As a kid, Malin went to the Swedish outdoor education school ‘Skogs Mulle’. Her grandpa had a farm and there was undeveloped land in the city where she could roam free.
Hoping to help change the world, Malin got a Masters degree in Political Science. She worked many years with interdisciplinary, student-led sustainability education at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. She also worked at the Swedish youth environmental and naturalist association, volunteered with Friends of the Earth, was a peace activist and travelled in Europe, Africa and India.
Feeling stressed and worried about the state of the world, Malin turned to yoga and her own ecosystem. She became a Satyananda yoga teacher and lived a few months at the Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay. When her kids started school, she taught yoga to their class and led kids yoga in Nelson and volunteered with the kids program at the Nelson Shambhala Meditation Centre. Malin has mentored with Jeannine Tidwell at Twin Eagles Wilderness School in Idhao.
Her life’s question is How to facilitate group and cultural change. Malin leads earth grief rituals (Joanna Macy’s the work that reconnects) and facilitates community discussions. Being part of cocreating decolonialization, social justice and integrated wellbeing are crucial to her. Singing, fire making, running, skiing, tracking, reading and being with trees are some of her favorite activites.