Thiessen is a self managed artist with a bachelor in commerce and conservative farm upbringing. Along with music Thiessen has studied extensively in yoga and is a accomplished teacher. Her travels have taken her to study with Buddhist monks in Dharamsala India, to ashrams in Southern India and to study with Ayahuascaros in Peru. The combination of two diverse worlds lends to a grounded and yet broad and compassionate perspective of the world, reflected in both her writing and presence. It also lends to a “world” element in her music indicative of her many travels.
Her latest project, “In Between Goodbyes” a 10 song LP produced and engineered by Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Micheal Bernard Fizgerald). The release will be followed by a cross Canada tour. But before this Thiessen will be spending the later part of the year enjoying the musicians in residence program at the Banff Centre for performing arts.