Hi, I’m Christine Morgenstern Shin, a 20+ year integrative wellness practitioner in Laguna Beach, CA. As founder of Couture Fit Living, my mission is to help clients discover holistic and sustainable solutions to enhance their complete life – mind, body and soul. Whether locally or by telehealth sessions, I serve individuals around the country with chronic illnesses or significant health challenges, healthy individuals who want to improve their quality of life, and teens who want to lessen their anxiety and stress.
I use three key fundamentals to optimize change: personal lifestyle values, functional nutrition and mindful movement. Rooted in the belief that everyone deserves a vibrant life, the Lifestyle Matrix TM is our proprietary resource that guides clients through an extensive personal journey to become their best self.
I have a passion to teach people of all ages not just how to live, but how to thrive! Learn about my personal wellness journey here.
Education and Credentials
In addition to a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut, Christine maintains professional designations that include Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner (FNLP), Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (CHHP), as well as a graduate of Full Body Systems through Functional Nutrition Alliance. Christine has continued her education and mentorship under Andrea Nakayama for the past six years, while also expanding into graduate level education under Dr. Kharrazian at The Kharrazian Institute. She attends yearly continuing education immersions at various conferences from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, and the American Nutrition Association which hosts high profile educators in the field of functional medicine and lifestyle medicine.
Presently, Christine is a candidate of the Brain Longevity Training at the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. Her focus is in neuroscience, positive psychology and the interconnective weave between mental health, immune health, gut health and epigenetics.
To compliment her clinical background, Christine is certified as a Yoga Alliance 200RYT through the Dallas Yoga Center and Yoga Alliance 125RCYT to help teenagers discover their super powers through yoga and mindfulness.
Christine’s yoga background is rooted and inspired by Tias Little from Prajna Yoga, focusing on therapeutic somatic influences and the subtle body. Further training through Anusara yoga, Hatha-Raja yoga, Bo Forbes, the Maze Method and SYTAR also contribute to Christine’s interdisciplinary approach. Her current studies for the last several years is in the art and science of yoga therapy, specifically mental wellness.
Additionally, she maintained her initial training as a Lifestyle and Behavioral Coach, Certified Wellness and Health Coach (CWHC) and a CPT-ACE Fitness Coach since 2001. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) , The Functional Medicine Association of North Texas, the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, IDEA, Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Previously, Christine was a professional business consultant working with commercial, corporate and boutique fitness companies in franchise development, start-ups, financial and service capacities.