Tim Hooper, Keynote Speaker and Author
Tim is the founder of Energy4Sales coaching platform, holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Middle Tennessee State University, is a John Maxwell-certified coach and four-time author of the GotEnergy? series.
Tim is also a sales & leadership coach training teams throughout the real estate industry on topics like Energizing Your Sales, Rehumanizing Connection & Building Raving Shareholders. When Tim’s not traveling to speak, he’s spending time with his four kiddos and lovely wife Jennifer while pursuing his quest to run a marathon for charity in every state. He resides in Central Virginia.
Amy Kuscsik, YF-LT
YogaFaith Lead Trainer, YF-LT, holds certifications in Adaptive, Restorative, Trauma Sensitive, Meditation & Nidra. She is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Practitioner with a children’s counseling agency and also holds a private yoga practice. Amy has been part of a creative worship ministry, dance and somatic movement for over 15 years.
She looks forward to sharing the word of God through movement.
Katie Henley, YF-LT
In the spring of 2017, Katie’s life became affected by unexpected circumstances and trials. Katie dealt with life being turned upside down in the best way she could think- by getting upside down herself. She felt fighting to find balance and strength in handstands to be therapeutic for the balance and strength she was fighting for in her spiritual and daily life. As Katie continued to find love of arm balances, she ventured into the other asana families and began to see the need to cry out to Christ with her entire being.
As Katie continued in her yoga practice and sharing about her yoga journey and her spiritual journey online, she began to receive messages about yoga and about others walking through similar circumstances. Through talking with others, Katie felt that yoga could be a unique space where Christ, healing and community could come together. In her search for a faith-based teacher training, Katie came across Yoga Faith and completed her 200-hour certification in May of 2018. Katie has also completed her Trauma Sensitive Yoga Faith Certification, Adaptive Yoga Faith Certification, and YF Meditation & Nidra Certifications, RYF-T 200, RYT-200 R-TSYF, R-YFA, R-YFMN.
Derek Thielen, Marketing Director of YogaFaith
Derek is a true entrepreneur at heart and enjoys helping people reach their full potential. After Founding and turning Premier Window Coverings into a sales and marketing powerhouse, Derek owned and operated a multi unit massage franchise before joining YogaFaith in 2014. He currently holds the position of Marketing Director and obtained his Masters in Business from Portland State University in Oregon.
Shannon Henshaw, YF-A
Shannon is an advanced certified Equine Facilitated Learning Spiritual Coach and owner of Divine Horse Reflections. I am thrilled to have found YogaFaith as it mirrors my passion to equip and empower people to fulfill their God given purpose & destiny. Shannon’s heart’s desire is to heal, restore, deliver and make whole God’s people while deepening their relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Remembering the Divine “YOU” within.
Shannon currently holds transformational retreats in Eagle Rock, MO. Eagles Nest Sanctuary sits on 150 tranquil acres on Table Rock Lake. At Divine Horse Reflections and the practices of YogaFaith and her equine partners she offers a quiet and supportive environment that allows one to slow down, to focus within, to live in the present moment and to connect to the innate wisdom that horses have to offer
each of us through unconditional love the same as our Father. Shannon and her husband have recreated a life that better suits their soul and where their hearts can empower others to do the same. Shannon offer retreats, custom retreats, one-one-coaching, mentoring and wellness for a total well being package for a better life while deepening one’s relationship with the Trinity.
Michelle Thielen, R-CYAMT
Called the Yoga Pastor, Michelle Thielen, R-CYAMT, is a speaker, author of Stretching Your Faith and traveling yogi who has been teaching somatic movement through dance and yoga for over 20 years. A student of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experience (SE), and Eric Walrabenstein’s therapy for psychological wounds, Michelle is passionate about helping the world heal from trauma to live a life of purpose.
As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Trainer, Michelle has been instrumental in aiding with the restoration of those who suffer from trauma, intense anxiety or depression into healing and freedom. She travels around the world aiding in the rescue efforts of human traffick victims as well as raising awareness about the epidemic. She holds certifications with the American Council of Exercise, and founded the Christian Yoga Association in 2018, as a means to build a bridge between faith based yoga practitioners and educators.