sponsors & alliances

Awaken festival

We are so grateful for the following sponsors and alliances that help create the rich experience that is the AWAKEN wellness weekend at Peninsula Hot Springs.

Since 2009, Wanderlust has been dedicated to understanding, expanding and refining personal wellness. Through bringing together world leaders in mindfulness, yoga, nutrition and holistic health, we’ve supported people around the world to find their true north.

Inspired by this spirit of exploration, our mission continues with a range of plant-active, herbal led wellness supplements. Wanderlust combines botanicals and herbs used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic, Eastern and Western medicines. Our formulas have a clear purpose: to support your physical and emotional health.

Every Wanderlust product is consciously created with intelligence, integrity and purpose so you can trust you’re positively supporting you and your planet.

Yoga Australia is one of the world’s leading independent members’ organisations dedicated to supporting teachers and students from all yoga traditions, lineages and styles. As a leading peak body for yoga, they are committed to upholding and protecting the professionalism, growth, ethical standards and best interests of members and spreading the practice of yoga throughout Australia.

The Wellbeing Media Group is Australia’s only natural health multi – media platform. From its humble beginnings almost 40 years ago, Wellbeing magazine is at the head of the helm, proudly leading and delivering quality research  based content to Australians looking to enhance their lives. Wellbeing Media has grown over the last 7 years to include Eat Well magazine, WILD magazine and Being magazine.  All centered around authentic and modern natural health , we publish a magazine to extend the message and various tones to healthy food, millennials and those that want to live more mindfully.

Soul Advisor is an emerging global health and wellness company founded in Australia. We offer you unparalleled access to a growing collective of qualified practitioners in 110 complementary therapy modalities. Our purpose is to be a global facilitator of health and wellness through access, education and advancement of complementary therapies.

AYA yoga teacher training and studio has been serving with love, living with passion and leading by example since 2000. Working across many disciplines, styles and traditions, delivering inspiring and immersive face to face and online teacher training and yoga classes, Melbourne based AYA is the heart of a vibrant community.

Living Culture is a not-for-profit organisation based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, providing Cultural, Environmental, Educational and Holistic Healing programs to schools, organisations and the general public.From guided walks and talks with Yidaki-led meditation and sound healing, to educational programs, cultural talks, workshops, Welcome to Country and smoking ceremonies, Living Culture provides unique insight and understanding into the Indigenous heritage of the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong traditional owners of this land.

Find Yoga aim to provide an extensive yoga resource directory that benefits yoga schools, teachers and students (both new and old), as well as helping to bring together the yoga community. Our mission is to service the yoga community by listing upcoming events, workshops, teaching jobs, information about visiting teachers and events.

Feel, breathe and experience the difference at Warrior One Yoga. We offer a variety of yoga styles to insure a holistic and balanced yoga practice. Every class is uniquely custom tailored to support you with a full body workout to help you strengthen, deepen and progress your yoga practice through mindful movement. At Warrior One Yoga our remarkable teachers are trained in different yoga lineages and draw from their individual experiences, creating varied and challenging classes.

Combining the most effective ways to experience deep relaxation, Mirosuna offers sound meditation, mindfulness classes, courses and therapeutic massage to optimise your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
As soon as you step inside, you’ll feel your senses awaken from the thoughtful design of urban retreat, all the way through to our intentionally selected products (including natural, organic, vegan, and environmentally friendly products whenever possible).

YogaHive is a collective dedicated to providing a nexus for a nation-wide community devoted to health and wellbeing. We take immense pleasure in creating this hive for our rapidly growing and inspired community of teachers and students of yoga to flourish together in Australia.

We are a community of like-minded souls, connecting as fellow teachers and healers, wellness practitioners and passionate students. We share the desire to connect to our bodies, each individual’s unique sense of spirituality and the powerful divine feminine energy of the cosmos. What we bring to our students are authentic teachings, grounded in the Indian Yogic Tradition, that are accessible and modern, providing a pathway to experience the world with an open heart and nourished body.

A Sound Life is the first Australian charity to bring the healing power of music, yoga and meditation to people in need as a free service for vulnerable people and communities in hospitals, aged-care, disability and mental health facilities.

Get Off Your Asana is a Not for Profit Co-op for Yoga Teachers. It provides services to amplify, support and assist projects being done around Australia that bring about positive change through the practice of yoga.

LoveEarth is an Australian owned yoga company is committed to making yoga environmentally friendly and to reflect the values of yogis. The LoveEarth Yoga Mat is made from natural materials including jute and tree rubber and is fully biodegradable and dye free. LoveEarth donates mats to Mission Australia.

Launched in Feb 2022, Wellbeing Collective is a brand new, innovative online wellness community – a one-stop information hub, inspiration source and marketplace of new ideas, products and experiences, building on key wellness subjects, conversations, partnerships and industries. Wellbeing Collective is our response to an ever-growing need to find ways to connect, re-connect and to always feel connected to ourselves, our various communities, our built environments and our planet. At Wellbeing Collective we believe in mindful and sustainable practices, and that our own wellbeing is directly linked to the wellbeing of others, and vice versa – so being kind and making purposeful choices makes a lot of sense to us!

The Byron Spirit Festival inspired thousands between 2012 and 2018. Now founders: Kate Little and Alexander Grant bring you more intimate and powerful experiences uniting our community and creating shared abundance power and freedom.

Lovefest was born early September 2017 on the NSW Central Coast to bring community together to celebrate Love, healing, connection and human potential in a high vibrational collaborative environment. We create a platform for conscious artists to showcase their gifts to a wider audience, allowing new collaborations, connections and unity. With 70 people on the crew, we cultivate Love for self, Love for family, Love for community and Love for our planet.

The Rye Hotel is a family owned business that has well trained and enthusiastic staff with old fashion friendly service values.

Yogi Spirit is Australia’s store for the modern yogi – showcasing independent brands whose passion is yoga and who care about our environment. We carefully select brands who engage in the following best practices; cultivation of positive connection, minimising environmental impact through eco manufacturing, employing ethical manufacturing processes, and giving back to local communities. Our mission is to support your yoga journey with everything you need for your yoga practice including yoga wear, yoga mats, jewellery, ritual kits, and apothecary products. Products that we feel will inspire your yoga lifestyle.

With special thanks also to our partnering Yoga studios:

Created by mother-daughter team, Susan and Clare, Light Space Yoga is inspired by a fresh and contemporary approach to yoga. With over 120 classes on offer every week including Vinyasa Yoga, Slow Flow, Basics, Meditation, Yin Yoga, as well as Prenatal, Mums & Bubs, and Kids Yoga classes, there is a class for everyone. Light Space Yoga also offers live online yoga classes and has an on-demand library of over 3,000 online classes via their website and app.

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More than just a place to relax and unwind, Deśa is a unique destination that inspires and re-aligns by reminding people that they are nature. Nestled in nature, Deśa has been thoughtfully designed to support rest, realignment and deep transformation through yoga, wholesome, homegrown food and whole-body, nature-based experiences that stir the soul into conscious action. In addition to resort-style accommodation, Deśa also offers spaces for workshops, yoga practice and meditation, cooking classes, team-building and conferences.
Gertrude Street Yoga was founded in the 90’s and is an urban centre for yoga, wellness, and community. We value yoga as a holistic practice, one that often begins on the mat but that expands into all aspects of life. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, courses, trainings, and retreats that focus on developing the physical practice of asana, as well as pranayama, meditation, and many other aspects of yoga. Additionally we have a number of holistic health and wellness services through our Wellness Centre offered by a group of dedicated practitioners. Through all of our offerings we encourage the cultivation of a body-mind connection as well as self-inquiry and inner exploration.