DAVID & LILA TRESEMER
David and Lila Sophia Tresemer are residents of Boulder, Colorado, as well as Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia. They are co-founders of The StarHouse in Boulder (www.TheStarHouse.org) which is a trans-denominational temple located in the foothills of Boulder.
In 1997, they came to visit Robert and Joanna Lawlor, the previous owners of the land on Flinders Island. Both David and Lila fell in love with the property on that first visit. It was a case of love at first sight and one that continues to this day! The property has grown and developed in many ways in the last two decades, with the building of the 8-bedroom eco-resort; the yurt, which serves as a place for yoga, movement and group work; 2 large greenhouses which are growing much organic food under the management of Helen Cassidy; several other growing spaces with fruit and vegetables; a fully equipped Art Centre with ceramic wheels and a kiln.
David and Lila are both authors, and have developed a collection of books and dvd’s which can be seen on their website, . They have produced a trilogy of theatre productions, written and published articles for Well Being Magazine in Australia, and currently have their books and DVDs distributed through Brumby Books-and-Music throughout Australia. Together they have written The Conscious Wedding Handbook, about how to improve relationships as preparation for a wedding and a marriage; it is highly appropriate for anyone in relationship! This also can be found at www.David-Lila.com
Lila is a certified yoga instructor, budding ceramicist and a certified mediator with “Mediators Beyond Borders”. She continues to work with women internationally, and primarily at the StarHouse in Boulder, where she is the Co-Founder of The Path of the Ceremonial Arts. She is the Founder of The Sophia Lineage, a group of Sacred Earth Activists who work with meditative principles in world crises. Her most recent work is a novel called Don’t Go Back to Sleep which brings to light much of what Lila is passionate about: the place of ceremony and ritual in dealing with the issues of GMO’s and pesticides that are destroying the soils of the earth; and how each of us can make a difference through consciously working with the Divine Feminine presence through the web of life. Her 2nd novel is in the works.
David has a Ph.D. from Harvard in Psychology. Author of 7 books, he is interested in how the heavens and the earth interweave with humans in the middle. To write something specialized such as his recent The Venus Eclipse of the Sun 2012, he has to balance with a great deal of time in Nature. David is President of the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology, a training approach to the body, soul, and spirit of human beings which takes place world-wide. He has recently edited and contributed to a new book, The Counselor … as if Soul and Spirit Matter.