From a very young age Heidi was introduced to all things metaphysical from her forward thinking mother. As a teen she became a Silva Mind graduate and later a Silva Mind facilitator setting the stage for her future path.
As an adult her fascination with different systems of change continued and she found her passion as a certified life coach. A transformational leader, Heidi is able to see a client’s personal illumination and help them shift into who they truly BE.
Heidi is sometimes referred to as the “Insightful Muse” for her ability to use pragmatic tools, fine-honed over fifteen years of practice, research and development to guide her clients through life altering transitions . Heidi’s fusion of real-life experiences and her heart centered techniques connect her clients at an intimate, focused and individual level. Now as a co-collaborator with her husband Peter, they are creating a new way to express and connect through the plant music he composes. This brings an opportunity to deepen the heartfelt relationships with ourselves and the world around us.
Peter lived and worked in Japan during the late 1980s and most of the 1990s. During this time he studied koto at the Sawai School of Music, graduating as sensei in 1997.
Since then he has played at many musical venues and festivals in Japan, Europe and the US, including most notably, Glastonbury Festival, England, in 2000. Since leaving Japan he has developed his own style of playing that derives much from his training in Japan, but is informed by a wide variety of musical styles from around the world, both traditional and modern. Peter has also pursued a fascination in electronic music, and since moving to the U.S. in 2015 has been creating ambient audio soundscapes from the electrical impulses emitted by plants. He calls this his musical collaboration with nature
Eric is a multi-instrumentalist (fingerstyle guitar, tabla, bansuri and native-style flutes), visual artist, and poet drawing inspiration from nature and its bounty. He has performed in varying settings in the United States and in Europe, and is happy to call the Hudson Valley of New York his home. Exploring collaborations as diverse as americana, trip-hop, kirtan, folk, meditative, celtic, ambient, and Indian-classical, Eric aims to continually expand his own sounds and tastes to offer a unique feel to the universal language.
Eric has taught and played music at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies as the Bard/Musician-in-Residence, and as a staff-instructor. He was also one of the Innkeepers of the historic Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs, NC — a focal point within the tradition of Southern balladry, Appalachian roots music, and Scotch-Irish folk songs. Eric continues to collaborate with Prema Mayi and Radharani on their mantra music fusion, and accompany Biff Mithoefer in his Yoga Teacher Trainings — pairing music with these deeply meditative and educational settings. Eric is a tabla student of Sri Suryaksha Desphande of the Farrukhabad Gharana, and a bansuri flute student of Grammy-Award winner Steve Gorn. Eric synthesizes these eclectic musical threads into a sound that is at once both traditional and modern.
Del holds a graduate degree in Sustainable Land Planning and Design. For over a decade he has been a design consultant to landscape architects, wetland scientists and engineers here in New York state as well as Connecticut with a focus on mitigation, restoration and storm-water management.
He is the principle owner of “By Nature’s Design,” a consulting firm that centers on education and finding creative design solutions that reconnect people to the natural world. He is a licensed New York State DEC Outdoor Guide and also teaches aquatic and forest ecology to young people at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY and has given numerous guided nature walks to adults for the Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Woodstock Healing Arts.
Del is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and dedicated to teaching and sharing his knowledge about plant base medicine. In his free time he enjoys nature photography and playing the Shakuhachi flute.