Plant Music & Communications, Damanhur Ambassador, and Interspecies Researcher in Vidracco, Italy
Fascinated by nature since her earliest memories, Tigrilla Gardenia turned that passion into her vocation. Her journey started in a polyethnic childhood, she studied music and electrical engineering, and entered into the corporate world via RealNetworks and Microsoft, co-owner of a circus, producer of alternative dance events, and a stint touring with the ever-inventive Cirque du Soleil. As an inspirational speaker, Interspecies Researcher and Ambassador for Damanhur, Federation of Communities, she takes her expertise in electronics, human dynamics and sound and advocates for a greater nature connection and sustainability awareness via plant music and communication.
With her roots firmly planted in the arts and as an international teacher of Kabbalah, she arrived in Damanhur—one of the largest spiritual eco-communities in the world—on a mission to discover what we can learn from the plant world and how they perceive the world. Her journey brought her to the awareness that there is a place where all of us can use our talents to create lasting change. In order to help everyone find that place, she holds to six personal tenets: follow your passion, find your community, empathize, choose experience over objects, don’t let challenges—personal or otherwise—stand in your way, and turn ideas into action. She believes a world co-created by humans and plants is fundamental for healthy, happy and sustainable living.