U.S. Olympian, Jaime Komer to Participate in 2013 Xanadu Catalina 5K Health & Wellness Festival

Komer, Olympic Silver Medalist, 2-time World Champion, 3-time NCAA Champion, 4-time All-American will teach at the new festival experience promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Santa Catalina Island, CA, September 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Xanadu Catalina 5K Health & Wellness Festival is pleased to announce that U.S. Olympian, Jaime Komer will be teaching workshops at their upcoming festival. The Festival will be held September 20th-22nd on Catalina Island to pro­mote physical fitness, well-being, community, and the non profit, Outdoor Discovery School Foundation. Komer will lead a Yoga Hike and Post-5k Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Yoga session on Saturday, Sept. 21st.

“We are so excited to have Jaime join us on the island,” said Xanadu Festival Co-Founder, Heidi Hong, “She is an inspirational leader in the athletic and fitness community.” Jaime is a certified instructor in Yoga, Spin, Pilates, and SUP and is an as an Ambassador for Lululemon, VEGA, and Kids Play International.

During her career as a goalkeeper for the USA Women’s Water Polo Team, Jaime had the opportunity to travel around the world, challenge herself both physically and mentally, all while competing at the highest level. She is an Olympic Silver Medalist, 2-time World Champion, and World Championship Silver Medalist. Prior to her National Team career, Jaime traveled to Australia and earned two National League Championships. While earning her bachelors degree in Psychology and minor in French, she helped lead the UCLA Bruins to 3 NCAA titles, as well as earning All-American all four years.

“As an Olympic Silver Medalist, I understand the toll that training at an elite level can take on your body, mind, and other facets in your life. Working through seven shoulder and hip surgeries, I began to incorporate both yoga and Pilates into my rehabilitation and workout regimen. Along with the amazing and positive physical results, I discovered a new level of mental clarity, focus, and strength. I knew this was something worth sharing,” explains Komer on why she began teaching and created her company Athlete.Yogi.Traveler. (ATY)

Other workshops at the Xanadu Festival include Island Sunrise Yoga w/ Live Music, Urban Zen Yoga, Aco Yoga, Empower Yourself: Women's Self Defense, Gracie Jiu Jitsu, HoopDance, Food as Medicine Talk by Dr. Garrett Wdowin, Getting Creatively Conscious with Food, Paddle-boarding Partner Yoga, Kickboxing Crossfit Bootcamp + 90 Day Nutrition/Workout Plans, Understanding Yourself Through Astrology, and The Art of Running Talk by Triathlete, Jason McAlister.

The Festival will also offer live music performances, camping, yacht parties and a wide variety of activities for attendees to participate in like a 5k Fun Run, Volleyball, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Frisbee Golf, and much more. Sponsors include Zico, PopChips, GoPro, Hansen's Lemonade, and Genesis Pure. Vendors include Catalina Express, Hoop Dimensions, Renew Integrative Health, Sexy Ninjas Bootcamp, and LUMATIV Apparel.

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