About Annette Knopp
Since early on, Annette has had a deep love for Spirit which was nurtured by her connection
with the natural world. In her early twenties she experienced her first Yoga class and started
to practice Tai Chi. Since then, she has developed a rich background in non-dual inquiry & meditation, Shamanic Energy Medicine, and a variety of modern Western integrative approaches (Focusing by Gendlin, Mythic Theatre, Inner Critic & Shadow Work, and Energy Psychology).
Annette is a full mesa carrier in an Andean lineage of Shamanic Energy Medicine practitioners, a certified Yin Yoga- and Vinyasa Yoga-teacher, and an ordained Wisdom Keeper in the Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI). She is featured as one of 12 women in the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Wisdom: The Feminine Face of Awakening by Rita M. Robinson.
Originally from Germany, Annette studied and worked as a simultaneous interpreter in Spain, before following the call to explore more in depth the essence of life. She lived for 9 years in India, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands, before love and work made her move in 2004 to Upstate New York.
In 2009, she and her husband Stephan opened Blue Spirit, a retreat center in Nosara, Costa Rica. These days, Annette divides her life and work between the US and Central America; in her free time she loves to take her dog Kaya, and her horse Karem on long walks in nature.