Habanera Farm, LLC


Chris Himmel, Individual  and Group Coaching
M.A., Master of Applied Healing Arts;  CTACC;  Certified Grief Recovery Specialist;
Spiritual and Wellness Consultant; Ordained Minister  chimmel@habanerafarm.com

For a coaching process that offers clarity, focus and support; teaching of techniques and skills for making the shifts necessary to bring harmony, balance, and awareness into lives.

Chris is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist who teaches ways of dealing with  grief to move beyond loss ~ being able to laugh and cry.

As an Ordained Minister, Chris can help you find your words for the vows, help you choose what kind of ceremony you want, and walk both of you, your family, and your friends through a rehearsal of the ceremony.

She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland University of Integrative Health  (formerly known as Tai Sophia Institute), Laurel, MD.

Chris Himmel


     In 2000, Chris learned her partner of 16 years had terminal cancer. While caring for her and working as a Vice President of Technology of a Fortune 500 company, Chris and her partner received amazing caring, concern and nourishment from family, friends, health care workers and complete strangers. A year later, after the death of her partner, Chris acknowledged she was changed by what had happened in her life and knew it was time to give back. She went back to school and received her Master’s in Applied Healing Arts, moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and became a practitioner and teacher for those ready to take a step after major changes in their life, co-founded a retreat center and medicinal plant farm. She continues to expand her skills and offerings; receiving her Grief Recovery certification and Life Coaching certification. Chris thrives when helping others put in place practices for rediscovering stillness, joy and a sense of direction. Simply put, Chris thrives when helping others thrive.

  • Thanks for taking the time to meet with me. I really appreciate it. I am super excited about the framework we have created to free up my time and organize my life!  A quick update. I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders! When I went over my list with my family, they were so receptive!  I am on my way and I am incredibly grateful for your insight!
  • Grief Recovery This program gave me some essential coping skills while grieving the loss of my adult daughter. Chris was very compassionate, and helped me walk through this hardest time of my life. I'd recommend it highly.
  • The loss of a loved one is a horrible experience.  To be able to discuss it and learn about all the misconceptions of grief was not only enlightening but part of my healing process.  Thank you for this very helpful class which felt more like a journey.  I'm so glad I took the course.