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. For the last five years, Christine worked at a local nonprofit supporting and counseling those touched by cancer.
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. Christine is the co-creator of Yoga for the Grieving Heart being taught at Our Clubhouse and Excela Health Home Care and Hospice. 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, Lisa Williams, and Fellowships of the Spirit,
Christine has been trained professionally as a coach through the Institute for Life Coach Training. Through coaching, Christine helps her clients make healthy changes to live life from an authentic, heart-centered perspective. She believes that each person has unlimited potential and holds within the solution to any concern. She is happy to accompany new clients on the path to healing and finding their heart's joy. Christine utilizes hypnosis in her coaching practice, and she has been trained in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy through the Wellness Institute.
When not working, Christine loves to read, watch birds, snuggle with her dog, and watch her boys golf and play hockey at the ice rink.
Amy Fratto is the program coordinator at Our Clubhouse Westmoreland. She is a Reiki Master and has received training in a variety of healing modalities. She loves the outdoors and spends her free time hiking, biking, and spending time in nature with her family.
What do you want to illuminate in your life?
Join Christine Sumner and Laurie Corbett for a new monthly group the week of the full moon, Thursday, February 25, 2021 6-8pm. Attend in person or pick up a kit and attend on ZOOM. An attachment piece, mini moon consultation, and full moon class is included every month. Start with the wreath any time this year for your first class.