Meet our Teachers
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
I first became interested in yoga when I was 15 and fell in love with how refreshed and calm I felt after every practice. I began to practice yoga regularly and have been teaching since 2016. I am certified in Ashtanga Vinyasa and love attending vinyasa/power yoga classes. Yoga allows me to be my most authentic self and get in touch with my inner most self- this is a gift I wish to give to everyone who practices with me. I am passionate about health and wellness and as a certified Health Coach, I love yoga as a form of stress management and a way to increase mindfulness. I am a huge environmentalist and love talking about sustainability and being out in nature.
You know when you find something you love that you are so excited about, you just have to tell every soul? That is yoga for me.
I struggled to find my place in this big world due to an all-consuming amount of anxiety. Yoga found me, calmed me, taught me, and loved me in a small studio right here in North Ogden. I found me too. Yoga has helped me to see joy in my journey and give myself and others grace. In 2016 I became a RYT200 through Yoga Life Teacher Training. I have been teaching yoga for 4 years and practicing yoga for 10. My current practice consist of Ashtanga or Vinyasa throughout the week with Yin or Bikram yoga on the weekends. I love all types of yoga! There seems to be a style of yoga for every mood. I am consistent with my own personal practice so I can bring new ideas and inspire creativity on my mat. I love learning and growing with everyone that comes to my class.
Yoga found Kaylie when she was a teenager when she was going through a really dark place in her life and it's been an amazing tool for her ever since. Yoga helps her connect with God, with herself and with others and she loves using it to serve in the community. She loves the healing power that comes through movement and the energy flow that Yoga has to offer. Yoga helps you remember to BE YOU!! She teaches a wide variety of styles including Vinyasa, Yin, meditation, and others!