Co-Founders & Co-Organizers
Robin Matthew Liepman (Bloom)
Anna Simone Combi (Anahata)
Bloom and Anahata are earth activist musicians, permaculture designers, and transformational paradigm shifters. They have facilitated community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and permaculture action events together in Costa Rica, Canada, California, Oregon, Washignton, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Peru, and beyond. They are co-organizers of Blooming Biodiversity Tour which spanned the West Coast Fall 2015, offering events that brought together communities in transformational celebration to learn and practice permaculture. Anna is certified yoga teacher and bodyworker. Bloom is a Generation Waking Up facilitator. They have both studied eco-psychology, herbalism, and expressive arts. They have completed the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Course taught by Starhawk. They are interns at Arkana Alliance, an indiginous rainforest activism organization in Peru, WWOOFers, trained in Non-Violent Communication, and have been trained in The Work That Reconnects with Joanna Macy. Anahata worked as an herbalist apprentice at the Herb Pharm. They have both have faciliated workshops and have had extensive, organization, volunteer, and coordination roles at transformational festivals, including: Envision Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Once Upon a Festival, Big Surreal, Flow Festival, Beloved, Enchanted Forest, Pure Living Expo, and more. They are social/environmental activist filmmakers and have produced and presented a variety of their films. They have both participated in and presented at a variety of social and environmental conferences and convergences including: Bioneers, The NorCal Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence, Cumbre de Los Pueblos COP20 in Peru, and the University of Redlands Womens and Gender Studies Conference. They have both taught college courses at their perspective universities on Sustainability and Social Justice. They facilitate Ecological Awareness workshops at Esalen Institute during the Summer for the Integral Youth Leadership Program. They went to Standing Rock in November and December of 2016, participating as Herbalists and Water Protectors, helping to heal many people there, and to make a stand for the water.
Anna Combi (Anahata) is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Tour. She is an artist, yoga teacher, filmmaker, permaculturalist and aspiring musician who grew up in in a international meditation community and in the Redwood forests on the Pacific Ocean in the Bay Area. She designed her own B.A. interdisciplinary degree in Cross-Cultural Social Work and Sustainable Development from University of Redlands and Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. She has been traveling, living, and working in a variety of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture and biodynamic farms/gardens and healing arts/yoga/meditation centers in California, Oregon, Hawaii, New York, India, Costa Rica, and Canada sharing her gifts and collaborating with passionate healers, activists, and farmers. She is a cinematographer, editor and social and environmental documentary filmmaker. She recently made films focused on Mind/Body/Spirit Wholeness and Sustainability in the Volunteer Services program at Loma Linda University Health. She is Earth Activist Permaculture Design certified from O.U.R. Ecovillage on Vancouver Island with Starhawk. She is a certified Nosara Vinyasa, Hatha, and Self Awakening Therapeutics 300-hour RYI Yoga Teacher. She is a certified practitioner in Pranassage, which synthesizes Thai yoga massage and breathwork. She is a Children's Program and staff yoga teacher at Omega Holistic Institute in New York. Annahata was a environmental science outdoor education elementary and middle school teacher for City Kids Goes Outdoors and Roots & Shoots in Redlands, CA. She worked as a expressive arts and spoken word facilitator at Our House Youth in Crisis Runaway/Homeless shelter and Music & Art Changing Lives in Redlands, CA. She facilitated Expressive Arts Therapy and herbal botanical gardening for an Ayurvedic medicinal plant garden at Women’s Empowerment Center in Auroville Ecovillage in Southern India. Recently, she was a workshop coordinator and assistant to village manager at Envision Festival and part of the Temple of Consciousness Lightning Team at Lightning in Bottle Festival. Anna is in a musical group called Blooming Anahata, with her partner Bloom.
Robin Liepman (Bloom) is an earth activist musician and new paradigm pollinator. His soul's purpose is to actively re-weave the dream of the modern world into a vibrant, harmonious, regenerative and equanimous existence.
Bloom was born from the warm coastal womb of central California in San Luis Obispo, educated by the fairies and tree people at the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science, (and a special focus on life, the universe and everything,) and initiated into the intergalactic tribe of awakening beings during his six months of travel through Central America, becoming initiated into the modern day mystery school via volunteering at an endless stream of transformational festivals. He then went on a spiritual pilgrimage through Peru and Bolivia, emerging with a strengthened sense of life path and purpose, re-visited Costa Rica, and is now on Vancouver Island in Canada for his Permaculture Design Course/Earth Activist Training with Starhawk and friends.
He is a co-founder, co-organizer, and co-creator of the "Blooming Biodiversity" permaculture tour, which in the Fall of 2015, toured the North American West Coast with a team called “Solutionary Productions." It was a journey of healing the world through holistic integrative permaculture activations worldwide. The tour has taken him to Hawaii, and currently, to Peru, where he is planting gardens and working with Shipibo children through the Arkana Alliance organization