I’m Briana Borten and I’m here to teach you how to get everything you want from life. I know that’s a bold statement, but I have a system to teach you and proof to back it up.
Some people call this ‘manifesting.’ I call it ‘being your own life artist.’ Let me share a quick story.
In 2008 I was busy with my spa in Northwest Portland, running our cafe, and enjoying my one year old daughter. I know it sounds crazy, but I was feeling…ready for something more. I started reaching out into my community for the strangest opportunities (like coordinating a River Festival) and putting it out into the universe that I was available.
A few weeks later I received an unsolicited call from the Port of Portland wondering if I would be interested in submitting a proposal to put a spa in the airport. Of course I was interested!
I was wooed. However, the wooing ended quickly and it was time for me to submit a compelling proposal. I had competition and the competition had presence and experience beyond my reach.
Determined to at least get an interview, I spent the next couple of months preparing a badass proposal (if I do say so myself). It won me several rounds of interviews – some where I shined and others I was certain I blew. I began to have serious self doubt, thinking I had just wasted the last 6 months of my life shooting for something that would never happen. But, I couldn’t let that doubt take over, so I practiced focusing on the wonderful things I already had in my life, visualizing the spa in the airport being open and bustling, and following up with my interviewers in a pleasant and persistent way. A month passed with no news. And then, a phone call came – I had been awarded the space!
I was thrilled, but my work wasn’t done. In fact, what followed was the hardest part – working within the confines of the bureaucracy of a major organization to create a space and business plan that would still be true to our mission. There was also a funding problem as our funding fell through and even as we started the build out of the space we didn’t have the money to pay the contractor. I had a vision, but it was challenged at every turn. I had to be persistent, determined, and let go where it was necessary.
In February of 2010 we opened our doors. It took action, commitment, and intention, but we got our little peaceful oasis in the middle of the busy airport.
This is just one example of why I am passionate about what I teach – it works.
I’ve learned there are specific skills and practices that anyone can use to achieve their dreams, and I want to teach you how to apply this system to your own life too. If this small town Montana girl without a bachelors degree can do it, so can you.
Through my weekly blog, products, and programs you’ll learn practical steps to infuse your life with the essential qualities required to get what you want out of your life.
I’m fiercely dedicated to bringing it all to the table. I will share with you when I falter and fail and how I get through it. I’ll give you the inside skinny on all the best stuff I discover along the way in my weekly subscriber-only newsletter that you should get your sweet self on.
If you’re ready to live an extraordinary life and ditch the excuses – I’m all in. Are you?
A bit about non-working Briana
I’m a family girl who loves to plan, create, and get down to business. I am a huge cuddler and enjoy Sunday morning cuddle time with my amazing daughter, Sabina, and my sweet husband, Peter. I love swimming in natural bodies of water, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, dancing with friends (and alone), dinner parties, natural medicine, holidays, salted caramels, and hip-hop music.
The professional bio
Briana Borten is a wellness entrepreneur and peace engineer who inspires people to live extraordinary, healthy lives and create what they want. Briana learned early on that she was capable of creating her own destiny. When she was 18, she broke her neck in a debilitating car accident. It derailed her college career, but she unexpectedly discovered the power of positivity and the profound rehabilitative benefits of massage. She attended massage school and established a busy private practice in Portland. But she yearned to create an environment where clients could have a more comprehensive and transcendent healing experience. This came to fruition when, at age 23, she opened The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa.
Meanwhile, Briana attended California College of Ayurveda and graduated as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. This training and the following years of treating patients stoked her deepening love affair with assisting others to reach their full potential.
This work has led to her opening three additional spa locations; creating a program to help people achieve their life dreams; maintaining a coaching practice for others in wellness fields; writing extensively on personal development; and formulating a product line that embodies the Dragontree’s principles and aesthetic.