During the week we'll offer a daily schedule of numerous workshops, classes and lectures.
Contact Angela if you're interested in leading a workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAROLINE GRACE ASHURST
Caroline Grace Ashurst practices Acupuncture in the Five Element Tradition. She received her Master's Degree in Acupuncture at the Tai Sophia Institute in Maryland in December 2009. In March of 2010, she will commence her practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is thrilled to begin working with ~you~.
Caroline specializes in Women's Health, and partners with her clients to personalize each treatment specific to the individual's current needs. Her treatments go beyond the relief of symptoms; she is committed to facilitating transformational Acupuncture treatments, which empower the individual to be his or her own best health advocate and expert.
Her multiple talents inlcude : spiritual counseling, massage therapy, cinematography, filmmaking, editing , being an art director, interior designer, graphic artist, choreographer. A classically trained dancer and artist from Germany, Daniela's passions and projects have included event productions, decorations and performances, and making numerous documentariesall around the globe, such as "Voices for equality", "Satsang with Sri Poonjaji in Luchnow". She lives in the San Francisco Bay area and Germany.
Daniel Gautschi, born march 1962 in switzerland, lives in costa rica since 1991. Practicing and experimenting in a tropical environment. Architecture, design, furniture, sculpture, murals and paintings. A seeker, an artist, a visionaire, a creator who likes to inspire to take the risk to change. A mountain biker & Hang Carrier, who loves the practice of yoga & chi kung as much as Organic Gardening in his mountain retreat La Candela.
Life #1 USA- honors, cum laude, BS, MS Psychology Ursinus College, University of Toledo. Entrepreneur, multiple businesses, 100 hour work-weeks, retirement age 30
Life #2 Costa Rica- writer, dedicated naturalist, owner/steward of one of Costa Rica's largest, most majestic private preserve, seeker of great truths, finder of a few, faithful son of our Mother Earth.
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Co-founder and Chief Spice Geek of Spice Pharm, Kitty Wells is a life-long explorer of whole foods and traditional healing. Growing up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains , she learned to grow and preserve food and explored the beauty of the temperate rain forest. She left for the media mecca of New York City and delved into the culture and cuisine of the urban jungle. Pulled westward to San Francisco and Silicon Valley , she embarked on a 20-year career on the leading edge of global technology. She has traveled extensively in the spice cultures of Asia, the Mediterranean and the melting pots of the Americas , and has mastered the fine art of many global cuisines. Following a path of greater health and wellness led her to creating Spice Pharm. She now creates effective, delicious all-natural formulas to support health and well-being, combining the ambrosial flavors, intoxicating aromas and potent phytonutrients of spices from around the world. Follow her on Twitter @TheSpiceGeek; learn more at www.spicepharm.com
Krista Hand studied the Enneagram with Don Riso and Russ Hudson, founders of the Enneagram Institute (Part I, II, and III Trainings; April 2009 in CA, November 2009 and March 2010 in NY respectively), completed Ginger Lapid-Bogda's "Coaching with the Enneagram Certificate Program" (August 2010), and attended a workshop, The Inner Flow of The Enneagram, with Sandra Maitri, author of The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram (August 2010). She has also completed an intensive workshop, Personal Mastery, with Learning as Leadership (March 2010). This workshop has executives and leaders learn how to communicate more effectively by exploring how their egos may hinder their efforts.
In addition, Krista is a Co-Active Life Coach and has completed all the courses offered by the Coaches Training Institute (2001), and assists the facilitators for many of their workshops.
Sarah Wu is the current Educational Director and On Site Manager of the Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education. She leads projects and workshops in nutrition, wholistic cooking and herbal medicine….
Prior to arrival at Punta Mona, Sarah was in the organic food world, handling sales for over 125 of the industry leaders in various territories, independent and large accounts on the East Coast. She also managed East then West Coast sales for Kopali Organics, a fair trade, triple bottom line brand, which supports small farming cooperatives in over 7 developing nations on 4 continents.
Sarah has been an herbalist for 10 years, formally studied Traditional Chinese and Cherokee Plant Medicine with American Herbalist Guild founder, David Winston at Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanical Medicine in Washington, NJ from 2006-2008. Sarah currently practices and teaches Planetary Energetic
and Wise Woman Tradition herbal medicine with a focus on food based healing. She is an avid naturalist, endangered plant advocate and environmentalist with a deep understanding of the complexities of sustainable living, transitional ethics and positive movement towards a more sustainable and evolved future.
Sarah has over 10 years formal training in the fine arts, holds a degree in Art History from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a focus on Visual Culture, the interaction of people with their visual environment, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2004. She taught visual arts to toddlers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was a part of an educational art activist program at The Art Sanctuary in Northern Philadelphia, supporting out reach, artistic and personal development for at risk youth.
Sarah for 4 years did styling for various makeup artists, clothing and accessory designers, has done print and TV modeling. Sarah is a pencil and pen & ink illustrator of primarily in situ botanical themes and surreal floral goddess motifs and is an overall crafty woman….
Sarah studied and practiced Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling for the past 5 years and has integrated this mode of communication and listening skills in her everyday life.
Dedicated to education and practical sustainable living, Sarah is moving toward her next degree in Ethnobotany, specializing in food, culture and traditional plant medicine.
Stephen Brooks has been living in Punta Mona, Costa Rica since 1995. Stephen was inspired to make a positive impact on the planet started Costa Rican Adventures, an educational eco-tour company striving to raise environmental awareness. Brooks identified the problems facing small farmers and communities in Central America and Costa Rica and wanted to present possible solutions. Punta Mona, founded in 1997 grows over 200 varieties of tropical fruits, nuts and spices, produces all its electrical needs from solar panels and obtains methane gas from the septic system to fuel the kitchen. Thousands of students, interns and guests have been educated at Punta Mona over the past 14 years, and the site has become known as a world leader in tropical, sustainable agriculture and sustainable living techniques.
In 2003, Stephen founded the Sustainable Solutions Caravan, a mission-driven, nonprofit organization promoting sustainable living through the use of alternative fuels. Caravaning through Central America, Brooks and his team touched millions of lives through personal contact, front-page newspaper articles and countless international news programs.
In 2005, Stephen co-founded Kopali Organics, a company, which sources and develops sustainable, organic products from small farms and small farm cooperatives around the world and is distributed through out the United States.
Translating his knowledge of alternative fuel into action, Stephen was the cofounder of the Conscious Goods Alliance, which traveled the country as an eco showroom featuring coconut floors, bamboo paneling, natural latex cushions covered in hemp, recycled paper countertops, an alcohol fueled stove and solar panels providing electricity. The bus brought together fourteen conscious companies as sponsors, working together to promote "Conscious Capitalism."
In 2006, Stephen envisioned and co-founded Kopali Communities, an ultra ecological developer and builder of planned communities in Costa Rica. The first project, Eco-Villa Kopali, is a 45-acre community featuring a slow sand filtered water supply system, "Living Systems" waste disposal, alternative energies and permaculture and organic food supplies.
In 2007 Stephen also founded the Tacotal Eco-Village, a Permaculture based community of 33 families, homesteading their way to a more sustainable future. The inhabitants feature artists, healers, builders, activists and farmers from 5 different countries.
Stephen's passion lies in seeking more sustainable ways to live our daily lives without compromising quality of life. He is also passionate about cooking and eating unusual and exotic foods and he specializes in tropical fruit trees.
Since an early age, her spiritual calling was strong and her ability to feel deeply was stronger. Blind to mundane endeavors, she committed herself to her spiritual path into self awareness and has been of service and inspiration for many upon her path and worldwide travels. She channels creative energy in many forms and is a certified Yoga Instructor, a Raw Living Foods Chef, Fire Dancer, and Spiritual Musician. She aspires to live sustainably and in deeper harmony with the earth and has permanently left the US to bring this to fruition in Costa Rica.
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