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Awake Team

Get to know our dream team

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Govinda

Co-founder

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Drew

Co-founder, Heartsong Artist & Event Producer

Drew LaPlante holds a vision of all of us living and creating from our authentic heart frequency. Integrating the mind, heart and ancient brain in connection and cooperation to experience true health and the ability to stand fully in our own loving power. Drew expresses this vision primarily through his music, traveling and sharing his heartsongs for nearly three decades. At Awake, he serves through community building and holding space for event and concert productions, sacred ceremonies, transformative retreats, ecstatic dances and authentic relating circles. He is passionate about creating warm, welcoming environments that uplift and unify people, generating a deep sense of family.

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Kathy

Administrative Manager

The passion behind my role at Awake as an administrator stems from my deep-seated belief in the power of organization. I am genuinely enthusiastic about creating systems that streamline processes and foster collaboration. I love being able to support and EMPOWER others in achieving their goals brings me immense satisfaction and drives me to excel in my role every day. I am inspired by the positive impact our center has on the lives of community members, whether it's through educational workshops, ceremonies or support services

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Soteria

Events Bridge/Coordinator, Relational Leader and Healing Arts Practitioner

Soteria is passionate about meeting others on all levels: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. With 24 years of experience working with people to feel integrated and resourced in their bodies, her work deeply connects clients to their wisdom and purpose. She works with a combination of modalities to assist in a transformational journey that aligns the vertical (self-awareness & soul connection) & horizontal (the relational field & earth).She manages and organizes Awakes weekly programming and wellness offerings, as well as facilitating authentic relating events and sharing a 1-1 healing arts practice.

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Zamir

Yoga, Education and Development

Zamir is an interdisciplinary educator and healer, focuses on unlocking human potential, promoting self-healing, and fostering an inclusive society. He practices Compassionate Inquiry therapy by Dr. Gabor Mate and co-created Patterns to Presence for healing attachment trauma. Zamir teaches yoga, leads immersions, and shares healing modalities like sound therapy and poetry at Awake events.

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Sequoia

Operations, Circling Facilitator, Leadership Mentor

Sequoia holds a vision for community at Awake inspired by authentic connection with self, other, and the land. He feels at home in presence, and facilitates a relational practice called Circling which connects us to the shared truth of the present moment. With skills in management and systems frameworks, Sequoia also leads the restructuring of Awake’s center. As a leadership mentor and coach, he utilizes the Circling method to open new pathways for self-exploration. Awake has been Sequoia’s primary home since 2022.

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Clementine

Retreat Leader, Breathwork Facilitator

and Life Coach

Clémentine's purpose is to support individuals to tap into their inner wisdom and cultivate a nurturing community for personal growth. Utilizing breathwork and creativity, she's honed her expertise since the age of 14, teaching over 20 Pranayama techniques, including Rebirthing and Transformational Breath. With a blend of authentic relating, motivational coaching, and playful embodiment tools inspired by her love for music, she guides transformative journeys to help you transcend limitations and embody your true essence.

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Sayani

Space Holder, Energy Work & Mentor

Sayani utilizes diverse tools such as energy and sound healing, shakti movement, voice activation, sacred rituals, and channeled soul guidance to foster feminine essence and authentic expression. She offers unwavering support and love at Awake and in your transformation journey, guiding self-discovery, healing, expansion, and empowerment. Through her guidance, you'll learn to embrace life's magic, trust your inner voice, and open up to each moment's wonder.

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Katia

Cafe Cora Manager

Katia is passionate about the power of food to bring healing, nourishment and awaken our senses. A native of Poland, she pioneered plant-based food service and awareness in her country for a decade before coming to Awake. You can find her here at the Cafe Cora experimenting with food items, harvesting plants and fruits from the garden, beautifying the space and educating guests on how to be more conscious and creative with their food choices. She is also passionate about cacao and holds heart-centred ceremonies aligned with natural cycles.

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Alex

Marketing Leader, Creation & Purpose Mentor

Alex is a passionate advocate for unity consciousness and creativity. Ever since he visited Awake, he has felt a strong connection with the land and the vision. His passion drives him to ensure that Awake's mission is communicated clearly and understood worldwide. With his intuitive marketing skills, Alex helps people experience the essence of Awake. Beyond marketing, Alex is a mentor for creativity and purpose, supporting individuals to unlock their creative potential and align with their soul gifts.

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Maria

Graphic Designer & Marketing Delegate

Maria joined the Awake marketing team as a graphic designer to work on creating a visual language that embodies the evolving essence of Awake. Beyond her expertise in visual communication, Maria is a Level 2 Integral Sound Healing professional, with deep appreciation and atunement to the healing potential of sound. Offering personalized 1-on-1 sessions, she tailors each experience to meet her clients' unique needs.

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Mari

Hospitality Coordinator

Mari is passionate about creating safe spaces for people to express themselves. As hospitality co-ordinator, she is committed to creating a guest experience that goes beyond the ordinary, supporting people to activate and fulfill their deeper purpose for coming to Awake. After many years as a sought-after adventure guide, she helps people to see nature through the eyes of consciousness, learning to connect to its rhythm and wisdom. Aside from being your first point of contact at Awake, you might find her leading nature ceremonies and adventures, connecting people to the beauty of this land and their inner voice.

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