Christine Sumner

Christine attended her first yoga class in 1995 during a period of illness. Upon leaving the class, she found that she was pain free. Yoga completely transformed her life and enabled her to heal. As a result, Christine started a yoga training program and has been teaching yoga and healing workshops ever since.

Christine is certified by the Himalayan Institute Teachers Association, and has been teaching yoga for the last 20 years. She is a licensed professional counselor, and has worked as a stress management specialist and counselor for the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

Christine’s background in counseling psychology led to an interest in yoga therapy. As a result, she has attended trainings with Judith Hanson Lasater, Sonia Sumar, Karen Hasskarl, Donna Eden, and Amy Weintraub. Christine completed the level one training of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and completed the Basic Certification Program in Yoga for the Special Child® with Sonia Sumar. She has also been trained professionally as a coach, and is working towards board certification. All of Christine’s workshops and classes contain a therapeutic element to help her students reconnect and heal.

Christine’s interest in alternative healing modalities led her to be trained in past life regression therapy with Dr. Brian Weiss and become a Reiki II certified practitioner. Christine has also studied with Doreen Virtue and Lisa Williams, and has received certifications from their training programs.

After she was diagnosed with a heart condition in her mid-30s, Christine’s journey to healing reconnected her with the angelic and fairy realms. She continues to heal daily by nurturing her connection to Spirit. Christine intends to remind all of her students that they are guarded, guided, and have a powerful, innate ability to heal. She currently counsels and works with people touched by cancer, and feels blessed every day to have the opportunity to be of service.

When not working, Christine is an avid bird watcher and loves to spend time in nature with her family.