Claude Convers was born in the French part of Switzerland where she earned a degree in Graphic Design. She lived in Berlin for several years before moving to New York City in the mid 90s. While working as a designer in the advertising, fashion and financial industry, her personal artistic and creative process unfolded through the visual art, poetry and various styles of dance. This creative and expressive process has continued to deepen and expand throughout her life as she moved to the Hudson Valley, Santa Fe, NM and now in Oakland, CA.
In 2003 Claude began to teach French conversation and creative writing, and ultimately created Bay Area French Lessons. With her international experience in language and communication, writing, visual and expressive art, and her holistic
and spiritual studies, Soulspace developed naturally. Her integrative method rooted in mindful-awareness, curiosity, creativity and practicality combined with her calming yet energizing presence has help her clients grow in ways they never thought possible.
Claude has had many teachers yet her main influence remains Richard Schaub and Bonney Gulino Schaub, founders of the New York Psychosynthesis Institute
and the The Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center, with whom she studied Psychosynthesis, Transpersonal Development and certified in CMI. She started to read the Tarot in the mid-80s and later studied with Tarot Master Rachel Pollack whom she considers her main teacher in the field of Tarot. She has a personal practice in meditation, reiki, and yoga for over 20 years.
In her free time, Claude nurtures and deepens her friendships and continues to explore life through poetry, the arts, dance, nature, cooking and, of course through traveling the small and big roads of the world.
Certified in Clinical Imagery and Meditation (CMI) | NY Psychosynthesis Institute
Certified Holistic Health Counseling | The Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Certified Usui Reiki Practitioner | Jule-Erina van Calker, Berlin, Germany
Degree (MFA) in Graphic Design | Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, Geneva, Switzerland
Latest Volunteer Experiences
Leadership Exchange Design Team | Berrett Koelher Foundation
Experiential Exchange Program | Berrett Koelher Foundation
Board Member | Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha