Nesha started Lifehouse Performing Arts Academy in her basement in 1999. Because of her own personal struggles with feeling like her worth was determined by her accomplishments, Nesha has sought to create an environment at Lifehouse that strives to instill values of personal integrity and strength in its students rather than competition, seeking for external validation and ego. The studio, under her leadership, has grown to be one of the largest in Utah.
Nesha’s first experience with body trauma happened at age 4. Several traumatic experiences throughout her childhood and early adolescence contributed to her developing Anorexia in an effort to feel in control of her worthiness for love and acceptance by controlling her body size. Although this has been a difficult challenge, journeying with her body and healing her trauma has also been her greatest teacher. It is in grappling with this challenge that Nesha has discovered truth, wisdom and the gift in the human experience.
In seeking for her own healing, Nesha sought out many resources. She has attended workshops, done therapy, participated in various fitness programs, read countless books and worked with many wonderful mentors. She has learned the power of aligning herself with truth and the importance of healing trauma, which is universal to the human condition.
In seeking for her own healing, Nesha struggled to find answers for her body trauma. She found that most programs tied feeling good about yourself and health strictly to weight, size and following a strict routine of diet and exercise. She knew from her own experience that looking to an outcome of being a certain size or of behaving “perfectly” were not the answer. She also recognized that most people, especially women, have significant shame and trauma around their body. A vision for a program that would teach that true power comes in being aligned with truth, the need for a higher power, and the integration of the mind, body, heart and soul began to form.
Nesha’s vision is to create a space that she was always searching for, but could never find. A space for honoring the body as a glorious instrument to learn, experience and love.
Becky Moller lives in Spanish Fork, UT with her husband Nathan and their 5 children. Becky loves being in her body, and has over 14 years experience teaching Group Fitness to thousands of University students. She is a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher and is currently completing the 2-year Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Certification Program under the direction of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. She is also the author of The Lifehouse Body & Soul Course Book.
In her early adult life, Becky struggled with anorexia, perfectionism, and body distortion that led to fertility challenges. In 2014 she was faced with her greatest spiritual teacher: betrayal trauma. Ironically, it was this life-shattering experience that ultimately led her to uncover the many limiting beliefs and self-defeating behaviors that caused her body trauma and anxiety among other challenges. She continues on a lifetime pathway to heal these beliefs through applying 12-Step principles, practicing mindfulness, and finding the divine power of meditation. She has not weighed herself nor counted a calorie since 2015, and feels truly grateful each day to be free of body hatred and stress.
Through the rock bottom of betrayal trauma, she became deeply involved in addiction and trauma recovery work, serving as the Executive Director of S.A.Lifeline Foundation (a 12-Step Non-Profit) for 3 years, where she led Women’s retreats, spoke publicly, and developed online curriculums and educational materials.
Becky feels overwhelmed with gratitude at how such an ugly beginning has become such a beautiful part of her life–and has learned to approach life with an open mind and trust in the creativity of a Higher Power at work. She finds joy and meaning in paying forward the universal message of compassion, trauma-healing, self-awareness, empowerment, and essential identity to a world in need.
She believes passionately in the profound power of integrating body-mind-and-spirit in spiritual healing and personal growth. She would love to share this practice and help you uncover the infinite and unique Light that already lives in you.
Holly Lambert is a Yoga Alliance 500-hour Certified Yoga Teacher with over a decade of experience teaching yoga and meditation to thousands of individuals. She practices the 12-Steps and finds her greatest passion in helping people to open their heart, and connect to the Higher Power of their own understanding. Holly’s guided meditations have helped hundreds of women in trauma to break down their walls, reconnect with their heart, and deepen their relationship with God.
Brielle is our high energy early morning instructor. She’s certified to teach Barre strength and toning which is a ballet-inspired low impact metabolic burn. She’s also our certified High Fitness instructor which is an easy to follow music-driven dance party. (No dance experience required!)
Brielle is passionate about feeling strong and confident in your body while also having tons of fun. She’s been with Lifehouse Body & Soul since its creation and cares deeply about inspiring our participants to create the body and soul connections that make our program so powerful and transformative.
She’s the mom to 2 little girls, 3 teenagers, and 1 fluffy white cat.
Serena is married to her best friend and husband Israel. They have 5 kids. She is a busy mom trying to keep up with everybody, while also volunteering at her kids’ school, volunteering at church, and cooking, baking, dancing, and singing to her heart’s content.
Serena graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Spanish. She is a certified Zumba and Zumba Tone instructor.
Serena began the Lifehouse Body and Soul course as a participant in the Pilot Program in 2021. The concepts of making peace with her body, finding respite from perfectionism and anxiety, and connecting more deeply with God spoke to her soul, and she knew it was a program for which she was hungry and ready. After a lifetime of conscious and subconscious influences of what “beautiful” is, she spent her adult life swinging on the pendulum of diet and exercise. In 2019, she finally came to the conclusion that there must be a better way and that she needed to find how to live well with her body, mind, and food. This quest led her to Lifehouse Body and Soul, and she couldn’t be more grateful. Her consistent participation in Daily Practice, evening Course Community Meetings, and imperfectly applying course principles in her day-to-day life has led to an increased peace, lightness, freedom, hope, calm, steadiness, and self-awareness that years previous would have seemed impossible.
Stephen Nibley has wide-ranging life experience, including roughnecking in the oil fields of the Uinta Basin, operating his own fast food restaurants, working in corporate management, appraising and selling real estate, It was a lot of great experience, but it came with a price that was ruining his life. He was in a downward spiral and every aspect of his life was imploding: relationships, career and finances, and physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
In 2003 he discovered yoga, specifically the form identified as Jnana yoga which emphasizes study, self-inquiry and meditation. Establishing a daily practice of Jnana yoga reversed the direction of his life, creating a pattern of continuous improvement in all the areas of his life that were failing before.
In 2011 he began teaching meditation workshops and working full-time as a life skills coach for homeless drug addicts. Continuing his yoga practice, he teaches several meditation workshops each year and mentors clients one-on-one as a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach.
He loves life with his wife Heather, living in Provo, Utah. They have seven children and sixteen grandchildren; who are providing a whole new level of life experience.
Jaylene Mortensen is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition, and she is currently pursuing certification in Intuitive Eating. She has 10 years of experience in nutrition education and counseling including teaching collegiate level courses, individual and group diabetes nutrition consultation, education and management, residential in-patient nutrition management, and participation in large scale research trials. Her participation at Lifehouse Body and Soul has reiterated her belief in the benefit and power of mindful and intuitive eating. She believes that, if listened to, our bodies can be our greatest asset in guiding our food choices. If we follow our body’s intuition, we can find a peaceful relationship with food that will bring us not only better health but a higher quality of life. Her philosophy is that true, lasting dietary change can only happen when the tools of nutrient education, environmental change, and increased self-awareness are used together.