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Juli Rathke
Juli Rathke has channeled her 20+ year professional career into helping others do the same with the creation of Yoga + Life Magazines. Long-time yoga teacher and fitness expert, magazine publisher and TV host now business mentor, motivational speaker, and publishing company founder shares the love for the wellness lifestyle in personable regional publications that showcases the persons, places and ideas that make each market so special and unique. Giving everyone the chance to be seen, heard and read about in their own community. Juli is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and has helped thousands through her intuitive coaching, teaching, speaking and mentoring in Life + Business. More about Juli here.
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Chelsea Connolly
National Creative Director
With a cultivated eye for design, Chelsea’s work has been influencing luxury publications and brands for over a decade. She is a Colorado native that has been shaped personally and professionally by living all over the world. She brings a vast amount of print and online experience to the media channels of YOGA+life™. As a sought after Art Director you’ll currently find Chelsea spearheading the look and feel of some of the state’s most sophisticated lifestyle magazines, world-class beauty brands, award-winning restaurants and bespoke boutiques. She is known for creating clean, fashionable yet approachable design and believes in a less-is-more aesthetic. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys the Colorado outdoors, yoga and wellness, live music, entertaining, traveling and spending time with her husband and two young sons.
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Cara Cipriani
Director of Business Operations

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Kim Fuller
CO YOGA + Life™ Magazine
Based in Vail, Colorado, Kim Fuller is a freelance writer, editor and photojournalist, as well as a yoga teacher, legacy ambassador for Lululemon Athletica Vail, and co-founder of In Your Element, a yoga and outdoor adventure company. When Kim is not diligently writing and editing in her mountain nook, teaching yoga around town or finding a new adventure, find Kim at a local cafe or craft brewery, where she enjoys the more indulgent side of inspiration. See more of her work at kimfullerink.com.
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Bobby L'heureux
Director of Partnerships
At the heart of his work, Bobby L’Heureux thrives on community and connection. Bobby lives in the Vail Valley where he teaches yoga and runs Big Heart Big Hands, a non-profit that supports mountain safety and awareness. He is an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica Vail, and his yoga classes are always led with a big smile and a relaxed demeanor. Bobby studied business management and business marketing at Nichols College in Massachusetts, and has worked extensively to develop strategic partnerships in every new venture.
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Jennifer Grubba
MN YOGA + Life™ Magazine
Jennifer Grubba is the founder of MN YOGA + Life Magazine and also hosts luxury yoga retreats as the founder of Blue Lotus Yoga Retreats. She is passionate about making yoga and wellness more accessible to others, and travel for growth. You can find her writings in MN YOGA + life Magazine and her personal blog MNyogalife108. Jennifer is also a proud mother, and holds graduate degrees in psychology and education. Jennifer is a 200 RYT, and teaches yoga in corporate settings, fitness centers, studios, and events such as the Minnesota State Fair, and the Minneapolis Yoga Conference. Her mission as the founder of MN YOGA + Life is to curate an artfully done publication that unites the Minnesota yoga community, helps to grow small businesses, and that also serves as resource to help readers live their best life.
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Iana Velez
NY YOGA + Life™ Magazine
Having worked internationally as an Art Director in Los Angeles, Sydney, and New York, Iana is now expanding from tv/film to print. Joining the Yoga Magazine team as editor for NY Yoga + Life Magazine is a dream come true allowing her to combine her all her favorite things in life: yoga, creativity and her hometown of NYC. I ana was born and raised in NYC. She was introduced to yoga in 2006, during a highly emotional time in her life by her mom who knew it would help with the depression and anxiety she was experiencing at the time. It was definitely not love at first practice.... but over time she noticed those one hour yoga classes once a week was the one time she could really focus and block out the mind chatter. From that point on, she was hooked. Iana is eager to showcase the unique lifestyle for those living consciously in NYC and throughout the entire state of New York.
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Shay Moraga
SoCAL YOGA + Life™ Magazine
Shay has been practicing yoga and mindful meditation to support her life fully since 2001. After co-founding her own real estate management company in the Mid-West she needed to find balance in the everyday hustle and bustle of her jobs daily demands. Yoga was the only thing that helped ground her and after talking with one of her instructors they encouraged her to go through teacher training to get a deeper understanding of her practice. She was hooked and received her first RYT 200 Power Yoga teacher certification. It wasn't too long after that that she decided to continue her education and got her Yoga Sculpt certification followed by her passion to help calm children and young teens by becoming a Registered Children’s Yoga teacher. Encouraging them that anything is possible and that they can change the world no matter where they come from. Shay most recently completed The Uprising Yoga Teacher Certification to teach at risk youth in underserved communities. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and most recently a lululemon Ambassador. Shay has taught yoga for Lululemon Athletica, Ivivva, Suja, The San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon, Las Vegas CVB family 5K, Poses for Paseo Kids, and the Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge, Common Grounds Yoga Festival and at a private retreat in Costa Rica. When not practicing or teaching yoga you will find Shay watching her daughter on the volleyball court. Spending summers with her family and friends in the mid-west or watching her favorite college football team her alma mater, The Minnesota Golden Gophers. She stays passionate about community by volunteering her time with various Women and Children organizations both locally and in 3rd world countries.
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Tessa Powell
Social Media & Online Coordinator
A curious person in all aspects of life, Tessa is consistently seeking out ways to get out of her comfort zone and discover something new—hopefully its the next big thing. As someone just starting her career in public relations she aspires to have a career that allows her to travel the world and find new places to spark her creativity every day. And of course do yoga!