Annette Blea, (pronounced “Blaya”) founded Breathe Aromatherapy in 2007. Having been interested in many different types of alternative healing modalities all her life, she became a Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Shirodhara provider and practices yoga and meditation. She believes that that these modalities can promote a healthy balance between body and mind. Annette has been involved in several Yoga Festivals and events in Colorado Springs, Lake Tahoe, Scottsdale, AZ and previously owned a Wellness Spa in Ojai, California. She also has her Certification in Event Planning through the International School of Hospitality out of Las Vegas, NV. She has poured her heart into Breathe Yoga Festival the last 4 years and is very happy that her dream has manifested into a reality. The mission is to co-create affordable Yoga Festivals with local communities and provide a platform for local studios, presenters, musicians, artists and artisans to promote themselves to their local community. Festivals that promote health, wellness and inspiration! An event where everyBODY and anyBODY has an opportunity to experience the many aspects and benefits of yoga, meditation and other modalities that promote health and wellness.
In addition to co-creating Breathe Yoga Festival, Jake Van Vonderen has been the owner/director of Old Town Yoga since November 2005. He’s also volunteered as the coordinator of the Yoga Tent at the Sustainable Living Fair for many years and is the co-creator, along with Michael Lloyd-Billington, of the online yoga philosophy website www.thelivingyogablog.com. Jake has also worked for Hanuman & Wanderlust Festivals and has volunteered for many yoga events around the country. Most recently, Jake opened a wellness center above Old Town Yoga that serves the community with massage, infrared sauna sessions and other modalities. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Jake also loves yoga, nutrition, fitness, making epic smoothies, mushroom hunting, and travel! www.OldTownYoga.com
Just Breath….. Fairly new to the big wide world of yoga this is her first endeavor as a team member for a yoga festival! Having been a practitioner of yoga for about 7-8 years, she finally received her 200HR. cert in 2016. BCREATIVE is the design business where Bianca hangs her hat on most days. She received her BA from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2005 and has been cultivating creative connections and running her home business ever since then! Working from her home office allows her to delve into spending quality time with her 8yr old son, Husband and 2 fur babies. Finding her flow on and off the mat through teaching yoga and designing what ever her heart desires! Yoga has given me the flexibility to CHASE MY DREAMS, what a WILD ride it has been!