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Anna Bastida

Prattville, AL, United States

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Overview

  • 19 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Hindi, Spanish, Swedish
  • 48, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Artist, room rentals
  • bachelor's degree in art education
  • From Mercer Island, Washington, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Tennis Travel kirtan health

ABOUT ME

I am an artist in clay, meditator, Vegetarian. I built my own house. I love tennis and outdoor recreation. I am renovating a second house. That property has a bamboo forest on it and i am planing to make bamboo tents by bending the 40 ft bamboo and zip tying them together. not sure what to cover these with. Maybe I can make permanent structures? any ideas? not sure whether to make them permanent or just tie the living bamboo. There is super soil here for organic gardening. A stream and free water. Artesian springs nearby.

PHILOSOPHY

one can teach anything one knows and one can learn anything one teaches. Life is divine and divinity permeates everything. Fear is the oposite of love. Live in love and be here now. Clear communication and clear boundries make good home environment.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I would like to host surfers. I want to learn about your country and your perspective on USA and the world. I can show you around the historical part of Prattville, a museum, and art gallery. We can take a walk along the creek or play tennis. If I have time I can take you to historic Selma. this is the site of Bloody Sunday, where the march for voting rights started and Selma is still a place for equal rights dialog.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've hosted, and I hope to couch surf Europe and Asia some day.

Interests

yoga, meditation, dance, art, philosophy, singing, alternative architecture, literature, quaint villages, indigenous cultures...living from nature. Sustainable agriculture and alternate home building. Learning Spanish. Tennis.

Music, Movies & Books

I like eastern philosophy, world literature, and current favorite is "now is the time to open your heart" by Alice Walker. I like ethnic and folk music, musical theatre, new age instrumental, classical Indian. Favorite musical: Evita and Les Miserables must see documentary: "the world according to Monsanto".

One Amazing Thing I've Done

In India people go into trance of demi-gods. It's wild. over one million people show up for the festival of Jaganatha in Puri. dancing, drums, cymbols, and singing invoking the god of the universe. its quite amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach meditation, vedic fire ceremony, kirtan singing, Bhakti yoga, ceramics, tennis, and indian cooking, english. I want to learn about your country, SPANISH, and Hindi. I also know some wild plants to harvest for food. I am learning more about local wild harvesting and herbs. I've been eating Bamboo shoots all month. Delicious!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Same as above.

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Denmark, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago

Countries I've Lived In

India, Sweden, United States

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