“Life is a poem, live out the metaphors.” Britta
Britta Visser Stumpp is a mother, wife, dancer, yogi, graphic designer, teacher, and poet.
Britta has an Associate in Arts in Web/Graphic Design, and Bachelor’s degree from WSU in English – Creative Writing. She also studied with the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University with an emphasis on Yoga Philosophy.
As a child, Britta’s mother and grandmother put her in many dance classes, like ballet, jazz, and tap, but she suffered from chronic asthma which made it difficult to keep up. In junior high, she decided to seek the advice of natural healers and was finally able to manage her asthma in a satisfying way. She found the great healing art of Yoga in 1996 at The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple and has integrated it into her life ever since.
In college, she decided to take a few world dance classes. While studying Middle Eastern or “belly dance” in particular, Britta became obsessed with the sacred wisdom of ritual movement and the amazing healing it brings. Dance became a huge part of Britta’s life for many years. She has since turned attention to Qigong and Yoga. She discovered Qigong in 2010 and started practicing in earnest in 2016. She entered a Qigong Teacher Certification course in 2022.
She began writing poetry at young age to make sense of the world. She later pursued a Creative Writing – Poetry emphasis under the tutelage of Brad L. Roghaar, Dr. Victoria Ramirez and Ron Deeter at WSU.
Britta put herself through Bachelor’s studies working in web and graphic design at WSU and OSU. She worked in the field for 8+ years before taking a break to spend time with her son. She has since worked as a librarian, a charter school teacher, and now works in the field of literacy tutoring.
She published a book of poetry in 2019, Kindred Matter.
Britta lives in Ogden, Utah with her son and her husband, Adrian Stumpp, who is also a writer.