Name & Credentials:
Christine Varnavas, MS, RYT 200, Level 2 TRE® facilitator
Christine’s professional background is in Education, Training and Development and Hospitality Management. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Hospitality Management degree from Madison Area Technical Collage. After 15 years of teaching, grant writing, traveling and working with individuals with disabilities, and two daughters, she decided to combine her education with her passions of all things food, fitness and fun. The outcome was a new world that allows her to teach, train, travel, create and work with amazing people. Her hobby of wellness/fitness became a profession after teaching at local gyms. She is a Level 2 TRE® Provider, yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance, is a lifetime certified level 3 Spinning Instructor, leads Yoga Retreats to Greece and is the creator of Chippewa Valley WellFEST.
My teaching style incorporates all of the teachings of past teachers from both the academic world and the somatic world. I believe teaching is a sacred contract decided upon by two or more individuals to come together and share knowledge and experience. At this time I teach in many locations, both group lessons and privates. Currently at The Center I teach TRE®. TRE® is a series of exercises designed to release deep muscular tension, stress, past and present trauma. TRE safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. It helps us get out of our fight or flight and more into our calm.