Co-Creator of Avidanja
Hello! I am originally from Latvia. I travelled to Portugal in 2019 to visit Jutta’s project and right away fell in love with its beauty. Not only with the physical place or the opportunity to explore my creativity here, but also very much with the heart and mission of this project, which is to invite people to be in true relationship with others, ourselves and nature, and to see that there is no difference, no separation between anything and anybody. The more time goes by, the more blown away I am by what is possible in terms of intimacy and depth of relationship within a group of people committed to live as an organism, to be vulnerable, to be transparent, to speak the truth, to be strong, to not hold back, to choose love over anything else and, above all, to simply be happy and to support that in each other. Therefore, this mission has become my mission too! Having lived most of my life in the city (most recently in Paris), studying, working and basically running through life, coming to Avidanja was like waking up from a deep sleep of feeling confused, rejected and alone to a completely new ground, new understanding and new perception of who I am and what is possible. I found in myself strength, clarity, dignity and joy of living. And it has lit up a fire and a passion in me to not only explore what life is truly about but also to inspire people to do the same, and the fire is only getting bigger! I am since then the co-creator of Avidanja, supporting this project to grow and evolve while at the same time realizing my passion in woodwork, massage and filmmaking.