About Us

Yael Finer

Yael (pronounced yah-ell) immigrated from Israel to Canada looking for a safer place to raise a family surrounded by nature. Yael has been a professional Chinese and Japanese medicine practitioner (TCM) since graduating in 2005. The foundation of TCM is the interdependence of all things, which opened her up to understanding how humans are interdependent with all of nature.

Yael also has experience with different emotional therapy modalities such as Byron Katie, Theta Healing, Breath Work, Life Coaching (via Landmark Education), Listening Circles and Tovana Meditation. Upon arrival to Canada, Yael decided to focus all her passion and talent on Climate Change since healing Mother Earth is at the root of healing our souls and bodies. She believes we can’t truly heal ourselves on a suffering planet, as we are one with the big organism called Earth.

After living her entire life in a war-torn country she is passionate to find a win-win solution that benefits all sides and is hoping to find a sustainable approach that will meet the root need of all beings. These days Yael coaches professional environmental activists in organizations such as Stand.Earth and The West Kootenay EcoSociety. She helps them get better results by connecting to their wisdom, unblocking stuck emotions and recognizing their blind spots.

Malin Christensson

Malin immigrated from Sweden after travelling around the world and falling in love with the Kootenays and choosing to have a family here. She got her Masters in Political Science and worked for many years with interdisciplinary, student-led sustainability education group at the Centre for Environment and Development Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. She also worked at the Swedish youth environmental and naturalist association.

Malin is a certified Satyananda yoga teacher and was teaching kids yoga. She runs the Forest Path School – a year-round all outside program aimed to connect kids to nature. Forest Path helps them grow to be loving, respectful and protective of nature.

Malin is passionate about healing the world through connection to nature, dance, community engagements, workshop facilitation and so much more. She has walked the talk for years, walking or biking from place to place, eating organic food, volunteering and supporting alternatives solutions.

Twenty years of environmental work made her knowledgeable, strong-willed with a huge and tender heart.