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.    

Jasmine Schauer

A Reiki Practitioner and Horse/Human Confidence Coach. I serve as your guide in living not a more perfect life, but a truer one. Helping you quiet the endless chatter in your mind and shield yourself from the expectations of the world around you. Allowing you to live your life true to yourself and your values. 
This shift in spiritual and self-awareness can lead to mental clarity, an overall feeling of renewal, wellbeing, and balance.  Ultimately helping you build healthier connects with yourself and other around you!
I am a wife and a stepmom I understand the struggles of a busy life. I am here to help you take some “you time” so that you can be the best for everyone else in your life! Helping you to better connect with yourself which will in turn help you connect with others!

Anya Strauss

Anya completed her yoga teacher training at just 18 years old, spending a summer in Bali, Indonesia that was fully committed to research and practice of all aspects of yoga. She brings a strong knowledge of human anatomy and yoga philosophy together to create a fun, lively, and powerful yoga classes. She is passionate about making yoga accessible to EVERYONE, and the perfect teacher to reach out to if you have any physical limitations or fears about starting a yoga practice. Drop in to one of her classes and say hello!

Anna Lee

I began to dip the tip of my toe in yoga when I was in high school.  It was a sport I could do at home, but as life got busy with graduation, my small practice melted away.  It wasn’t until I hit 20 and was working through a new medical diagnosis that I completely dove back into yoga as a lifestyle.  Back before my diagnosis, I practiced yoga as a safe, low impact way of building back my strength.  The more I practice, the more I fall in love and the more I fall in love, the more I transform more into the person I want to be.

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.

Jamie Nabor

I am registered RYT 200 Yoga Teacher and received my certification with Salt Lake Power Yoga. I am also a certified Vimana Beginner, Fusion, Yin and Hot Stretch Yoga Instructor. Come grow with me in our journeys to optimal health and wellness in a loving and attentive environment where you are the most important part of my class.

Kari Anderson

Kari is one of our practitioners from Shine Wellness and has worked in the health and fitness world for 25 years. She loves helping people feel better through fitness, honoring their bodies, and has developed a great love for meditation.  She is a certified fitness and meditation instructor, as well as a certified Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner and is excited to bring her love of all things wellness to the community at North Ogden Yoga.

AnDrea Pettingill

AnDrea is the Owner of Shine Beauty & Wellness. She has been practicing meditation since 2011. Meditation helps her grow her business and life on all levels. She studies self hypnosis, NLP, Kundalini and guided meditation. She loves witnessing the tiny miracles created through intentional living. Sharing these miracle moments with others is something that truly lights her up, along with connection and understanding our truest self, our highest identity. Drea is a graduate of Gabriel Burnstiene's "Spirit Junkie Master Class."Follow @ShinewithDrea for more. 

Karina Cooksey

I received my 200 hr yoga training in the YogaLife program at the Yoga Loft in Ogden, Utah.  I am a RYT 200, and primarily trained in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Yin as well as pranayama and meditation.  Yoga initially found me in college, as a way to exercise and gain flexibility.  After I graduated with my degree in anthropology, I moved across the country to Florida, got married, and started my career as an archaeologist.  I started going to yoga a few times a week, and had an amazing teacher who taught me what yoga was really about and helped me truly develop an insatiable desire to learn more.  One amazing teacher can make all the difference in your journey.  I left my career in anthropology several years ago to be a full time mom to my five very busy children.  I’m so grateful for what yoga is teaching me and I love sharing my passion for it with others.

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.

Kaylie Driver

Kaylie grew up on the stage, dancing for 12 years. This consisted of many styles and she was highly into the performing arts including film and theater acting, and she has always been drawn to the arts.

She was introduced to yoga at the age of 14 when her world was falling apart, and Yoga pulled her out of the dark place she was in. She instantly fell in love with the practice as a way of self-expression and as a way to connect through the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of what yoga has to offer. She dove into the healing properties and the power of energy that Yoga provided and it changed her whole perspective on life. She learned to appreciate the true beauty within ourselves and the universe.

Yoga continues to help Kaylie learn and grow and to connect the mind, body, and spirit as a whole. She wants to share with you the healing properties that yoga has offered her and to help you find the love we all have within. When she's not engaged in Yoga or the arts, Kaylie enjoys eating, hiking, watching TV, and sleeping.

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.

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