2021 Festival Teachers

Janet Grace Nelson

Janet Grace is the "Love Your Life" Coach. Janet Grace has been coaching, speaking and teaching people to "Follow their Hearts" and to live at the highest level of their joy, fulfillment & FUN all across the world for decades.

Ghada Osman

Ghada Osman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues. Her perspective is multicultural and LGBTQPIA+ affirming.

Along with talk therapy, she offers other modalities, especially yoga, Brainspotting, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (placed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense in the "A" category as “strongly recommended” for the treatment of trauma). 

Ghada been a yoga instructor for 20 years, and was a professor for 14 years. 

Cathleen Coombs

I am a rehabilitation counselor by profession who has practiced yoga for at least 17 years. After teaching for the last two years, I have recently completed my 200 hour certification with Yoga Alliance. I love to teach yoga to the beginner that may be too intimidated to try yoga. I also teach to the experienced yogi that is ready to advance his or her practice. My classes focus on the power of the pranayama coupled with correct alignment for a safe and energizing yoga practice.

Nick Young

Connect with Nick Young on his website with samples of his music and videos: https://bombayrain.net/ 

On YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCCAXFoRsBLTxUVG_JB6PcOg 

On Insight Timer app, find his music by searching for Nick Young.Sitar Meditation Music by Nick Young on all postcst services, simply search for: "Sitar Meditation Music" Nick's latest album: https://g.co/kgs/Lj9jGs

Christie Hall

Christie is a returning teacher to the Big Bear Yoga Festival line-up! She is a certified as a yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (c-IAYT) and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance. 

Her credentials include receiving an introductory Iyengar yoga certificate in 2015 and the accomplishment of completing a master's degree in human movement in November 2009 through the Arizona School of Health Sciences, AT Still University.  

Christie came to yoga as many people do, because of physical suffering. "Suffering from joint and disc degeneration, I began studying yoga in 1995. The pain relief brought on by regular practice led me to want to share the gift of yoga and to start teaching in 1997. I have studied continuously with senior teachers of Iyengar yoga since 1997." 

Peg McKnight

After a lifetime of questing after inner peace, I’ve discovered that it’s never what is happening around you that causes stress, but how you choose to handle it. Choose Happy Vibes gives you the tools and the power to resist stress and negativity and find true joy, contentment, and happiness instead.

Liz Blake

Liz Blake is a Mind Body Soul Coach focused on helping others navigate through healthy grieving. Her courses offer spiritual tools such as yoga, mediation, sound bathing and energy healing with The BodyTalk system.

Lisa Ann Gold

Lisa Ann Gold is an artist in many ways – she creates amazing yoga classes, she weaves words and stories together to unexpected conclusions, she makes yummy jewelry, friends and food. She loves community and the Big Bear Yoga Festival would not be here today if it weren’t for her loving hands. She says “yes” to life and other people’s ideas and helps find creative solutions. She said “yes” to keeping yoga alive in Big Bear with Big Bear Yoga.

Contact Lisa at bigbearyoga@hotmail.com