Liva Hansen

Liva Hansen

Science & Maths Teaching Consultant

Liva is a teacher of Maths and Science with a PGCE in Secondary Science.  She completed her teaching degree in 2007 at Canterbury Christ Church University.  Originally from Denmark, Liva moved to the UK from the United States 13 years ago for an MSc in Primate Conservation.  Before teaching, she worked as a monkey veterinary technician in the US, conducted her Masters research on crop-raiding macaques in Indonesia, and helped to run a volunteer expedition conducting wildlife surveys in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  After a couple of years of teaching in secondary school as a Science and Spanish teacher, she heard the call of the wild again and travelled for a year through Mexico and Central America and volunteered in a secondary school in Mexico.  She has worked for an independent school in the Rochdale area for over 5 years now and teaches Maths and Science, among other subjects, to a wide range of ages and abilities.

Liva has practiced ashtanga yoga for over 16 years, and originally began her meditation practice through yoga and hypnobirthing.  She is now particularly interested in the use of mindfulness and meditation in education and how it can foster confidence and positive thinking as well as aid learning.  She has two daughters aged 5 and 1 and a dog named Patch.