How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
A fellow conscious cultural creative invited me last June 2011. I was drawn to it because I am interested in integrating ancient wisdom and new ways of gatherings.
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I am studying various AOH processes mostly on my own as part of co-creative processes in my work as an artist through my project Mandala Earth Story.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
As an artist, I am interested in using art, creativity, and ritual processes. As a development advocate (peace + environment), I am interested in integrating appreciative approaches to addressing social and environmental problems. I also integrate psycho-social support handles in post disaster and conflict communities for visioning work. I work with shamans/indigenous/spiritual elders and teachers and integrate restorative practices and principles in conflict transformation and in remembering sacred earth wisdom in ecological healing.