My name is Nina, I’m the person behind Simperi.
I like to highlight your true nature, soul path and your birthright-connection to nature and freedom. I do this through mentoring, healing energy massages, gatherings and energy healing sessions.
My holistic healing practice is based on shamanism, herbalism, advaita and the soul path. I also have some understanding about the 5 elements and Ayurveda.
Originally from Finland, I live in Amsterdam, Netherlands and in the Auvergne, France. I’m very keen about herbal medicine, plants and nature, and about restoring harmony, balance, chi-networks and zen-beauty everywhere I can.
before: Natural Perfume
Between 2010 and 2013 I was the perfumer, owner and customer service of Nina’s Nature, 100% natural perfume.
What begun with aromatherapy + skin nourishing base oil, resulted in a wonderful perfume collection, with an intuitive aromatherapeutic soul support aspect, that awakened my sixth sense.
So what happened? The European Cosmetics Regulation. You can read the long version here.
(You can read feedback from my clients back then on this page)
and before that: Bookbinding
Originally I’ve studied to be a bookbindenr (1995 – 2001). Two times even. I had successfully finished the vocational study in Finland, but wanted more. And so I went to London, to do the BA study in Bookbinding.
With hindsight, this wasn’t such a clever choice, looking at all the digital goodies we now have, but I have really enjoyed refining my bookbinding skills, knowledge about the materials and learning about the history of the (handbound) book, with the accompanying historical model bindings.
My favourite teachers were, for bookbinding Jen Lindsay, and for calligraphy Ewan Clayton.
It was fun, instructive, adventurous and awesome, a kind of Hogwarts, with the accompanying magical moments.
From 2002 to 2010 I made unique bookbindings for clients and art in book form, which I showed and sold through exhibitions.
I also gave workshops in historical bookbinding structures and the different creative techniques used in bookbinding.