Meet the Solutionaries
Robin Liepman (Bloom) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour. He is a bard, an elf, and a world traveller, here to re-weave the dream of the modern world into a vibrant balanced existence. Bloom was born from the warm coastal womb of central California in San Luis Obispo, educated by the fairies and tree people at the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science, (and a special focus on life, the universe and everything,) and initiated into the intergalactic tribe of awakening beings during his six months of travel through Central America, becoming initiated into the modern day mystery school via volunteering at an endless stream of transformational festivals. He then went on a spiritual pilgrimage through Peru and Bolivia, emerging with a strengthened sense of life path and purpose, re-visited Costa Rica, and is now on Vancouver Island in Canada for his Permaculture Design Course/Earth Activist Training with Starhawk and friends. He is currently co-organizing the "Blooming Biodiversity" permaculture tour of the North American west coast and Hawaii with a team called “Solutionary Productions," a journey of healing the world through holistic integrative permaculture activations worldwide. Bloom has a solo music project and also with his partner called Blooming Anahata.
Anna Combi (Anahata) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour. She is an artist, yoga teacher, filmmaker, permaculturalist and aspiring musician who grew up in in a international meditation community and in the Redwood forests on the Pacific Ocean in the Bay Area. She designed her own B.A. interdisciplinary degree in Cross-Cultural Social Work and Sustainable Development from University of Redlands and Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. She has been traveling, living, and working in a variety of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture and biodynamic farms/gardens and healing arts/yoga/meditation centers in California, Oregon, Hawaii, New York, India, Costa Rica, and Canada sharing her gifts and collaborating with passionate healers, activists, and farmers. She is a cinematographer, editor and social and environmental documentary filmmaker. She recently made films focused on Mind/Body/Spirit Wholeness and Sustainability in the Volunteer Services program at Loma Linda University Health. She is Earth Activist Permaculture Design certified from O.U.R. Ecovillage on Vancouver Island with Starhawk. She is a certified Nosara Vinyasa, Hatha, and Self Awakening Therapeutics 300-hour RYI Yoga Teacher. She is a certified practitioner in Pranassage, which synthesizes Thai yoga massage and breathwork. She is a Children's Program and staff yoga teacher at Omega Holistic Institute in New York. Annahata was a environmental science outdoor education elementary and middle school teacher for City Kids Goes Outdoors and Roots & Shoots in Redlands, CA. She worked as a expressive arts and spoken word facilitator at Our House Youth in Crisis Runaway/Homeless shelter and Music & Art Changing Lives in Redlands, CA. She facilitated Expressive Arts Therapy and herbal botanical gardening for an Ayurvedic medicinal plant garden at Women’s Empowerment Center in Auroville Ecovillage in Southern India. Recently, she was a workshop coordinator and assistant to village manager at Envision Festival and part of the Temple of Consciousness Lightning Team at Lightning in Bottle Festival. Anna is in a musical group called Blooming Anahata, with her partner Bloom.
Kelley brings experience in regenerative urban placemaking and expressive arts -- particularly dance, music, and yoga. She holds a Masters of Science in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and completed her B.A. in Urban Design and Architecture Studies at New York University where she danced jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance on the NYU Dance Team. In London, Kelley worked with creative urban design group Scout Limited on building interactive installations to foster community interaction at the Southbank Centre, London’s cultural arts hub on the south bank of the Thames. She has worked with visionary architects Terreform ONE and Kiss+Cathcart in New York City to envision and design sustainable cities of the future and has organised campaigns forenvironmental advocacy groups The Sierra Club and Transportation Alternatives. In the past five years, Kelley has traveled to almost 30 countries, studying urban sociology from Italy to Indonesia and is now working more emphatically in holistic permaculture and experimental music and dance projects. She completed her Hatha Yoga teacher training in Mysore, India last year and recently completed an Earth Activist Training with Starhawk on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Through permaculture, Kelley is excited to continue weaving the interconnections between her professional urban design work and the creative forms of music and movement that she has been recently cultivating. She is based in Los Angeles for the summer, focusing her energy on music and dance co-creation. and plans to buy land in Oregon this year to start building a permaculture homestead.
Keegan "Blisstears" Meade is a "freestyle rapture" bringing pasSion for our natural growth into greater experience through relationship and heartistic expresSion. His life leads from an adventurous childhood in California to studies in Shaolin Kung Fu in China, language in Europe, permaculture at Punta Mona in Costa Rica, massage therapy back in California, where he joined in the Polish Ambassador's Pushing Through the Pavement tour, and Unified Physics at The Resonance Project Foundation in Kauai, where he volunteers as a permaculturist and works as a distributor of blue spirulina for Immortalize LLC. As the Kauai ambassador for the Blooming Biodiversity Tour, he is joyfully joining communities for the creation of the most vibrant thriving culture imaginable! Mahalo-llujah.
Danielle Gennety, is the CEO and steward of Our Sacred Acres (OSA), a community impact and outreach center in Snohomish, WA since 2009, and founder of the non-profit permaculture education project by the same name in 2014. She is a land stewardship educator, project director, team facilitator, community organizer, and nodal network ambassador in service to the earth and its inhabitants.
Danielle transformed her professional IT career in 2012 into one of social and environmental engineering, focused on building sustainable village units that value ethical preservation and human responsibility for nature. Her professional experience in whole systems design, information technology management, and computer networking translates into developing innovative and intelligent social systems that leverage local community action as an instrument for global change.
Her corporate career spans nearly 3 decades as a technology consultant and senior infrastructure project manager to the automotive, telecommunications, travel & hospitality, and entertainment industries. She received her Project Management Professional Certification in 2007. Danielle is a longstanding leader and program manager in community-building activism, with well-established networks spiraling from her home towns in the Great Lakes basin, through the Coast Salish territories of Cascadia, around the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf edges of the United States, and across the globe. She has produced and implemented a broad spectrum of projects and programs that center on whole systems design and implementation in addition to customer care efficiency, help desk effectiveness, and data center technologies, integrative process flow maps, educational and skill-building offerings.
Past and present clients range from international for-profit corporations and nonprofit foundations to regional associations and entities. Offerings include facilitation in community impact events, council retreats, nature therapy and transgenerational outreach programs. Danielle’s breadth of experience and depth of wisdom restores confidence and wellness to families, disenfranchised youth, and post-traumatic individuals through sharing heart-opening, connective experiences in nature.
OSA provides educational opportunities in the areas of whole systems design, project life-cycle mapping, event management, inner & outer ecology, conscious homemaking, food gardening, farm-to-table, and many more. Project participants leave with quantifiable skills in forming healthy sustainable relationships with land and people, developing effective communication, economically/environmentally regenerative living, and the ability to interact with others in a community setting. Guests receive an immersive experience in alternative economics that includes workshops on group dynamics and council facilitation, permaculture garden design and planning, and earthship greenhouse construction, in addition to workshops around humane animal husbandry, beekeeping, reiki certification, and yoga teacher training.
All of our events and celebrations are substance-free and participants are required to learn about sustainable event production by using composting toilets and outdoor kitchens based on rocket stoves and solar cooking. As both teachers and students, participants practice appropriate technologies that benefit the individual, the community, and the environment. Through these activities, OSA participants collaboratively produce templates for a more resilient and relational world.
Matheo “Golden Dragon” James
A community organizer, healer, and musician from Denver, CO, Matheo “Golden Dragon” has led non-profits, played music nationally with a touring circus, and been Mayor of the Burning Man theme camp Red Lightning. A strong advocate for tribal wisdom, spiritual healing, and gender alchemy, he works with individuals and groups to increase the impact of their world-changing efforts.
Believing that fun and inspiration are the keys that unlock our hearts for spiritual growth and community building,Matheo leads wisdom-sharing circles, facilitates team-building experiences, and brings diverse teams together to co-create immersive festival experiences, such as the CAVA visionary art gallery at the annual music festival Sonic Bloom.
As DJ Golden Dragon, he strives to bring joy and insight to people through sacred bass music. He creates playful and spiritually uplifting dance experiences that weave in elements of indigenous shamanism, eastern heart-based mysticism, and western esoteric traditions.
These endeavors are designed to build and create healthy relationships: within our communities, the web of life, with spirit, and most of all within our own hearts. With this end in mind, Matheo practices Natural Path meditation and teaches Non-Violent Communication, as well as facilitating Restoration Council healing circles and offering personal energetic healing work.
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Sophia Ocean brings wisdom from many of the healing arts, first training at Laban dance Conservatoire, in London. Touring Europe with Taudevin Dance Company and teaching dance with Mile Zero in Canada while training as a Holistic Health Practitioner at Grant MacEwan University. Sophia went to India for her yoga TTC and then later to Thailand and Nicaragua for tantric wisdom. Last winter, Sophia toured with Project Nuevo Mundo through Central America helping to build a regenerative planet. This winter Sophia went to Peru to study with Shamans and for the last 2 years has been activating the Compersion Music Project to support conscious embodiment, permaculture activism and wacky awakenings!
Since graduating High school in Los Angeles, CA Olivia has spent the last six years exploring Sustainable Agriculture, Environmentalism, Bodywork, Yoga, and Healthy Cooking. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Education from Warren Wilson College near Asheville, NC where she spent four years. During that time she interned at Leaning Willow Farms in Marshall, NC, and worked on both the Landscaping and Wellness BodyWork/Healing Foods crews at Warren Wilson College. She continued her passion for bodywork this summer by gaining 120 hour Thai Massage certification in Byron Bay, Australia where she has spent the last 8 months. Olivia has also WWOOF'd at Three Springs, an Intentional community and Flower farm in North Fork, CA and Ananda Seva, a Yoga and Meditation center in Santa Rosa, CA. She is excited to continue to learn and share on the Blooming Biodiversity tour this autumn!
Joshua “ Flow “ Grove
Transformational flow arts facilitator
At age 21 Joshua completed his fourth and final year as a professional performance arts Snare drummer from the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Leading the corps to a world championship in 2012, Joshua has trained and studied under many world class flow arts Instructors and Performers from around the world. With a background in Kendama, Flow arts, world music, rudimental percussion, and yoga he has dedicated his life toward facilitating the principles that cultivate the optimal human experience through the art of the Flow State.
Now almost 24, Joshua is a professional kendama player for Bonzai Kendama, the Creator of the expansive Flow arts Platform “KenPowerment” and has bonded teachings of mindfulness and Flow through the sacred game of PeaceSticks. The last 6 months Joshua has been touring up and down the west coast facilitating life activating PlayShops called “ Finding our Flow “at multiple rehabilitation centers, unity churches, schools, events and transformational Festivals.
His vision is to share and spread the healing benefits of the Flow State to cultivate world Peace.
Perceive Inner Peace… Believe Outer Peace… Achieve World Peace…
Ausia is a light goddess warrior on the quest for truth and love through the fullest experience of each moment. Her path has brought her out of mainstream struggles of obesity, abuse, anger and dissconnection and is evolving forward into a path of courage, confidence, transformation and compassion. Ausia is a creative writer of poetry and stories, she loves to sing, dance, play and create magic. Her awakening has brought her in tune with her natural healing touch transferred through the energies of Father Sky, Mother Earth and the plant, tree and animal spirits. She has professional experience in writing, website developing, journalism, photography, childcare and cosmetology (hair & skin care). Her greatest passion grows from the opportunity to share, learn, teach and grow with others. One year ago Ausia made the choice to quit her two jobs, sell and give away her belongings, her cats, and moved out of the cottage she rented and into a single backpack. She also began eating a fuitarian diet of 80% fresh fruits and began the journey of complete detoxification. Over the last year Ausia has travelled central, south and north america focusing on confronting her fears and overcoming illusions and delusions of separation. Emerging now from a summer of living in the bush of northern British Columbia, hours from the nearest town, Ausia has rediscovered her natural rhythm of unity and is prepared to step into her role as a worldwide solutionary and lover of all that is. Ausia is involved in the co-creation of a fruitarian/permaculture community that plans to buy land in Costa Rica within the next year.
Roxanne Setareh Ardeshiri is a truthseeking ecologist, transcending the boundaries and limitations of the scientific method to create a more holistic perspective of ourselves in relation to our natural world. She acquired her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Environmental Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. There, she co-published a scientific study on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in Northern Pitcher Plants with doctorate researchers at Harvard University. Throughout her education she developed a passion for cultural cooperation via her involvement with the Berkeley Student Cooperative, a non-profit organization providing affordable cooperative student housing. Since graduation Roxanne has been traveling and gathering non-traditional social and ecological knowledge. She participated in an Introduction to Sustainable Living program at Wilderland Trust, an educational intentional community in New Zealand. Roxanne also lived and worked on several permaculture farms gaining hands on horticultural experience. In addition to her passion for ecology, Roxanne has been living the life of a charmed adventurer, and has experienced profound healing through creative expression with the circus arts. She currently trains in aerial silks at Skyhigh Odditorium in Oakland, CA. Roxanne has also found a true gift in creating and holding space for tea service during her experience in co-creating and running a tea temple with Om Shan Tea at transformational festivals. She also has contributed her services to the Tea Oasis, a community-run tea house in Oakland, CA. On the Blooming Biodiversity Tour, Roxanne will be co-organizing, and pouring tea for all at the SynchroniciTea Temple.
Born French Canadian and Traveling mostly in British-Columbia and a bit of the world for the last 4 years. I am 24 years of age presently, and I am dedicated to co-create a Permacultured world. I am pulled towards raw foods, communities and a life close to Nature. I envision to join or create a community that shall resonate with me. My main purpose in this life is to co-create a Permacultured world. I completed a Permaculture Design Course in Thailand, February 2015 and I am currently co-founding a Potential Fruitarian community for Costa-Rica.
Shine and the Peace Sticks Tribe lead World Peace Ceremonies, One Love Vibration Concerts, and workshops in personal transformation, unlocking human potential, and reconnecting us in balance, love and peace to all our relations. Shine is the Co-Creator of Black Feet Music, Peace Sticks International, and Peace Circle Center for World Peace in Nicaragua, He holds an honors degree in biology and minors in psychology philosophy, and Spanish. Shine's love of surfing, Muisc, and th study of the movement, healing and energy traditions of indigenous world cultures has led him on a life-long journey to gather powerful teachings to bring to his practice. He has traveled to over 13 countries, learning five languages, and training in the traditions of Taoism, South American, African and Native American Nations. He is trained as an instructor in yoga and has studied Munay Ki, Chi Gung and Tai Chi sword with Chinese Martial Arts Grand Master Zhou, and trained with the International Council of Indigenous Grandmothers. He has studied widely in the areas of nutrition, positive thinking, stress relief, group dynamics and world peace. After inventing the practice of Peace Sticks with his brother Evan, he began teaching and developing methodologies to awaken life force energy and connect human beings. Many of these methods are rooted in ancient tribal wisdom, and focus on healing human beings, nature, and all our relations. Shine and the Peace Sticks Tribe have led hundreds of World Peace Ceremonies, and the forest of world peace continues to grow exponentially. We give our deepest gratitude for this opportunity to unite and harmonize energies and create a vibration of peace for all beings.
1 Love, World Peace, Aho Mitakuye Oasin
Rebecca Rhapsody Narrowe is a storyteller, facilitator, healing change maker, and social artist. She was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii, and grew up learning the importance and beauty of compassion towards all from the aloha-filled multicultural melting pot that is modern day Hawaii. She holds a bachelors degree in theater from Northwestern University, has taught english and traveled extensively in Europe, and has toured the Hawaiian islands as an actress/puppeteer performing plays to culturally mixed young audiences.
As a storyteller, she is forever exploring her fascination with the human experience. She's committed to her belief that the power of story plants seeds of universal understanding, love, wonder, wisdom, and empowerment in the souls of all who open their hearts to listen. As a Social Artist, she helps groups and individuals to know more fully - physically, emotionally, etherically, mentally, and spiritually - what each of us are capable of and evoke humanity to align all of who we are with what we do. She is also a director and performer of transformational theater, which uses performance of true stories of place and people to bridge the divide of "otherness" and bring humanity back into harmony with itself and sense of place. She has over 6 years of teaching experience, and has taught a blend of storytelling, theater, social artistry, and movement in Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maine, Oregon, Spain, and Texas. She has completed a permaculture design certificate program in Houston Texas. Rebecca Rhapsody's biggest passions fractile out from her deep soul song dream of living in a world where all individuals and communities are flourishing, where authentic creative expression and sacred reverence are deeply valued, and where all beings celebrate our connections to each other and to the magic of mother earth.
Talyce "Moon Flower" Henning is an eclectic visionary, herbal healer, intuitive energy worker, cantadora, aspiring musician, and writer. Embodying the archetype of the “lightworker”, she assists in helping the collective consciousness transcend towards its highest potential through social activism. The unraveling of her life's journeys began in her home town in Massachusetts, where she worked with The Worcester Roots Project, building urban community gardens and planting fruit trees in devastated forests and vacant lots. Her passion for writing began to excel when she discovered that her mission was to serve as a record keeper of the wisdom and knowledge that was channeled through working with plants. Exploring many mediums of art and creative writing, she is a poet, a journalist, and a cantadora, a keeper of old tales. She has completed a Permaculture Design Apprenticeship in Costa Rica at Punta Mona, and is a current student of herbal medicine and Plant Spirit magick.
Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
By my passion of love for Love