Vasudev (Bjørn Årstad Seyffarth), is the founder of Finding Self-love.
Born in 1970, he grew up in Oslo, Norway but left 19 years old to be with his guru in the Himalayas. Parallel to his stays at the ashram in India Vasudev studied philosophy, comparative religion, linguistics and pedagogy at the University of Oslo where he majored with the thesis “Realizing the Self – a hermeneutical analysis” (1998).
In 2005, he completed his training as a philosophical councellour (www.nsfp.no). This led to work in cognitive therapy, positive psychology, BRIEF therapy (solution focused approach) and ART (aggression replacement training). Vasudev is also a trained school teacher (PPU 2005) and has worked in both Waldorf – and Montessori schools.
From 2014 to 2017 Vasudev was instrumental in building up Leadership by Heart Coaching, a life-coaching school out of Norway. Vasudev wrote “The Art of Coaching” as curriculum for Leadership by Heart Coaching – a book which is currently being used by Living From Vision Coaching.
Since 2017 his focus has been Finding Self-love – retreats, workshops and books about how to cultivate a more intimate relationship with oneself.
Most of the year Vasudev is based in Bali, Indonesia where he works as a musician.
Michael Watsu is a seasoned wellness professional with over 20 years of international experience as a therapist, trainer, guest liaison, program manager, and retreat leader for some of the most acclaimed healing destinations in the world, including Chivasom Thailand, Golden Door Australia, and Fivelements Bali.
He leads sessions ranging from meditation & mindfulness, holistic yoga, couples yoga, laughter yoga, ecstatic dance, energy healing, self-acupressure, abdominal massage, aquatic bodywork, and couples work.
As a yogi, he received his Diploma in Advance Yogic Studies with the renowned Bihar School of Yoga after a 1-year residential intensive training in Bihar India.
As an Aquatic Bodyworker he was mentored by the pioneer of the technique and went on to become one of the leading trainers in Asia Pacific for which Michael was recently featured in National Geographic Indonesia.
In the field of couples work, he has taught internationally with the likes of love and intimacy gurus Margot Anand and Karina Valesco.
Michael students and clients know him for his relaxation, warmth, easy joy, and an embodiment of the work he loves to share.