CHRISTINE MARIE MASON

Christine Marie Mason

Founder. Christine is actively engaged in work supporting reimagining a more happy and connected culture through various transformation and futurist initiatives. She is mother to 4 grown children and stepmom to 2.

She works in developing nonviolence, human potential and sustainability. She serves on the board of Insight/Out at San Quentin prison (now in multiple prisons in California), and is the founder of the Institute for Nonviolent Evolution.

Christine serves as Chairman of Now Labs, Inc., and as an investor and advisor to many startups. She served as a Thiel Fellows advisor, convenes regular salons and events, and produced or curated 9 TEDx events from 2009 to 2013.  She served in the US Army ROTC program in college, has lived and traveled all over the world, speaks French and German.  She holds a MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University in Political Science, with theses in the comparative impact of NGOs and enterprise on the development of human rights in emerging markets, and Arab Nationalism.    

She is the author of a critically acclaimed book on recovering from pathological individualism and violence, called Indivisible (2016), and has written and illustrated,  There’s Grace (2006), Scale (2008), and Good Mommy (2013).  and has published hundreds of articles on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Emerging Technology and Tech Transfer, Cloud computing/ Software as a Service, Sustainability and Human Potential, and speaks in many venues and programs, such as HP Innovation Center, TEDx, and has been a radio or television guest on NPR, NBC, and Discovery.

Christine has been studying yoga since 2000. She has completed teacher training with Mark Whitwell, Rod Stryker (ParaYoga Level 1 & 2), Eddie Modestini and Nickie Doane (Maya Yoga – 500 hours), Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Power Yoga- Level 1) and continued teacher training with Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest and Saul David Raye and the Prison Yoga Project.  She is a student of the nondual tantra teachings as taught by TKS Desikachar and Kashmir Shaivist Tantra, as taught by Hareesh Wallis.  She holds a certificate in beginning Sanskrit, and  in the practices and philosophy of yoga from the Mattamayura Institute. She has completed coursework in Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Anatomy. She is yoga alliance certified as an experienced teacher, and has taught in the Chicago area, in St. George, Sonoma, Marin and San Francisco.

Christine sings devotional music, indie folk and blues, and plays harmonium.  She has performed with Adam Bauer, Amithaban, Jim Beckwith and Saul David Raye, at BhaktiFest, YogaWorks, Yoga Tree, Prasada, YogaSource, Jewel in the Lotus, LoveSpringSF, Yoga Center of Amherst, and many more.  She sings on the album Shyam Lila (Adam Bauer, Mantralogy Records, 2014).  She sings in local venues (Throckmorton Theater, Center for Spiritual Living, private parties), collaborating with Calvin Johnson on writing and producing.  In 2015, she recorded an album of original folk rock lullabies, produced by the award winning Ben Leinbach.  The first single from the album, Million Billion/ O Little You, was released in July, 2015.

 

 

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