A Three Day Breakthrough Intensive in
Manifesting New Possibilities for Your Life
Held at Christine's Upcountry One Spirit Maui Retreat Center
"As I walked to my car after my personal
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
"Christine, you have been a lighthouse
in the storm, a divining rod in the desert, and a sanctuary for
my soul. You have contributed to me in a BIG way to help me arrive
where I am today and know where I am going."
—Nicole Ervin, Founder, Live Life Realized, El Dorado Hills, 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 your Maui retreat with Christine, extraordinary breakthroughs can occur in a concentrated period of time. Outgrown beliefs and patterns that have held you back from your greatest joy, unhealed past experiences calling for resolution, careers or relationships that no longer fulfill you, can all open doors for healing and transformation when positively explored with Christine's experienced guidance and facilitation.
In your three day Personal Retreat with Christine:
"My personal retreat
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 three-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. My retreat
created an amazing bond, and I am grateful that Christine came into
my wonderful life!"
-Becky, Senior Manager, Fortune 500 Software Company
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. Your experience can include elements of a spiritual retreat if you wish. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, and the work is as deep as you choose.
A nurturing, beautiful setting with soulful ambiance. We take regular breaks for coffee or tea, snacks and recharging outside with easy Kripalu yoga or strolling on Christine's grounds. We may do sessions on the spacious deck of Christine's spiritual retreat center or within her beautiful, soulful space overlooking the Maui ranchlands and tropical forests.
Your Retreat plan includes dynamic teachings and tools with handouts, experiential work, deep facilitation, inspiring ritual and ceremony in nature, and creative experiences to support your inner work. You can request in advance specific teachings or guided experiences based on Christine's transformational workshops, such as meditation training, metaphysical teaching, vision coaching, dream analysis, rituals in nature, etc. The design is organic. We do what serves you and not a prescribed program.
Inspiring, Independent Afternoons and Evenings: In the afternoons and evenings, you independently experience Maui's stunning, life renewing energy and beauty. You are on your own to explore, adventure, nurture, and enjoy all you are learning with activities that complement your retreat. Maui 's spectacular environment offers countless ways to rest, play, and nurture yourself on your retreat and keep the intensive work of your retreat integrated and balanced. Those wishing sacred, spiritual retreat experiences will be guided to sacred gardens, holy places and ancient sites on Maui to meditate and attune.
Maui is a world class travel destination consistently voted by Travel and Leisure magazine as a readers' top pick for spectacular scenery, award-winning restaurants, healing spas, wilderness experiences and charming inns.
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 Personal Retreat. This plan supports you in continuing to practice the transformative work of your retreat. Many retreat clients do Life Coaching sessions by phone afterwards to concretize their breakthroughs.
A Vision Retreat: 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.
Navigating Change (Please visit our Navigating Change page)
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.
Conscious Relationship Retreat: For Individuals or Couples
This retreat is focused on learning conscious communication skills in listening, giving and receiving feedback sensitively; expressing needs and wants in healthy ways; discovering creative ways to reframe and transform conflicts; finding new joy and love in a committed partnership, marriage or other relationship; discovering how to attract and sustain healthy, positive relationships; creating a vision for the kind of relationship you want.
"Our Personal 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
-J.A., Social Worker, New Hampshire
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 and other teams in organizations, Siblings and Families can create their own Personal Retreat with Christine to address specific needs and wants or simply create a high-energy, joy-filled, adventurous retreat of bonding, creativity and deepening connections among members. These group retreats may include labyrinth walking, nature hiking, vision questing, doing personal exploration with song, journaling, mythic art and mask-making, drumming, or other Maui 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 radient presence that makes you want to
jump into the adventure of life! She is masterful."
-Thomas Amelio, 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' Coach
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. Christine's practice honors gender diversity and her clients include lesbian, gay, and transgendered individuals.
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've
traveled to and other facilitators we've used. She walks that fine line
well between process and applicability. We will remember this extraordinary
-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.