Our Team

Phil St-Cyr

Our man with a plan and a certain je ne sais quoi.

Phil’s devotion to vibrant living, nutrition, and immaculate quality of life is clearly reflected in all that he does. In his adolescence, he sailed the South East Coasts, then flew over to England, Southern Spain, & Morocco where he spent over half a decade studying nutrition and human wellbeing. After returning to his home in Ontario, he attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where he obtained his credentials as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Aside from his education in nutrition, he is also a Certified Yoga Teacher, Thai Massage Practitioner, and Micro-Green expert.

In Phil’s minimal spare time, you can either find him barefoot in the garden, creating a colourful and satiating salad or smoothie bowl, or hanging around a campfire with his family… or perhaps all three in no specific order. Once you meet Phil, his spirited character and infectious smile are sure to leave you feeling brighter.

Sjonum Awalia St-Cyr

Our resident Yoga Teacher. Sjonum’s yoga practice, inspired by her father, has carried her all over the globe in pursuit of a True Yoga discovery completing her 200hr and 500hr Yoga Teacher Training. She has spent close to ten years teaching workshops at local studios, yoga retreats internationally, prenatal and mom & baby classes, yoga in the woods, and regular vinyasa classes at her home studio in Burlington, all while refining her practice, building a loyal following of students.

Her Yoga practice acted as a gateway to her love of human wellbeing & hospitality, motivating her to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Level 3 Thai Massage Practitioner as well. Sjonum is a lover of afternoon soy lattes, long walks on the beach, and travelling the world with her two beautiful kiddos.

 Soek Awalia

Soek, the tallest of our co-founders, attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition at the age of 22. With extensive knowledge in traditional Chinese Martial Arts, learned through his father starting age 5, Soek’s drive for human wellbeing has always run high. Along with his background in Tai Chi and Wing Chun, Soek is a certified Yoga Teacher – that being said, we can guarantee you’ve never seen anyone hold a plank like he can.

He is a natural leader and a dedicated, hard worker who prides himself on personal and professional integrity. Name a time and place and Soek is our go-to guy for just about anything, truly a yes-man who gets the job done.

When he is not working (which is an uncommon occurrence), you can find him spending time with his 2 little girls, binging 80’s Jackie Chan classics, or walking on his hands.

 Pia Simran

Our green thumb specialist; name the vegetable, no matter the season, our girl Pia can grow it!

If your plants are needing a little love, bring them to Pia to breathe some life into them!

Pia is our greenhouse and garden manager… and that’s an understatement. She’s in charge of ensuring that all growing operations are running smooth; from receiving seed shipments, to sprouting, planting, and harvesting, she makes sure that all goods are looking vibrant from plant to plate!

Pia is a family girl who loves a good musical jam session. When she’s not spending time at her second home, the greenhouse, you can likely find her singing and playing piano beautifully, skipping rope by the pool, making rejuvenating green juice, or practicing Spanish! ¡Ay que fabulosa!

Marina Awalia

Lightning fast and efficient, no one moves quite like Marina.

From working trade shows, to packaging dried goods, making granola, watering sprouts, and everything in between, Marina is on it!

Marina is kind of our own personal superhero. Not only does she do everything and anything that needs to be done, but she does it all while managing her own two little sprouts. Marina is also a certified 200HR Yoga Teacher! Talk about being flexible 😉

Marina’s laughter is contagious and smile ever-present. When she’s not making sure all orders are in place, you’ll likely find her playing a board game with family, vacationing in Costa Rica, or enjoying a delicious vanilla London Fog (homemade, of course).

 Siana Wenzel

Meet Siana, our baker & delight maker in the messy apron.

After finishing High School in Switzerland, she travelled to Germany where she attended baking school to be classically trained in Bread & Pastry Arts. Returning home to Canada in 2015, she began spreading her love through baking for the local community.

Sourdough bread is a love language for Siana, and she certainly doesn’t go anywhere without a box of treats. One of the perks of having her on our team!

You’ll often find Siana with a big smile on her face creating new healthy recipes, doing food photography, writing punny poems, or hanging out with the little ones.

 Justin Peach

Our super sous-chef!

His favourite dish to make? Anything vibrant to leave his friends and family feeling goooood.

Justin graduated from Humber College with a culinary degree in 2013, though he says his best learning moments are from his day to day life.

Food is life, a concept he’s learned through his experiences, and resonates in all that he does.

When Justin’s not chopping or sautéing, you can find him playing romantic Spanish guitar, doing a fearless front flip, or with his nose in a book (likely Chinese philosophy).

It’s a real Peach having Justin on our team!