Alexandra has been working with the Huni Kuin in the state of Acre in the Amazon region since 2013. She founded the non-profit association Living Gaia e.V. to collect donations for various projects to support the Huni Kuin.
The aim of the association is to protect the knowledge and wisdom of indigenous cultures and to create places of cultural exchange. The land purchase project is the association’s largest project to date.
I am Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, born in 1964, author, economist, psychologist, senior and teaching coach as well as founder and managing director of Coaching Spirale GmbH in Berlin and the Holistic Healing Biotope Living Gai in the Chapada dos Veadeiros in Goias, Brazil. I am a mother of three and a grandmother. The earth is very important to me. I would like a culture that is more humane and more friendly to life in many areas. I wish for more balance between male and female principles in every person as well as in the economic and social structures around the world. For me, both concerns belong together. In June 2013 I traveled to Jordao for the first time and quickly became friends with Sia Huni Kuin’s family. A collaboration developed and so at the end of 2013 I founded the Living Gaia e.V. association to support the Huni Kuin and the preservation of the forest.
I was born in 1993. As a person who moved a lot at a young age, home has always had an extremely important place in my life. I would like to support people from different regions in finding places that are, were or will be home for them. At the same time, I can learn a lot about new ways of life and views of life every day in this work. It’s not just the projects that touch my heart. The work focuses on what is important to me: the exchange of culture, life, spirituality and nature.
Nature in particular plays a strong role for me and gives me deep inner peace and strength. I am also convinced that we humans can and should learn an infinite amount from nature.
That is why I feel it is so important to support people like the Huni Kuin, who act as mediators between nature and humanity and at the same time protect the green lungs of our planet.