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, 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, 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. When my kids started school, I started to teach yoga to their class and have led kids yoga in Nelson. Now I am volunteering with the Shambhala Meditation Centre and their children’s program. I have mentored with Jeannine Tidwell at Twin Eagles Wilderness School in Idhao.
How to facilitate group and cultural change is the question of my life. I regularly lead earth grief rituals (Joanna Macy’s the work that reconnects) and have facilitated other community discussions. Being part of cocreating decolonialization, social justice and integrated wellbeing are crucial to me.
The forest is my second home. I see so much healing happening outdoors, so much joy. I feel blessed to connect kids with nature and to get to play!