Since graduating from the Whole Systems Design program at Antioch University in 2001 Martia has worked with schools, community, and spiritual groups in many capacities, including designer, school librarian and storyteller, as well as, art, meditation and youth group teacher. The past five years she has facilitated Art Adventures with preschoolers through fifth grade at Living Wisdom School, Shoreline, WA. Martia earned a certificate in Drawing and Painting from the University of Washington in 2008 and is a mixed media artist.
“I have always used nature as our inspiration and teacher for art. I believe that making art enhances our ability to observe deeply the processes of nature. My dream is to help nurture in our youth a lifelong relationship with Nature and Mother Earth, one characterized by mutuality, founded in inquiry, exploration, and self expression, with a healthy respect for the awe and mystery of Life.”
“Working with children is a humbling and privileged experience that helps me maintain an open heart and connection to the Divine. I look forward to sharing and learning with the vibrant, creative community of Gaia's Temple."