Meet the Publishing Team

YOGA + Life™ Magazines is a company founded by longtime publisher, mentor & media expert, Juli Rathke.

We love local. We love authentic. We love Yoga. We love the
Pacific Northwest. We love commUNITY! Email us today!

Juli Rathke


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, speaker, and publishing company CEO shares the love for the wellness lifestyle in personable regional publications that showcases the persons, places and ideas that make each market so special and unique. A breath of fresh air from your big label publications giving everyone the chance to be seen, heard and read about in their own community. More about Juli here..

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Jennifer Van Zeipel

NW Yoga + Life Magazine | Editor

Jennifer is a professional photographer, now magazine editor, and yogi thriving in Portland, Oregon.

Born and raised as a military child moving from place to place every couple of years her family finally settled down in Oregon where she completed school and entered the workforce. Once a 10year + slave to the corporate world, she was (luckily/thankfully) laid off from her management position in Quality Assurance at AT&T. Soon after, she began her career as a serial entrepreneur in 2010 and has not looked back! Jennifer has a strong background in photography, design, and management but she also brings an incredible amount of marketing know how, attention to detail, and tons of enthusiasm to the team at Yoga Magazine Productions with the launch of SP Yoga + Life Magazine.

As a professional photographer, Jennifer creates beautiful and meaningful portraits for families with a real passion also for covering yoga festivals and working with yogis for their website and marketing photos.

Jennifer is also certified to teach a variety of styles of yoga including Power Vinyasa, Classic Hot Yoga, and Yin. As a yoga instructor, Jennifer strives to create a place where students can feel safe in their bodies, no matter their level of experience.

In her spare time, she likes to keep busy too! Involved with the Friday Night Yoga Club in her area and she successfully sold out all 8 events for the entire season. She is working to help organize the YogiNation events in Portland over the summer and will be there as the official event photographer. Jennifer’s philosophy is that when you LOVE what you do, you’ll never really work a day in your life!

But when she REALLY takes a day off she REALLY takes a day off. Jennifer loves to get outdoors with her husband and 8 year old lab. Some of their favorite activities are hiking in and around Portland, kayaking some of the local rivers, snowshoeing around Mt.Hood and getting away to the beach!

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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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