ERIC NIES, D.PSc.
Eric Nies is best known as the teen idol from MTV’s “The Real World/New York,” the first ever reality show launched in 1992, and the host of one of the world’s most watched dance program, “MTV’s The Grind,” viewed in over 90 million homes around the world. “MTV’s The Grind” became so popular that Eric released “The Grind Workout” a multi-platinum video series. For the following 10 years, Eric made numerous appearances on talk shows, MTV programs including “Real World Challenges,” movies, as well as appeared in magazines and advertising campaigns. As one of reality television’s biggest stars, Eric was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame as one of the “Pioneers of Reality Television.” Throughout his career, Eric’s greatest passion has been to help people and children and the planet, and he has started numerous organization, movements, and projects to help build awareness for health and well-being for all life on earth. Eric Nies has spent the past two decades fearlessly embarking on dozens of adventures around the world—including participating in all-night shamanic journeys deep in the Amazonian jungle, martial arts training under the iron-fist of a Vietnamese Grand Master, surfing and cliff-jumping with local kids in Fijian paradise, chanting with 2,000 monks in the Himalayas, participating in Native American spirit ceremonies, shearing sheep in New Zealand, sky-diving in Mexico, deep-water diving in the Galapagos, fasting in the desert for 43 days, partying for a week in South Beach Miami with no sleep, and diving into a frozen lake to save a puppy. Eric’s desire for exploration and unmatched fearlessness have led him into many near-death experiences, and his spirit and heart have shown that in any life experience there is always the choice to respond with love instead of fear. Eric has decades of training in natural foods, nutrition, alternative and holistic health, and through his work healing health issues and degenerative diseases and experimenting with his own health, he has a deep understanding of how to apply the healing power of pure, whole, natural foods. Through Eric’s decades of training with spiritual masters, shamans and healers, and spiritual self-exploration, he has developed an ability to help people find inner peace, connect them to source, clear stuck emotions and fears, and find their authentic power. Eric has worked as a life, health, nutrition and wellness facilitator, a spiritual guide, and an addiction rehabilitation facilitator for over a decade. Eric is a licensed CyberScan quantum energy practitioner, and a licensed Doctor of Pastoral Science and Medicine; he works as a transformational facilitator, and quantum cellular balancer.
IONA HAWKEN, B.A., M.E.M., M.Phil., Ph.D. (abd), D.PSc.
Iona Hawken is an environmental scientist and ecologist who has worked for private companies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and multilateral financial institutions including the Inter-American Development Bank, the New York Botanical Garden, the Rocky Mountain Institute, and the Amazon Institute of Environmental Research. Iona has co-founded companies and organizations dedicated to sustainability and human connection to nature. Iona has published papers in scientific journals, and has assistant-taught over 10 courses at Yale University. Iona Hawken holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and English Literature from Brown University, and graduate degrees in Environmental and Sustainability Science from the Yale University, where she did her PhD field-research in Amazonia. She has over 20 years of academic training in both natural and social sciences, over 15 years of experience working in Amazonia in ecology, anthropology, conservation, and development, and over 10 years of experience doing field-based environmental and social research. Iona was born in the spiritual gardening community of Findhorn, Scotland, speaks four languages, has lived in seven countries and lived in the Amazon basin for four years doing research and learning ancient hunting, tracking, and medicinal plant uses and practices from indigenous and other traditional communities. Her fearlessness has led her into many adventures including month-long wilderness backpacking trips, staying alone in remote lawless Amazonian gold-mining towns, swimming with anacondas and piranhas, near-death encounters with poisonous snakes, and living in remote indigenous jungle communities with no way to communicate with the outside world. Iona also has a lifetime of training and experience with physiology, natural foods, nutrition, alternative and holistic health, and understands how to apply the healing power of pure, whole, natural foods, as well as two decades of training with different shamanic lineages and healing modalities.
WHERE WE WORK
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