Bio: Christine started to meditate when she was around 6 years old, staring at a Holly Hobby picture on the wall to settle her mind at night. Only decades later did she learn she was practicing Trataka, the meditative practice of gazing at an external object. Perhaps it is no surprise that Christine was naturally drawn to meditation and started practicing again as a way to calm her mind and increase mindfulness in her daily life.
As Christine continued to develop her meditation practice, she experienced even more benefits including reduced insomnia, more focus and an increased connectedness with life. She was happier. She was drawn to the practice and wanted to learn as much about meditation as possible. Christine explains “If I can meditate (with my over-active mind) anyone can!"
Christine became certified to teach the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation (SEED Meditation®) created by Sarah McLean. She also holds a BA in Communications and Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her desire is to teach meditation to individuals or groups looking for a way to improve their well-being through meditation. Her smile grows even larger when teaching people who are new to meditation as she loves the idea of spreading the practice. Christine lives in Orange County with her husband, teenage son and two furry friends, Ruka and Maya. Her interests outside of meditation include hiking, yoga, writing and traveling.
Teaching Style: Meditation is the practice of bringing your gentle attention to a focus again and again. The focus could be your breath, mantra, physical sensations or anything that allows you to return to the present moment in a gentle way. I teach the Simple, Easy, Every Day Meditation Method (SEED Meditation Method) which is a collection of powerful, time-tested meditation practices that can reduce stress and enhance your life. The foundation of the meditation practices I teach includes breath awareness, body awareness, silent mantra, self-inquiry and heart centered breath. My favorite techniques are focusing on the breath and body… it is simple and you always have them available for you!
3 things I would put in a time capsule: A family photo, my rollerblades and some pixie dust
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Christine instructs the following:
- Aerial Meditation
Meditation is the journey from activity to silence. In aerial meditation, you will securely drift just above the floor, creating a feeling of weightlessness and sending external distractions further away. By cocooning into the aerial silk hammock, you may experience therapeutic benefits such as relief from hip or back discomfort sometimes present when we meditate seated on the floor.
The aerial silk hammock will safely embrace you in postures both seated and lying on your back during this meditation practice.