About Me

Katia is a world traveler, polyglot, photographer, communicator, and yogi. She is constantly exploring the world and is fascinated by different cultures, landscapes, and forms of communication. Katia holds a Bachelor's in Social and Political Science and a Master's in Marketing and Market Research from Sciences Po Paris. Throughout her travels, she has found herself hiking the Kyrgyz steppe, practicing AcroYoga in Patagonia, tangoing in the Argentine capital, and translating interviews of Soviet astronauts.  She loves being upside down and sharing mate with her friends.   

Mission

My mission is to find a deeper connection with the Earth and all beings. I want to share the magic of transformational experiences to bring peace and awareness to the world around us. 

Most Transformational Travel Experience

A month roaming the Kyrgyz steppe on a sidecar with only a backpack was life changing. I was in awe of the majestic mountains, pristine rivers and ever-changing horizons. I shared countless cups of tea in yurts with nomadic pastoralists, sometimes striking conversations that lasted hours, while other times only exchanging a shy smile. There is something extraordinary about a culture that can live off their land, follow the flow of the seasons, and provide their own food and shelter. As Chris McCandless said, "The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."

Mantra

Follow your instinct. Go with the flow. Believe in miracles. 

Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story
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Summer Camp Forever: An Ecovillage Story

Written by: Cynthia Tina (www.cynthiatina.com) Open sky, warm summer days, friendship, and adventure. The idealized “summer camp” has been enshrined for decades in movies, Uncle John’s yarns, and perhaps your own childhood memories. It serves as an adolescent’s wild escape from the boring confines of suburban neighborhoods and primary school, at least until “growing up” […]

Envision Festival: A Transformational Gathering in Costa Rican Jungle Paradise
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Envision Festival: A Transformational Gathering in Costa Rican Jungle Paradise

All photos by Katia Alferova. Envision is a four-day outdoor transformational festival in the coastal Costa Rican jungle combining music, yoga, visionary art, natural building and sustainable practices.  Impressive handcrafted stages and art installations decorate the jungle in Uvita while thumping beats keep Envisioners dancing all night.  But it’s not just about electronic music. The […]

The Possibility Handbook: A Toolkit for Transformation
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The Possibility Handbook: A Toolkit for Transformation

The Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann is possibly one of the most inspiring and transformative collections of media out there. Through interviews with permaculture practitioners, activists, scientists and authors, the podcast is spreading the wisdom and power of permaculture around the world. It may just be the next step for a truly sustainable future! Ethan […]

How to Start a Retreat Center: Wise Tips from Stonehouse Farm
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How to Start a Retreat Center: Wise Tips from Stonehouse Farm

The first weekend of August, I had the pleasure of attending AcroCamp, a 4-day extravaganza of AcroYoga, yoga, Thai massage, slack-line, breath-work, nature walks and campfires. It was almost like living in a dream conscious community that shares, plays and learns together. AcroCamp was held at Stonehouse Farm, a beautiful 40-acre eco-retreat and sanctuary founded […]