Valde lives in Finland, Kaarina, in little commune with his friends and cats. He started the Holotropic Breathwork training in summer 2016 and got certified in summer 2019. He is organizing regularly Holotropic Breathwork workshops in Finland, as a one of the founders of Holotropic Breathwork Finland.
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. Lately he has been interested in the connection between music, singing and non-ordinary states of consciousness. Right now he is writing a book about former birth hospital in Turku. He loves meditation, biking in the forest, playing piano and genuine connection with other beings.