Kaia Svien, M.S.
is a meditation instructor, spiritual guide and program designer with more than 25 years of experience providing classes, workshops and private consultation in mindfulness practice focused on building psychological and spiritual resilience in the face of climate change.
For 20 years, Kaia taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at hospitals, prisons and in the community and for 7 years, served as an adjunct profession at St. Catherine in the Holistic Health Studies Master’s Program. Kaia taught classes in the ancient wisdom of European Americans at the Powderhorn/Philips Cultural Wellness Center for a number of years and authored a novel, drawn from her studies there. She is the co-founder of the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project and of eLDA Reading and Math Clinic. Kaia enjoys her time in Nature very much and is an avid backpacker and cross-country skier.
As a EuroAmerican Elder, I am here to address as best I can:
Your capacity to ground in knowing that your people once lived in unity consciousness, aware that we are an integral part of all of life and all of life is an integral part of who we are.
Your capacity to open to the intense, beyond-words destruction that separation consciousness has wreaked on people of other cultures in your name and still respect yourself and where you come from.
Your personal resources for healing the wounds in your life from a metaphorical, mythical, spiritual realm.
Your growing consciousness of the personal insights, talents and gifts that are emerging in you that are of mighty use to both your own healing and the wellbeing of the collective consciousness that we share with all other living beings.
“Thanks to Kaia's guidance and support,
I no longer rush through my life, chasing my
to-do list but am more awake and alive to each moment. I am happier, sleep better at night, and have tools to manage life's stressors.
Kaia is a kind, generous and wise teacher.
I recommend her highly."
— Erika Walker, MS., business consultant and educator
Minneapolis, MN 55407