Valde lives in Finland, Kaarina, in little commune with his friends and cats. He started the Holotropic Breathwork training in 2016 and got certified in 2019. He is organizing regularly Holotropic Breathwork workshops and private sessions in Finland, as a one of the founders of Holotropic Breathwork Finland Association.
Valde has masters degree in comparative religion and has been academically and practically interested in non-ordinary states of consciousness, meditation, psychedelics, buddhism and other mystically oriented branches of religions. He is also writer, Aguahara-practitioner and has just started Cognitive short-therapy training. One of his passions is to integrate yogic-lifestyle into the modern society. He loves meditation, biking in the forest, playing piano and genuine connection with other beings.