The Awakening Centre is an oasis for everyone to feel their spirit.
We are all here together in service. Here, we share an inclusive environment to support your ever-deepening realization of who you truly are. We welcome all – regardless of age, gender, income, ability, sexuality, or ethnicity.
Before any of our services, we will assess your physical, mental, and spiritual needs so we can tailor our approach to best benefit you.
Jitendradas took the Moksha Yoga Teacher Training when he was 19 years old. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Beijing where he was the resident yoga teacher at a new studio called OmShanti Yoga.
Living and teaching in an upscale Chinese neighbourhood, all his material dreams were coming true, but, inside Jitendra’s anxieties were at an all-time high and he was struggling. He left Beijing, China feeling confused, anxious and depressed.
Pockets filled with cash, but spiritually bankrupt, Jitendradas who at that time was Jordan moved to India. In India, a lengthy quest for balance began as countless hours of training and meditation took him searching for answers, tools and help all across the world.
Jitendradas has studied yoga therapy in SVYASA University; Tantra with Tantric master Anath K. Atre; and philosophy in a series of ashrams throughout the south of India. He has trained in flow yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Advanced Clinical Psychotherapy with Leela School, and Massage Therapy with Wellington College. Teaching 20 classes a week for years on end, Jitendradas is passionate about the healing effects of Kundalini Yoga on the brain and the body. It was the art and science of this ancient system of yoga that deeply awakened him and now acts as his main tool of service for students in his classes.
Many years of spiritual self-study have led him to devote his life to helping students in his classes, in public and private meetings to develop meditative minds and relationships with deeply insightful questions that are helpful in unravelling the limited egoic mind. This unravelling has revealed deep yoga in his experience. And this experience has revealed deep happiness in his life.
17 years ago Steve was on his way to Canada with a set of plans and preconceived notions about God, and about life. What he didn’t know was that his entire belief system was about to completely change, and all his preconceptions were about to shatter. In Winnipeg, there was something profound that was waiting for him. In Winnipeg, Steve discovered the science of Hatha Yoga.
Steve has now been experiencing yoga both on and off the mat for more than 10 years. As his experience has unfolded he has come to realize yoga as one of the most significant tools of transformation. A tool which he now uses to be in service to anyone who comes to meet him on the mat.
Steve continues to recognize his essence as inherently joyful and filled with play. He dedicates himself to cultivating an ever-deepening awareness and experience of the one reality that is all and that all are in just the same.
Whether you are coming to connect with Steve in a yoga class, or you’re coming to experience the ‘best massage I’ve ever had’ as many people say, Steve’s wisdom, skills and kind heart are truly enriching and joyous to be around.
Jasmine is a locally and internationally trained Tantra massage therapist and Intimacy educator, Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator (in training, expected certification 2020), and certified in both Reiki I and II. She has been present with clients in hundreds of sessions, guiding breath work, movement, and sound to help souls deepen their connection to the bodies, explore pleasure in a safe and supportive environment, and empower others in their sexuality. Working from direct experience and intuition she provides a warm and genuine encounter for each individual.
Jasmine is a lifelong student who believes that her own personal growth and learning is essential to helping other people evolve. She believes that mistakes are goldmines for improvement and she continues her education throughout the year, attending workshops, courses, and supervised peer mentorship.
In her personal life, Jasmine has experience practising ethical non-monogamy and non-violent communication, as well as conscious parenting and healing of the inner child. Her passions include personal evolution, dance and artistic expression, and the dynamics of navigating the parent-child relationship. She is humbled daily as a parent to her bright and beautiful child, Aariyah.
Jasmine extends her deepest gratitude to all the teachers and friends who have inspired her and helped her awaken on this journey. Without them, this inner peace simply would not have been possible. Jasmine feels it is an honor to learn and to grow with you.
The practice of Yoga is the expression of the ineffable, the embodiment of the metaphysical. The practice of Yoga is a way to witness one’s strengths and weaknesses and to work on both. The practice of Yoga is as much the meditation on, as the rendition of the graceful human state.
“…A state of grace is that kind of balance with which you ride the chaos that you find around you. It’s not a matter of resolving the chaos…” L. Cohen
In 2006 Matthew was introduced to Yoga. In 2012 he met John Friend and began to practice in earnest. In 2016 Matthew achieved RYT 200hrs from Sivatantra Yoga Teacher Training Program under Noah Krol and Robyn Thomas.
Matthew’s love for poetry and philosophy, as well as movement and alignment, make for a challenging class, observing the transitions between breaths, postures, and mental states assiduously and with humour. Laughter is encouraged always.
Off the mat, Matthew is a musician, a lover of poetry. Matthew has run Arborvitae Tree Works, as an arborist since 2010.
Leilane, a spiritual teacher and psychic medium, has been a healing artist for over 15 years. With her combination of sensual awareness and skillful intuitive touch, her chosen methods often seem unusual at first, but produce spectacular results.
One healing session with Leilane may be the catalyst for a complete transformation of the nervous system that is wrapping around the radiant infinite light of the soul that you are.
An Orgasmic Freedom Life Coach and Mentor, Nicole Mapu is a healer that can help you tap into your own life force energy and experience divine alignment in ways you’ll have to experience in order to believe. The end result: happiness.
It was when she turned 19 that she experienced a spiritual awakening that triggered a state of profound love, joy and peace that is now the predominant state of being for her cells. Awakening spiralled her into a journey of freedom and sent her on a mission to help others liberate themselves from the world’s illusion of separation, pain, repression, aggression, and perceived disconnection. It is the transformative engagement of the body, mind and spirit that feeds her passion as a leader, guiding women through a complete life cycle of ever improving self-expression, confidence, and empowerment. Nicole uses physical movement, dance, art and meditation to liberate and activate the electric connection between the Body Temple and its Infinite Source.
Nicole is passionate about supporting women and mothers. Her intuitive coaching helps women tap fully into their wildly divine nature, and own their birthright to be orgasmic, sensual, sexual powerhouses from the purest and most divine energetic and wild place within.
Nicole helps her clients awaken to the innate magic of life. It’s time for you to feel sexy and confident inside your body; to express your unique self, and to live and lead your life with love.
Indira Rampersad, BA Psych, RMT, brings to the Awakening Centre 19 years of experience in therapeutic massage and a life-long interest in health and wellbeing. Her practice is guided by a strong desire to relieve suffering and to support people in their growth and transformation.
After graduating from massage school, her search for a deeper, more holistic approach to therapy led her to Thailand where she learned the art of Thai Massage and then to India where she studied Ayurveda. This helped to evolve her practice and to develop a finer sensitivity to the subtle energies that move throughout the body.
Recently, Indira has become interested in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Somato-emotional Release and the Feldenkrais Method and will often incorporate a variety of these techniques in a session.
Indira’s approach is gentle and intuitive and involves supporting the body’s innate ability to heal itself. She works with awareness to facilitate changes in the physical body and awaken parts of the self. This offers pain relief, ease and freedom of movement and a spacious calm presence.
With an extensive background in large-scale event management and over 12 years as a professional photographer, Michelle Tree brings a unique set of skills and talents to any project.
Michelle’s passion for food and health has led her to a new career. After earning her certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, Michelle created the largest plant-based community in the province, Plant-Based Living Winnipeg. With nearly 900 members, this group is proving what a community of like-minded people can do to ignite change.
Participation in Plant-Based Living Winnipeg (PBLW) is free. The community offers support and networking opportunities to everyone interested in learning, incorporating, advocating and practising a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Michelle hosts monthly potlucks, educational talks and has begun a program in partnership with PlantPure Communities (worldwide) to certify restaurants which include whole-food plant-based meals on their menu.
A cornerstone of PBLW is inclusiveness. People from all walks of life and at different stages in their wellness or plant-based journey have an open invitation to become a participant in the community at any time.
Cathryn Nykvist is a natural born healer. She has been a lifelong seeker of alternative holistic healing modalities, spiritual knowledge as well as health and wellness. She cares deeply about the healing journey of all beings and is on a mission to support others with their life challenges and open doors of self-discovery and transformation. She is especially passionate about the well-being of children and animals. Her curiosity, authenticity and integrity led her to an association with Guruji Mahendra Trivedi, founder of the Trivedi Effect®.
Cathryn’s healing power is validated in preclinical scientific research using both cell-based and mouse models and suggests benefits from her energy transmissions for higher immunity, enhanced quality of life as well as improved Vitamin D3 absorption and bone health for better overall health and well-being. Cathryn’s powerful energy transmissions present a meaningful connection to the divine. They fill one with calmness, hope and purpose and bring about deep-rooted transformation.
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