Our Team

The Founders and Creators of Awakened Journeys

JH Machu Pichu

Jonathan Hermida

Jonathan Hermida has been on a deep inner journey of self discovery for close to a decade,  a journey that has seen him travel to over 30 countries on five continents over the past six years.

During this time he attended many retreats and workshops and spoke to hundreds of men around the world. In his conversations with these men, he discovered a common theme, a theme that mirrored his own path: men are tired of putting on masks to try to appear “tough” or put together when they feel anything but that in the moment. Men desire, just as much as women to be heard and seen for who they are; to be authentic.

From this realization arose the yearning to use the knowledge and wisdom gained over the years to serve this group of conscious and awakening men by helping them discover their true power and purpose.

Jonathan’s depth of insight and light hearted, caring nature creates the ideal environment for life changing breakthroughs. ​He is compassionate, profoundly curious and deeply committed to your continued evolution as a human being. 

​To learn more visit Jonathan’s website: www.jonathanhermida.com 

Scott Masciarelli

Scott Masciarelli enjoys living his life as an grand adventure as much as he enjoys participating in, creating and facilitating retreats and adventure trips.

Wherever he is, Scott brings his easy-going spirit, sense of adventure, and an invitation to all participants to explore within their most uncharted – and fascinating –  territory.

When you are with Scott you immediately feel at ease. He loves to laugh and sees the humor in most everything. His vibrant personality helps people relax  and connect with the essential reason they are on retreat, a journey or in a coaching session.

From his work and extensive travels he has noticed that many people around the world are asking the question “What’s next?” and are seeking the answer. A number of year ago, while asking himself that very question, he found coaching and discovered it was the perfect way to harmonize all of his interests, life experiences and passions. Many of his clients and students are also asking the same question, as though they are all hearing the same inner call to step into an even greater version of themselves and to make a lasting difference in the world.

He knows from personal experience that there is something special in the focus and energy of a trip which allows each person to connect with local people, be physical, learn and feel truly alive. All are wonderful motivators for personal growth to occur.  During these journeys transformation is invited, new horizons are viewed, ideas are born, and the future is created.

To learn more visit Scott’s website: http://clearinsightscoaching.com/

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Local Guides

(the Sacred Valley)


Eddy Wilfredo Gibaja Tapia

Born in Ollantaytambo, Peru, Wilfredo has been a tour guide and trek leader for over 20 years. He is an expert in native history and culture – which has been passed down to him through his family for generations.

Owner of the acclaimed Puma Path Adventures Peru  trekking company, his experience in planning and executing trekking and touring experiences is beyond reproach.

An experience planned by Eddy is always an adventure!

Eduardo Apaza Chura

Eduardo was born in Q’eros Nation, a town 6,000 meters (19,000 feet) above sea level in the Andes Mountains. This Quechua speaking community is known to be the last stronghold of the true Andean shaman and curandero.

Eduardo has a unique ability to connect to mother earth, also known to the Andean people as Pachamama.

Eduardo has inherited the power of the Apus from his ancestors which he now shares with all his Q’eros brothers and sisters.