Meet the


Mara Lidacis

Mara Lidacis

MPH, CYT-200, Holy Fire III Reki Master

Mara comes to AWAKEN Mind & Body with a diverse background and a true passion for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. For several years Mara worked in the fitness apparel industry bringing new retail locations to market. It was here she got a taste for different types of exercise and wellness modalities, and her passion for all things mind-body began to blossom.

Mara received her Master of Public Health degree from DePaul University and worked for several years in community health education and chronic disease prevention. After seeing a need for a more mind-body approach to wellness, she went on to receive her 200-hour yoga teacher certification and began studying holistic wellness coaching, later becoming a health coach for a weight management and behavior change company. Mara is also certified as a Holy Fire Reiki III practitioner and in her spare time (when she isn’t running around with her 7-year old triplets) enjoys studying and reading about holistic wellness, spirituality and personal development.


Onia Deur

Face Reality Certified Skin Therapist
Lush Lift + Brow Lamination Certified

My name is Onia, I am a licensed esthetician here at AWAKEN Mind & Body! After I graduated from the salon professional in 2022, I was brought on as the spa coordinator. I was tasked with assisting in the creation of spa service packages and procedures we now offer! I love all things related to skin. I’m dedicated to helping my clients achieve their skin goals, whatever that may be. In addition to skin care, I specialize in lash lifts and tints, brow laminations and hybrid tints. In an effort to stay current in this ever-changing field and feed my desire to learn, I continue to expand my skill set in order to broaden the services I can offer my clients. My goal is to provide clients with superior up-to-date services where they can rest assured they are in knowledgeable and experienced hands. If you would like to stay up to date with my monthly facial offers, specials and the latest services I have to offer, follow me on Instagram @onia.the.esti – I look forward to meeting with you so I can help make your skin goals a reality!

Maria Herrala

Maria Herrala

LMSW & Certified Life Coach

Maria is a seasoned clinical therapist and life coach who has helped many individuals manage their stress, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, grief and life transitions. Her strength is helping others break down their issues into smaller manageable steps, developing tools to use and putting those tools into action to better manage what life may throw their way. She views therapy and coaching as a collaborative effort.

She can help clients explore alternative views, reframe their thinking, increase self-care and gain more control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Maria is available to help clients as a counselor, or life coach. Please connect with us at AWAKEN Mind & Body if you are ready to begin your journey to a healthier and happier you!

Holly Chadwell

Holly Chadwell

LMT, Reiki Level II Practitioner 

My name is Holly. I’m passionate about holistic health and all things wellness. I’m so excited to share my practice here at Awaken! I studied at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in 2017 with a primary focus on techniques including deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, craniosacral, and more. My certification background also includes Shiatsu, Thai massage, Bamboo Fusion, and I am a Reiki Level 2 practitioner. As your massage therapist, I want to bring you into parasympathetic mode, to allow your body to relax, slow down, and begin to heal itself. I want to facilitate mindful breath and to remind you to take care of you. Outside of the spa, I enjoy hiking, biking, lots of yoga, and the beautiful beaches along Lake Michigan.