Anna Coffman

Anna Coffman

Anna Coffman
Guest Guide

Anna Coffman, retired hospice nurse, leads a variety of programs in the areas of nature based rites of passage, listening skills, grief work, council and ancestral / collective trauma.

Anna grew up in Germany and was shaped by the Schwaebische Alb, the land where many of her ancestors have lived for more than 500 years, and where she has had a close connection with nature since she was a little girl. She enjoys sharing with others her experience of nature as a place of healing, learning, growth and transformation. Another major influence on Anna’s life was the culture of silence in post- WWII Germany. This led to explorations of how this unspoken history shaped her own life, and to the development of opportunities for others to explore their own ancestral history. One of these programs was a recent pilgrimage to the site of the Dachau concentration camp for an international group of wilderness guides.

Anna is a longtime Zen Buddhist practitioner, and also studies with Austrian mystic and spiritual teacher Thomas Huebl. Both of these spiritual paths inform her programs, as does the work of Stephen Gallegos, Sobonfu Some, Francis Weller, the Compassionate Listening Project, and many others. She is certified in wilderness first aid.