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Christo facilitates human potential by creating experiences that blend principles of rhythm, sound, and movement therapies for personal expression, growth and well being. He is recognized internationally as a performer, expressive therapist, master drummer and rhythm awareness drum circle facilitator, healing arts educator and practitioner, teaching artist, and seminar facilitator. He is the creator of SOUNDFORMATION MUSIC™, specializing in quality expressive and healing arts services for schools, retreats, and conferences through unique experiential classes, seminars, ceremonies, and play-shops. He has conducted seminars in Hawaii, Tahiti, Bali, Mexico, China, Brasil, Europe and North America.
Christo is the author of “LIVING ADVENTURES THROUGH SOUND™”, a unique interactive sound healing curriculum, and he holds a residency as a certified Qi Gong and Sound and Vibration healing instructor for the Tama-Do Academy, California Academy for the Healing Arts and LIVE Yoga/ Wellness. As a recording artist, he produced 3 critically acclaimed “Soundscape Pyramids” world/ambient, therapeutic sound meditation recordings on his SOUNDFORMATION label. His unique interactive drumming / percussion curriculum “RHYTHMAGIC™”, utilizes instructional exercises and games promoting team building, shared leadership and creative expression through experiential rhythm awareness.
Christo is Music Director for the esteemed “SACRED DANCE LIVE” movement meditation theatre specializing in world ambient sound-scapes, and he is currently the Creative Director for the “POSSIBLE DREAM PLAYERS”, a therapeutic musical theater troupe serving adults with developmental disabilities. He also serves at risk and orphaned youth, adults with disabilities and a variety of people as an expressive therapist, through many counseling and therapeutic recreation programs and Non Profit organizations such as The Men’s Center of Los Angeles, The Rhythmic Arts Project, Mi Star, Hearts Giving Hope, Camp to Belong among others.
Christo has extensive film, TV and international concert performance credits as a drummer with a variety of World, Rock, R&B, and Devotional Singing music artists including Air Supply, Mary Wells, Fabien Maman, & The Breath of Life Tribe, among many others. He is a regularly featured performer at Disneyland, the World Festival of Sacred Music, Esalen, and Bhakti Fest, Lightening at a Bottle, Burning Man, among others, Christo has performed with the esteemed LUNA NEGRA ballet, and many dance companies internationally.
Christo is an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church and maintains a personal Wellness Coaching, Sound Healing, and Drumming Instruction private practice in Los Angeles, CA. He holds certificates for many energetic healing arts practices including:
• B.S. Therapeutic Recreation Penn State University
• Certified Tama-Do™ Practitioner (Sound/Color/Movement therapy)
• Certified REMO Health Rhythms™ Drum Circle Facilitator
• Certified Theta Healing™ Practitioner
• Certified Reconnective Healing™ Practitioner
• EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique™) Practitioner
• Institute for Shamanic Studies