A FREE FESTIVAL- FITNESS CLASSES, SPEAKERS and HEALTH & FITNESS-RELATED VENDORS!

MEET THE FOUNDERS

HEATHER FOAT, LiV4YOGA

For nearly a decade, Heather Foat has been threading personal development into the practice of yoga to help people wherever they are in life.


Since becoming Certified in 2010 in Sacramento, California, Heather has taught in yoga studios, churches, and corporate offices as well as recovery programs, The Men's Salvation Army, and Community Addiction and Recovery Association.


Helping patients that are suicidal, depressed, anxious and suffering from mental illness, for 2+ years she taught chair yoga at UC San Diego Hospital in the Psychiatric Ward and Senior Behavioral Unit as well as off-site long-term mental health care, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc.


Residing in Newcastle since July 2018 with her partner, Heather is passionate about creating a Festival that summarizes her careers experience and what she's witnessed throughout the years: the important role movement plays in helping balance a person's mental and emotional states.


Access free online yoga classes, read her blog inspiring people to live their best lives, or stay up-to-date with classes and workshops at www.LiV4YOGA.com.au


Known in Newcastle as starting Beer + Yoga at The Station, and Wind Down Wednesdays in Wickham.

LiV4YOGA teacher, Heather Foat
LiV4YOGA teacher, Heather Foat

Liquor and Gaming Solutions

JOHN VAN DER VEEN

Liquor and Gaming Solutions was founded in 2016 to assist the hospitality industry to interact with the government departments responsible for regulating the liquor and gaming industry.  


John Van Der Veen, CEO, is a former NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Inspector with experience in both the enforcement and new applications sides of the business.


John has been involved in the delivery of large scale public events for over a decade having worked in both the public and private sector delivering over 50 events around Australia including Grapes of Mirth, Oktoberfest and The Chocolate Festival. 


John and his team at Liquor and Gaming Solutions will be working behind the scenes of the Newcastle Health and Fitness Festival to deliver a quality festival atmosphere.