Jiva: Journeys of the Soul organizes retreats and festivals for those who are looking to deepen their yoga practice and meet other practitioners.
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Beth traveled to India years ago as a stressed-out executive for a software project. Little did she know that she would return back to the USA as a yoga instructor and a completely changed person, on the inside and out. Now, completely immersed in the yogi lifestyle, Beth is on a mission to help others attain wellness of the mind, body, and spirit through yoga, pranayama, and Reiki. Beth has traveled the world, visiting over 30 countries, and has brought her enthusiasm for diversity and cultural awareness to her yoga practice.
Dawn began her yoga journey in 2009 while living in Los Angeles as a freelance artist. Being a curious purist at heart, looking into the roots of this ancient practice had her going to the source of it all- northern and southern India and obtaining her 500-hour certification with studies into various types of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and breath-work. Dawn has been continually teaching restorative and meditative yoga modalities since returning to the states in 2017.
Peggy was injured by her doctor while giving birth, and it led to massive blood loss and severe postpartum complications. As a result, she lost her whole life. She began a 20-year journey into the darkness of chronic pain, fatigue, anxiety, and a sense of loss so deep the sadness crushed her spirit. Throughout her journey back to health, miracles began to happen daily, and she was re-awakened to the presence of her very soul. Peggy now shares the tools and insights she used to find her way back to the light with her yoga students in Spokane, Washington.
Karrie has practiced yoga for over 20 years and is the founder of Belonger Yoga, specializing in helping individuals move forward in their life and guiding them on their journey of self-discovery. Karrie spent many years in a leadership role at a global manufacturing company, focusing on personal and leadership development. On top of being an RYT-200 yoga teacher, she has a BA in Management and Organizational Development, and an MS in Organizational Leadership, Performance, and Learning. She is also working on a Master Life Coach certification specializing in Happiness and Purposeful Living.
Larkin Stentz is an American composer, flutist and author based in Long Beach, Washington. He is known for ambient and new age music, launching his musical career with the album “To the Essence of a Candle,” released in 1978. His most popular album, O’cean, first was released in 1980. For 30 years Larkin has performed in concerts around the world. He was the featured soloist at the 3rd World Wilderness Congress held at Findhorn, Scotland, and his music has played on national and international radio programs.
Padme Grace, owner of Pacific Integrated Martial Arts and My Keto Sensei, found her passion for guiding others toward their best selves through martial arts. She holds multiple black belts and has been a health and wellness lifestyle coach for over 20 years. Her extensive education includes NASM CPT personal trainer certification with specialties in corrective exercise and fitness nutrition, NLP neuro-linguistic programming and CBT cognitive behavioral therapy.
Judy lives half in Ocean Park and half on the remote mountain desert outside Big Bend National Park. Her band Double J and the Boys (with Charlie Watkins - accordion and Janet Clark - mandolin / fiddle) has delighted audiences for over 10 years up and down the Peninsula. Judy also plays oboe with Charlie in their duo “Tanz” regularly at Galletti’s Restaurant in Seaview. Judy recorded two albums during her 20 years in Nashville, and she wrote the theme songs for the Astoria Sunday Market and the Long Beach Columbia-Pacific Friday Market as well as songs for many of the food vendors.
Lorraine started taking guitar lessons when she was only seven years old and has played off and on for most of her life. She was encouraged to keep playing by her older brother. Once a resident of Ocean Park, she enjoyed playing in the “boy band” for Ocean Park Lutheran Church. She now lives in Yuma, Arizona with her husband and spends her time swimming, writing, doing yoga, and living her best life under the desert sky.