Seth Williams, R-YFT 200
Currently studying theatre, at UNCSA, Seth first started his yoga practice at the age of 4. Being the son of an Iyengar trained yoga teacher he was always surrounded by the gifts of yoga and how beneficial it was to the body, mind, and spiritual wellbeing.
Yoga has influenced Seth’s view of the world as well as motivated him as the artist he is today. He discovered YogaFaith and has recently graduated from 200 hour teacher training and miracle immersion.
YogaFaith has been such a blessing for me. It has given me a stronger connection with God and has provided me with many tools and insight in my yoga practice.
We can’t wait for you to meet and be blessed by Seth!
Phil Vestal, R-YFT 200 YF-LT
Phil is a Pastor, YogaFaith Instructor, and the Co-founder of Ruah Space, a ministry that helps people connect deeper with God, themselves, and others. He has a BA in Religion from Calvin College and an M.Div from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. He has lived in Israel, Malawi, and now resides in St. Petersburg, FL with his wife Erin and his two boys.
Phil has been a tremendous blessing to the YogaFaith family, we are elated that he will be a part of your journey!
Charla Anderson, R-YFMT, R-TSYF
Charla is an educator, dancer and Registered YogaFaith Master Trainer at the 500 hour as well as certified in Trauma Sensitive YogaFaith.
Charla is an incredible blessing to everyone she meets and a Lead Trainer in our Dance and Embodiment course.
She and her husband reside in Texas.
We look forward to you meeting Charla, she is an incredibly anointed leader and educator.
Eli Wyatt, R-YFT 200
Husband. Father. Pastor. Small Business Owner. Baseball Coach and YogaFaith Trainer, Eli serves as Executive Pastor of Cross Roads Community Church in Farmington NM and recently celebrated 18 years of marriage with his wife Britney—who is also a YogaFaith Instructor! They have two amazing children, Elijah (17) and Miley (13). Eli also helps run their family business, The Ol’Meat Shop and is a Varsity Baseball Coach at Aztec High School.
If he’s not on the field, he’s probably running a trail! Eli is passionate about living life to its fullest and helping others do the same with the guiding principles of his life verse, John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
“YogaFaith has helped shape the importance of breaking from busy and finding renewal of mind, body and soul with my Creator on a regular basis—in a fresh, revitalizing way.”
Eli hopes to leverage his platform in YogaFaith to help individuals bolster their potential in life and faith—with a specific focus on Yoga for Athletes!
Eli has incredible insight and wisdom, and we look forward to you receiving his guidance on your journey!
R-YFT 200, R-TSYF, R-YFA
Tracey began practicing yoga in 2012 because she was an avid runner. She heard that yoga would help improve her running physically and she would learn how to breathe better and more fully. All of that was true and exactly what she found through the physical yoga practice. However, what she found in practicing yoga was so much more than just physical benefits! Her yoga practice became a personal time of prayer, worship, and focusing her mind on Jesus. She was soon called to YogaFaith as well as becoming an Ambassador and an integral part of the YogaFaith ministry and family.
Tracey loves the physical benefits of her yoga practice, but what she really loves most is using it to make time & space with Jesus AND for herself. And she wants to help others do the same and find healing in their hearts, souls, and minds through time on the mat with Jesus. She resides in South Carolina with her husband and 3 children. She looks forward to be a part of your YogaFaith journey.
Tracey is an immense blessing to so many within YogaFaith, you will also be the recipient of her many gifts!
Rosy McCann, R-YFT, YF-A
Rosy is a Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Educator, and Founding President of Empowering Women Thru Motion, a not-for-profit organization for women. She became a YogaFaith instructor in 2017 and is also a YF Ambassador.
As a former event planner, Rosy’s passion is to bring women together in engaging retreats to learn firsthand how to create balance in mind, body and soul. The core tenets for her retreats are by unplugging and reconnecting with Jesus, eating a clean, healthy diet, and practicing meditation, prayer and yoga. Her goal is to provide women the tools they need to begin their journey back to or optimize their whole-body health and wellness.
I am honored to be a YogaFaith Ambassador and assist in bringing women closer to the Creator through yoga and education.
Michelle Thielen, Founder of YogaFaith
Called the Yoga Pastor, Michelle Thielen, R-CYAMT, C-IAYT, is a speaker, author of Stretching Your Faith, Exit Wilderness A Roadmap Out of Depression and Hopelessness, and a traveling yogi who has been teaching somatic movement through dance and yoga for over 20 years.
As a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapist and meditation expert, 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, is a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and founded the Christian Yoga Association in 2018, to build a bridge between faith-based yoga practitioners and educators. She has 3 200-hour Certifications, 3 500-hour Certifications, Certified in Yoga Therapy with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a Minister through Christian Global Outreach Ministries. Michelle has been the lead trainer of over 200 Teacher Trainings.