MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Teal Belz is the Founder and Event Coordinator for the Alaska Yoga Festival. She was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska where she has focused her energy into movement arts since 2015. Belz is inspired to create community around the practice of yoga after her global experiences and a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia with Joga Yoga in 2019. She believes yoga is the key to a happy and healthy world and a practice that all students of all ages, skills and abilities can share.
Brooke Broderick is the logistics and communication director for the Alaska Yoga Festival. Born and raised in Utah, she followed the snow to Alaska in 2016 with a snowboard and an aerial silk. From there she has continued following her passion in sharing the Alaskan outdoors with visitors as a seasonal guru and guide. In her free time you will find her in the mountains hiking, scuba diving, or chasing the snow from pole to pole.
Mollie Busby is a driven entrepreneur, writer, dog musher, backcountry skier with the spirit of a summer camp counselor and a love of wild places. Mollie and her husband Sean own and operate their wilderness retreat center nestled 63 miles north of the Arctic Circle called Arctic Hive. The pair crafted the entire facility with their own hands, and lives there in the Brooks Range year-round to host small groups of all kinds and mush with their pack of sled dogs. Hailing originally from Wisconsin, Mollie brings to her classes, online courses, and teacher trainings a warm, midwestern vibe and her unique brand of magic, alongside Himalayan Kriya, transformational breathwork, and distinctly feminine movements and asana!
Emily Sloth is a Lifelong Alaskan representing the Kenai peninsula, living in Homer Alaska. She values community connection and events surrounding it. As an avid outdoors woman and mama of 3 who has embraced activities such as cross country skiing, biking, and camping, yoga has been a great way to connect all her passions together. She completed her 200 hr registered yoga teacher training in 2021 in Wiseman, Alaska at Arctic Hive. She enjoys teaching restorative, and flows dabbled with some inversions, pranayamas and Kriyas. You’ll often find her doing headstands just for fun, on SUP’s, skis, or on mountaintops.
All Board Members are Volunteers to Alaska Yoga Festival and we thank them for the countless hours of love and support!