Blooming Biodiversity

Bloom (Robin Liepman) and Anahata (Anna Combi) are earth activist musicians, permaculture designers, and transformational paradigm shifters. They are co-organizers of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour which travelled the North American West Coast, Fall 2015, connecting over 60 communities/farms/gardens, and bringing people together with permaculture land projects, herbalism, organic meals, yoga, music, theater and art. They have facilitated community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and permaculture events in Costa Rica, Canada, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Peru, Bali, and Australia.

They have had extensive roles organizing, volunteering, coordinating, and facilitating workshops at transformational festivals, including: Envision Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Once Upon a Festival, Big Surreal, Flow Festival, Beloved, Enchanted Forest, and more. They have presented at many social/environmental conferences and convergences including: Bioneers, The NorCal Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence, Pure Living Expo, and Cumbre de Los Pueblos COP20 in Peru.

They facilitate Ecological Awareness workshops at Esalen Institute during the Summer Integral Youth Leadership Program, and went to Standing Rock in the Winter of 2016, participating as Herbalists and Water Protectors. Anahata is certified yoga teacher and bodyworker, and worked as an herbalist apprentice at the Herb Pharm. They have both studied eco-psychology, herbalism, and expressive arts; have completed the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Course taught by Starhawk; interned at Arkana Alliance, an indigenous rainforest activism organization in Peru; worked as WWOOFers; trained in Non-Violent Communication; have been trained in The Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy; and are co-organizers of San Luis Obispo’s first Village Building Convergence.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Embodying Permaculture

    120 min | Lucid City

    Embodying Permaculture Workshop is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit with the values and principles of permaculture. As facilitators we will take participants through a journey of body centered awareness practices including transformational theater, embodied movement, guided music creation, vinyasa yoga flow, and guided visualization meditations activating the 5 senses and permaculture. We will engage in interactive games and exercises for each of the 5 senses. We will also facilitate a Solutionary discussion counsel where the participants will have the opportunity to share their vision of being a co-creative change-maker in a thriving sustainable community. When we are fully in alignment with our true selves as multidimensional beings, we develop a strong connection to ourselves, our community and our environment.

  • Eco-Poetics & SongWeaving

    90 min | Healing Sanctuary

    EcoPoetics and SongWeaving is an interactive participatory experience that engages the five senses and grounds our collective creativity into word flow. We write our own poems, weaving in collectively shared ideas, visions and words, and then perform our creation to the group in a supportive environment with music to back us up. You will emerge from this workshop with a new song to share with the world, and a newfound inner songbird ready to sing!

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