About Christina Cunningham
I was compelled to start my own healing journey because I had my first episode of existential burnout when I was only 18 years old. Through this experience, I uncovered a deep disconnect between who I wanted to be and the realty of who I was. I didn't know it then, but it was the beginning of my path into personal healing and a professional mission of helping others do the same. It was the path of healing the wounds of disconnection and default trauma responses to cultivation of a vibrant and beautifully joyful life.
I have spent the last 20+ years on my journey of personal and professional evolution, seeking out the beliefs, behaviors & stories within myself that have prevented me from living my authentic truth. I have studied the human experience from a variety of perspectives: Massage Therapy, Bioenergetics & Shen Sensitivity training, Nutrition, Fermentation & Gut Rebuilding, Health Coaching, trauma sensitivity training, BodyMind integration, Ayurveda and more.
Through hands-on bodywork, classes & workshops, I coach others to heal their own wounds of disconnection, to develop alchemical self-care habits & to create fulfillment by tapping into their own innate capabilities. I help my clients to reclaim the sovereignty of their own lives, to use obstacles as trail guides, to attune to the language of the body & to deeply trust themselves.
I acknowledge that my experiences and opportunities originate from a place of a certain amount of financial & societal privilege. I am very interested in the intersection of unlearning the inherent biases of such a foundation AND my true calling as a guide to assist others in living an authentic, embodied & contributive life. I fully accept that this process is on-going in my life & in society at large. I am fully dedicated to realizing my place in the healing of people & the planet and the restoration of an interconnected consciousness. And I honor the land and it's original inhabitants on which I am grateful to practice.
✦ 2000- Graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Major: Creative and Professional Writing, minors in Women's Studies and Sociology
✦ 2001 - Graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2001
✦ 2007 - Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapy Training
✦ 2008 - Certified Personal Training for Massage Therapist
✦ 2009- Lifestyle Educator in an Integrative Medical clinic beside a Functional Medical Dr, Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Chiropractor
✦ 2012 - Certified in Integrative Nutrition
✦ 2013 - Certified Fermentationist
✦ 2016 - Certified Body Thrive Coach
✦ 2018 - Master Level Bioenergetic-Shen Therapist
✦ 2020 - Certified BodyMind Coach
My personal & professional values are:
✦ Safety first
All choices (even self-destructive ones) at some point were made to create a sense of safety; be compassionate & gentle with yourself and always titrate your expansion. I practice through a trauma-sensitive and whole being perspective and will always honor you as the driver of your own experience. I will assist you in determining if coaching and bodywork is the best fit for you at this moment of your journey or if seeking professional medical and/or mental health is appropriate.
✦ Self-care is the foundation to the realization of your fullest potential.
Always start with the reconnecting with self. Cultivate rhythms that renew and reconnect you and develop a trusting relationship with your inner wisdom, courage & grace.
✦ The body is infused with your spirit and communicates in emotions, sensations and feelings.
Focusing less on how things look and more on how things feel then we can engage the wild, instinctual, intuitional, quantum, spiritual aspects inherent & at our disposal.
✦ Evolving your Identity is always available
We all have a mission and purpose that resides in our hearts and it always attempting to express itself. Our ask is to seek out the layers (beliefs, habits, coping mechanisms) that impede the unfolding of who we are becoming next and continue our human revolution intimately connected to consciousness itself. Always learn about your inherent gifts and try not to pathologize the your unique riddle of life. Also, it is our mandaate to become absolutely happy and joyful!
✦ All life is intra-connected and precious.
the unlimited consciousness of all creation dwells in every single human being, animal and the planet at large and has never been separate or disconnected. It is all preciously intertwined and intradependent upon the sum of its parts.
✦ Embrace the mystic nature of life
It takes a lifetime to know yourself, leave space and develop profound reverence for that which is mystic or beyond comprehension and allow yourself to co-create with consciousness, this is tantamount to revealing your fullest expression.
It is my honor to have you in my space and may we all know the beauty of being alive, awake and able to contribute our unique gifts to the world.