Kutira Decosterd Bio
Kutira is an extraordinary woman, who brings a unique combination of skills and experiences to her audiences. She is a heart-centered spiritual leader, author, musician & artist. Kutira has won awards for her pioneering work in environmental sustainability. She is the co-founder of the Kahua Hawaiian Institute established in 1985. The institute is dedicated to personal and global transformation.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Kutira traveled to the East, where she apprenticed with many great masters beginning in the 1980’s. Meeting with Osho immersed her life into a deeper understanding of her being. This was to be the start of her mystical journey searching for deeper meaning and living life to its fullest potential.
In the West, Kutira studied transformational psychology. Using both Eastern and Western traditions enabled Kutira to work holistically with spirit/mind and body. Living in intentional communities has greatly influenced the way she designs her projects. She has been working Internationally with people for over 30 years. The essence of her teaching is presented through her work of Embodied Spirituality and Sustainability- the Awakening of the Eco Soul.
Kutira lives with her husband Raphael, an Internationally recognized musician, in Hawaii/USA. They are co-creators of the Maui Eco Retreat, a sustainable organic paradise in Hawaii, where they offer a deepening of their transformational work and teachings. Their students come from all over the world to practice the art of sustainable living and visitors are welcomed for a beautiful vacation.
Kutira has been a mentor to many students and teachers. Her ability to empower women and organizations, supporting ecological education and innovation, has been globally acknowledged.
Kutira is an entertaining speaker and presenter, as well as an accomplished teacher and seminar leader. Her guided meditations and self-help tools are widely used and loved by her students. She enjoys sharing her expertise with entrepreneurs, the corporate world, non-profit organizations and people committed to making a difference in the world.
Kutira is well known as a ‘Master of Ritual’, creating sacred space for celebratory events and life passages. Studying with various Shamans opened her deep understanding of our interconnectedness to Oneness Consciousness.
There is a certain “specialness” when she officiates weddings, land blessings, rituals, concerts and more. She has a natural talent for bringing a mature love into a ceremony that everybody can relax in.
She has been a student of Kumuhula Auli’i Mitchell, learning ancient Hawaiian music, chants, dance, and arts.
Her Sacred journeys to Bhutan and Bali empower and celebrate the divine feminine spirit. Her involvement with Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan has inspired her in supporting the Nuns of Bhutan and in bringing the sacred teachings to establish a direct lineage of women to women through difficult lifetimes. As a nurturer of the earth, she calls herself an “environmental spiritual activist”. She is passionately involved in supporting green buildings and the expansion of sustainability in America and Asia. She is a board adviser for the Himalayan Alliance for a Clean and Sustainable Environment in Nepal, a Green Dragon Protector of Bhutan and a founding member of Bamboo Technology.
Kutira embodies and teaches the Divine Feminine, this wisdom is important at this time and belongs to both men and women. Meeting with this remarkable women will awaken your Eco Soul.