Clare Finlator

Co Founder, Chief vision holder, Manager, Head of land projects


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For the past 15 years Clare has been investigating the nature of reality, and following a path of inner transformation, whilst also thoroughly questioning the underlying social and economic structures that underpin the ecological degradation and perpetuation of violence on our planet.

Her excitement lies in finding the balance between the path of meditation (inner transformation) and of conscious action in the world, and in the recognition that really there is no inner and outer, and its all the same thing.

This journey has led her to travel and learn with many different teachers and to undertake much research in the fields of spirituality, ecology, consciousness, alternative economies, social business, systemic change, permaculture, agroforestry, food and health.

She has worked as an administrator in the arts, as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and event organiser, and also has extensive experience in group work, and counselling.

Since 2008 she has been a keen practitioner of Taoist Energy Arts, and has qualified as an instructor in Qigong and Taoist Breathing techniques.

From an early age she has had a love of forests, and believes that planting trees is the solution to most of the world’s practical problems.

She been actively supporting a community reforestation project in Ecuador for many years, and in 2012 she founded Earthlife, with the intention of creating a funding and support vehicle for regenerative and community led reforestation projects.

In early 2013 she began working full time on creating the first phase of infrastructure at Monte da Vida, and working with Servan and others on a project plan for returning the land to a state of true natural abundance. She also enjoys gardening, foraging, and making healthy food.

You can read more about of her journey here:


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