious Relationships workshops nationally and at Kripalu, leading Deepening Your Love Marriage Intensives with her husband, and providing private coaching for married couples. In the 90's Christine developed Couples' Vision Quests for Kripalu Center and in Santa Fe, guiding couples in developing an inspired life vision and learning metaphysical tools and conflict resolution skills to create an abundant, fulfilling life together.
Corporate Executive Coach and Trainer:
"Everyone in our group rated Christine's retreat with us as the best one we have ever had, including exotic places we're traveled to and other facilitators we've used. She walks that fine line well between process and applicability. We will remember this extraordinary experience."
-John Schulman, New York Metro Young Presidents' Organization
Following 13 years on Kripalu's core faculty, Christine co-founded and directed New Resources for Growth, an international corporate executive training firm. Christine coached and trained high powered executive teams of over 50 prestigious corporations including ABC-TV, CBS-TV, Warner Brothers L.A., Princess Resorts, the Young Presidents' Organization, national advertising firms, and Iceland's three top corporations. She and her NRG partner conducted Organizational Assessments and provided in-depth analyses of the corporations' strengths, limiting patterns and untapped potentials. Christine led 3 day off-site retreats for the executive teams which dissolved core blocking patterns, created inspired vision and mission, and catalyzed significant breakthroughs for the teams. Following NRG, Christine served as lead trainer and Director of Kripalu's Conscious Leadership Training Center.
To schedule your Complimentary Consultation, please contact Christine:
Santa Fe phone: 505-992-1385