Trillium Awakening Teachers June 2017Teachers Retreat June 2017

Trillium Awakening™ teachers are dedicated to the whole-being awakening of people like you, to their own continuous deepening in awakened mutuality, and to the creative evolution of divinely human culture. They place a high value on integrity, mutuality, and accountability in this highly transformative work.

As teachers work with you, they will use the key principles of Trillium Awakening to help free you of limitations that prevent you from recognizing your true and total nature. They see and call forth your inner divinity while making a lot of space for you to be exactly human as you are. And their trust in Being communicates itself effortlessly, and helps awaken a similar awareness in you.

Trillium Awakening teachers have a range of backgrounds and different styles of working with students. Your teacher will be a valuable ally on your road to awakening, so we encourage you to find someone you resonate with. You are welcome to ask for a brief initial chat with any teacher you are considering, to see if there is a mutual sense of compatibility.

To contact or learn more about individual teachers, click on their names in the sidebar. Teacher gazing videos are posted on our Videos page.

The Trillium Awakening Teachers Circle meets regularly in mutuality groups and at an annual retreat for ongoing learning and support. Circle members uphold professional and ethical standards, and use Holacracy as the governance process in the Operations Circle.

Trillium Awakening Therapists

Although spiritual teaching may involve exploring how you function as a human being, spiritual teaching is not therapy. Most Waking Down teachers are not licensed therapists and do not have the training to address complex psychological issues. When you encounter challenging passages in your awakening process, seek psychological or therapeutic assistance. Several Trillium Awakening teachers and mentors are also licensed therapists.

Senior Teachers

CC Leigh
CC Leigh (CO)

Cielle Backstrom
Cielle Backstrom (IA)

Deborah Boyar
Deborah Boyar (CA)

Hillary Davis
Hillary Davis (NM)

Jennifer Mayol
Jennifer Mayol (CA)

Krishna Gauci
Krishna Gauci (OR)

Sandra Glickman
Sandra Glickman (IA)

Van Nguyen
Van Nguyen (CA)


Allan Morelock
Allan Morelock (NJ)

Ardith Dean
Ardith Dean (NT)

Bill Miller
Bill Miller (NJ)

Bonita Williams
Bonita Williams (NY)

Deidra Huestis
Deidra Huestis (NM)

Elijah Petersen
Elijah Petersen (MD)

Fax Gilbert
Fax Gilbert (IA)

Gena Netten
Gena Netten (NJ)

Geri Portnoy
Geri Portnoy (CA)

Jean Marchand
Jean Marchand (ON)

June Konopka
June Konopka (CO)

Leslie Oelsner
Leslie Oelsner (AR)

Max Goler
Max Goler (CO)

Michael Grossman
Michael Grossman (CA)

Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor (BC)

Sharon Gilbert
Sharon Gilbert (IA)

Steve Boggs
Steve Boggs (IA)

Susanne West
Susanne West (CA)

Tatini Goler
Tatini Goler (CO)

Vivian Coles
Vivian Coles (OR)

Interning Teachers

Amy Conger
Amy Conger (MD)

Jeffrey Backstrom
Jeffrey Backstrom (IA)

Jim Trofatter
Jim Trofatter (IN)

Joanne Lee
Joanne Lee (WA)

John Bottone
John Bottone (NY)

Kelly Yi
Kelly Yi

Lena Cain
Lena Cain (WA)

Margit Bantowsky
Margit Bantowsky (WA)

Robert Silvers
Robert Silvers (CA)

Ron Ambes
Ron Ambes (OR)

Sanji Hills
Sanji Hills

Sarah Hubbard
Sarah Hubbard (UT)

Subhaga Crystal Bacon
Subhaga Crystal Bacon (WA)

Sugandhi Katharine Barnes
Sugandhi Katharine Barnes (WA)

Susan Spensley
Susan Spensley (NM)

Victor Antillon
Victor Antillon (CA)