Hi, we are Tatiana and Felix!
We found each other, and we’re happy you found us.
The Arkadia Academy for Self-Discovery™ evolved out of a love story. Our love story. We met in Santa Monica in June 2020 against all probability at the height of a global pandemic.
After the State of California had issued shelter-at-home orders, Tatiana looked after foster dogs that she took on extended walks. Felix, on the other hand, felt so deprived of personal interaction that he ordered a camping chair and sat outside his house with a good book in the late afternoons, so he could have a chat with neighbors that were passing by.
Sure enough, on one beautiful summer afternoon, Tatiana came down the street with her foster dog Cloud. And it was Cloud who initially stopped to greet Felix while Tatiana continued on her way, tuned into a podcast on her headphones. Without a Cloud that day, we’d probably never met…
A charming exchange led to a picnic at the same spot three days later. (With cafés and restaurants closed and a strict government order in effect prohibiting indoor meetings with anybody outside your household, it was the only place where we could legally meet again). That picnic lasted until after midnight, with tea lights providing illumination under the star-studded sky.
Six months later, we’d moved in together, subsequently adopted a rescue puppy, and plans for Arkadia™ began to take shape.
We’re overjoyous to be on this amazing journey together. We’re currently planning to host a number of in-person and online events at Arkadia™. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our fast-growing community so that we can keep you updated with our weekly newsletter and special promotions.
Please join us on this exciting adventure to self-discovery!