Meet Your Guide

Christina Dufour

Mindfulness Educator

Performance Coach

Motivational Speaker



Christina Dufour is dedicated to helping people live a life of purpose, passion, and presence. She believes everyone deserves to experience their personal power and realize their full potential.  


She founded the Carnelian Connection to bring mindfulness education and performance coaching to business professionals and the workplace, offering on-site or virtual wellness programs with group or one-on-one guidance, and team retreats. Her services also extend to athletes and schools, supporting today's youth to get their mind in the game and begin the journey of mindful self-discovery. As a Motivational Speaker Christina delivers pioneering perspectives that tackle some of today's most pressing issues and challenge the way we perceive work-life balance, self-development, uncertainty and creativity. 

With a background in management and strategic development, Christina has a unique perspective on the stress-management and performance needs of businesses and individuals. She blends her professional business and mindfulness expertise with years of study in acting and professional dance to share educational messages with an enlivening delivery that inspires action. Christina's has loyal clientele, such as KIND Snacks, who she's been servicing for five years as part of their corporate wellness program. Hearst NYC, Dorel Sports Group, and Summer Street Advisors are some of the additional companies she is proud to service. She also provides Mental Game Coaching for the Junior Academy and staff at The Golf Performance Center and Mindfulness Education for Ethan Allen Preparatory School. Christina enjoys collaborating with some of the leading names in her industry, as she creates meditation scripts and guided recordings for MUSE Meditator and the Meditation Studio App.


Christina has a degree in business management and organization and holds certifications in Mindfulness, Meditation, Qi-Gong, Deep Relaxation, and yoga instruction. She trained in Buddhist meditation under Achan Mongkol Khantibalo of Thailand and David Nichtern. Christina is accredited by Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Provider. She has received the Westfair Communications Milli Award for outstanding Entrepreneurs, participated in the World Business Forum, and has been featured in several local publications. 


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