"IT'S NOT ABOUT HAVING IT ALL

BUT BEING AT PEACE WITH ALL WE HAVE 

IT'S NOT ABOUT BECOMING WONDER WOMAN

BUT DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF BEING A WOMAN"

FLAB, FLAWS AND ALL!"

 

CRIS LINARES

 

AWARDED 'HOMETOWN HERO' BY GLAMOUR MAGAZINE, CRIS LINARES IS ONE OF THE MOST PASSIONATE VOICES FOR MODERN WOMEN'S WELLNESS, FAITH AND EMPOWERMENT.

 

International Author, Brazilian Psychologist and Midwest messy mom of five, Cris Linares is the founder of the acclaimed  DIVA DANCE® Therapy, and for the last 20 years, her inspiring life story and groundbreaking work has been published in Shape, Marie Claire, FOX, Women’s Health and more.  

Cris is also a certified Health and Emotional Coach from the International Coach Federation, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Program and studied Cognitive Therapy at Harvard University.

With her signature passion and unapologetic humor, Cris is trailblazer using cutting-edge psychology, dance and faith to empower modern women, girls and teams. She has brought her pioneer work and inspiring message all over the world, including two TEDx talks.

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PEOPLE ASK ME...

“How did you go from struggling with chronic anxiety - feeling like a Brazilian fish out of the frozen water in Fargo - afraid to speak English, to being invited to share your message of empowerment all over the world, including two TedxTalks?” 

 

 

SUCCESS STORIES

"CRIS IS DYNAMIC, VULNERABLE AND A FEARLESS ALLY FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES. SHE IS A FUNNY, WITTY AND BRILLIANT SPEAKER THAT ALSO HAS A GIFT FOR CONNECTING TO THE AUDIENCE."

Sandi C. Piatz
Director at Microsoft Campus, ND

"THE MESSAGE THAT CRIS LINARES SHARES THROUGH DIVA DANCE® IS NECESSARY FOR EVERY WOMAN."

Dr. Joan Borysenko
P.h.D. in medical sciences from Harvard & New York BestSeller author of “Minding the Body, Mending the Mind”

"WOW!! WHAT AND AWESOME EVENT IT WAS! FOR SO LONG I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS FOR BEING ME. WELL NOT ANY LONGER AND I WON'T BE SOFT TONED ABOUT ANY COMPLIMENT THAT I GET. I'M STEPPING UP THAT MUCH MORE NOW TO IMPACT MY COMMUNITY AND LIVE FUN, FEARLESS & FREE. "

Rachel Stone
Founder of P’s & Q’s Etiquette

"CRIS GAVE A VERY INSPIRING MESSAGE IN FRONT OF NEARLY 1,000 ATTENDEES. SHE WAS ENERGETIC, MOTIVATING, INTERACTIVE AND VERY RELATABLE WITH OUR AUDIENCE. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH CRIS AND HER TEAM AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN UPLIFTING SPEAKER."

Samantha Bucknell
Special Events Coordinator, EmBe

"I JUST COULDN'T MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM 'MOM TO LOVER' CRIS HELPED ME SEE MYSELF IN A WHOLE NEW WAY, AS A WOMAN WHO COULD SHED THE JUNE CLEAVER IMAGE AND CHANNEL MY INNER SHAKIRA!"

Nicole Phillips
Author of "Kindness is Contagious", News Anchor & Mom of 3

"CRIS' INSPIRING PRESENTATION AT OUR UNITED WAY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ALWAYS RECEIVES OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! SHE'S FUNNY, PASSIONATE, AUTHENTIC AND WONDERFULLY FLAWED JUST LIKE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT CRIS IS WILLING TO SHARE HER WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE WITH OUR COMMUNITY'S UP AND COMING LEADERS! "

Kristi Huber
President & CEO United Way of Cass-Clay

"CRIS' WORKSHOP WAS A FANTASTIC, DEEP, THRILLING AND ENERGIZING EXPERIENCE. IN ADDITION TO HER WONDERFUL PHYSICAL PRESENCE, CRIS' SPIRIT CAPTIVATES US AND INVITES US TO A UNIQUE INNER JOURNEY!"

Marcia Argolo
Coordinator of L.A. Women's Group & Associate Director at UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance

"CRIS HAS AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY OF CONNECTING WITH WOMEN FROM MANY WALKS OF LIFE... SHE IS ONE COLORFUL WOMAN - NOT JUST BECAUSE OF HER ENTHUSIASTIC SMILE, EXOTIC ACCNET AND LOVING PERSONALITY - BUT BECAUSE SHE KNOW LOSS, LOW SELF - ESTEEM, DEPRESSION, REJECTION, AND THE POWER TO REINVENT HERSELF."

Mikey Hoeven
Founder of Women's Wellness Expo, Proud Grandmother and Former First Lady of North Dakota

"CRIS LINARES' BEAUTIFUL ENERGY SHINES THROUGH AND ILLUMINATES HER MESSAGE THAT SELF-CARE THROUGH DANCE, MINDFULNESS AND MOVEMENT EMPOWERS US TO BE BETTER FRIENDS, MOTHERS, WIVES AND PEOPLE."

Dr. Susan M Mathison
CEO of Catalyst Medical Center & Author of “Positively Beautiful”

"CRIS IS WONDERFUL! SHE DID A PHENOMENAL JOB AT THE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. PEOPLE CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT A GREAT CONFERENCE IT WAS."

Marjorie F. Thompson
Director for Philanthropy at Coastal Carolina University

"CRIS INSTILLED IN ME THAT I KNOW I AM WORTHY. I KNOW I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES, I KNOW I WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS, AND I KNOW ALL THE PASSION I HAVE AND WHAT I NEED TO DO WITH IT TO GET WHERE I BELONG ON MY AMAZING JOURNEY. "

Brittany Horner
Beauty Guide with LimeLife - Mom of 2

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VIDEOS

Cris shares how cutting- edge  psychology and faith can help modern women find passion, pleasure and peace in the midst of their vida loca.

 

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SPEAKING

Through her pioneering work, unapologetic humor and signature passion, Cris has been inspiring women and teams across the world. Join one of events or hire her to transform yours today! 

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PRIVATE SESSIONS

If you're ready for a total body, mind and life transformation - sign up for one of Cris’s Modern Women’s Therapy groups or private sessions and take your health, relationships and purpose to the next level!

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Diva Dance is a fun and revolutionary movement therapy that since 2006 has been inspiring women, girls and teams to energize their bodies, empower their minds and transform their lives… one booty shake at a time. 

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MEET CRIS

Cris Linares’ life took a 180 when she said “tchau” to her tropical country of Brazil and to her career as a best selling author to marry her “Midwest Prince Charming” and move to the tundra of Fargo, North Dakota!

Besides struggling with the cultural and climate shock - Cris faced postpartum depression, obesity, panic attacks and chronic anxiety. She set on a journey to discover natural ways to renew her mind, reinvent herself and get her groove back. It was in this “Act 2”  that with her background as a psychologist and former professional dancer, she not only developed Diva Dance, but tapped into the power of faith to transform her life. 

Today, Cris is empowering people all over the world to revolutionize their minds, transform their lives & and have a heck of a good time on the way!

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"CRIS PASSIONATELY DELIVERED A POWERFUL MESSAGE THAT RESONATED WITH PEOPLE OF ALL AGES!"

-Matt Hanover Co-Organizer TEDxhollywood

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YOU DON'T NEED EMPOWERMENT TO BE "MORE" POWERFUL. YOU NEED TO LET GO OF THE LIES THAT MAKE YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE "LESS" THAN YOU WERE  ALREADY CREATED TO BE.
YOU ARE #theWOMAN.
ENOUGH SAID.

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