About Me

Shayna is the creator of this blog, Cofounder of NuMundo, writer, singer, dancer, lyricist, event producer, facilitator, Dream Activator, digital marketing and crowdfunding consultant and life-long earth and community-steward.

Mission

While Shayna has manifested many of her own visions and dreams, her mission is to guide others in activating theirs. Through her experience and watching her peers dive fully into their purpose and unfolding all of the magnificence that life can be, she knows that we have infinite potential for what we can accomplish to transform the planet.

Most transformational travel experience

Taking 2 buses and 23 earth warriors on a 4 month permaculture adventure through Central America was not only my first independent travel (without parents) out of the country of my life but also the biggest growing experience of my life. For an abundance of reasons, my leadership skills were challenged to the core, forcing me to problem solve quickly, listen compassionately and most of all act and live in integrity with our highest collective vision. During this and my continued travels through South America, witnessing and immersing myself in indigenous culture brought me to great humility and appreciation for the deepness of wisdom I could feel simply through their smiles, colorful expression and genuine glares. I am forever moved and transformed by the opportunity to fall in the flow, feel community everywhere, enrich myself with culture and dig my hands deep into our mother earth.

My Mantra

The more you understand, the less you know.

Ometepe Island: The Beautiful & The Ugly
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Ometepe Island: The Beautiful & The Ugly

Reposted from WorldsColliding.org While enjoying Ometepe Island, Nicaragua’s incredible scenery and beautiful sustainability projects Shayna and Bryan realized that an increase in tourism was inevitable. They were deeply moved by the backstory and current troubles of the land, so they started brainstorming ways they could encourage tourists to have a more wholesome and culturally engaging experience […]

6 Stunning Impact Centers to Visit in Latin America
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6 Stunning Impact Centers to Visit in Latin America

1. Inanitah Ometepe Island, Nicaragua http://www.inanitah.com/   2. Project Bonafide Ometepe Island, Nicaragua http://projectbonafide.com/   3. VerdEnergia Costa Rica http://www.verdenergia.org/ 4. Rancho Mastatal Costa Rica http://www.ranchomastatal.com/ 5. Varsana Yoga EcoVillage Granada, Colombia http://varsanaecoaldea.com/ 6. Aleafeliz Ecoaldea San Francisco, Colombia http://www.aldeafeliz.org/    

6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden
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6 Steps to Starting a Community Garden

A community garden provides limitless benefits like diversification within communities, land stewardship, youth skills, leadership, and community cohesion. A plethora of unused lots and open spaces exist in many U.S. and international cities. When I see them in the places I visit, I wonder why food is not grown in those spaces; free food for […]

Ecocaravan Empowers Local Farmers with Permaculture in Guatemala
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Ecocaravan Empowers Local Farmers with Permaculture in Guatemala

We just had an absolutely phenomenal day at our Earth Odyssey camp this past Sunday. It was possibly one of the most powerful and impactful highlights of the tour so far. We invited the campesinos (farmers) that were surrounding the land of our camp for a day of workshops on natural fertilizer, composting, blacksmithing, rocket-stoves, […]

Episodes from an EcoCaravan: Impact on the Move
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Episodes from an EcoCaravan: Impact on the Move

Follow this eco-caravan while they live in an intentional-mobile-community while sharing and implementing regenerative living techniques at Impact Centers and indigenous communities throughout Mexico and Central America! See all 3 episodes here: PLURITY – Project Nuevo Mundo’s Earth Odyssey – Vision I from Project Nuevo Mundo on Vimeo. INNORCENSE – Project Nuevo Mundo’s Earth Odyssey […]

Don’t Forget That You Are Nature
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Don’t Forget That You Are Nature

“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature. We’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” — Andy Goldsworthy There are many, many problems in the world, from world hunger to homelessness to climate change to animal extinction to […]

Earth Odyssey Begins Natural Dye Garden at Women’s Co-Op in Guatemala
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Earth Odyssey Begins Natural Dye Garden at Women’s Co-Op in Guatemala

Kamajachel is community of women in Panajachel, Guatemala who wish to bring back and to preserve the ancient practice of natural dyes in order to color the textiles that decorate the diverse pieces that decorate the bodies of many including native people, tourists and others who admire this intricate art of dyeing and weaving. This […]

Earth Odyssey Begins Solar Project with Nutrition Center in Guatemala
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Earth Odyssey Begins Solar Project with Nutrition Center in Guatemala

In Guatemala, chronic malnutrition is higher than any other country in the western hemisphere. In fact, Guatemala has the 5th highest level of chronic malnutrition in the world, and the highest rate of malnutrition in all of Latin America, according to United Nations statistics. The Nutrition Center, known locally as el centro de nutrición Konojel, provides a […]

Trust the Process: ReVisioning the Eco-Caravan
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Trust the Process: ReVisioning the Eco-Caravan

This week, the Earth Odyssey mobile village came together for (what we called) a Re-Visioning Retreat with the goal of having the group co-create a new mission, vision, identifying core values, goals and solidifying our next steps for sustainability projects. We’re doing the work that we feel the world needs to be doing. We believe […]