This week’s inspirational individual is my dear friend, travel guru and conscious entrepeneur Andria Lew of the Evoke Passion Project.
A former real estate and business professional, Lew dramatically changed her life a few years ago in pursuit of a new purpose: to journey through life while learning who she truly is, and to help others do the same. An avid lover of the conscious festival concept and a budding member of the global conscious community, Lew wanted to share her learnings with others, so that their lives could be positively impacted just as hers was. And so the Evoke Passion project was born.
Founded earlier this year, the Evoke Passion Project is a new travel and tourism company that combines a carefully selected conscious festival, an expertly curated suite of personal development activities and a perfectly planned travel experience, with the aim to gift education to children in developing countries. For the first edition of the project, Andria selected the Envision Festival (February 25th to 29th, 2016) in beautiful Uvita, Costa Rica, where travellers can dance until sunrise, participate in personal and spiritual development workshops, and treat their bodies to healthy food and the practice of yoga . Once the festival is over the trip shifts into retreat mode with 4 additional days (February 29th to March 3th) in Jaco and Santa Teresa, where the health and wellness journey continues guided by a team of experts in their fields, and Andria herself. The trip also features an optional 3 day extension that gives travellers a chance to explore the volcano and waterfalls of beautiful Arenal as well. And the best part? You can choose to pay the full amount of your trip, and have $500 donated in your name to the school building project OR, you can raise up to $1000 through the CHANGE HEROES fundraising platform, which will be deducted off the cost of your trip. Lew’s goal is to build 1000 schools that can educated 1 million children with the funds raised from this first trip.
For her passion to change lives through higher consciousness and charity, Andria is truly inspiration. Learn more about her below, and consider evoking your own passion through her incredible project.
Who inspires you?
My idol without question is Craig Kielburger, the founder of a Canadian organization called Free the Children. He became a child activist at 12 years old while fighting against child labour in India and South East Asia. Even at such a young age the potency of his voice of passion resonates with both children and political leaders alike. He inspires children that they can make a difference, enabling them to use their voices for good and for change.
What piece of advice would you give to someone trying to do what you do, or trying to follow their own dreams?
Get very clear on what those dreams are and everyday take baby steps in that direction. The more steps you take towards your dream the more momentum you will build and one day you will wake up in a reality you can’t help but be proud of. Be proud of every small step you take and know how lucky you are to have the opportunity to do something you love.
How do you manage to do it all?
I don’t, I prioritize and try not to be hard on myself and remember why I do what I do. When I became aligned with a greater purpose, loved ones and believers have stepped up and supported me with my vision. It’s as if they could see into my head and are now helping co-create a beautiful project that allows others to shift from within. Ultimately when we heal ourselves first while giving back to the world, the world around us becomes just a reflection and we are the creators of our own reality.
If you had one wish to help make the world a better place, what would it be?
I wish everyone the freedom of coming from a place of unconditional love instead of fear. Fear stops us from living from the voice of our higher self, following our dreams and loving ourselves fully. We all deserve to live the life our full potential is capable of.
If you could pick one charitable organization to ask our readers to donate to or volunteer with, which would it be?
I would ask readers to give to the charity that resonates with them the most. Pick your preferred charity and ask a friend to donate or volunteer with you. Know that 50% of all money donated to charities is because a friend had asked another. We are all made from greatness and we can create change everyday. Travel with snack bars in your car just in case you see a homeless person or smile at someone who looks sad. The only moment we have is right now, so love every second and find gratitude for all of life’s moments.
Bookings for the first Evoke Passion Project are currently available but with only 20 spots available this exlusive travel experience will fill up fast. You can find the full itinerary, pricing and more information on their website.
Take a chance, and create that change you’ve been aching for. It’s time to live with purpose, and travel with passion. Join the Evoke Passion Project today.