I’m a passionate community organizer, environmental educator, deep ecology facilitator and yoga teacher. Living actively in intentional community, I aim to integrate my various passions by coordinating and co-teaching some of Earthcare’s permaculture education programs, coordinating women’s gatherings and an educational community festival, teaching yoga, parenting my daughter Kiva and tending my garden.
Inspired by working with Joanna Macy in 2009 and John Seed in 2017, I have been teaching WTR workshops in New Zealand and Australia since 2010.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
For me, Joanna’s “Work That Reconnects” is crucial to help me navigate uncertainty. It is a bridge between my personal spiritual journey & how I act in the world.
Practicing WTR, I experience myself in a holistic way: as a feeling human individual AND as part of the Living Whole. I keep choosing to show up to Life, even if it's scary and uncomfortable.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
I LOVE how the work allows us to quickly step into authentic connection with ourselves and total strangers! It also supports us to reconnect to the web of life as well as expand our identity beyond our own lifetime, allowing us to act our true age. Opening our hearts and minds to the love and the grief we feel for our world empowers us to act on behalf of Earth.
Background & Training
Background & training in the Work That Reconnects
- WTR Intensive (2010, 10 days)
Facilitated by: Joanna Macy
- Community Leadership Training with WTR (2009, 5 days)
Location: Auckland, NZ
Facilitated by: Finn Macksy
- Deep Ecology Immersion (2017, 3 days)
Location: Auckland, NZ
Facilitated by: John Seed
- WTR Facilitators Development Program (2019, 12 days)
Facilitated by: Mutima Imani, Constanze Washburn, Molly Brown
Other relevant skills & experiences
Experience in intentional community living, women's work, Possibility Management, Non-violent communication, environmental & permaculture education, community festival organization, and yoga teaching.
Experience facilitating WTR events & workshops
Work That Reconnects workshops I have facilitated
- Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat (2019, 4 days)
Location: Golden Bay, NZ
- Deep Ecology Day (2019, 1 days)
- Deep Ecology Weekend (2019, 3 days)
Location: Totnes, UK