What is Ávakas?

Ávakas is a place of empowerment where visions are developed and dreams come true. A learning institute dedicated to a holistic approach of education, family, and function.


At Ávakas we believe life is not just a journey but a mindset, a practice, and a process. Our mission is simple, find the genius in each member at any age and develop their gifts (skill sets) to the fullest potential.

Five Ecosystems

Each concept below is an ecosystem of further goals and value statements.* At Ávakas our aim is to recognize these value sets and develop parallel skill sets that are unique and personalized. 

1. Self-actualization

2. Innovation

3. Edification

4. Compassion

5. Sustainability 

Whether a child, adult or sentinel, we believe your full potential is attainable if your uniqueness is identified and developed. This type of understanding is accomplished through deep introspection and guidance from of a vibrant community of families, friends, colleagues, mentors, and machines.

Live your genius, everyday.

*Ávakas is the Greek spelling of "abacus" and is pronounced similarly ("v" replacing the "b") with an accent on the first vowel. We often use the non-accented "A" in writing but use the accented "Á" in pronunciation. Vision concepts, 1. Self-actualization (your why and how) 2. Innovation (creativity and originality) 3. Edification (development of ethics and values) 4. Compassion (kindness, family, community-minded) 5. Sustainability (environmental protection, physical and mental health).




Ávakas Symposium
On various Sundays members of the community both students, faculty, and ZetaWest artists contribute their artistry and research towards a collective learning environment called the "Ávakas Symposium."  Each Symposium is an opportunity for members to present their work as a final product or in-process performance. Here are a few Conservatory videos from the last symposium.
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