Nurturing the Quantum Shift in Human Culture
"BioSpiritual Permaculture, is a response to the cultural predicament, supporting individuals in the conscious co-creation of community as a web of weavers. When we all tap into our potential to manifest our visions, community arises. When we sing our song, those who hear and honor it become one with our vision – a unity of commons is created. So seeds of solution must be planted in our own heart-minds before an abundant forest garden flourishes."
About the Founders of BSP:
Billa is an accredited sustainability consultant by the Natural Step Institute, an eco-social entrepreneur and permaculture designer. She has been working in the field of community development for over a decade, initiating on-the-ground eco-social projects in her local community and now consulting around the world to individuals and emerging communities. Her career in sustainable development has included architecture, permaculture, passive solar design and construction, business and marketing, common law, graphic and interior design, slow food, raw food and soul food...
As an autistic genius she has powerful empathy and deep energetic insight into the profound journey of deepening our relationships to Life and each other in whatever circumstance presents. She has lived a life in deep connection to nature and is constantly informed by her powerful senses and guided by her natural intuition in working with people, animals and the Earth.
Billa is recognized as a tireless warrior for mother earth and passionate advocate and teacher of animal/wilderness connection, ancient wisdom and ceremony, and a return to the practical sacred of daily life. She is a true Free-Spirit, a dancer, mentor, medicine woman/wisdom keeper and mother of four beautiful boys who were born in the forest or beach and raised in profound ways in nature.
Spencer Neilsen is passionate about deepening our relationship with the inner and outer Nature of Life. Whether its mentoring youth in their wilderness connection tracking, listening to bird language, making fire by friction, identifying edible and medicinal plants, or guiding adults through permaculture as a way of reweaving our relationship to tended landscapes, Spencer is stoked to support and facilitate deep connections. His path of service includes leading rites of passage for teens and crafting initiatory experiences for all ages. He is a student of the energy arts, namely chi gong and yoga, which he weaves into his practice and philosophy of gardening and tending the inner and outer landscapes.
A lifelong student of wisdom traditions, with a background in deep ecology and a masters degree in Integrative Eco Social Design, Spencer is a masterful guide into the journey of ecological literacy, design and leadership. He brings deeply personal insight in learning to read the land and hear its ancient voice, to design our lives in right relationship to all things, and shift our collective response towards a culture that honors all life, including our own unique gifts and journey. He has an ability to make all moments sacred with his presence and reverence to the potential to create harmony in each moment through empowered observation.
Spencer is a musician of Spirit - playing didjeridoo and flute (Native American, Japanese Sakuhachi, and most recently Indian Bansuri) with deep reverence for Earth and the rich Earth-based cultures that support the wind instruments.
At home, Spencer is committed to cultivating health and vitality - in relationship to his wife Bonnie, in the kitchen, and in the garden. Together, Spencer and Bonnie steward a half acre homestead, Bhakti Farm, in Fairfax, CA. Using a spiritual permaculture as their lens, they are tending to soil to grow vegetables, fruits, grains, medicines. The one year old garden is constantly evolving, a microcosm of the vision for an abundant and peaceful Earth.
When Spencer isn't teaching/guiding/facilitating with groups, or gardening/farming/tending the garden, or chopping/slicing/and dicing in the kitchen, you can find him studying wisdom traditions from around the world finding ways to weave them into the ceremony of Life. Or you wont find him at all because he is deep in the wilderness breathing it all in.
Spencer and Billa - The Tunnel, Fairfax California..
Billa and Spencer connected while attending the masters degree program in Integrative Eco Social Design at Gaia University. Retreats facilitated by Spencer and Billa are life changing and world changing.