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 care for neighbors and loved ones. We carve out time for the gym, to cook and to clean. 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 us deeply from the inside out. 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 circles for women and girls, our instruction in meditation and mindfulness, and our special gatherings and workshops. Or learn more about how we can create a customized experience with you.
Inspirations and Teachings
We've studied and researched meditation, mindfulness, interpersonal communications, trauma responsive practices, somatic healing, yoga and yoga therapy, 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 supportive and non-judgmental 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.
Chris creates practices and programs that facilitate inner awakening. She believes connection and belonging -belong to every person on the planet. With great care and tenderness she holds space to find inspiration and motivation to express your voice, feel alive in your body, anchor in your heart and live from a place of fierce love and kindness.
A certified, experienced yoga teacher 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."