About us

We are a collective of entrepreneurs and visionaries with a background in renewable energies, medical anthropology, the healing arts and philosophy. We are passionate about crafting experiences that bring human flourishing into alignment with healthy ecosystems. We believe that a loving community is the bridge towards a sustainable and peaceful world.

Christian Huder

Co-Founder

Christian is a passionate yogi, entrepreneur and free spirit that loves to connect the dots to give birth to new ideas. He worked for more than 10 years in the field of sustainability and renewable energies and realized that we have most technologies and knowledge in place to live much more sustainable and in harmony with nature. But whether we apply those to solve humanity’s big challenges depends on human choices.

After stumbling over the limiting narratives of the western society he was looking for different paths that turned into a transformational journey that has led him to discover a much more culturally diverse perspective on life and the nature of humans and our planet.

With this knowledge he came to the conclusion that we can only solve our challenges through collective healing- and learning journeys that facilitate human growth. After this realization his vision became to craft experiences and spaces for inner transformation and personal development that lead to a happy and healthy life with each other and in harmony with nature. The Pura Vida Festival is the first manifestation of this vision.

Felicitas Vallot

Co-Founder

Having always been a seeker, Felicitas has travelled the world to study holistic healing modalities from a variety of cultures and wisdom traditions both academically and experientially for over a decade. As entrepreneur and medical anthropologist, Felicitas curates experiences that cultivate a holistic worldview and that deepen our connection to self, others, and the living world.

She has worked in hospitality for many years and has immersed herself in holistic hotels, eco-villages and transformational centres around the world. Felicitas is passionate about singing and dancing, and has a distinct interest in expressive arts therapy, mindfulness and compassion meditation, as well as community building, systems thinking & deep ecology.

Felicitas works with a global network of holistic facilitators and pioneering thinkers to craft transformational journeys that engage mind, body and soul, and that catalyse the transition to a peaceful and sustainable world. Felicitas is co-founder of Pura Vida Experience and is responsible for vision, content, programming, and creative direction.

Martin Ebeling

Co-Founder

Martin has a keen interest in the transformation of the mind, his own and that of other people. He believes that happiness is a skill that we can learn and that human flourishing requires self-actualization and a loving community to ground and support one’s growth.

His current vision is to build a center for contemplative practice in a forest near Berlin. Here, people would learn the tools to cultivate a happy and compassionate mind while contributing to community life and finding peace in nature. Martin is also passionate about transforming the way we work and bringing emotional intelligence to organizations. He follows this passion as Head of The School of Life for Business Germany.

Within The Pura Vida Festival team he is responsible for the vision and the content of the festival experience and for helping the team perform at its best while maintaining a regenerative work culture.

Robert Schöneberg

Production

Robert believes that it is important to give space to every feeling. Especially the feeling of ecstasy. Every high point also includes the path to it. For me, every good rave also means that someone cleans up the garbage.

For every moment of happiness while climbing, this means that you had previously been biting into the wall of the mountain and now your legs and arms are sore. Every conscious enlightening moment includes the unconscious, the secret and sometimes the unpleasant. I’m really looking forward to a weekend where I can go this way with you.

At Pura Vida, Robert is responsible for production and construction of our festival.

Our Vision: Crafting spaces for human growth and flourishing

Space

We envision building a holistic wellbeing space in Berlin that facilitates transformational healing and learning experiences. This will lead to an integral understanding of human purpose and flourishing, which is rooted in the realization of inter-being with each other and our planet as a whole.

We will offer workshops and practices to cultivate regenerative practices for Mind, Body, Heart and Earth, which are rooted in ancient wisdom traditions, and utilize the latest science from a variety of research fields.

The space will provide a central hall for ceremonies and celebrations of life, workshop spaces and a vegan cafe to co-create a loving and thriving community. It will provide rooms for individual health treatments and a spa area with a sauna, ice- and sound applications to heal, relax and rejuvenate.

From a space of individual power we aim to craft a reality that enables us to take life-affirming decisions for ourselves, our communities and the living world. Making a positive impact with every step we take, we contribute towards a happy, healthy and joyful lifestyle for all living beings in harmony with our ecosystems.

Community

We envision a space to live and evolve in a way that is rooted in nature surrounding Berlin, which also provides the comfort and the liveliness of a city. With the ideal size of a community it will be a fully functional cell in interconnection with the surrounding body.