Meet our Instructors
When I started practicing yoga it was mostly for pain management and to gain strength. When I
began practicing regularly in the summer of 2016, I knew I wanted to study the deeper meanings
behind the practice. Not necessarily to teach, but for my own knowledge. I knew yoga could help
me deal with stress and life in general. Things felt different and good and I kept being called
back to the mat to breathe, listen, and just be present. I found my pain was becoming more manageable through pranayama, asana, and meditation and I was feeling more like myself than I ever had before.
I dedicated myself to the study of yoga. In the winter of 2017 I attended and completed a 300 hour YTT to immerse and study the philosophy in our beautiful home of Idaho Falls, ID. I began teaching right away. In the spring of 2019 I traveled back and forth to Jackson, WY completing a 100 hour Yoga Immersion. I am a student of yoga and always will be. I’m also a teacher.
There’s so many benefits of yoga, and I try to convey that energy to my students in hopes they find a spark of passion for the practice and how working through things that are hard on the mat can translate to other areas of life.
I started dancing at the age of three and have continued throughout my adult life. Teaching in Idaho, Arizona and Washington. I am a wife and mom to a large blended family. Recently I found myself suffering from breast implant illness that eventually resulted in a full mastectomy. Barre classes have been incredible to help build back my range of motion, flexibility, strength and overall wellness. I love teaching, dancing and connecting with others.
Years of ignoring a shoulder injury and later dealing with post partum depression left me in a world I didn’t recognize. A heated yoga class found its way into my life and for the first time in a long time my pain subsided, my spirits lifted, and I knew I had found something incredible. I was able to take a 200 hour teacher training in 2014 where I was introduced to a confidence I hadn’t felt years. I’ve loved being able to share my practice and my journey with others on the mat in all different varieties of yoga. I am drawn to the movement that yoga offers and the peace that comes from deliberately breathing, inviting a stillness in an ever chaotic life.
Justina has been practicing yoga for eight years. Six years ago, she fell in love with the Baptiste Methodology and has been practicing it ever since. Justina received her Baptiste Power Yoga Instructor credential after attending Level One in 2018. Since then she has completed the Baptiste Assisting Course, the Baptiste Teacher Course and is currently part of the 2019/20 Baptiste Fit to Lead Program. When Justina is not practicing or teaching yoga, she spends her time serving on the board of a statewide conservation organization and hanging out with her husband and son. She is a lover of food and travel and can be caught planning her next delicious trip at any time!
Why I yoga: to feel connection to myself and my community. Yoga makes me feel connected, strong and balanced. I came to yoga to heal an injury in 2003. I furthered my practice by certifying to teach through two Yoga Alliance trainings for 500 hours which include Yoga Philosophy, Traditonal Yoga Principals, and COREpower training. I instruct power yoga to high school student athletes and muVmethod yoga stretch to dancers.
In my class: You will go to Your edge safely within your ability connecting your body to your breath
Hobbies: I love life. Some of my favorite things and hobbies are all four letter words! LOVE, LIFE, YOGA, GOLF, HIKE, SKIS, TRIP, FOOD, BOOK, WINE. I live life to the fullest pushing myself outside my comfort zone like running half marathons and learning about other cultures and people by traveling all over the world. I enjoy discovering new experiences especially in the outdoors.
Come yoga with me, let’s connect, let’s laugh, let’s fall in and out of poses and just be in the moment.
Nicole Celeste Packer is passionate about living life to the fullest. She is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mind Body Empowerment Specialist know for her “rapid transformation” strategies. “Nikki” lives an active lifestyle and teaches private and group classes as a certified fitness instructor and Yoga Alliance RYT (registered yoga teacher). She has a broad base of experience in movement and yoga studying traditional and modern wellness approaches including biomechanics with world renowned instructors such as Jules Mitchell, David Emerson, Todd Hargrove, Greg Lehman, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Amy Ippoliti. As the founder of Retreat Into Life, she organizes festivals, retreats, and workshops and presents nationally and internationally. This includes the creation of the local Fuel and Flo Fest, designed to assist others in cultivating fulfilling relationships with their mind, body, spirit, and community. She is the creator of YogaFUEL Flo and LifeFULL Meditation, which integrate principles of traditional wisdom, modern science, and her own innovative style, creating experiences that invite others to deepen their connection with beauty and joy in their lives. In additon to yoga and meditation, she also teaches wellness classes locally and online. She enjoys people, music, reading, dancing, cooking, traveling, laughing, studying the brain and body, and just being alive! She is a wife and mother, and her energy is known to be quite contagious! She loves to have fun which is reflected in her creative and interactive programs which have impacted the lives of thousands of individuals world wide.
Shannon grew up in Seattle and Tampa, though one of her favorite addresses was in Black Rock City, Nevada at Burning Man. She combines her degree in psychology and 20 years of bodywork in her love of yoga. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500 hour teacher. Shannon teaches many different varieties of yoga. She regularly leads sound therapy meditation with her crystal singing bowls in groups or private sessions.
She is a mother of three and always has three or four books she’s trying to get through. Her other loves are nature, road trips, and dressing up.
I’m a simple guy that loves yoga! The Asanas, Pranayama and meditation of yoga have allowed me to ground into my wonderful life and enjoy every moment. I love going into a class and within 5 minutes feeling the weight of the world drop off my shoulders. I strive to allow that for all that join me in their yoga practice.
I enjoy incorporating mudra, mantra and sound with yoga. Accessing the physical, emotional and spiritual levels of the body and soul.