Born as Michaela Schaefer in Berlin 1968, adopted as Mieke van der Meer.
After my study at the Art academy A.K.I. in Enschede my work started as an artist. In 1997 i started realising my dream and bought an old schoollbuilding in Roodeschool that i transformed with many helping hands of volenteers to the magical Center Kura Waka.
I am a very proud mother of 3 children Ischrah (1991) Lais (1996) en Mamre – Tica Tane Mahuta (2005)
From 1999 on Michaela has been joining many courses and educations. She is a healer as well Vision Quest and Sweatlodge leader. Various indiginous medicine people have crossed her path, and shared their wisdom.
Throughout this deep awakening she felt a deep longing and made the promise to Norma Panduro to keep the ceremonies alive, for the future generations.
In the center Kura Waka she organises workshops with national and international teachers. She runs sweatlodges, silent diets, rituals, Vision Quests and Deep Body Healing workshops at Kura Waka as well as on requested locations.
Michaela: "Nature is my greatest teacher". I live and manifest my dream in my center Kura Waka. In contact with my passion, and all the wisdom that I received from various indigenous medicine people, I love to share this wisdom.