Hi! I am Christina…

As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the power of the mind, the wisdom of the body and the intelligence of relationships.

This page will give you an insight into my journey and formative experiences.

If you want to work with me, I recommend a free consultation call, as personality and resonance matter.

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If you’re curious about my story…

I was a mover all my life, fell in love with the incredible mastery of the Shaolin monks and Eastern philosophies at the age of 12 and began practicing different martial arts thereafter. With 14 I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism, initiating me into meditation and spiritual practice.

My curiosity about humans, culture and life in general took me from living in Japan for a year at the age of 16, to studying social sciences in the Netherlands, and traveling the US and Nepal.

In my mid-twenties I faced a minor crisis for purpose and felt emotionally overwhelmed. Usual talk therapy did not help but embodied, experiential practices like belly dance and contact improvisation allowed for transformation and reconnected me to joy, aliveness and myself. 

In the midst of completing yet another more mental study in design thinking, I felt a call to deepen my embodied and spiritual practice. So I decided to move into a Dojo to practice Aikido, yoga, meditation and self inquiry on a daily basis. 15 months of challenging patterns, conditioned behaviours and beliefs, of expansion and growth.

 

The black belt I received is a mere symbolic token of the depth I went to.

Through the martial arts, I cultivated confidence, assertiveness and clarity. Maybe neglecting a more feminine side in me.

Hence I sought out the balance in the last 8 years of my life and focused on dance, intimacy and conscious relating practices which offered richness and range in so many ways. 

Adding to the already diverse background of practices and interests, it was getting certified as an Embodied Facilitator and Coach in 2017 that tied the pieces together. It gave me a clear language and frame to share my passions with others.

I since successfully coach clients on various topics using an embodied approach and offer numerous workshops around the world, many focusing on relating and conflict transformation. I believe it to be a key to making the world a better place and there is always more to learn for myself too.

All I know is we exist in relationship: the relationship to ourself, to others and the planet.

And we need each other to be our best selves and be reminded of our shared humanity.

 

Formative Experiences

  • Co-lead Trainer on CEC (Certification of Embodiment Coaching), 2022
  • Sacred Journeys into Yoga for Women, 200h YTTC  with Lorraine Taylor, Thailand 2021
  • Trainer on FEC (Foundations of Embodiment Course) and CEC (Certification of Embodiment Coaching), since 2020
  • Embodied Facilitators Course Assistant Trainer, 2019/2020
  • Embodiment Conference Intimacy and Relationships Channel Manager and curation, 2020
  • Thai Massage Training with ITM, Thailand, 2018
  • Embodied Facilitator and Coach Certification, 2017
  • EYP (Embodied Yoga Principles) TTC, 2017
  • Aikido Black Belt, 1st Dan Aikikai, 2015 with 15 month immersion in Aikido practice and teaching
  • Conscious Conflict Resolution Training Assistance, 2015
  • Sunyata Yoga school immersion to Assistant Teacher, 2015
  • Chakra Yoga Fundamentals Training
  • 18 years of martial arts, 8 years of Contact Improvisation and numerous other somatic and awareness practices
  • Design Thinking at HPI Potsdam, 2014
  • MSc Social Sciences and BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Experience as Innovation Consultant, Design and Market Researcher in London and Berlin

We are what we do and how we do it. We become what we practice.