Yvan RIOUX was taught by Christian Brothers and Franciscans and a keen naturalist as a boy. He studied biology at Montreal University, but it left him cold, as it didn’t deal with anything living. Working for ten years as a biodynamic farmer in Québec, however, he encountered living ecosystems. Later, in Montreal, he taught on the relationship between human physiology and nature. In 1992 he moved to England with his two boys and joined a family of two girls and their mother, Gabriel Millar, who became his muse. Retiring ten years ago, he decided to write about his knowledge gained from twenty-five years of teaching experience, culminating in his previous publication, The Mystery of Emerging Form.