Biography of Founders
Anna Filippou, phsychologist and Homeopath, partner of a great man, Nikiforos, mother of two children. Very soon she had to confrontate with the question, that each healer has to answer sooner or later: the contradiction between healing the people and afterwards sending them back to the same social conditions which were first responsible for their disease. She is always busy with the questions:
- Is there any possibility of healing, both on social and on personal level?
- Can we build social structures which are supportive for the human growth and healing?
- Is it possible to thinner the gab between theory and praxis, between what we dream and believe that is right livehood and what we experience every day in our real life?
Since she was a student takes part in ecological organisations and in groups working with human issues such as drama therapy and community building. Since summer 1991, where she participates for the first time in a community gathering in Germany, she is close connected with many Ecovillages in Europe. From 1994 till 1998 she decides to live and to research deeper the ecovillages model, in Germany, ZEGG Ecovillage (www.zegg.de) and in Portugal, Tamera Ecovillage (www.tamera.org) and she is connected with the European and Global Ecovillage Network.
Returning to Greece she decides to study Homeopathy, and till now she has her own Practice for Homeopathy in Thessaloniki.
Together with her partner Nikiforos and some friends, they founded in 2011 the SKALA Ecovillage in Greece, where the ideas of sustainability could go together with the vision of social ecology, of non violence, deep communication and cooperation.
She has over 25 years of group work, drama therapy, Forum, Systemic solutions, Processwork etc. She is always exploring the female and mixed relationships, community, healing and the art of living. She is curius and passionate about communication, friendship, love, dancing and life long learning. She loves to explore symbols, myths and legends from her and other cultures and how they shaped, who we became and who we are still becoming. She believes that there is a force in the universe and we all have the ability to connect with this force, to act through it, to heal and be healed.
Nikiforos Pertinidis, Engineer, inventor, partner of Anna Filippou and father of two wonderful children.
Since 1988 he is member of Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki and a peace activist.
From his early youth he was busy with the questions of sustainabily, renewable energy, natural building and community building. The questions, “how much energy do we realy need” and “how can we treat water in a sustainable way”, are always actual. He took part in a group about human communication and in many activities about ecology and peace.
Parallel with the ecological activities he was searching trully communication, friendship and community. He visited different Ecovillages in Europe and he is close connected with the Global Ecovillage Network.
Since 1994 he is working in his company as an engineer in Thessaloniki, constructing machines.
Together with his partner Anna and some friends, they founded in 2011 the SKALA Ecovillage in Greece, where the ideas of sustainability could go together with the vision of social ecology, of non violence, deep communication and cooperation.
He loves people and animals, to walk in the night under a clear sky, to have deep conversations and transparency. He has a big knowledge about alternative energy systems, natural farming, natural building and a big heart and compassion for the human beings.