Besides participating in a wide array of projects in the fields of permaculture, eco-building and community-based health in countries as varied as India, Belize or Peru, Adam is an advocate for cognitive liberty, neurodiversity and the integration of non-ordinary states of being into our culturally constructed definitions of normalcy and sanity, with a growing interest in the ecological and environmental dimensions of mental health and the importance of reciprocity, mutuality and interdependence to our well-being.
Sophie is now working as communications coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute focused mainly on our human & nature rights and intercultural education programs and is based in Iquitos. She will be working closely with Sarah Kerremans, the director the Chaikuni Institute.
Raised between France, USA and the UK, Sophie is committed to harnessing the transformational power of storytelling and media for social change. Coming from a bi-cultural Franco-American background, Sophie was born in France and raised between Paris, New York and London.
Prior to joining the Chaikuni Institute in 2016, Sophie worked as a Communications Specialist working across journalism, marketing, photography, publishing, production and creative consulting for NGOs such as Survival International and diverse media including The Guardian, Purple Fashion Magazine, Vestoj – A journal of Sartorial Matters, and Reve en Vert. She graduated from the renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design with a Bachelors degree in Fashion Communication and Journalism. Sophie is also the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Third Eye, an award-winning and internationally distributed magazine focused on alternative movements around the world.
They will both now be regularly sharing much more information about the work of the Temple and the Chaikuni Institute via our social media.
Please join us in welcoming them both to our team.