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Nata and Nico Zuluaga

Hey there!

We're
NatA + NICO

We're a mom + pop duo on a mission to bridge the realms of Earth and Spirit, illuminating the magick in the mundane through the power of Conscious Creation.
 

We're keen on: sound therapy, well-crafted fires, punny jokes, spiritual empowerment, and each other - to name just a few things.

Waking Seed

Our journey began at the end

of the world...

Well, according to Maya prophecy...or the modern misinterpretation of their records, anyway.

It was the Fall Equinox of 2012 when we met for an impromptu date we'd planned somewhere across the Ethers, united by doodles, a tiny folded paper box, the coffee spirits, and surely - the very Hand of God.

On December 21st 2012, the last recorded day of a 5,126-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, we held ceremony in the Yucatán on the sacred grounds of Chichen Itza with thousands of people from around the world. 

It was here in ceremony, the first seeds of this community were planted - and we've never looked back.

WE KNEW THERE HAD TO BE MORE, SO WITH NOTHING BUT LOVE IN OUR POCKETS (AND MAYBE A COUPLE CRYSTALS) WE TOOK A LEAP OF FAITH, DENOUNCED THE "SECURITY" OF THE PAYCHECK-TO-PAYCHECK CYCLE, AND WITH DIRECTION FROM SPIRIT, SET OUT TO GROW THE LIFE OF OUR DREAMS.
 

So far, we've gained the experience of learning hands-on with some of the world's leading experts in personal growth, spirituality, and business development, and have built a successful coaching and holistic wellness practice from the ground up. 

What's more, we've gained a beautiful family, a global community of Magick Makers, an unshakable bond and faith in ourselves and our path, the freedom to do what we love every day, and the immense pleasure of witnessing so many other Light Beings align with the joy and purpose of their Heart's Highest Calling!

right now. . .

We're probably off somewhere, drum in hand, empowering other Conscious Creatives to own their Light and share their gifts with the world. 

If there's anything we aspire to do on this journey, it's to help others re-member how deeply loved and magickal they truly are. There is more to this life - and to YOU - than there appears. And you'll find if you steer away from the manu-fractured stories and realities you've been given, back toward the heartbeat of the natural world, everyday miracles await. 
We're here to help you grow beyond whatever is standing between you and your most radiant, joyful, embodied expression and purpose - because you deserve to find out just what might happen when you nourish the seeds of your wildest dreams. 

GET TO KNOW US:

THE waking seed Q + A

Nata and Nico Zuluaga

Nico

Nata

I'VE BEEN TOLD I'M: 

1

A master storyteller.

FAVE SNACK:

2
 

Popcorn, extra salt please.

CHILDHOOD DREAM JOB:

3
 

Comedian.

MY SECRET SUPERPOWER:

4
 

Making delicious lentils!

TITLE I'M MOST PROUD OF:

5
 

Father.

QUIRK I MOST LIKE ABOUT MYSELF: 

1

I'm a plant whisperer.

No like, literally...you might find me whispering to plants.

PRIDE MYSELF ON MY ABILITY TO:

2
 

Remain ever optimistic!

THING THAT MOST BRINGS OUT MY INNER CHILD:

3
 

Singing - hands down.

MY SECRET SUPERPOWER:

4
 

Writing catchy jingles on the spot. 

Oh, and being a mama!

I'M HAPPIEST WHEN: 

5
 

I'm with family or creating beautiful things with my hands.

FIRST THING WE FOUND IN COMMON: 

Our love of doodling!

Waking Seed

2012-2022

a look at our journey

 It's been a wild ride so far, and we're just getting started!     
Here are a few of our highlights.

2013

STARTED OUR FIRST BUSINESS - BONGANI TRADING CO.

OUR INTENTIONAL GOODS HIT THE POP-UP MARKET SCENE 

TRAVELED TO THE HEART OF COLOMBIA

HOSTED OUR FIRST SOUND CEREMONY

CONNECTED WITH THE ANCESTORS WHO WOULD LATER HELP US BIRTH WAKING SEED

San Agustin Statues

Does this guy look familiar?

2015

WE BOTH QUIT THE 9-5 TO BUILD OUR DREAM LIFE

LAUNCHED OUR FIRST WORKSHOP SERIES IN

SHAMANIC PRACTICE AND EARTH STEWARDSHIP

ESTABLISHED OUR FIRST FAMILY HOME

HAD OUR SWEET DAUGHTER AMA - IN THE

COMFORT OF OUR BEDROOM!

SPROUTED WAKING SEED

Nico Zuluaga

Make a wish!

2017

GOT ENGAGED!

STARTED GROWING OUR EMAIL LIST AND ONLINE PRESENCE

BEGAN GIVING TALKS AND OFFERING OUR EXPERIENTIAL HEALING WORKSHOPS AT CONSCIOUS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

2019

OPENED OUR HEARTQUARTERS IN DOWNTOWN CLAREMONT, CA

BEGAN HOSTING AND COLLABORATING WITH OTHER HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS AT OUR SPACE

Community

Can't wait to see 
             what's next!

2021

BEGAN THE HOMESCHOOLING JOURNEY WITH OUR DAUGHTER! 

REVISED AND IMPROVED OUR ENTIRE COLLECTION OF HOLISTIC WELLNESS AND SELF-HEALING COURSES

LAUNCHED OUR NEW AND EXPANDED WEBSITE

2012

OUR PATHS ALIGNED AT AN INTERNATIONAL COFFEE CHAIN

WE COLLABORATED AT OUR FIRST EVENT TOGETHER

HELD CEREMONY IN MEXICO WITH ELDERS AND VISIONARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO ANCHOR IN A HIGHER TIMELINE FOR HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS 

PLANTED THE ORIGINAL SEEDS OF OUR UNIFIED PURPOSE IN SERVICE TO THE COLLECTIVE

Nata and Nico Zuluaga

What a year!

2014

DEVOTED A LOT OF ENERGY TO INNER GROWTH

MOVED HOME BASE A COUPLE TIMES

BEGAN HOSTING CEREMONIAL OFFERINGS FOR OUR

LOCAL COMMUNITY

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2016

STARTED OUR COACHING AND HEALING PRACTICE - OUT OF

OUR CONVERTED GARAGE!

TRAVELED BACK TO COLOMBIA AS A FAMILY

BEGAN PARTNERING WITH INDIGENOUS ARTISANS

OUR PRODUCTS HIT THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE

On top of the world!

2018

HELD OUR FIRST WELLNESS RETREAT

KEPT BUSY, WITH BACK-TO-BACK COURSES AND EVENTS RUNNING ALL YEAR LONG!

GREW OUR INSTAGRAM COMMUNITY TO OVER 10K FOLLOWERS

2020

WELCOMED BABY LEO TO OUR FAMILY - ANOTHER HOME BIRTH!

LAUNCHED OUR FIRST SERIES OF ONLINE COURSES

HOSTED OVER 300 COMMUNITY EVENTS

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2022

FORMULATED OUR NEWEST LINE OF HERBAL MEDICINES

CELEBRATED 10 YEARS IN LOVE + BUSINESS!

CLOSED OUR BELOVED STUDIO TO CREATE SPACE FOR SOME BIG, EXCITING MOVES - STAY TUNED!

MEET THE WAKING SEED FACILITATORS

 in a nutshell

Where artistic expression, heart led leadership, native folk wisdom, and science-backed holistic wellness meet - is us.

Waking Seed is here to help you awaken to the beauty of the human experience, as you reclaim your divine birthright to optimal health, happiness, and abundance!

our mission is to help you shine like the glorious starseed you are!

No matter what phase you're in

Nata is a Mother, Artist, Certified Shamanic Herbalist, and Plant Spirit Guide working in the Wise Woman Healing Tradition. She approaches energy work & teaching through the belief that we each possess the power to heal and transform our lives by employing nourishing, regenerative practices which support both our own health, as well as the health of our local and global communities. Nata hopes to inspire and empower others along the Path as we each tap into Higher Guidance and Ancestral Wisdom, harness our unique gifts, and play toward harmonious collective growth! She finds inspiration in nature, music, and art in all its many forms, and specializes in Plant Communication, Color Therapy, Conscious Language, Bioacoustics, and Sound Healing to align us each with divine God Consciousness.

Nata

Shamanic Herbalist, Plant Spirit Guide,

+ Sound Therapist

Nata Zuluaga
Nico Zuluaga

Nico is a Shamanic Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Reiki Teaching Master. Moved by the beauty and mysticism of the Universe, Nico has spent over a decade studying numerous cultural traditions, rituals, and techniques for personal growth and healing. He employs this Ancient Wisdom in his own spiritual practice, and hopes to share these gifts with others along this Journey.​ He specializes in Shamanic Sound Sessions, Liberating Breath Work, Healing through Artistic Expression, and bodywork through Capoeira Angola. With an emphasis on Heart Centered Healing, Nico's work is based on re-aligning the Spirit with Love for all things under the Sun.

Nico

Shamanic Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist + Reiki Teaching Master

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