I grew up with my family in a city in the Netherlands. As a child I was naturally sensitive to the spiritual layers of reality. At the same time I felt a deep longing to connect to the natural world. My life journey has led me to study various healing paths. My main background is in animism and shamanism. I have studied different directions of shamanism for over 15 years and have been an apprentice of a ‘paqo’ – an indigenous healer of the Peruvian Andes. My most recent training is an in – depth Spiritual Worker training with spiritual teacher and author Mary Shutan. I am also a farmer, which keeps my feet firmly grounded to the earth. I am currently living in Norway, together with my husband and children.