Meet our Teachers

James Shook

The instructor, James Shook, has been teaching tai chi since 2012 and practicing tai chi since 2002. He founded the Great Salt Lake Tai Chi Chuan Society in Utah and Resolution Tai Chi in Oregon.

Josalin Child

The first thing that attracted me to yoga was the movement of it. After gaining a personal practice, I craved more. I became obsessed about sharing this practice with everyone around me. I created my own free yoga class for family and friends, and eventually became certified through Yoga Assets with a 200 Hr YTT. I've been teaching for 6 years and yoga remains such a passionate and important part of my life. I truly am so honored to be able to share this with anyone willing to open themselves up to it.    

Ximen Johnson

I completed my teacher training in 2013. The end of that year I was blessed to go on a humanitarian trip to Nepal and teach rooftop Yoga in the Himalayas. After completing my certification, I taught a basic yoga class at 2 crossfit gyms in Davis County. I loved seeing my students make progress, gain flexibility and slowly realize their yoga practice helped with their strength training. Teaching called to me because I knew how much I needed Yoga in my life and what better way to make it a priority, than to share my passion with others?! After having my third child, I took a break from teaching for a few years. I now have 4 children, an amazing husband and I’m a teacher, cheer coach and yearbook advisor at DaVinci Academy in Ogden. I am beyond excited to learn and grow with this community!

Stephanie Courtney

Stephanie started teaching yoga in 2002. She fell in love with yoga after realizing it helped with back pain.  She has completed her E-RYT 200  with Yogafit. She has additional training in,  props, therapy,  restore,  prenatal, senior, and yoga nidra.

Nikole Widdison

Nikole Watkins-Widdison (200 hr RYT)   began practicing Yoga in 2011.  I will always remember when a teacher told her, “You don’t find Yoga, Yoga finds you”.  Since then I knew I  wanted to deepen her knowledge and share her love of yoga with the world. I  enrolled in teacher training and was blessed in her journey in completing her 200 RYT at Timeless Yoga in 2015; not realizing the impact that it would have on my life.  Yoga has truly been a beautiful journey, it has taught me many things about myself and my potential.
As a Chronic Asthmatic and a sufferer from Graves Disease- along with being a Curvy Yogini ; yoga has helped me with building a better foundation between body, mind and breath.
I  believes yoga can heal and transform along with change the way you view yourself- it's a Journey of loving YOU no matter your limitations. My life vision is to continue her journey as a student and as a teacher who guides everyONE. I believes EveryBODY can do Yoga. Just Trust the Journey.

Brooke Benincosa

Brooke Benincosa is an experienced registered nurse whose mission is to empower individuals to take an active role in their health and overall quality of life through education, movement, and breath work.
With over thirteen years in the healthcare industry, Brooke has identified an obvious correlation between mindset, energy, and well ess which is often overlooked in a traditional doctor's office. Her awareness of this gap in care has led her to expand her knowledge and expertise into energy healing, Tai chi, and Qigong so she can offer holistic treatments to her patients and educate the community. 
Brooke is a kind and genuine soul who respects the uniqueness of each individual. She is known for her intuitive healing, willingness to listen, and her direct approach. In her free time she likes to travel, volunteer in support of animals, and practice martial arts and yoga.
Brooke holds a BA in Nursing and is a certified foot zone practitioner and Reiki Master.

Erin Jensik

Yoga has been a consistent part of my life since 2016. As a rock climber and an aspiring contortionist, yoga has always been there to remind me of balance, mindfulness, and the joy in the journey. After completing my 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa based teacher training at The Front YogaLoft, I decided to pursue a second degree in exercise science with the eventual goal of a masters in physical therapy. It’s been so exciting and fulfilling to be able to help people find physical and emotional comfort, relief, community, and a better range of motion through yoga

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