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Alert for Saturday, June 25th - We have had to cancel our morning in-person classes due to road closures around Shine for the Hyde Park Blast. We are still able to hold virtual mixed-level at 8:30 and our afternoon pre- and post-natal.
While I'm not a huge fan of "January Resolutions" (because our energy level and moods are generally lower) I believe this time of year is the perfect time for reflection and planning for the new year. I designed this little New Year's Reflection worksheet for my young family and thought that you too might benefit from me sharing it. I wish each of you deep peace, empowering growth, and moments of joy to treasure this year. With love, Kate Click Here to Download a pdf of this
For a long time now, yoga has been my sacred time and Shine has been my sacred place. Both the practice and the place creating space for me to connect more deeply to the spirit of my heart and the spirit that makes it easier to connect with others and to enjoy my life. When I learned that Shine might close two years ago, I felt like I was actually about to lose a part of myself. The opportunity for me to keep it going presented itself, but as much as I loved Shine, I was doub
Ever since I was a little boy I believed in magic. I remember distinctly trying to make things happen with my thoughts. Sometimes they did. The pure belief of a child’s innocence is powerful stuff. I believed that there were real places like the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and that if you believed enough you could make magic happen. This month as we enter the sign of Virgo we revisit the Alchemical powers of the god Mercury also known as Hermes. Mercury was th
As you read this blog entry, think of some regal music like Trumpet Voluntary or Ode to Joy. “Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da……. Something with big horns and lots and lots of grand energy. Making an entrance on to our AstroAsana stage is Leo, the sign of the Lion, the king, or as the Egyptians called him, RA, the sun god. Leo is ruled by the Sun in both personality astrology and esoteric astrology so it can be hard for Leo to not feel like the center of attention with all the
Have you checked out our new monthly series.... AstroAsana? Rob Dorgan, assisted by Steve Bolia, are offering AstroAsana at our studio once per month. This special class instroduces information about the current astrological influences that may be affecting your life. Then you get to work with the sensation of the current energy in a fun, dynamic, and empowering asana class. Rob is a soulful teacher and Steve a supportive assistant. This class is offered at regular class pric
As we get ready to kick off our kick AstroAsana Series at Shine, please enjoy this guest post by Rob Dorgan and Steve Bolia and then join us for the workshop on Sunday, May 18th from 1:30 - 3:30. You can preregister on the "workshops" tab at our MindBody Portal. The sun changes from one sign of the zodiac to another every 30 days or so. The energy change from one sign to another can be quite jarring for some of us. It can also explain why certain months every year seem to be
I just wanted to take a moment to give everyone a few more details on our upcoming May workshops! I am very excited about all three of them! Workshops are a great way to learn something new, learn something from a new or visiting teacher, or just an opportunity to delve a little deeper into a certain area. Workshops will no doubt enhance your practice and likely life off the mat as well. This May we are offering a core function workshop by Chandler Stevens of Motusfit Cincinn
I started this blog with Jenny with such great intentions! I really was so excited to have a platform to extend some of the benefits of yoga past the reach of my small yoga classes. With a partner on board I thought I might overcome my long held pattern of blogging – and stopping – and blogging – and stopping. But life does what it does, and we do what we do, and as my schedule expanded, my blogging time never really became a regular thing. I kept thinking about it. I knew th
There are times when I wish I recorded my trips to Shine so I could hear again what the teacher shared during class. Shine’s yoga teachers expertly guide their students through a beautifully choreographed series of yoga poses, as well as share their insights and reflections. Their short reflections have helped me have a happier, more positive outlook on life each day. It reminds me of returning from a day in the gardens. Sometimes I can’t tell you exactly what I saw or the ex
I'm really happy to be seeing that people are talking about a few more ways to reflect and refocus at the New Year these days. I have to admit that I love the "resolution-rebels" out there. My preference has evolved from strongly held resolutions as a personal trainer in the 90s, through intentions as a Yoga Teacher, and now as I evolve, into a place where I recognize the potent time that winter is to reflect. Winter is a time to draw in. It's a time to conserve energy rather