Our Team

Retreat Leaders

Jessica Van Antwerp

Owner, Retreat Leader, LMT, CSP

The word “unflappable” has been used to describe Jessica by more than one person. But she would absolutely not describe herself that way. Prone to anxiety, self-doubt was programmed into her psyche from a very young age.

That anxiety was compounded by weight and body-image issues and low self-esteem, which led her to addiction.

She’s done a lot of work to conquer these issues. She changed her diet and developed an exercise routine that helps her maintain a healthy body weight without it having to be a part-time job. She devoted herself to a daily practice of qigong and meditation that helps ease the worries in her heart and mind. She uses these practices on a daily basis to quell her anxiety. And based on the above perception of her, they must work!

Jessica absolutely loves sharing the knowledge and wisdom she’s developed through her ordeals. Becoming a member of the Integral Travel team has given her the opportunity to take people out of their daily routines to expose them to new ways of being and seeing things, affecting personal growth and empowerment in their own wellbeing. And there is nothing more fulfilling to her than that.

From teaching stretches that address pain patterns, meditation techniques to find peace in one’s heart, to sharing delicious, nutritious recipes, she loves being healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Because when we are healthy, we feel good. And when we feel good, we become beacons of light, inspiring everyone we come into contact with, making the world a better place. And we all know the world needs more of us.

Brad Kahland

Retreat Leader, Qigong Instructor

Brad Kahland has worked as a National Park Ranger, a Sea Kayak Guide, an Adventure Guide and a naturalist all over the world. He’s explored vast areas of Colorado working in wilderness-therapy programs for youth and their families, serving as a Field Instructor and Family Counselor.

Brad has been studying Tai Chi and meditation for 16 years, and since 2012, has been guiding wilderness meditation retreats.

Brad has a passion for sharing the outdoors and a connection to Nature with other people. Between guiding trips, Brad is usually hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, practicing Tai Chi, watching a mountain sunset with good friends, or planning his next winter trip to Mexico.

Michelle Voeller

Wellness Educator, Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Reiki Master Teacher

Michelle has been teaching yoga, meditation & breathwork since 2004. She owned Harmony Yoga studio in Denver for a decade where she developed a yoga teacher training program & taught an extensive variety of classes. Since selling her studio in 2015, she has expanded her Healing Arts study and practice to incorporate Reiki, a Japanese energy modality.  She leads international and regional retreats, Reiki and Yoga Teacher Trainings, as well as private yoga and reiki sessions.

Walker Diebolt

Retreat Leader

 

Walker’s life experience includes many years in classrooms as well as alternative experiential education, a highlight being a ten-week spiritual journey through India with gap-year students.  He studied ecology in college, and he has much to share from his exploration of African wildlife while wandering through the continent. He’s also spent a total of five years of his life intensively studying and practicing meditation and yoga at practice centers on the West Coast and Asia.