Life Motto:“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” -Buddha
Hometown: Embarrassing to admit but a good place to be “FROM”…Lancaster, CA (an hour north of Los Angeles).
Have lived in San Diego: Since 2002 and will never leave!
Hobbies: In my spare time (yes, I have spare time) I enjoy reading, training for my next full marathon, traveling, and starting businesses ;-).
Something people would be surprised to know about Christine: I have had my motorcycle license since 2001 and love riding my Yamaha R6 through the beautiful canyons of San Diego county or at the racetrack (Chuckwalla). I also used to street race a 1967 Mustang back when I was younger and I am a HUGE car fanatic, mostly the classics.
What first inspired Christine to do what she does: My own journey guides my passion. I have developed a strong desire for living a balanced life. Surrounding myself with equal parts fun and challenge while pursuing my own definition of wellness and healthy living. I know that living well means something different for everyone. I wanted to create a supportive space dedicated to the pursuit of health and wellness in a luxurious spa setting that recognizes and values the importance of our environment. Eco Chateau is the culmination of my dream to fully and consciously live a purposeful life – mentally, physically and spiritually.
What Christine LOVES about what she does: As many know, Eco Chateau is not my first company. I have been correctly described as a serial entrepreneur. Regardless of the business, my focus is always on making lives better. That is the connecting thread weaving together an elite, eco-friendly home cleaning service (Cleanology), an innovative social marketing agency (Social Starfish), the perfectly-timed delivery of a live Christmas tree by singing and dancing elves (Adopt-A-Christmas-Tree), and a luxurious wellness spa. I really possess a burning desire to create a positive impact on our world and create job positions that my team is passionate about. I also have a genuine love for assisting others on their journey. As well as a dedication and commitment to quality customer service that respects each and every individual. These are the values that guide me. This is why I love everything that I do.
Life Motto: “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Lived in San Diego: May 2013 – April 2017 (now back in sunny Phoenix!)
Hobbies: When I’m not working, I can be found coaching competitive soccer, playing with my dogs outside, and working my way through the recipes in our family cookbooks (yes, there are more than one!).
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am equal parts tomboy and girly-girl. I spend 6-7 days a week on a soccer field, so I am constantly coming home sweaty from working with my players. On the other hand, I love makeup and have worked on over 25 photo shoots and weddings, including doing everyone’s makeup in my own wedding party!
Special Skills: I am passionate about helping our youth become happy, successful and effective leaders. I do leadership and life coaching for young adults, which allows me to utilize my MBA and Masters in Leadership to help shape our next generation of leaders. My background in organizational development and management analysis help me to look at all sides of something in order to make sure it’s as efficient as possible.
What you LOVE about what you do: I came to Eco Chateau as a client because I was trying to reset my body. I was in a bad car accident in August 2012 that resulted in spine and nerve damage and a lot of pain. I spent over a year in physical therapy and was looking into alternative therapies so that I could get off of all of my medications. I did the 21-day detox and was able to rid my body of the residual medications, as well as be the most relaxed and pain free I had been since my accident. I love that I get to pay that forward and help other clients on their wellness journey and look forward to hearing their stories of success.
Life Motto: Always carry a writing utensil, so that bucket list entries can be marked “DONE” at a moment’s notice.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Lived in San Diego: Off & on since 1997, but most recently since 2014. My wanderlust is more manageable these days, so I think this time is for keeps. 🙂
Hobbies: Reading, writing, and (avoiding) arithmetic. Anything on, in, or near the water. Living up to my namesake Saraswati – the Hindu goddess of music, arts, and learning. Connoisseur of both champagne & key lime pie.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I helped provide the storyline arc for one season of a cult fav television show back in the early 00’s. I could tell you, but then I’d have to…well, you know! *hint*
Special Skills: Sabrage – the opening of a champagne bottle with a sabre or other special blade. I’m just as surprised as everyone else each time that I do it without chopping my arm off, because I tend to be fairly clumsy!
What you LOVE about what you do: Physical and psychic health are intrinsically-related. I’m honored to be a part of the team at Eco Chateau as it helps its clients on their journey to achieve the optimum balance of whole-body wellness.
Life Motto: “The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn in unconditional love, which includes not only others, but OURSELVES as well.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Hometown: Marble Rock, IA
Lived in San Diego: November 2016
Hobbies: I enjoy reading, outdoors activities, and love to cook.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I am an ayurvedic practitioner.
Special Skills: I specialize in holistic healings and essential oils.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love what I do, because I always find myself learning and growing. Each day provides new people who are looking to improve their well being and I get to be a part of their journey to living a healthier lifestyle. There is nothing more rewarding and inspiring than being surrounded by others who are motivated to take care of their bodies.
Life Motto: Help yourself with the intention of helping others.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lived in San Diego: Since July 2010 to finish high school and try something new!
Hobbies: Ocean swimming, mountain hiking, crystal meditation, expressive dancing, being crafty, healthy recipes, and all sorts of adventures!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am working on growing my own garden and learning to live a fully sustainable life!
Special skills: My love to truly understand how people feel and my desire to understand things on the deepest molecular level.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love connecting with all sorts of people and seeing how similar we all can be as well as being able to share my knowledge with people who really care.
Life Motto: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.” – Martha Graham
Hometown: Born in Iran, grew up in Orange County.
Lived in San Diego: Although I’ve admired it from afar for quite some time, I just moved in Summer 2016
Hobbies: Dance/aerial silks, yoga (certified instructor), rock climbing, riding my bicycle, and being outdoors admiring flowers, the sun, and the moon.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I’m a doctor! I received my PhD in 2014 from UCR.
Special Skills: I’m pretty good at finding silver linings and things to be grateful for.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love working in an environment where everyone comes together in the name of wellness. We have such a lovely sanctuary here and it is a pleasure to take part in and witness peoples’ health journeys in all of their forms.
Life Motto: “We reap what we sow, so plant good seeds” – The law of karma from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (actually anything from this book)
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised!
Hobbies: I enjoy anything makeup/cosmetics related, doing peoples makeup or just applying and trying new techniques on myself, writing, checking out new museums, listening to new music and hanging out with friends. Oh- and my current passion has been baking since I just got a Kitchen Aid for Christmas!
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I played soccer from 4th grade to 8th grade, until I had to quit because I broke my collarbone trying to get the ball during a game and falling.
Special Skills: I have a lot of experience in designer items because I worked at a designer consignment retail shop for 4 years. Also, I’m blessed with connect 4 skills.
What I LOVE about what I do: Sometimes people are just having a bad day and I love being able to change their mood and give them, even for a couple seconds, a positive outlook and a smile.
Life Motto: “Keep a little fire burning, however small, however hidden.” –Cormac McCarthy
Hometown: Downtown San Diego
Lived in San Diego: Moved to San Diego when I was seven years old so I’ve been here for about 17 years.
Hobbies: LAUGHING!! (The medicine for anything, it’s my belief), Make up, Fashion, Music and anything that makes my heart skip a few beats (:
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I actually LOVE singing! I always have a melody stuck in my head. You might get lucky and hear me hum a song here and there as I go by (; I use to be in church choir as a kid and learned to use singing as a way to release stress and anxiety.
Special Skills: My SMILE: I will always have one on me. I believe a smile changes anyone’s day and for all you know that could be the only one they have received all day.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love the environment! I love seeing my clients transition from when they walk in the door to leaving in peace and go about their day.
Life Motto: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”.
Hometown: Osgood, IN – Population 1600 (Including the cows)
Lived in San Diego: I packed everything I could fit into my VW Bug in 2013 and trekked across the U.S. I love living in San Diego. It definitely feels like I’ve found my way “home”.
Hobbies: I am a creative spirit. I love doing photography, writing novels & short stories, painting, and creating things with my hands. I think creative expression feeds the soul! It is an important part of my life.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I have nine tattoos.
Special Skills: I like seeing the world through different lenses. I enjoy writing, nature photography, Photoshop editing, and painting with acrylics!
What I LOVE about what I do: I love meeting new people and learning about their lives. I believe that every interaction is an opportunity to learn from one another, to share and to grow as an individual. I believe that we are here to make a difference in the world through our connections with others, through expression of our true nature, through positive vibes and love.
Life Motto: “To thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare
Hometown: Born in Fairfield, CA but moved to San Diego at a young age, so I can consider myself a true San Diegan.
Lived in San Diego: Since 1996
Hobbies: I enjoy singing loudly while driving, watching A LOT of Netflix in my downtime and spending quality time with my family and loved ones. I also consider myself a “foodie” and love to explore different food culture wherever I go!
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: Before hopping on board with Eco Chateau, I had a career in show business as a Wig Technician and Makeup Artist and have worked with some celebrities you may know. Ask me and I will be glad to tell you!
Special Skills: I have been told that I have pretty spot-on singing impressions of Britney Spears, Shakira and Gwen Stefani. I can’t exactly say that I’m a professional, but I’m always happy to bring a laugh!
What I LOVE about what I do: I love being a part of a positive and energetic team that strives to bring wellness, relaxation and happiness into people’s lives!
Life Motto: “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
Hometown: Rhinelander, WI. -Yes, I’m a Midwest girl at heart!
Lived in San Diego: I moved to San Diego at the end of August (2017) for graduate school at the University of San Diego. I’m a newbie!
Hobbies: I am really motivated by self-care and being good to myself. I love being submersed in nature, so hiking, walks with my dog, yoga, and beach days are always a must. While I’m active, I also love a good chick flick and a night in with friends. I thrive on connection and just love to be around people who bring out the best in me and make me feel so good. 😊
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I spent a month in Africa this summer and fell in love with the simplicity of the Tanzanian community and the beautiful views.
Special Skills: I’m a counseling major. I have a huge heart, ears that always listen, and eyes that never judge. I truly feel that just being there for people to talk to and lean on can change the world.
What I LOVE about what I do: I love learning and growing in who I am along with our clients! Taking care of myself is a HUGE part of my life and being able to be a part of other people’s self-exploration and journey makes me so happy to be with Eco Chateau.
Life Motto: “Keep it Moving and Stay in your Lane.”
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: …almost all my life. Proud Navy Brat!
Hobbies: Love being outdoors and enjoying all the beautiful scenery San Diego has to offer.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: This career choice is my 2nd wind. I was in the corporate world for a long time before shifting gears. I’m so blessed to have made the transition successfully.
I am also an undercover couch potato. I love my PJs. I’m secretly lazy. My body says “No”, but my mind holds me accountable and gets me going!
Special skills: I can find efficiency in ANY process. Is that a special skill? My husband WOULD NOT agree. LOL!
What you LOVE about what you do: I’ve been in the Health, Wellness and Spa industry for 11 years now. I enjoy sharing my journey with clients and helping them reach their goals. I cherish my clients and their stories inspire and humble me. This industry is ever changing and I get excited about new techniques, services and products. I am honored to be working alongside an amazing sisterhood of women who want to better the San Diego community one person at a time.
Life Motto: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” – Thoreau
Hometown: Indiana ~ Go Hoosiers!
Lived in San Diego: fell in love in 2015.. never leaving 🙂
Hobbies: Anything outdoors! running, hiking, yoga, training, and walking with my furry sons, Yogi Bear <3 & Osso Bear <3 Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I have a strong military background and am passionate about the military community. I’m also currently pursuing a DACM at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. <3 Special Skills: Adaptability. 😉
What I LOVE about what I do: I love getting to meet people from all walks of life!! I’m passionate about holistic health and learning everything I can about integrated mind/body healing. Working around like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating a positive impact on the community is one the most rewarding things to me.
Life Motto: Less is MORE!
Hometown: Danville, CA
Lived in San Diego: Since 2013
Hobbies: Yoga, weight lifting, beach walks, healthy cooking and meal prepping
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I love to sew and do crafty projects around the house.
Special Skills: I’ve been in the health/wellness and spa industry for almost 25 years! I recently completed Yoga Teachers training at Core Power Yoga, which both deepened and heightened my love of yoga. These two industries have made for a perfect marriage in my day to day life.
What you LOVE about what you do: I am a firm believer of the MIND-BODY-SPIRIT connection… I am committed to my own personal journey of health/wellness and am excited to share this knowledge of diet, exercise and healthy living with YOU! I have come to realize my life’s work and passion is to offer a safe nurturing space for my clients. At the end of the day, I am so lucky to love what I do and make a difference in how you feel. Namaste.
Life Motto: Risk Nothing Gain Nothing
Hometown: San Diego
Lived in San Diego: Born & Raised!
Hobbies: I have always been a Disney lover so I found a creative outlet in making flower crowns and Minnie Ears and selling them on Etsy. It’s like my way of meditating!
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I’ve always been extremely interested in speech and languages. I would love to learn as many as 10 languages. I am currently teaching myself German, Italian, and Russian. Zdravstvuy! 🙂
Special Skills: I love oil paining! I’ve always had a fascination with astronomy so I love painting planets and stars. I have always been artsy! I draw, paint, sculpt and I am a photoshop geek, I even received degrees in Graphic Design, Digital Art, and Art History!
What you LOVE about what you do: I just love having a job where I can help people become the best version of themselves physically and mentally. Helping people feel better and get healthier is very rewarding. And of course I love meeting all different types of people, it makes for a very interesting day!
Life Motto: Dream big, work hard, stay focused, and surround yourself with good people, and animals 😉 Keep it positive! You’ve only got one life, live it!
Hometown: Born in Long Island, New York. Raised in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Lived in San Diego: Since 1994
Hobbies: Biking, reading, the arts, pilates, spinning, relaxing at the beach
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I was offered the opportunity to train for a spot on the US gymnastics team at the age of 14.
Special Skills: Being able to customize the experience for each and every guest through my natural and instant rapport with people that help put them at ease during treatment.
What I love about what I do: I am extremely passionate about my profession, and being able to express that through my work in the health and wellness industry to so many individuals.
Life Motto: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Hometown: Laguna Hills, CA
Lived in San Diego: Just moved here in 2017
Hobbies: Hanging out with my nieces and my little old man yorkie – he’s almost 13! Keeping up to date on nutrition, reading books on spirituality, and exploring San Diego since I’m a newbie 😉
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: When I was a kid, I was raised in the Catholic School System and wanted to be a Nun!
Special Skills: I have been doing skin care for 12 years and have been a specialist in all the fields: waxing, facials, make-up, and clinical aesthetics. Here are some things that set me apart from others in my field: I’ve been told my touch is so good, that I should work on celebrities, and I have many yelp reviews about how my clients love their eyebrows after a shaping with me. I have also been told I am very good with young ones that come in, unsure about receiving a service, and I feel this is because of my ability to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. I am a Certified Nutritionist, and also went to college to study TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and completed studies as a Holistic Health Care Practitioner Specialized in Herbal Sciences. It also included training in other alternative healing methods such as Aromatherapy, Cupping, Moxibustion, and Gua Sha. I feel I bring my healing energy to every space I work in.
What I LOVE about what I do: I have an interest in everything about skin care! I love the make-up, the medical side, the fluff stuff and even waxing. I love skin care period, but to me the best part about what I do, is combining my touch with my knowledge, and being able to help people from the inside to the out!
Life Motto:‘Be curious, not judgmental’ -Walt Whitman
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Lived in San Diego: since 2008
Hobbies: I’m a bit of gym rat and I love cooking.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I have an irrational fear of cottage cheese, there’s just something about the consistency that freaks me out.
Special Skills: I actually give a really good massage, I’ve been asked many times during facials if I was also a massage therapist.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love helping people relax and unwind while also helping them look and feel they’re best
Life Motto: “If you want to be happy then be.”
Hometown: I was born and raised in Fresno, CA
Lived in San Diego: I fell in love with San Diego every summer until I finally moved here in February of 2012.
Hobbies: I could spend hours seashell hunting in the tide pools and often find hidden trails to hike around SD. On the weekends you can find me wandering street markets and attending music festivals. I love playing with my two cats, but they hate when we leave to travel!
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I once had melanoma removed off my calf which inspired me to become a skin care specialist. I have a completely irrational fear of spiders, and I love cooking!
Special Skills: I believe creating the right vibe and a clean space for your client is important. I take pride in knowing that I love what I do and it shows!
What I LOVE about what I do: Danielle enjoys combining her passion for aesthetics and excellent customer service with a personal touch. “The best part of my job is learning the ‘latest and greatest’ in skincare and being able to educate our customers about the benefits of our products and services!”
Life Motto: Happiness is key to a successful life.
Hometown: Concord, California
Lived in San Diego: I have lived in San Diego for 6 years now. I love it here!
Hobbies: I play indoor soccer, I am a long distance runner, and I enjoy makeup as well.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I played D1 soccer at San Diego State University for 4 years and played competitively my entire life.
Special Skills: I am certified in PCA Chemical peels, Dermalogica certified, and I specialize in working with those with rosacea, dry, and acne prone skin. I also do makeup for special occasions, such as weddings, graduations, proms, etc.
What I LOVE about what I do: I have always been passionate about skincare, but what makes me LOVE my job is the fact that I can help someone achieve the skin that they have always desired. I love being able to make others feel beautiful and confident in their own skin!
Life Motto: Never let clouds dim your sunshine.
Hometown: Chester, NH
Lived in San Diego: End of 2016
Hobbies: Gym, my dog, and the beach
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I graduated high school and drove across the country a month later with my (now) husband. Then, we got married and I obtained my esthetics license just over a year later!
Special Skills: I can play three instruments! (Guitar, Piano and Alto Saxophone)
What I LOVE about what I do: I love to make people look feel good, and feel confident in the skin they’re in!
Life motto: Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you give, you get. And treat others as you wish to be treated.
Hometown: I was born in the North Shore of Massachusetts and grew up in New Hampshire.
Lived in San Diego: 11 years
Hobbies: I love to do anything outdoors with my dog; hiking, the beach, travelling, exploring new places of this beautiful part of the country. Also, I love yoga, music, dancing and being with my friends and family.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am a die hard Dave Matthews Band fan. I had the honor of meeting him 2 years ago in Boston. I’ve seen them play 19 times and plan to double that 😉
Special Skills: Working with and listening to my client to provide them with exactly what they need.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love knowing that I am helping others. I also love to hear from my clients that I have helped with their pain or stress in anyway possible 🙂
Life Motto: Be Grateful, be hopeful, be positive, be peaceful, be well, and BELIEVE IN LOVE! <3 Hometown: I was born in San Diego. I have lived in several different countries and states, but I always return to my beautiful hometown of San Diego!
Hobbies: I love nature and enjoy being outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are hiking, sailing, kayaking, boogie boarding, studying Shamanism, reading and spending time with my family, friends and my 2 little rescue dogs.
Something that people would be surprised to know about you: I am 20% Native American and my mother named me after the Indigenous people of Nayarit, Mexico called “Cora” people.
Special Skills: Being intuitive in nature. It’s easy for me to be open, friendly and warm toward each guest, which I think sets them at ease for a more relaxed session. I like to customize each session according to the needs of my guests, using a blend of modalities and energy work.
What you LOVE about what you do: I love making people feel better in their body & spirit. I want my guests to leave feeling that I have facilitated some change in how they feel overall!
Motto: These pretty much sum it up. 🙂
Be kind, be positive, be grateful and enjoy life
“It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life. ” – Joyce Meyers
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer
Hometown: Seattle, WA (Just moved from Miami so my heart is in both places)
Lived in SD? I just moved to San Diego- 2016
Hobbies: Traveling and exploring new places and new cultures, going to the beach as often as I can, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy volunteering for non-profits, and attending farmers markets, street fairs and live music performances.
Something that people would be surprised to know about me: I love high adrenaline experiences- fast roller coasters, bungee jumping, and sky diving
Special Skills: Ability to connect well with others and help them feel comfortable. My mom always told me when I was young that I have the Gift of Gab, which ended up (probably to her surprise 🙂 ) helping me personally and professionally.
What I love about what I do: Meeting new people and being a part in their healing; providing relaxation so they can escape some of the stresses of their daily lives
Life Motto: Give to yourself, so you have more to give to others with joy without being depleted.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised!
Hobbies: Being in the water, hiking, gardening and spending time with my puppy, Ginger.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: That I am psychic, clairvoyant and very intuitive.
Special Skills: Ability to use intuition and empathy to tap into what clients need so they can relax and rejuvenate.
What I LOVE about what I do: Helping people to feel good in their bodies and seeing the transformation in their face…it’s EVERYTHING!!
Life Motto: Travel far enough you meet yourself, for life begins at the end of your comfort zone!
Hometown: Imperial Beach, CA (A small beach town right by the Tijuana border.)
Lived in San Diego: Born and raised
Hobbies: Traveling, costuming, dancing, organic vegan cooking, laughing, beach, jungle, adventure, camping, hiking, fashion, healing, crystals, essential oils, shamanic ceremonies, make-up, yoga, coffee, healing for beauty from inside out, my main squeeze and best friend my husband Josh, meditation, luxury, breathing, organic lifestyle, eco living, animal rights, reading, retreats.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I hoop dance (hula hoop) and occasionally spin fire.
Special Skills: My specialty massage modalities are hot stone, deep tissue, thai massage, chakra balancing, reiki and energy healing. I believe I have a special way of creating sacred spaces for people’s healing and releasing. I teach dance fitness and also do holistic nutrition coaching so my treatment plans for health go much further than my massage table.
What I LOVE about what I do: One of the things I LOVE about my job is seeing the physical signs of relaxation and de-stress in the body during and after a service. It’s incredible what just a couple minutes of breath work and scalp massage can do for the body, the entire texture of the body and muscle changes. I am fascinated with the human body and very passionate about my calling as a healer.
Life Motto: Every day is an opportunity to be my best self.
Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana
Lived in San Diego: I’ve lived in San Diego for four years (since 2013).
Hobbies: I’ve always loved singing; I recently joined the San Diego Women’s chorus and love it! I grew up swimming and really like spending time at the beach. I can spend entire days cooking and enjoy making food for my friends and family.
Something that people will be surprised to know about me: I used to work on whale watch boats in Cape Cod taking data on humpback whales. Best summers of my life!
Special Skills: I bring a very nurturing presence and intuitive sensitivity to each session, allowing me to feel when the body is responding to different techniques and pressure levels and adjust in order to facilitate the most effective session possible.
What I LOVE about what I do: I grew up in a family of massage therapists, so I learned the benefits of massage at an early age. Now, practicing massage therapy allows me to connect with so many people and use skills and talents passed down to me from my parents, a gift I am thankful for each day.