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Who We Are 2017-05-09T18:44:59+00:00

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MEET OUR DIRECTOR AND GUEST INSTRUCTORS

JUAN PABLO BARAHONA
JUAN PABLO BARAHONAFounder And Director Of Kawoq
As the founder and director of Kawoq Conscious Living School he has created life changing programs that enable participants to realize their deepest potential. His life has been completely focused in sacred relationships, starting with self alchemy and taking it from there into all relationships.

He has had diffrent trainings and certifications by the Holistic Gaia Institute in Costa Rica, the Sri Kali Ashram in India and L école de Vie Conscient in Quebec, Canada.

He has been leading workshops, retreats and trainings around the globe for over 15 years and is an eternal student of life. His teachings are empowering, creative and inspiring to reach the blissful state of Being.

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SOLLA PIZZUTO
SOLLA PIZZUTOConscious Intimacy, Sexual Vitality, Health & Longevity
Global Wellness Educator and Professional Holistic practitioner with experience in medicine, psychology, therapeutic bodywork, meditation and ancient Taoist energy/longevity practices.

Her global workshops, private sessions, and consultations awaken people to empower their lives through the mastery of personal health, wellness, sexual vitality, practices of conscious connection and sacred love.

Her training has led her to develop clinical experience in the care of people, combining conventional and holistic techniques. She’s also a lecturer and congresses on topics of Natural Medicine and Medicinal Plants.

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REGAN HILLYER
REGAN HILLYERSerial Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Mindset Coach
She is the founder of Regan Hillyer International, a company dedicated to providing personal development and business training to men and women who have a big message they want to share with the world.

Regan specializes in helping people uncover their true message and launch powerful personal brands, helping them make a big impact and build a legacy.

She has trained thousands of people, helping them build multiple six and seven figure businesses location free, using powerful mindset changing tools and cutting edge business development strategies.

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STEPHEN BROOKS
STEPHEN BROOKSPermaculture Expert
Stephen inspired to make a positive impact on the planet through education founded the Punta Mona Center for Sustainable Living and Education in Costa Rica. Founded in 1997, Punta Mona is considered a world leader in tropical, sustainable agriculture and sustainable living techniques.

In 2006, Stephen envisioned, co-founded and developed La Ecovilla, a 40 lot community and a world model for sustainable living and conscious community.

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SARAH WU
SARAH WUTraditional Chinese & Cherokee Plant Medicine
Sarah is the current Educational Director of the Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, there she leads Permaculture Design Courses, leads workshops in nutrition, holistic cooking, women’s retreats and herbal medicine.

Sarah is a co-producer of Envision Festival, The Village Witches & Medicines from the Edge: a Tropical Herbal Convergence, located in Aguas Zarcas, Costa Rica.

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DR. GREGORY DAMATO
DR. GREGORY DAMATOPsychological Consultation
Has a formal education in Psychology (BA. MSc, Ph.D.) Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Human Movement.

Facilitating in the expansion of human consciousness via individual energetic medicine sessions, Skype consults, Super Hero Programs and Jungle Retreats in Costa Rica, Dr. Damato has been using his background in psychology, exercise science and research to alter the lives of thousands of individuals.

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DR. ALICIA MARIN
DR. ALICIA MARINNatural Biologic Medicine
Surgeon, Master in Palliative Care and Master in Natural Biological Medicine from the University of Leon, Spain. Currently pursuing a Diploma in Energy Psychology from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology USA.

Her training has led her to develop clinical experience in the care of people, combining conventional and holistic techniques. She’s also a lecturer and congresses on topics of Natural Medicine and Medicinal Plants.

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LEONARDO CORDERO
LEONARDO CORDEROSpiritual Ayurvedic Healer
He specialized in the purification of the body, the mind and the emotions. Certified Health Coach of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, USA.

He uses Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation and Shamanism to support human beings in their life processes, seeking to bring them more health and physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. The purpose of his job is to help. Looking for the tool that works for the individual. To clean body, mind, and spirit.

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MARIANELA ORTIZ
MARIANELA ORTIZEnergy Balance
Marianela is the Director of Yoga Lamat. She’s a Holistic Yoga Teacher. Reiki & Sound Therapist. She opens the world to the healing practices of aromatherapy and sound therapy.

She expanded her study of the healing arts, becoming an Instructor of Holistic Balance, Reiki, Energetic Balance, and Yoga, integrating elements from Hatha Yoga, Sufi-Kundalini Yoga, Hara Yoga Gaia Yoga & incorporates singing into her practice.

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DR. PAULA ANGULO
DR. PAULA ANGULONutritional Content Director
Graduated in Human Nutrition, Conscious Living Coach, and Hatha Yoga teacher.

In her search for complementary techniques, she knows the concept of “conscious eating”. When she began to integrate principles of alkalinity and detoxification in her body and started to see the changes in her quality of life and the acceleration that occurred in her well-being, she began to integrate traditional nutrition with these holistic techniques in his patients obtaining excellent results.

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RODRIGO CRESPO APESTEGUI
RODRIGO CRESPO APESTEGUIOrganic agriculture and Naturopathy
Costa Rican with formal studies in agronomy, business administration, and naturism. His passion for naturism began 30 years ago after having overcome problems in his health using natural methods.

In order to illustrate how to achieve this, he published his book “Comiendo Pura Vida” a simple reading manual obligatory for lovers of natural health. The book also contains recipes for a transition to the raw diet made by famous crudist chef Cherie Soria.

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NENA MURILLO
NENA MURILLORaw Chef
She is one of the most renowned Latin American chefs of raw food. Studied gastronomy at the School of Hospitality and Tourism in Madrid, Spain. She also founded of Raw Co. Juicery & Food, the first restaurant for raw food and cold-pressed juices.

She has had the opportunity to prepare dinners for influential people in the world of raw food, like David Wolfe, Cherie Soria and Kate Magic. In addition to her restaurant, Nena also teaches cooking classes.

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RONALD ESQUIVEL
RONALD ESQUIVELSacred Geometry
Sacred Geometry and sacred architecture Instructor. Specialized in Bio-creation, Integral Balance, and sacred labyrinths.

Is the author of six books, architect, Integral Balance instructor, and creator of the personal growth program Biocreación. With more than 20 years of experience as a facilitator both face-to-face and virtual, he has passionately supported thousands of people to decipher their own path of growth.

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DIANA SOLANO
DIANA SOLANOHolistic Cooking
She’s a Certified Health Coach of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Graduate Chef of the Raw Food School Spain, Conscious Living Coach, Food Blogger, Business Administrator and Hatha Yoga Teacher.

She is the creator of the lifestyle blog called Aventuras Frutales; she currently teaches workshops in both cooking and yoga, seeking to continue to expand her passionate love of natural cooking.

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JAVIER FRANCISCO ORTIZ
JAVIER FRANCISCO ORTIZIntegral Balance Master
Holistic therapist, Floral therapist, Hypnotherapist, Yoga for the Soul Instructor, Transpersonal Psychologist, Anthropologist, Sociologist y Sexologist.

More than 30 years ago, with the help of his family, they created the Gaia Foundation, the Gaia Integral Balance Center and the Gaia Holistic Institute, institutions that would allow the development of a proposal called Project Planet Earth.

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DR. DONALD VEGA
DR. DONALD VEGADietitian
He is the only nutritionist in Costa Rica Certified by Linca in the Biomedical and Nutritional treatments for Autism and Attention Deficit and is director of the Scientific Committee of Linca Costa Rica.

With a natural perspective of food and a coaching system created and perfected by himself in relation to a series of biological strategies to improve the health of individuals.

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AGUSTIN CONTRERAS
AGUSTIN CONTRERASEtnobothanical Specialist in Medicinal Plants
Ethnobotanical specialist in medicinal plants. Forestry Technician, a specialist in medicinal codices of indigenous ethnicities and the European, Asian, and Chinese pharmacopeia.

Received of Forestry Technician in Perez Zeledón, continues his trip in the National University, with Luis Jorge Poveda, who adopts him like his apprentice for several years.

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TOGETHER WE CREATE THE CHANGE IN THE WORLD

Our vision is to transform humanity one person at a time. We connect with any other school, group or individuals  that are in the same vibration to become stronger and really create a change in the world. Together we become the change we want to see on the planet…We become the new humanity.