M.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University. 1984
As an educator, public speaker, author, seminar leader, and consultant Ba has worked in just about every phase of life with children and families. He enjoys training educators (including administrators) and teaching as faculty in graduate school. Ba has been a non-profit executive since the beginning of his career and co-founded three schools and a holistic learning center for families and children. Together with his wife, Josette, they produced and hosted the popular podcast series, Meetings with Remarkable Educators.
The foundation for all his work in is an abiding inquiry into the nature of consciousness. This has led him to engage science from physics to brain research, philosophy, meditation practice, and all branches of psychology, education, anthropology, and contiguous subjects. Ba has authored five eBooks and six print books.
Together with his wife and collaborator, Josette Luvmour, Ba co-created and developed Natural Learning Relationships, a whole-child understanding of child development that supports optimal well-being in children and families. They have studied and explored consciousness since they met in 1979 and have been using Natural Learning Relationships with children, families, and educators; in programs; and with schools since the 1980s. They have been instrumental in reinstituting Rites of Passage in contemporary culture.
Josette and Ba are advisers to public and private schools as well as authors specializing in whole-child development, education, and family dynamics. They live, work, and play together in Portland, Oregon.
- Master of Arts, Psychology (1984), Sonoma State University, Sonoma, California
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1968), Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania