Rob is a co-founder of Rock Circle Sky and an active team member. He is a recognised Carrier, Facilitator and Trainer of Way Of Council. He was trained by elders of the Ojai Foundation, Gigi Coyle and Marlow Hotchkiss, many others and largely by the practice itself, having facilitated Council talking circles with regular sessions, workshops, and trainings, UK and Europe since 19 years.
As part of several accompanying practices and deepening return to nature connection that include broader indigenous perspectives, he trained with School of Lost Borders as a Vision-fast Guide. Through re-education and commitment he has consistent experience that connection to nature is an intimate and inseparable partnership – A relationship which directly calls for a re-membering, particularly across ‘westernised’ societies, to reawaken a common gratitude, sanctity and respect for the environment and all life.
Mário Rui Fernandes
Artisan, EcoBuilder, Facilitator
Craftsman, creator and generator, in 2014 he founded the HeArt Oficina project in which he takes an innovative approach in creating shamanic drums. Organizer and facilitator of retreats and medicine circles where he holds people in processes of personal transformation.
He is co-founder of Youmenkind — a collaborative project that uses ceremony and Way of Council practices to create a safe space for men to gather and share from their hearts.
An emotional, psychic, empathetic, independent, and caring man. Through the acceptance of unusual levels of relationship, he grows, awakens, and opens to love. Loves to expose and express what he receives, in dance, in movement, in creations to bring personal and global awareness.
João studies practices of somatic and embodied learning, generative dialogue, and relationship with the natural world focused on social development and well-being, leadership, and deep-ecology such as Perceptual Somatic-Psychopedagogy MDB, Dance, Nonviolent Communication, Biodanza, and Way of Council. He is a co-founder of the Portuguese Council Network and a member of the European Council Network, where he currently sits as a Fire-Water Keeper — a group of 3 persons that are in immediate service to the spirit of the network.
He is a recognized Carrier and Facilitator of Way Of Council, trained by Rob Dreaming, Gigi Coyle, and many others in the Council field since 2013. His work originates from a vision of social cohesion reconciled with the multifaceted reality of the natural world. He is dedicated to the revival of practices that awake in us the remembrance and importance of the interdependece and the longing for the beloved community.
Ceremonialist, Sacred food Facilitator
Dedicating 20+ years in the World of hospitality, restaurants and nutrition, Jivan spent ten of which living and participating in eco- communities, regenerative land based projects and education. His culinary ethos and focus of work as “Food as Sacred medicine” brought him in 2015 to take on a consultancy role at the Temple of the Way of the Light, a highly reputable healing centre of Alternative Amazonian medicine in Iquitos, Peru.
Jivan went on to share this work with Shipibo Conibo retreat in Pucalpa, Peru “Niwe Rao Xobo” in 2017-18. Here, the highly respected Onaya Muraya healer Maestra Ynes Sanchez and her family, reciprocally shared from their powerful lineage of tradition and values. Jivan, met the legendary Tzuzujil Mayan spiritual leader, the late Tata Pedro Cruz at the 1st Aniwa gathering in 2016, where a sacred alliance was forged. Since then Jivan has been serving and sharing traditional cacao as a bridge to open the heart and creating a loving container for community spiritual development, grounding and the flowering of human consciousness in our times.
Mother, Student, Artist of Life
Kim has a professional background in hospitality – managing and co-creating Eco-Lodges, teaching Yoga for 10 years while working on Liveaboard out at sea. She has kick-starting several environmental initiatives along the way focusing mainly on education on waste management.
She lived fully off the grid for many years with the indigenous people of Indonesia, and is now making her home base in Portugal where she brings her full essence and enthusiasm to root a more harmonic way of living, teaching Yoga and selling artisinal creations made from Indonesian Batiks. Mother nature – The deep ecology of Life – continues to be her Greatest Teacher and Inspiration.