Meet Christian & Sumir
About Your Facilitators
Christian and I have a remarkable relationship — inextricably soul connected, guardians of each other's goodness, in support of whatever brings the other joy, and in deep devotion to the emotional hygiene and heart intelligence that has created our rich and varied history. However, it has been a long and winding road to get here.
I met Christian in early 2014, and within several months, a truly inspiring, heart opening romantic relationship began to blossom between us. Because we were aligned and connected on so many levels, I felt a resounding “yes!” to help nurture and grow Christian’s visionary work, Heart iQ, joining his company as CEO, and by 2015 we set our sights on creating a home for the Heart iQ community. On the first day of 2016, our shared vision was birthed! New Eden, a beautiful retreat centre in the heart of Friesland, became ours to tend and raise like the love child it was.
As with many couples who partner in both professional purpose and romantic love, the years brought us plenty of challenges and lessons. We shared sleepless nights and red eye flights; deliberated over financial challenges and the right next steps; gave everything we had to our community, sometimes even to our own detriment; built multiple successful businesses; traveled the world; laughed and grieved; stood before the firing squad of judgements, assumptions and doubts; and, eventually, shattered each other's hearts…yet we found our way back to one another again, stronger and deeper as a result of all that we had shared.
As we each have grown personally, our relationship has matured and has produced a capacity for us to weather any storm together. Our shared love is surpassed only by our courage to lean into our fears and create a culture of emotional hygiene that continues to deepen our compassion, humor, gratitude, and support for one another. Of course, we’re not perfect. We haven't been and don't aspire to be. However, we trust that the broad range of our individual and shared experience, from tragedy to ecstasy, as well as our hearts, gifts and skills, allow us to uniquely support each of you on your own path of becoming.