CHRISTINE IS AN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHER, YOGI, AUTHOR, AND BUSINESSPERSON.

Christine works to advance individual and collective human potential, through spiritual and psycho-emotional development, non-violence, restorative justice, human rights and reverence for the feminine. Currently, she serves as co-founder and director of New Earth, a 15-acre meditation center and farm in Hawai'i. She is the founder and president of Rosebud Woman, a company offering plant-based personal care as a vehicle for increased reverence and dignity of the feminine. Her prior work includes 20 years in the technology and startup sector, with multiple companies she started exiting at $100M plus. She serves as founder, CEO, advisor and investor, most recently at Now Labs.
YOGA AND FREEDOM

Christine has been teaching yoga since 2002. Christine believes in yoga's potential for self development and community transformation. She teaches aligned vinyasa, partner yoga, advaita meditation, breathwork and tantric yoga philosophy. She offers workshops on using yoga as a healing tool in personal inquiry and activism; trauma and grief recovery; anger management and treatment of anxiety and hypertension. She sings devotional chant with Adam Bauer Kirtan at festivals and yoga studios around the world. She is a student of Mark Whitwell (Heart of Yoga), with Iyengar and Ashtanga based teacher training from Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane; Power yoga TT with Baron Baptiste; Parayoga TT with Rod Stryker; and additional coursework with Glenn Black, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest and Saul David Raye among others. She holds a certificate in Yoga Philosophy from the Mattamayura Institute, and is currently studying in a two year program with Thomas Huebl.

MANTRA AND CHANT

Christine sings folk, blues, sacred music and mantra (call and response chant, or kirtan). Appearances include BhaktiFest, YogaWorks, Prasada, YogaSource, Jewel in the Lotus, LoveSpringSF, the Centers for Spiritual Living, and many more. She sings on Shyam Lila (Adam Bauer, Mantralogy Records, 2014). Find her own original songs (Lullabies) on Spotify.

AUTHOR AND SPEAKER

Christine is the author of Indivisible, which integrates her personal story with science, cultural and spiritual insights on overcoming separation in the self and society.Christine's exploration of anger, violence and disconnection in the aftermath of her mother's murder, abandonment and general chaos propelled her to examine how we expand the capacity of the individual to heal and connect, and shift the way we live together. Her work includes investigations into nonviolence, intimacy, and the neuroscience of love, violence, human evolution and behavioral change. She's written extensively for national magazines, and been on radio and TV shows ranging from All Things Considered with Scott Simon to NBC's morning show. Her upcoming work, Bending the Bow, will be published in September, 2018.

CONVENER

Christine brings people together to have conversations around growth and change,and to spark connection and action around new possibilities. She is the curator of 9 TEDx events (with hundreds of millions of views),the convener of Naked Conversations, founder of LoveSpring and the Frequency - and her dinner table is always full.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Christine is on the board of the GRIP (Guiding Rage into Power) Institute, bringing effective restorative justice to the California State Prisons. She advises other violence transformation groups, and works as a Victim-Offender liaison.

OTHER FACTOIDS

--MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

--Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University in Political Science, with a senior thesis in Arab Nationalism.

--Leading in science and technology for 20 years, serving as a founder & CEO, board member or investor in more than a dozen software and biotech companies.

--Served in the US Army ROTC program through the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

--She has lived and traveled all over the world, and speaks French and German.

--She's the momma of 4 biological children, and the co-parent to 2 more wonderful girls.
SPEAKING AND MEDIA

Long Now Member Summit, TEDxMarin, Wharton Fellows, Thiel Fellows, Hewlett Packard Innovation Center, San Francisco Curator Network, TEDxEast, Success Boston, Sierra Nevada Alliance (winner of Sun Tzu award), TIE Midwest Chicago Technology Leadership Forum (TechForum), Union League Club of Chicago. Midwest Entrepreneurs Forum, Kellogg Venture Forum, Kellogg Entrepreneurship Forum, Kellogg Innovation Network, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Illinois Technology Association, Illinois Information Technology Roundtable, SIIA Content Forum, SIIA Software Division Conference, Springboard, All Things Media Coach and Panelist, Green Dot Awards Judge, ITA CityLights Awards Judge, CBS Morning Show, NBC TV, NPR All Things Considered with Scott Simon, Something You Should Know National Syndicated Radio,TEDxSanFrancisco.

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