When I was a kid, I went to the Swedish outdoor education school ‘Skogs Mulle’. My grandpa had a farm and there was still undeveloped land in the city where me and my friends could roam free.
Hoping to could help change the world, I got a Masters degree in Political Science. I worked many years with interdisciplinary, student-led sustainability education at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. I also worked at the Swedish youth environmental and naturalist association and did nonviolent activism against nuclear weapons and for immigrants and feminism.
Feeling stressed and worried about the state of the world, I turned to yoga and my own ecosystem. I became a Satyananda yoga teacher and I lived a few months at the Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay. Thich Nath Hanh has been a deep inspiration and these days I often go to the Shambhala meditation centre but more often to my sitspot in the forest.
I am a mother, a gardener, a lover of singing and chanting and on a journey to create connection-community-emergence of being earthly alive, together. The Work that Reconnects, Art of Hosting, Theory U and other collective facilitation ways are very exciting to me.
I run a forest school in Nelson BC, Canada, for kids age 3-12 and also for adults at times. We are all outdoors and based on play and deep nature connection in the Coyote mentoring/8 shields way.
I first came across Joanna Macy 20 years ago and was honoured to go to one-weekend workshop in Banff with her in 2009, while me being pregnant and with a toddler in tow. Since I have offered a handful Council of All Beings and TWR workshops. Currently together with Yael Finer. Read more here: emotionalclimate.us