Mikaya Heart is an author, speaker, life coach and explorer. She grew up in Scotland and immigrated to Northern California in the 1970s. The author of seven books, Mikaya’s most recent book, My Sweet Wild Dance, received a Golden Crown Literary Award, bestowed by The Golden Crown Literary Society, a literary and educational organization for the enjoyment, discussion and enhancement of lesbian literature. Trained as an agricultural mechanic, Heart has run an organic market garden, raised free-range pigs and built her own house out of recycled lumber in the backwoods. She’s done a great deal of personal growth and healing work with illustrious teachers including Brooke Medicine Eagle and Angeles Arrien. Heart is a spiritual teacher, offering workshops based on the art of being human, and a qualified kitesurfing instructor, her greatest passion.