Awakening Foundation’s President:  Sandy Peace

Sandy Peace, a Certified Svaroopa Yoga Teacher and Certified Svaroopa Vidya meditation teacher, has been practicing recognition and the art of living in her deepest true Self for several decades.  Retired from the field of medical radiography, Sandy has been teaching yoga for over 14 years and teaching meditation for 3 years.  She has been president, board member and volunteer for several yoga and spiritual foundations, and brings compassion, wisdom and respect for the myriad paths each person follows towards their inner fulfillment.


Awakening Foundation’s Vice President: Marilyn Schlitz

Marilyn Schlits, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Worldview Enterprises. She also serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Additionally, she is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she focuses on health and healing, and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute. For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She has a depth of leadership experience in government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her broad and varied work has given her a unique ability to help individuals and organizations identify and develop personal and interpersonal skills and capacities needed by 21st century leaders. She recently wrote and produced a feature film (called Death Makes Life Possible) with Deepak Chopra on the topic of death and dying, and how engaging that topic in a deep and meaningful way informs the way we live our lives.
Cyndy Mercedes

Co-Founder and Executive Director: Cyndy Mercedes

Cyndy, in collabration with Dollie Mercedes founded Awakening Foundation over 15 years ago to support the process of individuals Awakening to the idea that we are all connected.  Among Cyndy’s other endeavors,  is a certified Svaroopa® Yoga Instructor and Embodyment® Therapist who is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. She has also achieved certification in Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP), Reiki and Huna Energy Treatments. Cyndy is a Process Engineer at Coherus,a Biotech company, supporting Drug Product manufacture to enhance patients lives.

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