Laura Tyson has been leading wilderness groups, international trips, and personal retreats for over 25 years. She has led an adventurous life since her self-initiated and planned ‘bike hike’ at 5 years old, travelling in 35 countries in Asia, North Africa, South America, Central America, Europe, and the south Pacific. Her wildest adventure was a solo bike trip across Tibet in 1985. She is the founder of The Women’s Wilderness Institute, where she served as Executive Director for eleven years. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, and has held roles of psychotherapist, wilderness guide, poet, writer, and nonprofit consultant. Currently she is building a solar house in Colorado, directing and leading an outdoor program for women veterans, and developing and leading trips for True Nature Journeys. Her international guiding work combines her passions for helping people create vibrant lives, empowering women and men to move beyond their self-perceptions, and exploring the landscapes and cultures of our beautiful planet.