What we all have in common
Writing & Design, Nutritionist
Hello my friends! I am the writer of all you can find here and the one who needs to sign all the paperwork from GaiAma ;P Berlin, Germany, is where I spend the first 25 years of my life which lead me to make a round the world trip by bike with my beloved partner Can to find out what we expect from our future. The answer couldn't have been louder and clearer - You are just scrolling through it. My wings flew me to Perú and now there's roots growing out of me, connecting my heart with this place. I am investing my time, my energy and my focus, into the creation of a wonderful life, the preservation of earth's wonders, into your and my wellbeing. If you are writing us here via the contact form, you will most likely write with me, I am excited to get to know you. Also, I really love colors, Rock'n Roll, fruit flies and the blackness between the stars.
Programming & Development, Project Manager
As our portal to the virtual world, Can is our competent computer-guy. He's organizing our electronical devices, programming GaiAma.org and is working with us on an exciting project for an internal network for the neighborhood. After a normal life in Berlin, he moved to Perú with me ( Jen ) and is the guardian of the rationality here at GaiAma. His clear view of the world is balancing out with a grounded openness to the possibility, that everything is possible. Can is rethinking, researching and is working very detailed. He is a wonderful partner for me and inspires me everyday to be the best, authentical version of myself and trusting the way of life.
Handicraft & Dancing Classes
Heike is always carrying the light, so we will see through the storm. With our sunshine on board, life is more colorful and better. Her talent to organize things is helping us to see straight in the world of appointments. As the mother of me (Jen) she's always asking us the right questions and her intuition is a wonderful guide. She´s remembering more about how to knit, repair stuff and is blessing us with her garden skills. For her, the world is a place of beauty, she wants to preserve and protect. Although she sometimes feels like she would be from another planet, she's loving this one from the bottom of her heart. With her you can dance the whole day, plan and work effectively, chill out and enjoy live.
Permaculture Research, Project Manager
With Viktor we won a wonderful friend and companion with a sharp intellect, a good understanding for what is important and a loving view on the people around him. Luckily that's us at the moment and so we can enjoy Viktors talent to communicate and solve problems. Out of a quite hopeless life situation he managed to create a meaningful life vision and is now working with us to make it come true. For GaiAma he is maintaining contacts to international partners, is studying and applying nonviolent communication and is part of our everyday life. As an organisation and as private people we already have been growing a lot with him.
Martin is a warrior, a fighter and a guardian. He's served as an officer in the german military. Being a part of war and seeing innocent people suffer opened his eyes and woke an unbroken will in him to really make the world a better place. He's training us and the Peruvians in martial arts and the art of life. I cant remember a day with him where I did not laugh out loud now and then, he's such a humorous person. Martin is wonderfully disciplined, wonderfully wild hearted and inspires you to take action in your life.
Digital Art & Illustration
His sight is piercing the truth, he looks into other worlds, is a sorcerer with colours and forms, a philosopher with all his heart and mind. What is it about? What does it mean? Kemane is one of those who get beautifully moved by the layered truths and various answers. He's painting for the tech world as a digital artist and is creating 3D worlds in the technological world and fruit garden worlds with GaiAma. Thank you for drawing and working with us for GaiAma's digital Projects and for seeing and understanding us so deeply and ubiquitous. We have a Kemane… YES ♡
Eater, sleeper and appreciator
Robin is the cat of Heike and he's much bigger than he looks on this very flattering picture of him. Children here usually think he's a baby panther. His special skills are having white antenna brow hair on just one side and being very lazy. He's cool with being here, in fact he's cool with being anywhere when there is food and mom around. He contributes to GaiAma in balancing out her life and makes her feel extra happy. Robin might be the last cat living with us, because we did not want to have pet animals in the jungle for various reasons you can ask us about. But time will show how we deal with this topic, and we'll tell you about it of cause. Since he's here now and pretty much doing nothing, we'll just cuddle him as long as he lives. Thank you Robin <3
More to come
Inspiration & Help
This list is growing and will be extended, soon. There is many more people who contribute in any way to the work of GaiAma. Above we chose to introduce to you the people who are physically here in Perú with us at the moment. We are currently working on more than 100 of requests, to work, learn and live with us. And we are happy for it to be even more, so don't hesitate to write us if you think you might make a wonderful face here in this list ;) (of cause you can stay anonymous, too). Before we invite people to be here, we will skype a lot and find out if this is a goof idea for all of us. Check out „You & GaiAma“ to learn more about why and how to be a part of our work.
Special thanks to:
José & Efraín
Those brothers are awesome people. They where the first to give us confidence in actually creating the organisation GaiAma. They believed in our vision and helped us understanding and mastering migrations processes and much more. They inspired us to work with what is given to us by society and see the possibilities and advantages of modern civilization to co create with everybody who wants to see the good and wonderful growing in the world. They both are absolute caring people which reflects out into their work about connecting people and bring them together to share support each other with their talents and ideas. Thank you! <3 aynicenter.com
Ivan and his family
Ivan was giving us a home, when we have been left with just some bags of clothes and a dream. We will never know, how he could see in just a second that we are not backpackers that will leave. It feels like he had magical glasses to see right through us and into our hearts and instantly supported us with everything we needed to be able to anchor our new life in Perú. We lived with him and his family as if we would be his siblings . Their unconditional help was mind blowing and the most important momentum in our way to where we are now. He's building a similar project in the sacred andes of Cusco, where the Inka Culture was born. He's working with Shamans from the last nation of the Inkas and is doing healing work in an indescribable beautiful place, where he was born.