Educational journeys & experiences in and about cities, led by Dr. Moebius.

Shift how you think about people, place, power--and your self.

TerraViva Journeys expands thinking about people, place, power–and self–through walkshops, walking tours, online/in-person courses, consulting and speaking.

TerraViva Journeys founder/president Corinna Moebius, Ph.D. works with people who want to co-create socio-ecologically just and resilient cities and at the same time transform themselves. My workshops, courses and partnerships inspire alternative orientations to where we are and where we want to go, helping individuals, groups and institutions move beyond unsustainable 20th century (b)orders and paradigms.

Explore, learn and practice thinking differently about cities, communities, homes, and other places that matter to our daily lives. Recognize how our perceptions of cities can shape how we think about and relate to ourselves and others. Expand critical global and eco-social awareness, restore attentiveness to land and the web of life, and nurture the stories, creativity and embodied awareness that helps life and communities flourish.

About Corinna J. Moebius, Ph.D.

I’m a longtime disruptor with a diverse skill set, interdisciplinary knowledge, and a wealth of cross-sector experience. In other words, I’m familiar with innovating from the intersections of theories and practice. As a hybrid cultural anthropologist / urban geographer, seasoned tourism professional, and longtime eco-social entrepreneur, I bring a unique perspective to my teaching, consulting and research.

With expertise in critical/decolonial approaches to tourism, multi-stakeholder public engagement, and creative place-making, my work in consulting, teaching, and eco-social impact spans decades. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Global & Sociocultural Studies, I have taught college-level courses in person, online and as part of an international multi-city study abroad program.

I am deeply dedicated to fostering inclusive, culturally vibrant and socio-ecologically just communities. My work with activists, nonprofits, foundations, city agencies, and Mayor’s offices has been instrumental in advancing initiatives that prioritize equity, local economies, and sustainable practices. For instance, I directed a countywide civic engagement initiative, authored the “Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods” curriculum for after-school programs nationwide, and served as the equity consultant for a mayor’s task force on racial and ethic equality.

I remain committed to transformative change. Learn more.

Corinna Moebius


The experience & expertise I bring to this work & why I care so deeply about the work that I do.


My approach to teaching about people, place, and power and methodologies for change.


 Learn about my courses and workshops, immersive experiences, speaking, consulting and coaching.


My own and others’ insights on place and eco-social impact.

What People Are Saying …

"You rocked! Everyone loved it."

Your knowledge is deep, critical, nuanced and embodied! You synthesized subjective embodied feeling with critical history as part of a deep learning experience. Thank you again for making this class and the world a little better.

Sallie Hughes
Associate Professor, Dean for Global Engagement, University of Miami

"Corinna sees the forest and each tree at the same time. She can communicate complex material in a form that everyone understands: via word, image, sound, motion, and silence.

She has a deep, intuitive sense about different learning styles, interpersonal reactions to group activities, and creating space for individual co-learning and expression.”

Anthony Olivieri
FHEED (Food for Health, the Environment, Economy & Democracy)

"This was by far one of the best tours I have ever been on."

Although I have been familiar with Calle Ocho and Little Havana for a couple decades, Corinna was able to provide a great deal of new information that would be available only to a resident and someone who lived with the local culture daily.

She did so in a way that was not only interesting and vivacious, but was able to explain things to participants at a variety of different levels.

Tina Bucavalas
Director of Florida Cultural Resources, Inc.
(former Director of the Florida Folklife Program of the Florida Department of State)

"Magical and life-changing."

Pura Vida, Peace & Light!

Jai Thando Stephens
Fellow, Sustain the Culture

"Corinna draws on a bevy of experience across nature, business, academia, culture, arts, and the human spirit."

Ruth Young

The Garden: Digging into Stories

The Garden: Digging into Stories

In my neighborhood’s community garden, we share the tasks, work together, and share the day’s harvest. This is how we cultivate a spirit of community.

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