Our Ambassadors

Our program was built and conceptualized from the heart with our goal to help others flourish, expand consciousness and choose a unique life path. Our partners are like-minded people and close friends who continually give us input, instruction and guidance to better improve your experience.

Maqua Iqua

Maqua Iqua practices transformational coaching and intuitive healing to individuals from all walks of life since 2011. Her studies include: Spiritual Psychology Counselor MA, Certified Empowerment Coach, and Calling in “The One” Soul Mate Coach. She is a Reiki Master, Certified Emotion Code Facilitator and Certified Accelerating Healing Practitioner. She calls her work “Accelerated Healing” because her clients often report rapid results for a large variety of emotional and physical issues.

Maqua Iqua is most passionate about practicing and teaching the lightening fast Integrative Quantum Medicine™ (IQM) to give people the tool to heal their lives.

Maqua Iqua facilitates “Shamanic Journeys to Telos” weekly circles and retreats in Mt. Shasta to connect people to their Lemurian family of the 5th dimension, also to be available online in 2018.

Alexis Brooke Felder (Jap Dhyan Kaur)

Alexis Brooke Felder (Jap Dhyan Kaur) is  a certified Kundalini yoga teacher in Cancun, Mexico. Alexis has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over five years, and it has changed her life in countless positive ways. She is eager to share this powerful and transformative practice and create healing and positive spaces of community. Alexis received her Kundalini Yoga Teacher certification (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) from Kundalini Yoga Boston in May 2016. Alexis is also an artist, graphic designer, photographer, writer, and avid traveler. She is currently working for a nonprofit called RefugePoint, which protects the world’s most at-risk refugees. Alexis has traveled to over 20 countries, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan.

Cathleen Alexander

Dr. A loves to travel! As a college student, she studied in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe in the days of Eastern Europe and the USSR.  She has also traveled to North, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. Cathleen Alexander, PhD, is a mentor in the Alliance for Teacher Excellence. She has taught math and science at the K-12 and college levels, was Regional Director for Camp Invention, supervised outdoor summer camps, wrangled at horse camp, and arranged student trips to waterfalls, wetlands, petrified forests and Yellowstone National Park. Dr. A created educational TV programs, promoted careers in math, science and technology, and coached Odyssey of the Mind teams. Cathleen Alexander earned her PhD in education from the University of California, Davis, and has published multiple articles and reviews for education books and journals.

Dr. Scott Levine

Dr. Scott Levine is the founder and visionary to creating Brain Based Health, “The complexity of the brain requires a multi-sensory, and multi-disciplinary approach”. His clinic in Toronto, Canada, was started in 1996 and helps those that are looking to improve their life through the optimization of the brain.  Many of the patients come for symptoms of stress, including anxiety, insomnia, focus, ADD, concussions, and more.  “We know that if you suffer from anxiety, then your ability to excel will be compromised.”

Inspired by his passion for life, Scott continues to travel and seek out healing environments and other healers to learn from. “I am really excited to be an advisor for Evolve Gap Year as I have had the majority of my growth through the experiences I had when I traveled”.  Recognizing the healing effects of energy Scott is all the founder of  a technology to help people connect and share their energy through

Elisabet Fabregas Alegre

Elisabet fabregas has always loved holistic and experiential education. She holds a degree in Holistic Education by the Montessori International School and has a Master’s degree in Holistic Education by La Llavor School in Mallorca. She is currently training in Waldorf Education by the Waldorf Education School in Barcelona.  Elisabet has more than 10 years of experience working with children and youth in different Holistic and Outdoor Education summer programs in alternative education.  She currently works and lives on the beautiful island of Ibiza where she is the director of a Holistic Education school.  Elizabet believes that Holistic Education engages the head, heart, hands and spirit of the child and allows for the connection between  community, Earth, soul, mind and body.  She believes Holistic education develops intuition and inquiry.

Stephen Brooks

The founder and primary Director of Punta Mona, has been living in Costa Rica, since 1995. Stephen observed the problems facing small farmers and communities in Central America and Costa Rica due to mega-monoculture agricultural practices and loss of dynamic community. He strives to provide students, landowners, businesses and neighbours regenerative solutions and strategies to increase quality of life. Stephen is an avid and passionate ethnobotanist, plant collector, permaculture designer and educator, operator of education environmental and botanical tours, implements permaculture gardens and food forests on home and many hundred acre scales, and community developer. He is the co-founder of both Medicines from the Edge: a Tropical Herbal Convergence and Envision Festival.

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Dr. Gregory Damato

Dr. Gregory Damato is a passionate spiritual warrior and has been rocking worlds for the past 10 years in Australia and Costa Rica with his unique zeal for holistic raw food living, detoxification, life purpose and symbiotic union of the mind, body, spirit and emotions in one of the most tumultuous times on the planet.

After receiving his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Psychology, Gregory travelled to Western Australia in 2004 with his wife to receive his research doctorate in psychology. Soon after arriving in the Land Down Under, his eyes were opened in a big way after they became pregnant with their first child. Hundreds of hours of research later, Gregory began a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation which extended onto his entire family.  

Facilitating in the expansion of human consciousness via individual energetic medicine sessions, Skype consults, SuperHero 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. Living off the grid in his circular jungle home in Costa Rica with his beautiful wife and 4 conscious children, Dr. Damato writes cutting edge articles on wellness, consciousness, spirituality, living in natural magic, permaculture and finding one’s bliss.

His primary focus is running life-changing SuperHero Programs on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. You can contact Dr. Damato or learn more about these powerful programs here:

Sarah Wu

The current Director and Educational Curator at Punta Mona, leading trainings and workshops in herbal medicine, permaculture design, tropical Deep Ecology, field-to-the-plate holistic nutrition and women’s retreats. She is a clinical herbalist of 17 years, practicing planetary eclectic herbalism with a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Wise Woman Reclaiming philosophy, focusing on food-based healing and local ethnobotanical traditions. She is a passionate mentor and educator. Sarah is the co-founder of Medicines from the Edge: a Tropical Herbal Convergence and co-producer of Envision Festival.

She loves cats, books, plants and soup.

Sarah Woods


What if you could fall in love with life? And with yourself?

What if you could find a love so beautiful, it could never be taken away? Sarah’s a matchmaker of a kind of love that lasts for ever.

Sarah helps peepl back layers through transformative conversation. Uncovering energy, beliefs, fears or blocks that are ready to be freed. She helps you get to the heart of the and source of dissatisfaction or troubles, releasing your natural energy to create more space, ease and expansion. She’s a way finder for countless people desiring to create new realities for themselves and fall in love with all of who they are.

Sarah opens doors for big love with her transformative and paradigm-shattering mentoring.

She’s your number 1 fan, helping you usher in a new way of being while having a laugh through the pearls of transformation.

Sarah is ready to prepare you for your gap year program with Evolve.

Shaman Martin Mamani

Shaman Martin Mamani was born in Yumani, Sun Island in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, and was raised amidst the Aymara people. His studies included archeology at the University of La Paz. Martin now works in Lake Titicaca as a leader organizing cultural and agriculture events and he owns and manages the Inkapacha Ecolodge in Sun Island. He is also the director of the Sol Horizonte Organization, communicating the sacred Aymara wisdom and traditions. Over the past 20 years, Shaman Martin has been guiding foreign groups to many sacred destinations in Bolivia and Peru as he shares his knowledge and wisdom from Aymara Culture, Incan culture and his vision of unity among human civilization.