Kate has been an educator with a strong passion for Nature, Ecology, Languages, Art and Yoga for over 8 years.
Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa her love for nature began at an early age. She spent most of her adult life living and traveling around the world, whilst working as a teacher of children, adults and family groups.
Greatly inspired by buddhist philosophy, mindfullness, meditation and yoga, she completed a teacher training course (Hatha-vinyasa) in Barcelona in 2013 and now enjoys offering yoga classes during Permaculture courses and at projects where she volunteers.
She spent the last 3 years “living Permaculture” and re-skilling as a volunteer at various projects, including Gaia Ashram and Gaia School Asia in Thailand, Pebble Garden and Sapney Farm in India, and The Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. With Soil*Sun*Soul she has organized, assisted and co-facilitated various Permaculture Design Certificate Courses.
As a long-term volunteer at Gaia Ashram in Thailand and has been part of the facilitation team on 2 residential internships based on EcoVillage Design Education. She was also a core team member for Gaia School Asia during an eco-educational journey,”The Spirit of The Mekong” offering Nature Connection Programs and developing the learning materials for children and youth in Laos and Thailand in 2015.
In 2013 she participated in a Nature Connection/ Deep Ecology Workshop in Bir, India, and has co-facilitated various Nature Connection exercises at Gaia Ashram and during 3 Permaculture Design Courses. She believes by connecting the heart and mind to nature, we form a deep commitment to change, and become deeply committed to positive and sustained actions.
Kate is also the author of “Reflections on a Turning World”- a collection of poetry, travel writing and reflections, and author-illustrator of “The King and The Tree/El Rey y el Arbol” –a colourful, bilingual book teaching children to see connections in nature.
She is currently based in Spain where she co- organizes and co-facilitates various courses, practices yoga and meditation, and aims to live simply.
She is enthusiastic and passionate about creating connections, community solutions, and using Permaculture design as a positive lifestyle tool! She hopes soon to have the skills and conditions to create a learning and model site that can inspire a simpler, low-impact lifestyle! She believes another way IS possible!
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”