The Faculty of the IHDS is made up of a diverse group of Human Design Professionals from around the world.
With a wide range of skills and backgrounds and a deep knowledge and passion for Human Design, their teaching of Human Design forms the foundation of the International Human Design School.
Lynda BunnellDirector of the IHDS
Lynda Bunnell is the Director of the International Human Design School. Working closely with Ra Uru Hu since 1999, she was one of the first to begin teaching the public about Human Design and training Human Design professional Analysts and Teachers world-wide, including the first class of analysts under the new educational program re-structured by Ra in 2003. In 2005, she and Ra were among the first to teach Human Design on-line creating a virtual space where students from all over the world could meet and study together. In 2006 at his request, she re-introduced the Living Your Design Guide training program. Lynda has pioneered many of the training methods and modalities used in the on-line training programs today, and is the author of the Student and Teacher Editions of the Living Your Design books and co-author with Ra Uru Hu of the Definitive Book of Human Design, The Science of Differentiation (click here).
Ra asked her to become the Dean of the International Human Design School in 2006, and in June of 2010 turned the school over to her completely, entrusting her with his educational programs as well as maintaining the global standards for education within The Human Design System. Lynda is a fervent pioneer in moving Human Design out into the world, and works full time to support and expand the community of students and professionals throughout the world, dedicating herself to preserving The Human Design System as taught by Ra.
“For the 12 years that I worked closely with Ra, I had the profound good fortune to be in effect his private student as we corresponded almost daily about the details of The Human Design System knowledge, and his vision for it. He taught me how important it is to maintain the authenticity of the knowledge he was given, and he confided to me his dreams, wishes, and overall vision for The Human Design System. In the process, he transformed my life and the way I view the world around me. And he instilled in me the tools I need to continue to bring this knowledge to all who can use it, and for this I am eternally grateful.”
"I love teaching and working with people and being a witness to their transformation. This is one of the most important steps for people and I am humbled and grateful that I get to be involved in this work. It is very important to me that the knowledge be communicated clearly and correctly. Each time I teach Human Design I am in awe of its magic and the mutation it brings to the lives it touches. I look forward to the next experience and meeting your uniqueness."
Lynda’s background includes thirty plus years as a successful businesswoman, and a passion for spiritual and metaphysical studies. She was raised and still resides in Southern California, and is the mother of two and grandmother of four.
Beth BlackAssistant Director
I was first introduced to Human Design in 2001, and the moment that I had my type described to me, I felt like I had always known it. It felt like I was remembering a system and a way of life that I had strayed from and now was blessed with the incredible grace to be able to return to. And that return has colored and flavored everything that I have done for the last ten years.
The first seven-year cycle was everything that one could have imagined. I tested myself against all of the information I was learning. I tested the information against every other system I had studied (my background is in energetic healing and counseling). I struggled to learn what my actual individual strategy and inner authority is for making decisions for myself. And most of all I learned the depth of surrender that was necessary to live my design and my True Self, and not all of the pictures that I had in my mind of what I thought I was supposed to be. My Human Design experiment has always been one of discovery and acceptance, and learning to empower myself with the truth of who I am and what I am here to contribute. I am happy now to simply show up where my vehicle takes me and respond from the fullness of what and who I am.
In 2006 I made the decision to become a Human Design Professional and enrolled in the first Professional Analyst training that Lynda Bunnell offered at the IHDS. And what an amazing group of students we were. I am so grateful to have traveled with all of you unique and wise beings. After completing my training I was given an unparalleled opportunity to experience and discover for myself how and where Human Design fits into the “real” world. In the last few years, I have lived and questioned and embraced the profundity of Human Design with shamans in the Andes in Peru, with Indigenous Grandmothers by the Pacific Ocean, in ceremonies for Peace on sacred land in New Mexico, and on a 6,500 mile 22 day cross country speaking tour to promote awareness for domestic violence. I have hosted major metaphysical workshops and speakers in my hometown of Mt. Shasta, and offered Human Design knowledge to hundreds of seekers, healers, and sages as a support for whatever their unique gifts are.
I have taught groups and individuals, and shared my passion and understanding wherever I meet anyone who is interested in knowing more about their own journey. I honor the integrity of this knowledge the best way I know how, by living it. I know that if I simply walk my human design talk, and love myself, and accept all others in the truth of who and what they are, then I have done my work. Most importantly, I look forward to the opportunities to share this knowledge with young people, with children and their parents, as this is where our future evolution, awakening and awareness will be found.
I am a willing emissary, an ambassador for this vital knowledge and all who share it and live it. In 2010, I embarked on another form of outreach when Lynda asked me to help her, through the IHDS, promote and share the tremendous resources available through Human Design, and the wonderful community of HD professionals. I look forward to meeting all of you, newcomer to Human Design, student or Professional in whatever ways our designs guide and magnetize us. Here’s to the future of Human Design and our redefinition of what it is to be human. Thank you all for joining me on this unprecendented journey.
Alokanand Diaz IHDS Teacher
Half-baked in the Biversity of Life, my first airplane flight took me to Ibiza, in the spring of 1984. Fear would never again be something that conditioned my decisions, since intuitively I learned on the magic island the dangers of giving it my back. The bridge between Ibiza and the East took me into a deep exploration of ‘my’ fears.
In the Osho Commune in India for a period of 7 years, where through the experiential field that was available, I learned to come in touch with the changing flow of my emotional nature. Human Design did the rest. It healed my feverish Not-Self mind and turned it into an instrument of inspiration for others, which is quite a joke in itself.
It is beautiful to live the life of a nine-centered human being, and enjoy a mind that has learned to stay focused on its own passenger, even in times of fever.
Becky Markley IHDS Teacher
My story....I came to Human Design after 35+ years of working hard in various non-profit, governmental and private corporate business environments. I was "successful" as an office manager, trainer, HR project manager, business analyst, quality assurance analyst and overall organizer of whatever needed organizing. All along the way I had a hobby of experimenting with various energy healing modalities (like Reiki) and systems that gave clues to why we are the way we are (like Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and handwriting analysis.)
Nothing really stuck until April of 2003, when I was invited to this system by a doctor who was helping me deal with "chronic fatigue syndrome." As I learned more about the Human Design System, a recognition of its breadth & depth emerged deep within....a knowing that I had found something very special...
- A way to see and understand myself and others, and life from a deeper and broader perspective than ever before.
- A way to accept myself, family, friends and others just as they are, bringing greater peace in my life.
- A deep trust in my ability to make my own decisions without looking over my shoulder for someone to tell me what to do.
- My role in all this is to introduce you to your potential and plant some seeds for your transformation.
- By sharing these practical awakening tools with you, you may experience some long-awaited peace and success in your life. (I also share my experiences, ranging from totally giving up, to tremendous discomfort and frustration, to being in the light at the end of the tunnel.)
- Would you like to live your life feeling comfortable in your own skin?
- Can you imagine loving yourself? This is what happens when you live your life as yourself.
- You have the gift for an amazing shift in your awareness when you're ready.
- The physical transformations that lay the foundation for:
* the way you make decisions,
* the way you navigate through life's ups and downs, and
* the way you think and ultimately share your wisdom - as your true self.
- Ready for next steps?
- Would you like some support and empowerment in your process?
Wishing you living your best life as your unique self,
Carol Freedman IHDS Teacher
Carol Zimmerman IHDS Teacher
Sharing knowledge and supporting others to navigate change is a life-long love of mine. Whether sharing my knowledge of the Human Design System or professional experience helping others to integrate it so you enjoy its physical and material rewards, I remain dedicated to delivering clear, organized, compassionately focused information you can understand and use. It is my gift.
I discovered Human Design while finishing my professional training as a life and business coach. I fell in love with its eloquent simplicity and non-judgmental way of deeply explaining human behavior and life experiences. Since then it has become the bedrock of my life and career because of the completeness it offers virtually anyone who wants to master healthy decisions and relationships in their life.
It is transforming my life into one that is proudly my own. I love how it is teaching me to stop over thinking and let the true gems buried deep within my nature rise to the surface and shine again.
I’ve focused my Human Design studies within specialties I believe are critical to navigating the global changes ahead. That is how I can best serve others who want to contribute to the world in our own unique way while navigating changing roles and environments.
Like many, I too have juggled different roles in my life. Most have fit me beautifully but not all inspired me. Through Human Design I’ve discovered if I remain centered on whom I am, all the roles and opportunities I respond to in life play a perfect role in supporting what does inspire me.
I spent decades in executive roles in Fortune 500 enterprises and/or small businesses before founded my own business in 2001. Now my life reflects my more spiritual nature too. I can be more authentic; role model; teach; and support the creative changes I also seek.
I serve clients and students virtually throughout the world from my home base in Silicon Valley, California. In addition to the credentials listed under my profile, I also hold a Bachelor in Arts Degree in Education from a California University, and am Certified as a Life and Business Coach through the International Association of Coaching (IAC).
If we haven’t already met, would you like to? If we have met, is it time to reconnect?
Cathy Kinnaird IHDS Teacher
I have loved Design from the very first moment someone described my Design to me in a fifteen-minute phone conversation. Initially, I didn’t even want to hear what they were offering me. I am so glad I said yes.
For years I had been immersed in many esoteric traditions and explored many forms of Holistic medicine. It wasn’t until I heard about Human Design that I was thunder-struck by its simple but profound nature. Many, who know me, know that I was obsessed with understanding this discipline of Human Design at a deeper and deeper level. It restored a level of grace and dignity to me. The more I experimented with my Design of an Emotional Generator, waiting to respond over time, the more enjoyable my life became.
I am gifted with an open Head, Ajna and Throat. Of course, in the beginning I thought it was a mighty trial. The more I lived the experiment, the more grace came into my life. However, these open centers have always fueled my curiosity. This led me to take any and every course I could since 2003. I studied with Ra for almost ten years, both live and online. As a result, I went through the process of learning so much about this beautiful system.
As I learned this knowledge, I began to apply it to my own life first. It changed my internal landscape. It naturally progressed to my partner, my daughter and ultimately to my relationships with others. Each time I witnessed the benefit that living your Design could bring to me and the others in my life, I was in a state of awe.
I love investigating, and this took me on a very deep dive into the knowledge of Design. It was a great time of breathing in knowledge. I loved every aspect of Design Ra taught and explored. I felt as if I had been given a glimpse into the secret mechanics of the universe. It started at the foundation level of Strategy and Authority and then drove down deeper each year.
In 2009, I began to breathe out all that I had been absorbing. I started with teaching the fundamentals like Living Your Design, Rave ABC’s, Rave Cartography. What a rewarding experience. This allowed me to walk with people as they explored their nature and Design at ever deeper levels.
I love that Design shows how to do the most important basic step of living your Design through your Strategy and Authority. And if you want to, you can then pursue the system all the way down to understanding the infrastructure of how a gene pool is created. There are many levels in-between that show the dynamics of how we come together in a relationship, a family structure, a small work environment, a large work environment, all the way out to the gene pool.
Yes it is knowledge, but it is knowledge that assists you in finding how you fit into the puzzle called your life. Each of these facets of Design can be so insightful at various junctures in your life. I love working with people to see what aspect of the knowledge can help them at each of these juncture points in their life. It is often profound and life-affirming for the client or student. This is how you help restore grace and beauty to a life.
I can work with clients and students at many levels. Lately, my focus has been on Incarnation Crosses. It wasn’t until I took the four-semester course with Ra in Ibiza that I could finally begin to see the patterns in Human Design. It was the place where the entire system began to mesh and make sense to me. I have been fascinated with Incarnation Crosses ever since.
Your Incarnation Cross shows your potential archetypal purpose for your life. It is a starting point to see what your life could unfold into. It requires you to embrace your Strategy and Authority for the seven-year deconditioning period. Slowly, as the real you begins to emerge step-by-step, as you follow your mechanics, you get to see your life and purpose reveal itself. You are an important part of the whole Maia. You contribute to its stability and growth if you are living correctly as yourself.
We each have a gift to contribute to the totality. And the Wheel and the movement of Incarnation Crosses around the Wheel show the evolution of humanity. That excites me and inspires me. I love sharing that with my students. They begin to see their place in the movement of life. Also, they get to see this in the other important people in their lives. It brings a new level of understanding about themselves and how they connect to others.
It is so important to love yourself. Once you have achieved this level of self-acceptance, you can then see the beauty in each person’s Design. This brings the correct life to each of us. If in my teaching, I can play a small part in this aspect of your journey, I feel privileged and honored.
Deborah Bergman IHDS Teacher
I am a wide-spectrum artist, mentor, and teacher. For the past eight years, my primary organizing modality has been the Human Design System. I have always been about equal parts artistic and technical, and also both creatively introspective and outwardly oriented toward empowering and nurturing others. In Design I find a single discipline in which I could bring all of this and more to the table.
For me, every semester at the IHDS is an unfolding work in progress in which each student just with his or her presence, and also the diversity yet cohesion of perspective that we create together, play a part in shaping the evolution and delivery of the curriculum. The virtual classroom is a place where, regardless of the range of assembled geographical locations, together we enter a shared zone of direction and flow where learning can and does unfold at a high level.
I am a 6/2 Emotional Manifesting Generator on the Left Angle Cross of Dedication. I have been teaching and communicating professionally in venues that vary from the small and intimate to global and cultural and in a variety of mediums since I was 20. As an educator, I have always relished making the hidden visible and practical when possible.
For more detail about me and my Design background: http://clients.streamingd.com
Dharmen Swann-Herbert IHDS Teacher
Teaching is a dynamic – and being a Reflector, I have the ability to accurately reflect what is going on with the group, to know where people are at, and help guide them to where they actually want to be. This is an important distinction: I’m here to guide people, not to where I want them to be – but where they want to be.
I’m here to help you uncover the truth that you are – not to tell you what your truth is, but to create an environment where you discover your truth.
Dr. Andrea Reikl-Wolf IHDS Teacher
Dr. Andrea Reikl-Wolf
I was working as a Molecular Geneticist in Vienna when I met Human Design and Ra Uru
Hu. Fascinated by the synthesis especially the involvement of Genetics, I started to study the knowledge and ultimately left my scientific career to pursue a career in Human Design.
Since 2002 I am a full time HD Professional and Teacher. This is the most fulfilling work that I have ever done in my Life.
As an IHDS Teacher and the Director of the PHS Department, my teaching focus is scientifically oriented. My approach is to correlate various scientific aspects of the Human Design System to demonstrate the scientific validity at all Levels. In addition to this, I am also devoted to teaching the Basics of Human Design. It is an amazing Process for me to guide others from the fundamentals to the most superior cutting edge aspects of the knowledge.
Genoa Bliven IHDS Teacher
Teaching Human Design is the most fun that I have ever had, because my students never cease to amaze me. Human beings are extraordinary as they are, and Human Design brings out the very best in them. It all starts with realizing that you have your own Authority, your own way of making decisions, because living as yourself increases your aptitude for learning, and this is so exciting for me personally.
As a sponsor of the Human Design Youth Group, I first saw genuine genius in action. These were completely self-directed students and they reveled in Human Design and found themselves in it. Human Design is “the next language” for new societies; it fosters a new level of consciousness. At its core, Human Design is about being you and participating in an informed revolution in relating.
I first encountered Human Design at the New Moon in late August 1995. At a gathering someone said, “Genoa, I have a little something to show you.” As an astrologer of 23 years, I had the background to look into the foundations of Human Design, to check its pulse, and to tap its reflexes, but it took me a long time to arrive at what it really was. Eventually, that “little something” became the most remarkable treasure. It was far beyond my imagination of what it could be. What is truly amazing is that something as complex, as beautiful and cosmic as Human Design could also be so simple, or start with such simple and useful suggestions. It has dropped its little white pebbles in the forest for us to follow and discover ourselves as free people
I have the opportunity to teach Human Design in a deep, thorough and mystical way. For this I am unspeakably thankful. Let’s unpack Human Design level by level and make it our own, and make it supremely useful for others as well. Please join me for this fabulous journey. I am thrilled to be part of something so real and practical, and I am even more thrilled to be taking students into a learning process that transforms their whole lives. The key word here is practical. As exciting and inspiring as Human Design is, what is most important is that it is practical. In my Professional Level 4 course this semester, we will be organizing our knowledge and learning to deliver it with life-transforming gravitas. I look forward to seeing you there.
Ilse Sendler IHDS Teacher
I met Ra Uru Hu in 1993 at an intro lecture, was fascinated and started my training right away. Readings, business consulting, lectures, IHDS courses and organizing HDAustria keeps me very busy.
Human Design has become my job and my life and I enjoy every day. It was and remains fascinating – and keeps getting more so the deeper I dig into it.
To take all the Design knowledge and experience, add the business side and put it into practice in a commercial field is one more fascinating step in my design career.
J.R. Richmond IHDS Teacher
Randy has been involved in Human Design since 1998, and in 2000 he received private instruction from Ra Uru Hu. He has participated in many courses that Ra has offered since 1999. Randy was the Chairman of the Human Design Standards Board from 2000 to 2010, and is currently the Registrar of the IHDS and in charge of the certification of new Human Design analysts.
Randy is a 6/3 Profile, Splenic Projector, born on the Cross of Dedication.
A pioneer in the field of alcohol and drug addiction, he has worked with the issues of treatment for over 35 years. Randy uses the Human Design System to tailor recovery strategies based on the unique attributes of your design. "I work with you as a unique individual. The process is the same for everyone, yet no two journeys are the same. What you will encounter is unique to you. What you discover places you in the context of a life that is designed for you, and only you. One in which your gifts are recognized, and those things that you have rejected about your self become assets." You can visit Randy's websites www.recoverybydesign.com or www.humandesignservices.com to learn more.
Randy is the author of Side by Side, a synthesis of the 12 Step Programs and a Course in Miracles, as well as an Egyptologist with the University of Arizona and a life member of Mensa.
Josette Lamotte IHDS Teacher
Now in my 13th year of being dedicated to Human Design, I have a holistic approach to well-being with the Human Design System at its core. I use this unique and revolutionary system to help others understand how they relate to themselves and how they can improve different aspects of their lives.
Being fluent in two languages, I have a keen insight to both American and European cultures. As the Director of Human Design France, I am a mentor and a teacher of several Human Design advanced Courses both in English and French, online and in person.
With 17 years of experience in fitness and health as a Pilates teacher and a certified clinical nutritionist, I now integrate Human Design as a diagnostic tool in my nutritional counseling. Additionally, I am a certified Human Design PHS practitioner and a certified Human Design Rave psychologist.
I began my professional career 28 years ago as a teacher. I have created and operated several businesses in Europe and North America. From the experience, I have gained expertise to offer comparative career profile analysis. As a BG5 and OC-16 consultant, I use this cutting-edge knowledge of human behavior and group dynamics to give clients deep insight into optimizing the bottom line of their business.
Leela Swann-Herbert IHDS Teacher
New experiences can lead to observation and observation can lead to awareness. It is out of our awareness that we naturally transform – not through great effort or making ourselves change, but simply by the process of observation.
Creating classroom opportunities that provide students with an experiential journey – a process of self-discovery, is what I find rewarding, and ultimately, transforming for both the student and for myself as a teacher.
Martin Grassinger IHDS Teacher
Over the years, from my daily practice working with clients, I developed various Health &
Design seminars on a wide range of Health related themes. From the basics to specific studies such as the chemistry of the body based on the Amino Acids, uniquely specific ways to use the various planets in terms of conditioning themes, health and therapeutic tools.
My specific point of view is to see the interactive way the organs and the various inner systems organize and manage life according to the gates and centers, far away from their reduced relationship to specific hormonal glands. Therefore I always look at the bodygraph as well as the matrix of the entire brain. I enjoy teaching online in the IHDS Biversity and I am grateful to have the chance to spread the results of my various therapeutic experiences out into the world, so other people can take advantage of it for their own work.
Peter Schöber IHDS Teacher
I have been looking for Human Design since I was 14 years old. When it finally found me it was love at first sight. I studied it, I tried it out, and I sought to prove it through thousands of readings and as a teacher working in six countries so far.
In my personal process I am absolutely radical. As a very emotional being I have experienced the core of pain in the greatest joy and the core of joy in the greatest pain. I am very grateful to discover myself each day anew.
In my teaching I concentrate on the practical side of Human Design and life; I´m constantly looking for the translation of the formula to everyday experience and everyday language. The same intent shaped my two books on Human Design, both published in the German language and expected in English very soon.
I have deep respect and gratitude for Ra Uru Hu, his life and his teaching.
Richard Beaumont IHDS Teacher
Richard Beaumont, after completing a pure Philosophy degree in his early 20’s spent more than 10 years exploring all manner of 'holistic pathways', and then co-founded ‘Kindred Spirit’ magazine, a leading international journal for the investigation into Mind, Body and Spirit subjects. He was owner, editor-in-chief for almost 20 years and wrote numerous articles on all manner of MBS subjects. Along the way he was a founder member of The Centre for Crop Circle Studies, and became a qualified practitioner of Zero Balancing, and other bodywork modalities. Now he devotes his energies to teaching, writing and researching Human Design knowledge.
Professionally within Human Design: Richard is the National Director of Human Design UK, and Director of Human Design Films Ltd – which has created several DVD’s, TV programs and other products from Ra’s lectures, and is currently creating finished movies to show at live events. Most recently he co-founded of HumanDesignLove.com (a social network platform for Human Design enthusiasts – currently in pre-release mode).
Richard has 13 years of Human Design experience, and spent significant time with Ra, during which he offered up his publishing company for the first experiment in OC16 applications. He is qualified to teach all the analyst levels and has successfully completed 3 years of Rave Psychology and PHS. He is qualified to give readings in: Foundational Analysis; Advanced Analysis; Solar Return; Uranus Opposition; Chiron Return; Partnership Analysis; Family Practice Analysis; Child Development Specialist guidance; Primary Health Overview; Rave Psychology Color Transfer Analysis; ; and Holistic Analysis. He is currently completing his final semester for certification in Dreamrave Analysis.
Richard has taught many classes online and in the aura, most notably he has taught in various locations in the UK, as well as Norway, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Ibiza, Gambia, Dubai, Canada and the States. He has contributed hundreds of audio musings to Jovian Archive Radio, Human Design Voices (a UK/Austrian alliance) and Human Design America radio.
His completely original courses to date include ‘Kracking the Kernel’ – a deep exploration of the mystical aspect of the individual circuit, and ‘Performance of the Pattern’ – a course exploring how one can see definitions portrayed in movements and mannerisms.
Richard currently has a permanent base in Devon, England.