Meet the Publishing Team

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Shay Moraga

SoCal YOGA + Life™ Magazine | Editor-in-Chief

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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Juli Rathke

Founder/CEO of YOGA+ Life™ National Brand

Juli Rathke has channeled her 20+ year professional career into helping others do the same with the creation of YOGA + Life™ Magazines. Long-time yogi, studio owner, magazine publisher and TV host now business mentor and publishing company CEO shares the love for the wellness lifestyle. She is a multi-passionate entrepreneur, philanthropist and an unshakable optimist and has helped thousands of people to greater influence in their own lives by achieving success in life, business, health and happiness serving as a high performance executive consultant, personal mentor, speaker and educator. 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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