Christine DeCristofaro

Christine is a faculty member and co-creator of many of our Ratna Ling Retreat Programs.

After nearly twenty years in finance and technology, Christine felt frustrated and discouraged with corporate business practices, culture and the direction of her life.  The financial crisis of 2008 was the last straw.  She pledged to live a life of service and promised to only seek work in alignment with her values and ethics – and she has never looked back. Christine returned to school and received a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and became a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working in public mental health until she established her private practice specializing in family counseling and family and civil law mediation.  A tireless volunteer, Christine donated much of her time and knowledge to public agencies providing free mental health and legal services to those in need.

In 2016, Christine took a hiatus from her busy practice to take a deeper dive into her spiritual beliefs.  Enrolling in Ratna Ling’s Work/Study Program, she became a full-time resident volunteer  the fall of 2017 and lived, worked and studied our community until the summer of 2020.

Christine is a passionate listener, truth seeker, fearless warrior against guilt and shame. She feels blessed to live a life where she helps others touch the infinite wisdom that lives inside each of us. Christine believes heath and wellness are achieved with awareness of our full potential and taking steps to integrate it: mind, body and spirit. She loves supporting others along their journey by drawing from her experiences as:

  • Transpersonal Psychotherapist using solution-focused and strength-based interventions to help clients to over come obstacles and manifest the best version of themselves.
  • Certified Yoga Instructor with a focus on yoga meditation for somatic release optimizing integrated healing of the gross and subtle bodies.
  • Certified Reiki Master to clear unwanted habits, manifest goals and promote overall energetic health for her clients, their loved ones and our environment.
  • Intuitive Counselor and Healer helping others to deeply listen to the loving guidance freely given and accessible to all us from the Universe.

Exclusively at Ratna Ling, Christine offers Spiritual Attunements:  a trans-formative, intuitive, and spiritual counseling session that will help you enhance your inner wisdom, receive clarity, improve all relationships, and heal yourself of emotional/physical problems.  You can expect to feel lighter, clearer, peaceful, loving, and empowered.  These session are especially effective for highly sensitive people and empaths.

See our Wellness Center page to book an appointment or email Chris to schedule a free 15 minute telephone consultation.

Events with Christine DeCristofaro

Ratna Ling LIVE! | Your 1-hour Retreat Online
May 7, 2020

 Register to receive the link or catch us on Facebook Live every Thursday at 6pm! Since we aren’t hosting retreats in-person at this time, we want to connect with you weekly via Zoom!  You can still receive wonderful and beneficial teachings with our volunteer staff on yoga, meditation, dharma, and self-care. ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE!  Donations are always welcome. Classes are offered Thursday nights, from 6:00-7:00 PM via Zoom! May 7 – Tibetan Mantra Meditation –…

A Weekend of Self-Care | Labor Day
September 4, 2020

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS  In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email…

A Weekend of Self-Care | MLK Day 2021
January 15, 2021

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON MLK WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 26 GUESTS  In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can…

A Weekend of Self-Care | President's Day 2021
February 12, 2021

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM THIS PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS  In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email…

A Weekend of Self-Care | Memorial Day 2021
May 28, 2021

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON MEMORIAL WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS  In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email can…

A Weekend of Self Care | Labor Day 2021
September 3, 2021

SLOW DOWN, TAKE A BREAK AND REST JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIER 3 NIGHT PROGRAM ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND.  PLEASE BOOK EARLY, THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS  In the fast-paced world of mobile devices, cars, planes, deadlines, and capitalism, we can lose track of what’s important, like our well-being, inner peace, laughter, and our personal truth. You matter, and you are more than enough. That phone call or email…

A Weekend of Self-Care | Women's Retreat | Columbus Day 2021
October 8, 2021

JOIN US FOR 3 NIGHTS AT RATNA LING’S PREMIER WOMEN’S EVENT. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 24 WOMEN Ratna Ling’s Women Self-Care is an annually anticipated event with many women returning each year to share the love and community. So whether it is your first time or fourth, come join us for a long weekend of healing sisterhood – the Realm of Treasures is waiting …..  ABOUT THE PROGRAM Are you hungry for a safe place…