Finno-Ugric shamanism and Finnish folklore
Dalva lives in Finland where she practices and teaches shamanism, leads healing drumming circles and works to bring the old spiritual ways and mythology of the Finn-Ugric peoples to life through collaboration with artists and musicians. In 2013 she visited Canada twice, as a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Lakehead University, and the Nordic Society in Ottawa. She's worked with West Coast based artist Hazel Bell-Koski (Universe Universe) and Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont, as well as at the Canadian Centre for Shamanic Studies (Northern Edge Algonquin Retreat Centre). She is currently completing her thesis on the topic of traditional medicine or 'folk' healing of Finland.