Kelsy Timas

Kelsy Timas

CEO/ Founding Director

Kelsy Timas is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Life Coach and Wellness Educator assisting the world in discovering and recovering a life in balance. A proud member of the American Holistic Health Association (AHHA), International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and National Board of Drugless Practitioners. On a mission to serve humanity in their journey and return to holism, Kelsy invests her time and talents in people and organizations looking for wellness solutions that move us toward a more balanced and integrative world. Her vision for the future is the driving force behind the growth and development of her company, Guiding Wellness Institute Inc.

 

Beginning a career in Medical Management and Nursing, Kelsy discovered that her passion was in preventative and holistic based practices which redirected her studies and ultimately her life. This faithful decision refocused her vision resulting in the creation of her company, Guiding Wellness, and her “Be Well” philosophy. At a very uncertain time in our nation and a new husband deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army, Kelsy bloomed where she was planted, creating a Holistic Health practice in Fayetteville, NC that now serves people all over the world. With her passion to serve Veterans, First Responders, Healthcare professionals and other Caregivers, Kelsy often refers to herself as the “Caregivers Care Giver”. With over 20 years of diverse Holistic Health experience, certifications that include early childhood development, counseling addiction, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Yoga and Body Therapies; Kelsy’s most important accomplishments are still on the horizon. She is committed to her vision for the growth of her company to be a nationally sustainable wellness solution that assists people in bridging the gap in their lives in order to maintain a life in Balance.

Kelsy’s success can be attributed to her deep desire to help people create their best life, a natural entrepreneur and pioneering spirit that has never been afraid to create solutions needed in order to find “a better way”, and the sincere belief that she is in service of her life’s calling.

When she is not teaching or working with clients, Kelsy is enhancing her humanitarian footprint through her service on the Board of Directors for Connections of Cumberland County, Chambers for Hope, and Sustainable Neighbors. She also enjoys living her message of “Balance” through clean eating, the practice of Yoga, writing, and the creative arts. Her greatest desire is to leave the world better then she found it and strives to do that every day in as many ways as possible while Living Well.

Kelsy’s Guiding Wellness Blog

Marsha Howe

Marsha Howe

Director of Food Education

Marsha Howe has always been committed to a healthy lifestyle and to sharing sustainable living skills and whole food nutrition. Learning the principles and the wisdom of nature’s living systems and the miracle of the human body has been a lifelong pursuit and focus of her education.

In addition to her role at Guiding Wellness, Marsha is Founder/Director of Sustainable Neighbors, a Certified Permaculture Eco-Social Designer, MRC Farmers’ Market Consumer Education Outreach Coordinator, Community Emergency Response Team Certified (CERT), and an urban farmer.  She teaches and facilitates whole food nutrition presentations, facilitates hands-on organic gardening classes, seasonal cooking from scratch, canning and preserving workshops, and urban farmer trainings and events.

She is committed to the development of sustainable, resilient, food secure neighborhoods that support local urban farmers and other local food chain entrepreneurs to grow a local food system for healthy economic growth. Her work builds relationships that inspire positive action for local food security.

www.sustainableneighborsnc.com

Kelsey Magnine

Kelsey Magnine

Faculty

Kelsey Magnine is a recent graduate of Methodist University’s MBA program as well as a 2012 graduate of their PGA Golf Management program. Throughout her time at Methodist, she was part of two NCAA Champion golf teams (2010 & 2012) and also served as Miss Methodist in 2012.

Upon beginning her professional career, Kelsey began practicing yoga regularly to find balance and connection amidst the dynamism and chaos of the working world. She became a Yoga Alliance certified Yin and Ashtanga instructor in 2016 with The Yoga People in Bali, Indonesia. Presently, she is working to develop curriculum to bridge the gap between golf and yoga to better suit the needs of so many that struggle with injury and other limitations. It is her mission to make yoga a way of life, part of anything and everything we do.

Tiffany Ketchum

Tiffany Ketchum

Massage Therapist/Yoga iRest Instructor

Tiffany Ketchum is a licensed Massage Therapist living and serving the Fayetteville/ Fort Bragg community. Born in Hawaii, Tiffany brings her joyful holistic experience and expertise to Guiding Wellness and the many organizations they collectively serve. Her greatest hope is that her presence, knowledge and skills would support and assist her clients to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Tiffany’s life and professional practice strengthen the Guiding Wellness family and offer inspiration to her clients, friends and entire community community. She leads by example by living by the holistic principles she teaches. Having a plant based diet for more than 10 years, Tiffany understands and advocates for a holistic approach to wellness, with a complete mind, body and spirit approach, favoring ethical treatment of all living things in everything she does. For more information about Tiffany’s classes and appointments offered at Guiding Wellness Institute, download the Guiding Wellness App or contact our office at 910-864-6257. You may contact Tiffany directly at  TiffanyatGuidingWellness@gmail.com

 

Lisa Lofthouse

Lisa Lofthouse

Faculty

Suffering from debilitating migraines Lisa discovered yoga in her early forties and consistent practice greatly reduced her migraine attacks,

Yoga helped her deal with the hectic life of running to framing stores. She feels she truly stepped onto a path of bliss when she began teacher training at the The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA.

In 2001 she completed the 500-hour professional level teacher training program. Ashe she likes to say, “That is when my dharma met my karma. I knew this was my calling and I have to share it with everyone I meet.” Since selling her framing business, Lisa balances her days teaching yoga at her studio, Breathing Space, in Fayetteville, NC, playing in her art room and laughing with her friends.

She leads retreats as often as she can. Her inner joy brings smiles to anyone who meets her. Lisa lives a blissful existence with her fabulously understanding husband, Dean.

 

Dr. Rhiannon Hutton

Dr. Rhiannon Hutton

Faculty

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Master of Eastern Medicine, and licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Hutton specializes in empowering busy people with the tools for total wellness – so that they don’t have to be a patient for life. She blends the newest research based posture therapy with ancient proven techniques in Meridian Exercise Therapy. She also compounds individualized herbal formulas for each of her patients ensuring treatment of not only the symptoms but the underlying condition as well.

Dr. Rhi’s cases have been peer-review published and appear in Advances in Mind Body Medicine, available on PubMed. She was her class Valedictorian, and is co-author of a sustainable health cookbook on Amazon calledThe Happy Tummy Cookbook: Because A Happy Tummy Means A Happy Body. Additionally, she has worked in over 32 countries and, with the help of her knowledge of the body, has jogged across the Mojave desert, 500 miles in 30 days.

When not running a busy practice, Dr. Rhi enjoys jogging, wildcrafting herbs, and her personal Meridian Exercise Therapy practice. For more information on having Dr. Rhi for your company training, please call 910-920-0468 or contact her through DocRhi@MeridianExerciseTherapy.com

Tess Dembs

Tess Dembs

Yoga Instructor (RYT-200hr)

I first found Yoga back in 2007 after the birth of my 4th son. I’ve always had a love for anything
health and fitness related, but yoga had a unique mind body connection that intrigued me. After
surviving cancer, and the after effects of surgeries, yoga brought life and happiness back into my life!

Hot yoga in particular truly brought incredible healing to my mental and physical scars. I am eager to share my passion for life and yoga with others! I am currently studying Exercise science, have studied nutrition, and have my 200 HR. Kunga Yoga Teacher Cert. from Wilmington Yoga Center. My intention is to be available to share the healing, health, and happiness that yoga continues to bring me.

My hobbies are running, scuba diving, anything beach related, and finding mischief with my four sons. I look forward to seeing you on your mats!