Retreat Hosts & Programmers!

Would you like to host a high quality retreat experience and fill your retreat with ease?


  • Offers a unique program that deepens the experience of meditation for everyone from beginners to those who practice it regularly?
  • Understands, embraces-and LIVES-true mind-body connectiveness and is excited to share its benefits with others?
  • Is an enthusiastic, passionate retreat host who knows her subject matter inside and out?



I have operated my own micro-retreat center in the wilds of Maine for the last five years and have also hosted international events in Mexico. I’ve taught and invited experts to share their insights with my guests. From this experience, I know a lot about the importance of finding the right programming balance for my retreat guests. They know that when they leave my retreats, they will be physically, mentally and emotionally recharged—and anxious to return for more.

Thanks to my loyal following on social media (nearly 5,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn); my business background and reputation as a seasoned and well-respected retreat leader; and a regular schedule of virtual events that continually fortify my 1,000+ mailing list (average open rate of 28% vs. industry average 17%), I can help you attract the kind of events that make all the difference.

My Clients Are

Executives: 25%
Entrepreneurs: 70%
Retired: 5%
Average Age: 45
College Education +: 98%

Marketing Engagement:

4,895 Followers across: FaceBook, Instagram, Pinterest, Lin
1,100 Email Contacts with average open rate of 28% (17% industry avg.) and click rate of 10% (7% industry avg.)

Hi, I am….


Kristi Stangeland, founder of My ParaVita. As an international retreat leader, lecturer, private meditation coach for busy executives and creator of the My ParaVita Circle, an online meditation membership program, I help busy people find balance, wellness and contentment in their daily lives.

My career began many years ago in New York City as a CPA for PricewaterhouseCoopers and J.P. Morgan Chase. After starting a meditation practice more than 20 years ago, I discovered the many benefits of meditation for my own personal wellness, self-awareness and the ability to find balance in my life. One thing led to another and I left the corporate world behind to embrace holistic wellness. I hold a diploma in Mindfulness Study by the NLP Centre of Excellence and completed the three-year BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program™, begun by Professor Thomas Lin Yun, one of the most renowned Chinese philosophers of our time.

For nearly 15 years, I’ve helped women create opportunities for professional success and personal fulfillment through meditation, retreats and feng shui.

This knowledge has been transformative to my life, which is why I am passionate about sharing it with others by offering practical techniques, insights and inspiration.

One of my most popular retreats is…




Retreat guests discover how their own personal mantras—the vibration the universe created at the time of their birth based on Vedic mathematic formulas—can raise their meditation practice to a new level.

 Using silent and guided meditations, retreat participants discover the power of this ancient practice to evoke real change in their modern lives. After a special ceremony in which they receive their personalized mantra, we engage in intuitive exercises and a series of workshops to help them maximize the innate power of their mantra.

I teach my guests how quieting their minds through silent repetition of their mantra brings them to a state of serenity that creates deeper levels of awareness. As they experience the benefits of a rich and regular meditation practice, they discover for themselves what I have known for two decades: that quality meditation leads to improved health, increased insights and compassion. This empowers us to be agents of change in our own lives, our communities and our world.

Activities include: 

  • Silent & Guided Meditation with discussion
  • Ceremony to receive personalized mantra
  • Intuitive exercises

Listen to Cathy Discuss the Benefits of Receiving her Personal Mantra

Hear what Pat had to say of receiving her manta:

Hear what Enid, a client and frequent retreat participant has to say

“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your retreat. What a group of incredible women. Everyone was so open and on interesting paths to personal growth. You are really doing great things!!”

Barbara D., Retreat Participant

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