Mission : Meaningful Travel + Yoga Experiences
Meaningful yoga experiences. Anywhere in the world.Yoga Travel Tree was inspired by the simple idea of creating rich, meaningful yoga adventures around the world. We know from experience that both travel and yoga can be transformative experiences for the mind, body, and soul. At Yoga Travel Tree, we bring the two together to offer travel adventures for the young and the young at heart, for the advanced yogi and those just getting started, for the world traveler and the novice sojourner. All are welcome on our yoga adventures.
Vision : Vibrant Community + Awesome Resource
Bringing together an informative and fun collection of resources for yoga lovers everywhere!We are a dynamic online community of smart people passionate about yoga, health, wellness, laughter, travel, and general awesomeness. YogaTravelTree.com features a massive collection of articles on yoga retreats, yoga events and festivals, yoga teacher trainings, wellness, nutrition, and everything in between, to help educate yogis of all levels and interests.
Run By Travel-Loving Yogis
We’re young(ish), fun(ish), wannabe badass yogis who love to travel. And to our horror, we discovered shockingly little information on the internet to help people like us find meaningful and quality yoga experiences.It’s just one big yoga lovefest up in here!So in walked YogaTravelTree.com, inspired by our love of yoga, travel, and the tree of life and movement that connects us all.
Brooke Roberts – Founder/CEO
Brooke Roberts is a world traveler and entrepreneur with a bit of a yoga problem. Hailing from a sleepy farm-town in rural Kansas, at 18-years-old Brooke set out to explore the world and never looked back.Somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between Brazil and Namibia, on a giant ship, I found my yoga. After rising to the top of the youth travel industry as the Senior Vice President of one of the most successful online resources for travel abroad, Brooke left it all behind to launch her own start-up in the yoga world. After only a year, Yoga Travel Tree has become a prominent resource for yoga teacher trainings, worldwide yoga adventures, and general yoga goodness online. Before launching her own company, Brooke worked for nearly a decade building and promoting international education programs in higher education. And with a passion for teaching and helping others create their dream careers and lives, she founded the Soulful Business Bootcamp where she helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch businesses with heart, hustle, and a lot of soul. Connect with Brooke on Instagram and Twitter as @TheNewDorothy and check out her blog The New Dorothy where she chronicles the triumphs and tribulations of a start-up life.
Feel free to email Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Monk – Marketing & Content Director
…yoga became my salvation.
I first came to yoga in 2006 during my first year of college in Missoula, Montana. I took a Bikram-style hot class three days a week to supplement the 40+ miles I was running, and to put off homework just a liiiittle bit longer. Yoga was both a challenge and some quiet time, but that changed in 2008 when I seriously injured my hip. Then, yoga became my salvation. Running had been my escape from the world, and yoga filled the void easily.
I moved back to Colorado in September 2011 to find a surgeon and finally fix my bum hip. Before surgery I started teacher training at Old Town Yoga in Fort Collins to deepen my personal practice and share the love, and during my recovery I became Yoga Alliance Certified in Viniyoga. I’m now happily making a life in Colorado, mostly healed, running up a storm, and stretching out my poor hammies afterword.
I’m so excited to be a part of YogaTravelTree and to help build the resource that will help others find the yoga they’re looking for! You can connect with me on Twitter @focoyogini and via email at Sarah@YogaTravelTree.com.
TEACHER TRAINING TEAM
Kate Towell – Co-Director of Teacher Trainings
Kate began practicing yoga in 1997 as a way to stay balanced and focused during graduate school. Like many, she was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits, but quickly realized the practice transcended the physical. Affecting her deeply emotionally and spiritually, her mat felt like the most welcoming and comfortable place in the world. In 2002 an injury and a health crisis brought her to Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science. It was natural for the two to merge and since that time both Ayurveda and Yoga have been a daily practice. In 2010 Kate was drawn deeply to sharing her passions for yoga and inspired to become a certified yoga teacher by two of her amazing teachers. Over the course of the next two years she took two 200hr teacher trainings. The second of which landed her in India to study with Master teacher Anand Mehrotra. Kate is also honored to be an ambassador for Lululemon. In addition Kate has over 1000 hours of Ayurveda training and is a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor. In 2011 she created Infinite You Wellness with the intention of supporting busy folks to press the reset button, find balance and create optimal wellness through the wisdom of Ayurveda and Yoga. Learn more about Kate here.
Kim Taylor (Ganga) – Co-Director of Teacher Trainings
Ganga began her 200HR RYT in Canada with the incredible Muriel Church – 83 at the time and teaching since the 50’s, she would often lecture from a perfect Hanumanasana. She completed this training with Stefani Hoyt – a spit fire of a teacher who had accumulated so much information in her young years it was astounding. For her 500HR RYT, Ganga headed to India to study with Master Teacher and Founder of Sattva Yoga, Anand Mehrotra. An experience unlike any other and a practice so captivating that I have returned twice since to assist Anand in teaching. It was Anand who gave her the name of Ganga ~ the mother, the mighty flowing river, the goddess. Not every asana comes easy to Ganga, but diving into the breath, the history, the potential of each posture does. Her intention is to build an experience from experience – combining diverse, authentic, creative information that is solid, yet leaves room for the individual to explore & safely share within the group, and then the world, with confidence, ease & compassion. Learn more about Ganaga here.
Michelle Henning – Social Media
An intercontinental galavantor via Northern California and Kentucky. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, studied in Los Angeles, lived the Southern life in the Bluegrass, currently based in Seoul, South Korea. International school educator who frequents exotic destinations in Asia and Latin America. An avid yogi who seeks out new places to practice and is always up for an adventure! Her favorite yoga styles are Anusara, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Acro! Spends her days teaching the young minds and nights and weekends exploring the world via bike, boat, train or car, planning trips, and doing yoga! Learn more about Michelle here.
Giulia Zoppolat – Content
I am a bicultural and bilingual yoga-lover and traveller, with 16 years of experience living and studying in Italy. I pursued my passion for health and healing with an undergraduate degree in Integrative Psychology, and continued to travel the world to explore my interests in Buddhism, spirituality, and interpersonal understanding through India, Scotland, and Indonesia. I have recently moved to Portland, OR, a yoga mecca of the North West, and look forward to entering the field of study abroad as well as kicking ass as an Intern at Yoga Travel Tree! Learn more about me here.
Kristin has been a featured contributor with Yoga Travel Tree since February 2014. She has traveled all over the world from Europe, Morocco and Turkey to Fiji, Tasmania, India, Bali and countless other countries that afforded her unique opportunities for life learning. Previously a television professional, she has taken her experience and applied it to her passions for writing and yoga. She is now a recovering SoCal resident living on the stunning Oregon coast, writing, teaching and running her own studio, Seaside Yoga. Learn more about Kristen here.
Rima Danielle Jomaa is from Los Angeles, California. She has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Rima is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Yoga Alliance yoga instructor, a Level One Reiki practitioner, a hypnotherapist, and an advocate for the rights of human and nonhuman animals through her work as an activist, nutrition advocate, educator, and healer. She encourages anyone she encounters to take responsibility for their own health, happiness, and freedom. Rima enjoys being active in the community in many various ways. Learn more about Rima here.
Power Yogi, Dancer, Designer and Strategist of all things unusual and unlikely, Chelsea Vickers, a.k.a. Chelsea Love is a passionate yoga instructor who follows her heart in unconditional love. As a canadian yogi she has travelled all over the world for yoga and volunteer work, practicing and teaching yoga, freelancing and loving life. Learn more about Chelsea here.
Brittany is a yoga instructor and holistic health coach. She loves to practice and teach yoga, is a health foodie and addicted to sunshine and fresh air. She’s the author of Yoga Travel Tree’s Yoga Pose of the Week Video Series! Learn more about Brittany here.
We have an amazing team of Yoga Travel Tree ambassadors out in the world helping us share the yoga love. Click here to say hi and connect with them.