Since completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Religion from Oberlin College, Eden Trenor has immersed herself in a variety of cultures and communities throughout North and Central America, always attentive to which elements contribute to inspiring creative, peaceful and willingly interdependent people. This exploration brought her to California in 2010 where she studied at the Regenerative Design Institute while working as a Spanish/English interpreter.
Since then, she has facilitated a weekly talking circle inside of San Quentin prison, become a certified Teen Talking Circle facilitator, a certified Dancing Freedom facilitator, worked as a nature connection mentor with the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement, and started West Marin Talking Circles with Regina Williams for high school aged females in West Marin.
In 2013 and 2014, Eden directed the Amala Foundation’s California Global Youth Peace Summit, a summer camp that brings together refugee and immigrant teens with teens from the USA, and is dedicated to connection at the level of the heart through honesty, deep listening, music, talking circles, and intergenerational mentorship. Eden is also on the national teaching team for Shakti Rising’s Embodied Wisdom Teacher Training Program, focused on creating profound immersive experiences for women to become embodied feminine leaders. She is in love with improvisational movement, ceremonial song, sensory exploration of the natural world, poetry, and the visceral experience of peace, fulfillment and inspiration that comes from true service.