Aya Annika Skattum is born in Norway and she grew up partly on the Ivory Coast. She has spent most of her adult life in France.
With a master in international marketing, a mastering of languages and trainings in the fields of therapy and art, her professional experience has been focused on individual therapy support and leading groups through associative projects, workshops and travels. She has had the opportunity to work in the domain of interior architecture and to realize several venues.
Her spiritual quest has led her to traveling and to meeting masters and guides of different traditions. On this path, she also met the Dervish Whirling that called for a deepening in the Sufi tradition. Since 2008, she follows closely the teachings of Fawzia Al-Rawi.