Barbara Newerla became involved with meditation, consciousness expansion, and healing as a teenager. She has been involved in modern crystal healing for decades and worked closely with well-known crystal healer Michael Gienger for many years. For more than 25 years Barbara and her husband have run FreiRaum, a company that offers consultations as well as measurement and data collection on electromagnetic pollution and geopathic stress. She lives in Schramberg, Germany.