Since beginning our work with Amazonian medicine plants in South America over 8 years ago, we have felt an unmistakable call to bring this knowledge into the western realm. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where all are free to explore the gifts around us and within us.
We are working to bridge the gap between the fast-paced knowledge of today and the ancient wisdom of the forest.
By collaborating with teachers, guides and healers around the world, we hope to inspire and motivate the ever-growing need for change in our society- a change that begins within each one of us.
Our goal is to provide a foundation on which we can raise each other up to achieve our highest potential.
01. Connect with ourselves
We have limitless opportunities to know our true selves. Shedding our pasts and forgiving ourselves helps us to move towards healing and expansion.
02. Connect with each other
By building up the community around us, we can affect real, far-reaching change in the world.
03. connect with the earth
By remembering the wisdom of our ancestors, we can start to change our perception of the earth. We intend to foster a better understanding of our role as citizens of earth and to strengthen our partnership with the life-giving force around us.
How we work
We are raising the consciousness vibration in North America by facilitating retreats and workshops in several locations in Ontario. These gatherings focus on sacred music, yoga and meditation practices, plant medicine information, and societal integration. By connecting participants with teachers, healers and experts, we are sharing and expanding on the ancient wisdom that has been passed down for generations .
Our home in Costa Rica is based in the Tinamaste community in the Pacific Southwest. On this sacred land, we are working closely with two teachers who have been leading plant medicine ceremonies all over the world for nearly 20 years. The retreats we offer here include Master Plant Ceremonies, Fire Temple Ceremonies and Sweat Lodge Ceremonies. Our retreats also contain a strong emphasis on the ethnobotany of the surrounding region. We maintain a focus on conservation of the land and preservation of the age-old knowledge of the indigenous flora and fauna.
We are working on integrating the abundant knowledge of the ancient world with the communication possibilities that modern technology affords us. In this way, we hope to reach as many like-minded individuals as possible, both in our community and across the world.
What our participants are saying
"I had the honour and privilege of participating in an Amazonian medicine retreat hosted by Woke AF in the Fall 2017. My intention for this sacred retreat was to heal deep-seated wounds, primarily stemming from early childhood trauma, which had lead to the manifestation of a debilitating neurological disease.
I had worked with Amazonian medicine previously on my healing journey, resulting in radical shifts in my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, so when I met Dane and Sofia, and was presented with the opportunity to work with this medicine again, I immediately felt called.
What transpired for myself on this retreat, and I believe for everyone involved, was nothing short of miraculous. There are truly no words that could adequately describe the profound healing, unconditional love, and unbelievably beautiful sense of belonging and connection that emerged within and between us.
The Woke AF healing team provided an incredibly safe and loving space that allowed me to journey deeper into myself then I ever thought possible. This resulted in extraordinary insight, personal growth and transcendence of pain and suffering.
For all these reasons and for so many more, I express my deepest gratitude to Woke AF. And it is with sincere, heart-felt admiration and reverence that I commend them for the life-changing retreats that they are gifting humanity and our planet.