About Circle of Renewal
In our modern society, we spend time educating ourselves. We work jobs and build careers to support ourselves and nurture our minds. We raise our children and tend to our yards. We carve out time for the gym, to cook and to clean, and vacation time to rest and relax. But how many of us make space in our lives for personal renewal?
Modern living feels busier than ever—our bodies, minds and spirits need to be recharged as much as our laptops and phones. Yet we don't have the tools, spaces or habits to incorporate practices and efforts that feed our deep insides. Whether you are seeking a deeper connection with a supportive community, looking to live a more compassionate and honest life, hoping to heal past wounds and slights, working to silence your inner critic or seeking ways to settle down your racing mind, we want to embark on that journey with you.
We live, work and practice in Northeast Ohio—with online programing that lets you join us from anywhere in the world—and we are here to collaborate with you on a variety of ways that you can bring a practice of renewal, healing and growth into your life and your community. Explore our classes—including yoga, meditation and mindfulness, women's and girls circles and more—and workshops, or learn more about how we can create a customized experience with you.
Inspirations and Teachings
We've studied and researched yoga and yoga therapy, meditation, mindfulness, interpersonal communications, women's and gender studies, women's spirituality, empowerment practices based on modern science and ancient wisdom, global ceremonies to honor transition in every cycle of life, feminism, archetypes, literature and poetry, connecting with nature, and more to bring you a full spectrum of tools to create deeper connections—with yourself, with your family and with your community.
Connecting and Receiving
Our goal with Circle of Renewal is to provide you with a safe space to find true, deep connections and an opportunity to focus on receiving. When you enter our circle, you have freedom to be as you are and to focus on your own personal growth and healing. Here is a space where you can put aside your work and home "to-do" lists to focus on your own path, your own spirituality, your own growth and your own connections to a community.
At her core Chris is passionate about empowering others by helping them find and express their unique gifts.
She is a teacher in the feminine path of awakening and embodiment practices. She teaches Conscious Feminine Principles through her
Woman-Becoming program and sister circles.
A certified experienced yoga teacher at the E-CYT 500 level, she has taught and practiced yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. Chris is a dedicated advocate and ally for the LGBTQ+ community.
A professional communicator, Christine has a social science degree in Speech Communication with a focus on interpersonal communications, through which she's explored the dynamics of one-on-one, small group and intercultural communications. She is a certified meditation teacher, mindfulness coach, nature lover, mother, researcher, reader and lover of trying new things.
"I started taking Chris's yoga class seven years ago, during a very stressful time of my life. I was middle-aged and new to yoga, but Chris is very patient and is always so positive. I enjoyed my first class, and kept going back. I always leave yoga feeling great. Yoga has made my life better, and I am so thankful that I found my way to Chris's class."
"Being part of a Circle has been everything to me as these women are such a blessing. We share life's excitement, sorrows, challenges, adventures and everything in between; coming to our Circle each month from our various life-paths and simply being with one another has been a beautiful experience. It's incredible to reflect upon what we've all been capable of teaching one another over the moons. I'm truly blown away, and I look forward to a lifelong connection with these women as we continue life's adventures together!"
“I knew nothing about yoga, so I was apprehensive before my first class ... I shouldn't have worried. Everyone was welcoming, Chris provided options for poses, and we all laughed together and encouraged each other. Chris provides excellent guidance throughout the class, both in terms of the physical poses and positive lifestyle management."