WARM, INVITING PEOPLE THAT MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME!
Ashik is on the path of the unity in service of Sacred Sexuality. His meditation practice focuses on the body, it reveals the holiness of everything. He has worked from Primal to Shamanism, Holistic Massage to Emotional Expression, Bioenergetics to Sufism.
He is a Sannyasin deeply touched by Osho’s Active Meditations and Tantra practice. He is a certified therapist in Tantra, Yoga, Learning Love and Breathwork.
He is the founder and lives at Awakeland Portugal.
Ashik loves to learn and to teach, and above all to experience. He leads Tantra trainings and seminars around the world. He believes that the great shift is to stop trying to change and accept what is, in sync with Mother Earth and Heart acceptance.
Ashik’s joy is expressed through gratitude and celebration of life.
Though he has studied history, he is really more of an autodidact by choice, preferring the philosophy of life to be his guide. He arrived at Awakeland in Spring of 2014 by “accident”, but he is very happy that his path led him here.
A big love for this dried and exhausted land guided him since his arrival. For many years this land has been treated disrespectfully but he strongly believes that this process can be reversed.
He has the dream of seeing a forest emerge. He likes to see the world as a place of abundance for everyone. In particular he believes strongly that individual existence and the collective offer infinite opportunities of improvement, self- realization and growth.
The guardian of the guardian, Shambo turned up in October 2017 to assist Ashik and the team to care for the land and it's people. He has been a steady, strong space holder, protecting the sphere of joy and unity by sharing love to all who come to Awakeland.
For most of her life, Delia has been exploring the planet and her own inner space, delving into all types of healing modalities including yoga, meditation, Ayurveda and Tantra to name a few. Since her first visit to Portugal many years ago, she has had a strong urge to return and discover not only what this magical land has to offer, but also what she can offer it.
Now finding herself at Awakeland, she’s able to share the gift of yoga, generate abundance, and plan events that will benefit the community at large, as well as receive the many healing and transformational gifts that this part of the earth has to offer.
After 20 years of working as a chef, battling depression, a day came in December 2017 when Andrew decided to ask for help. Since that day his universe has expanded quantum leaps, finding one teacher after another as his consciousness expanded and grew emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
That journey has taken him to Bali for ISTA level 1, Scotland for ISTA level 2 and then in July 2018 to Awakeland to take part in the Awake as Love training.
After falling in love with the land he decided to stay as a volunteer, helping out as necessary to grow the community. During this time he also completed a 200hr Yoga teacher training and began to include Osho meditation and Yoga into his daily practice.
In September Andrew became part of the Awakeland core team.
Wanting to experience life at its fullest, Jannika was travelling for many years in search for alternative ways of living while undergraduating in Indology and Anthropology. She grew up in a forest in Germany and has always felt drawn to nature. She connected stronlgy to the land and became our Garden Goddess in February 2019.
On a journey to experience life in all aspects.
Trained as a occupational therapist in Germany and working in different areas with humans of all ages. Lukas chose to travel, to experience different cultures and believes. His jouney took him as well deep into music, dance and art. Always open to new experiences and connection, he chose to stay and support Awakeland to find new ways of living and working together.
Since her childhood walks in the deep forests of Sweden, she is connected to the elements of nature. A traveller and a mother, with an international background in coaching, change and sustainability management, she facilitates collaboration and guides people to reach their highest potential.
The drive of her engagement is love towards life and the creative force of nature.
Inspired by meditation, yoga, personal and spiritual development, she came to Awakeland in the fall of 2015, to visit her longtime friend, Ashik.
Placing her bare feet on the ground, she connected with the energies of the land and received a strong intuition that Awakeland is her “place in the sun”, her home and the place where she could grow and expand on many levels. Deva Uma was (re) born on Awakeland 2016, during the Primal with Svarup and Premartha de Koning and did her first ISTA here, in May 2018. After deep diving into shamanism from central and south America, early 2019, Uma decided to leave her life in Sweden and join the growing team of meditators and residents of the community.
As an inspiring shakti and a medicine ”abuelita”, Uma brings deep intuitive wisdom and a strongly rooted connection to the land of Awakeland.
Once a disciple of Mahesh Yogi, and Krishnamurti, Chandresh eventually fell in love with Osho. He is a Pune 1 Sannyasin, having lived with Osho in Pune and also in the commune with Osho in the USA. When Osho left his body, Chandresh returned to Germany and began developing software for several companies, satisfying his academic side. Over the years he lived in many meditation centres around the world, especially Osho centres, including in India, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, as a meditator as well as facilitating meditations. In 2014 Chandresh did the "Mystic Rose" facilitator training with beloved Leela in Osho Nisarga in the Himalayas. And now he has joined the Awakeland Team to share his gifts further...
I came to Portugal looking for peace and to escape the busy city life in Sao Palo. My intention was to try and turn my life around and find more meaning, and more feeling and a more authentic way of living. I arrived at Awakeland in February as a volunteer and quickly met new friends who became family and I found myself at home on this beautiful land. I am now living here and taking care of this home, ours and yours. I manage the maintenance of the property, accommodation and the facilities.
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