I believe a regular meditation practice not only has the power to keep you healthy and happy but everyone you come into contact with will be happier too.
I have studied meditation and yoga with some of the most renowned teachers throughout the world from gurus in Rishikesh, India, to Budhist monks in Koyasan, Japan. I graduated from Purdue University in the Health Science Program, completed my 500hr yoga teacher training from Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago, and have been teaching yoga and meditation since 2010. My teaching is influenced by studies with Jon Kabit Zinn, Pema Chodron, Rick Hanson and Depok Chopra. I consider myself a lifelong student of meditation and continue to study extensively to keep my teachings relevant and up to date with the most current exciting scientific research.
I have taught meditation in studios, boardrooms, schools, yoga festivals, retreats, rehabilitation centers, on beaches, and one-on-one sessions. I am honored to have been the expert teacher on meditation for podcasts, apps and in various media outlets including SHAPE Magazine, Reader's Digest and the Chicago Tribune and the host teacher for Yoga Journal’s Live Be Yoga Tour Team.
Through thoughtful compilation of my lifetime of study and teaching experiences, I’ve created numerous live and virtual Meditation Teacher Trainings and workshops for studios and apps. I am now so honored and excited to offer the best of the best meditation trainings at The Practice Lounge.
My intention is to provide a community space for mediators to expand practice, learning and deep discussion. My hope is that whether you want to take a deeper dive into your own practice or plan to teach and guide others on their journey, you’ll feel you've arrived exactly where you’re supposed to be
When I’m not teaching, you can find me with my husband and children hiking and skiing in Colorado or walking my 2 puppies at home in Chicago.
“It was a wonderful experience. I was intimidated at first because I had no background in teaching meditation. However Kimberly gave me the information needed in a way that made sense. At the end of the course I felt confident that I can lead a meditation practice. I am so happy that I took this course."
The course was very professional and also very personal. I got so much more out of the course than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend Kimberly’s courses to anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge and practice of meditation.
I have been practicing meditation and yoga for over 20 years which has been the backbone of both my personal and professional life. As an IT consultant, the constant travel and the pressure of project work left me feeling depleted and constantly stressed. Looking for ways to stay grounded and more at ease, I discovered yoga and meditation and have never looked back.
I credit meditation for my ability to balance life as a wife, mother, and executive of an IT consulting company. Combining my experience as a corporate executive across various industries with my extensive studies in Cranial Sacral Therapy, Yoga, and Meditation, I now develop custom corporate meditation programs to help their leaders find balance as well. I most recently led a corporate team to build and launch a successful meditation app with over 12,000 B2B and B2C users.
My intention is to hold space for all students to expand into limitless opportunities and growth. My clients range from young student groups to senior leaders with the common goal of raising self and social awareness and engagement. At The Practice Lounge, I hope to bring my expertise and experience to help corporations reach their full potential and individuals to increase their self-awareness through meditation and mindfulness practices.
I’ve earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and am currently the founder and CEO of Claire Consultants. I also hold a Certificate in Meditation Teacher Training from Chill Meditation and Massage in Chicago.
When I’m not busy at work or teaching meditation, you can find me enjoying the Chicago lakefront with my husband of 10 years and our 11 year old daughter.
"Christine has such a sense of calm presence, you just want to be around her! She was so organized and kept us all engaged which is hard to do in a corporate setting. I look forward to the days she comes."
"Christine did a great job leading us through the Mindfully Focused Workshops for our department. She was able to keep the attention of 30+ employees and everyone seemed to leave a little more calm, present and nicer. "