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Hi, I'm Daniela!


I'm a geologist (B.Sc.) and the founder of EarthyUniversity. In this course you're introduced to the concepts of geology that have profoundly changed the way I perceive the world and make decisions. Experience geology paired with a philosophical perspective that challenges you to think bigger. By the end of this course, you'll walk away feeling more grounded and with a clearer vision of what is important in your life.

Learn about Earth's History

You'll learn about the 4.56-billion-year-old history of Earth, its formation, its layers, supercontinents such as Pangea, extinction events, the origin of life, and the origin and meaning of deep time. You'll learn about Earth's position in the solar system and the universe. This gives you a life-changing perspective on your place in the universe, shifts priorities and inspires you to make better decisions for yourself, others and the planet.

Define and live by your personal life values

Live life true to yourself

This course gently guides you into defining your personal life values. It inspires you to live your life on your terms by shifting your priorities and perspective. You'll use my unique "CORE TO CRUST template" to structure your values-thoughts-emotions jumble, set value-protecting boundaries and effectively shield yourself from judgment by others. By the end, you'll have built your very own philosphy of life that you can come back to anytime you lost touch with your true self and need a reminder of your values. Curious? :)
Spiral Jetty, United States, photographed by Greg Rakozy, used on the landing page for the online course MENTOR EARTH at Earthy University

How to enroll

  • Carefully read all the information on the page to find out whether this course is for you.

  • Click "Buy now" at the bottom of this page.

  • Create your EarthyU account (requirement).

  • Pay the enrollment fee (requirement).

  • You have instant access to the course and all chapters.

Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Welcome

    • What to expect – Get a glimpse into the program

    • Earth as a Mentor

    • Join the Inner Circle

    • Disclaimer, Acknowledgements + more

  • 02

    CHAPTER II. The Formation and Evolution of the Earth

    • Origin + Beginning

    • Earth's Layers

    • Atmosphere, Water + Oceans

  • 03

    CHAPTER III. Concept 1: Structure of the Earth

    • From Core to Crust

    • Explanation: CORE TO CRUST template

  • 04

    CHAPTER IV. Concept 2: Deep Time

    • What is 'Deep Time' ?

    • Earth's History – A Chronological Account of 4.56 Billion Years

    • Apply Your Insights

  • 05

    CHAPTER V. Concept 3: Deep Space

    • Earth's Position in the Solar System

    • Earth’s Position in the Milky Way

    • Meditative Story: Viewing Earth From Space

    • Apply Your Insights

  • 06

    CHAPTER VI. Your Philosphy of Life

    • Finalize Your CORE TO CRUST template

  • 07

    CHAPTER VII. Beyond

    • Beyond

    • Congratulations!

    • Survey

  • 08

    Bonuses + Resources

    • Let's stay connected: Join the Inner Circle

    • EARTH LESSONS eBooklet

    • Private Podcast Episode

    • Resources Vault

    • Thought Prompts – The Complete List

    • Sources + References


  • Quick Facts

    7 chapters | 10 documentary-style videos | 6 audio-only videos | Course duration: 3 hours 22 minutes

  • What's Included

    All modules and lessons for online streaming | unlimited access | Bonuses for permanent download | Resources Vault | Audio files for each video for download | Transcripts for each video for download | Money-Back-Guarantee

  • Bonuses

    (1) Earth Lessons eBooklet (2) Private podcast episode (3) Resources Vault (4) Comment Section (5) Thought Prompts – The Complete List

Bonus: EARTH LESSONS eBooklet

This is a small collection of hand-picked and (I hope) unheard-of EARTH LESSONS. PDF for download.

Course-exclusive bonus

This private podcast episode is only available inside this course, and never anywhere else. Audio file and transcript for download.

Other bonuses

  • Resources Vault

    The Resouces Vault contains miscellaneous resources (links to books, videos, podcasts, blogs) that don't quite fit into the video lessons but that have inspired me.

  • Comment Section

    Each lesson has a comment section. There, you can ask any questions about the video lessons and I will answer them. In the comment section, you can meet other Earth mentees and exchange your thoughts.

  • Thought Prompts – The Complete List

    This list includes all thought prompts and thought-provoking questions from the previous lessons. They can help you formulate your personal philosophy of life, your personal life values. Downloadable PDF.

What you'll learn about Earth


  • The formation of the Earth and the Moon

  • The structure and layers of the Earth

  • What the overview effect is and how you can experience a similar effect without going to space

  • The constellation of the continents and supercontinents like Pangea

  • Earth's location within the Milky Way

  • The Earth's eras and periods and the most important key events in all of Earth's history, including the origin of life, extinction events and the constellation of the continents

  • What deep time is and why it's geology's greatest contribution to the world

How you'll benefit (in the long run)


  • You'll feel encouraged and empowered to live a life consistent with your life values and to set healthy boundaries.

  • You'll be able to identify and name the core values (qualities, beliefs, and standards for behaviour) that are important to you and that you want to live by.

  • You'll feel safe, grounded, peaceful, human and free more often.

  • You'll have the courage to live your life on your terms.

  • You'll show superficiality the cold shoulder more frequently.

  • You'll comprehend that focusing your attention on something greater than your own life leads to profound feelings of serenity, contentment, and fulfillment by feeling a strong sense of connection and belonging.

  • You'll be better at coping with the fear of failure and perfectionism by regaining self-respect, feeling whole and perfect just the way you are by realizing you’re an integral, irreplaceable part of nature.

  • You'll gather the strength to escape the daily grind and the constant need to improve and enhance your life, the hectic and chaotic world, by summoning the courage to radically accept your situation and yourself.

  • You’ll comprehend that you need less to be happy and to be satisfied quicker.

  • You'll be able to reassess your priorities in life. You'll have the strength to disconnect from detrimental situations and people and stop being available 24/7 by reconnecting with nature in an unprecedented and unexpected way: by minimizing superficiality and leveraging meaning through scientific knowledge.

Is this course suitable for you?

  • This course is for you if you

    want to learn about the Earth's history | find a lot of strength and peace in nature | are purpose-driven, meaning you believe there is more to care about in life than your own well-being and that you want to make a difference in the world | sometimes feel trapped or that you're missing out on life | have a mind that wants to think big | are open to concepts of geology and open to learning about Earth

  • This course is not for you if you

    suffer from apeirophobia (fear of infinity), anxiety or from panic attacks when thinking about Earth from space or when observing the (night) sky | you want a quick fix | are a flat earther, creationist etc. | are not open to learning about scientific geological concepts and about Earth | are not open to philosophical perspectives


  • Do I need prior geology knowledge to participate?

    Nope! All concepts will be easy to understand. This course does not involve difficult or complex geology, mathematics, physics or chemistry. However, I don't want to oversimplify this course. That's why there might be a few terms and jargon you haven't heard before, but these will be explained and you won't have problems to understand them in the context.

  • Is this an esoteric / spiritual course?

    No. The course is based on geoscience which is a legitimate natural science. This course is neither spiritual nor esoteric.

  • Is this course trying to convince me to become a vegan/vegetarian/climate advocate?

    No. I don't indoctrinate and won't impose my opinion regarding lifestyle matters on you. However, since I’m a geoscientist, I am biased. I encourage sustainable, conscious, respectful living and making decisions in favor of Earth/nature. My goal is to deliver to you a broader understanding of our place in time and space – so that you’re able to ask new, better questions and to reassess your decision-making and your lifestyle. While I'm doing my best to deliberately built this course in a way that enables you to discover your life values on your terms, I can’t guarantee there won’t be any suggestions or provoking thoughts you don’t want to hear. Ultimately, I want you to make decisions according to values that you define yourself.

  • Are the videos downloadable?

    No, the videos are not downloadable. You can stream them inside EarthyUniversity. However, along with each video comes a transcript and an audio-only file that are downloadable.