Barbara Märtens is trained in cultural pedagogy, Zen-arts and contemplative psychology. Barbara Märtens teaches, Maitri Space Awareness practice and other contemplative approaches to art, work, and to life in general. Her special emphasis lies in training sense perception and creative expression in individual and group work. She is a Shambhala and Buddhist teacher with more than 20 years of practice. Today she is a member of faculty in Karuna and Upaya, an organization for contemplative psychology, health and art. She has two grown up children and lives in Cologne, Germany.
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