Annette Knopp

Annette Knopp is a mystic, meditation teacher, somatic counselor and shamanic practitioner. Drawing from a rich blend of Eastern contemplative traditions, ancient earth-based practices, modern Western interpersonal neurobiology and trauma-sensitive mindfulness, she shares an integrative path to spiritual awakening and living in embodied connection.

About Annette

With 30 years of exploration, Annette Knopp is a seasoned guide in the realm of consciousness. She is a mystic, meditation teacher and healer who mentors clients from all over the world in their unique journeys of awakening and transformation. Since early on, Annette has had a deep love for Spirit which was nurtured by her connection with the natural world.

Suffering from depression in her early twenties led her to seek relief in Eastern wisdom traditions and the practices of Yoga and Thai Chi. Since then, she has developed a rich background in the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indo-Tibetan meditation (Mahamudra, Dzogchen), Shamanic energy medicine and modern Western modalities of psycho-spiritual integration (such as IFS, DARe, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma-sensitive mindfulness and sacred theatre).

She is a full mesa carrier in a shamanic lineage of the Peruvian Andes, a certified DARe-practitioner (Dr. Poole-Heller’s relational trauma work), a Yoga teacher trained in various traditions and an ordained Wisdom Keeper in the Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI). Annette is especially grateful for the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, the earth-based practices of the Q’ero and the embodied wisdom of her somatic trainers Diane Poole Heller, PhD, and Patti Elledge, SEP.

Together with her husband, Stephan Rechtschaffen, Annette cofounded in 2009 the retreat center Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.