Doing a Series of Yoga Classes is a Great Way to Go Deeper, Learn More, and Cultivate Deeper Connections!
Join our new "Series Classes" to bolster your practice and... win Shine bonuses!
Attend all 5 classes in the series and earn a discount for your next class purchase!
New students are welcome to just drop-in. Come 10-15 minutes early to register. Or sign-up online.
Scroll Below for More Details on These New Year's Series:
- Alignment Refinement Series
- Intro to Flow Series
- Kids Yoga
Join our New Year's Alignment Refinements Series
These series classes are offered to give you the opportunity to cultivate consistency and clarity in your practice. While the classes will generally build on each other, the teachers can always "catch you up" if you miss one. As the series are running concurrently, you can drop-in to any other class that is offering the series to stay on pace. Content from class to class will be uniquely based on that week's theme according to class level and teacher's individual style.
New Beginners and those looking to move at a slower pace are invited to attend the New Beginner class on Tuesday night's for the most detailed descriptions of alignment. Regular class prices apply for all challenge classes and students are welcome to drop-in (and out;-) at anytime.
Classes Participating in the Challenge:
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm ~ New Beginner's with Teresa Minton
Sundays 11:15 - 12:30 Embodied Yoga (Beginner's & Beyond) with Annie Weisbrod
Series Classes Begin January 10th
* Feel free to drop-in at the first or any subsequent class!
Even if you miss a class you will still benefit from the progressive sequencing of classes. Attend all 5 classes and recieve a pass for one free class.
All Series will follow this basic curriculum:
week 1 - Foundations • feet, knees, hands • Standing Poses & Sun Salutes
week 2 - Hips & Low Back • Twists
week 3 - Spine • Forward & Backward Bends
week 4 - Chest, Shoulders & Upper Back • Heart Openers
week 5 - Neck & Shoulders • Course Overview + Meditation & Relaxation
Intro to Flow Series
Fridays 12:30 - 1:30 in Bobby's Align & Flow 1 Class
This series is offered for regular practitioners who prefer a nice slow flow and for newer students who would like a break down of the common vinyasa forms, including: Surya Namaskar A, Surya Namaskar B, Chandra Namaskar, as well as teacher directed creative posture flows.
5 week series Jan. 10 - Feb. 7 - use a 5 class plass or drop-in per class Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30
A fun way for children to develop important skills such as strength, coordination and balance in a fun non-competitive environment. Alive with flowing sequences, balancing postures, breathing exercises, and creative relaxation techniques, children are sure to relish in themselves. Partner poses and cooperative yoga games encourage positive peer interactions that inspire a living yoga practice in everyday living. Best for kids ages 4 - 9.
(The Kids Series does not offer the free class bonus that is offered for our other series as it is already offered at a discounted class rate. Thanks for understanding.)
Luna's Lounge ~ next offered Fri. Sept. 18th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Kate Noble is so excited to be offering this open space for deeper inner connections to the energy of intuition and creativity. Join us for this monthly gathering at Shine under the light of the moon. A yummy "low & slow" led yoga practice will be followed by quiet space for individuals to sit in meditation, practice creative arts, or participate in intuitive healing practices. The space is here for you to get quiet and plug in to your insight and creative juices to bring clarity, light, and love more fully into the present moment. We will conclude our evening with a short community circle of support to share our insights and manifestations.
Format is as follows:
Short and gentle led yoga practice with the intention of decompressing from the day. Deep breathing, integrated stretching, and opening your intuitive and creative pathways will be the main focus of the yoga class.
Quiet time and space for you to meditate, journal, create, intuit, heal - what you do with the time is up to you. Kate will present an artistic project each session for anyone who is interested to play in that way. Please bring your favorite art supplies to use or share if you would like.
Circle of support and inner critic taming. We all have one - that inner critic who says we are not good enough to share our work or our voice. Sometimes that inner critic lashes out at others too. Our evening will end with safe and supportive sharing in order to help us find confidence and courage to let our creative and intuitive lights shine bright in the world.
There is no charge - but donations are appreciated to both support the space and to be shared with our charity of the month. We hope to see you there!
Yoga & Creativity with Kimberly Gelbswater
Yoga for Creativity is a course designed to nurture, empower, and free students’ creativity. Through the regular practice of Kripalu yoga, centered on breath and body awareness, students may realize their full creative potential both on and off of the mat.
Student Learning Outcomes:
To release tension and creative blocks
To cultivate greater mindfulness, presence, and focus
To practice non-judgmental self-awareness
To energize the body and mind through connection to the breath
To explore the flow of creative energy through the flow of asanas (postures)
To observe the activity of the mind and heart with compassion
To stretch and strengthen the body through proper alignment
To protect and foster creativity within a safe environment
Kimberly Gelbwasser is a 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Northern Kentucky University, where she teaches Applied Voice Lessons, Lyric Diction, Opera Workshop, and Yoga for Creativity. To learn more, visit “Kimberly Gelbwasser Voice Studio” on Facebook.
“ART IS A SPIRITUAL transaction.”
“The Artist’s Way is, in essence, a spiritual path, initiated and practiced through creativity”
“Just as doing Hatha Yoga stretches alters consciousness when all you are doing is stretching, doing the exercises in this book alters consciousness when “all” you are doing is writing and playing. Do these things and a breakthrough will follow-whether you believe in it or not. Whether you call it a spiritual awakening or not.
In short, the theory doesn’t matter as much as the practice itself does. What you are doing is creating pathways in your consciousness through which the creative forces can operate. Once you agree to clearing these pathways, your creativity emerges. In a sense, your creativity is like your blood. Just as blood is a fact of your physical body and nothing you invented, creativity is a fact of your spiritual body and nothing that you must invent.”
Excerpt From: Julia Cameron. “The Artist's Way.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/Zbx8C.l