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Faculty - Learning English in Community
Pip Lee Meer

Pip Lee Meer, TEFL/ TESOL/ BA (hons) QTS / MA in Education / Literacy specialist

Pip is a creative, fun-loving, qualified and experienced teacher in a wide range of subjects and environments. These include primary school teaching, working in a Further Education college with adults and training other teachers.  Pip is a language and literacy specialist and has taught English abroad too!  She has an alternative and kinaesthetic approach to learning strategies. She loves meditating, being in nature, singing, music, painting and photography. She has published several books and continues to do her own research. Her interest in Spiritual Practice and Complementary Therapies brought her to the Findhorn Foundation College.

   
Chis Lowe

Chris Lowe, PhD, MA, CELTA, Cert IBET, British Council IELTS Examiner

Chris has been teaching informally for a long time, initially to her four children, now successfully functioning adults, and latterly to three grandchildren. Her formal qualifications were part of an academic chapter in her life which developed into the need to learn more about the world. Chris taught English in South Korea for 6 years and is now delighted to be part of the EIC team.
She lived on the Isle of Erraid as a Foundation member and is pleased to be able to combine this community, and teaching experience, with her passion for all levels of learning. Her other main passion is being outdoors, through travel, gardening, walking and camping. Photography and music provide artistic satisfaction.

   
Harula Ladd

Saille Mawson, BA Mod Langs (Spanish & French) Anglia Ruskin University, RSA Cert & Dip TEFL
Saille has taught EFL both in the UK and abroad and been part of the Findhorn Community since 1998. She started out her career at the well known Bell School of Languages in Cambridge and taught in other Cambridge language schools for some years. Saille believes relaxed students learn more easily and draws on creative approaches from theatre & the expressive arts to develop participants confidence & creativity in their use of English.

   
Harula Ladd Manda Stretch
She has been a Support teacher on this EIC course for the past 8 years. She is a fully qualified TESOL teacher [Trinity College.] Manda has lived in the Community since 2004. She is particularly well known for her informal, fun approach to teaching English through storytelling, song and dance. She has also been facilitating the Transformation Game for 25 years and runs Laughter Yoga leader trainings from her B and B home on the Park. She loves blowing giant bubbles on Findhorn beach .
   
Vera Bohlen, community focaliser

Vera is a self employed ceramic artist, living in Findhorn. She found a passion for clay 'by default' in 1995, when she came to attend the "Essence of the Arts in Community" course in Findhorn. Originally trained as a photographer and social worker, this discovery initiated a big life and career change and subsequently her move from Berlin, Germany to Scotland in 1996, where she has lived ever since. She makes (and teaches) ceramics in her ClaySongs Studio in the new East Whins cluster at the Park.
Vera is also a passionate singer. She co-leads the Georgian singing group Bukhari and, with her partner David, Harmonic Temple evenings and various singing events in the community and beyond. She is a facilitator of the Game of Transformation, and has lead many courses for the Findhorn Foundation.
   
Susanna Michaelis

Susanna Michaelis

Susanna Is a Froebel trained teacher who spent many years teaching children with Special Needs and ran the Rainbow Nursery School when her own children were small. She is an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor and runs workshops in Personal and Spiritual development. Susanna fell in love with Findhorn in 1992 when she did her Experience week. She writes inspirational texts, sings, paints, dances and has fun being in community. She has a warm, loving heart and a willingness to serve to make the world a more loving place.

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