Festival Spotlight: TAHOE YOGA FESTIVAL
South Lake Tahoe, CA
What inspired you to create a festival?
I’ve always found inspiration through the collaboration with passionate individuals. When Jess came to me with the idea of building a festival, I didn’t think twice about working on this project with her. She has shown me that bringing ideas to life is possible with determination, humility, and imagination. I am thankful to be working on this event with a badass group of women and to be influenced by these movers, shakers, and dream makers that make up the TYF team.
Jess Broyles, owner of OMNI Tahoe yoga studio, is the visionary behind the festival and she envisioned the festival as a transformative journey bringing together the power of yoga, music, mindfulness, and community. According to Jess, “My goal in creating the Tahoe Yoga Festival is the same as the goal for our studio and many other events I am involved in, to invite community members into a positive, non-judgemental, and fun environment while supporting our local businesses as a collective.”
What makes your festival unique?
The location! The festival is located on the Heavenly Mountain Resort, right in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. To access the festival, guests take a gondola ride up the mountain overlooking the beautiful Lake Tahoe. Guests also have the option to explore the mountains surrounding trails, blending yoga and nature.
What offering/presenter or class are you most excited about for this year’s event?
We are hosting some of the region’s most influential teachers and presenters. I am especially excited to see Yoga Trade Founder Erica Hartnick lead a discussion on creativity and community.