Shine Yoga Center Facilitators & Teachers
Director / Instructor ~ eRYT 500, P-RYT, C-RYT, YACEP, ACE PT & Health / Wellness / Lifestyle Coach
“Yoga has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. This practice has transformed me...body, mind, heart and soul. It has bought tremendous healing and joy into my life. I teach to share it's blessings.”
Kate has been teaching movement-based and leading holistic wellness programs for over 25 years. Kate blends her extensive study of Yoga and Functional Fitness Coaching with a passion to nurture and empower the students whom she is blessed to share time. Kate is an eRYT 500 Yoga Teacher and has additional certifications in Pre-Natal and Children's Yoga as well as an ACE certified Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach. Kate leads public classes, our teacher training program, and private sessions as well as is the owner/director of Shine Yoga Center and Flourish Unlimited - Wellness & Lifestyle Coaching.
Office Administrator / Instructor ~ eRYT 500, YACEP
The past which I wish to acknowledge and honor: This practice ( entering into a yoga practice ) has changed my life. I discovered yoga as part of my New Year Resolution in the year 2000, and almost 20 years later am still in love with the practice. I did my first teacher training in 2003. My second teacher training was in 2005 with two of my main teachers at the time, Sianna Sherman and Mitchel Bleier. I continued to branch out, discover and explore both with various teachers and on my own. Life invites us to learn, explore, play and teach through it all. Registered with the Yoga Alliance since 2005, currently as an E - RYT® 500, YACEP® .
Now: I am teaching and studying various mindful movement practices as well as somatic and social synergy. How the body-mind is inseparable and as social beings we are also deeply interconnected in community. Another life changing experience I am weaving back into my work is my Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, one of the studies that taught me a lot regarding what makes us human and how that is done in relationship to ourself, each other, and the world around us. More information is available at my website www.germinateandjourney.com
And Also Currently Teaching at Shine....
Instructor ~ eRYT 500
Wendy Andersen has been practicing alignment based yoga since 1995, and is the founder and original owner of Shine Yoga Center. In 2002, Wendy left her career as a corporate litigation lawyer to open Shine and teach yoga full time. Ten years later in 2012, she transferred the business of Shine to Kate Noble, choosig to devote more time and energy to her family and home life. Wendy focuses on postural awareness and encourages physical and energetic alignent in her teaching. Wendy is happy to continue to teach at this amazing place, and to see the legacy of Shine live on here in Cincinnati.
Instructor - ACE PT, CHES, GGS-1, RYT 300
Sarah is a personal trainer and health educator who has been working to support mothers since 2005, first as a doula, now as a pre and post natal fitness instructor. She holds certifications focusing on women’s health through Fit For Birth and Girls Gone Strong. Sarah has found movement to be a key element of mental and physical health and wellness. Through a deep appreciation of physiology, an understanding of anatomy and alignment, and dignity and inclusiveness as core values, Sarah works to make movement and fitness a positive experience accessible to everyone.
Exercise during pregnancy is wonderful for maintaining postural alignment in an ever-changing body, keeping muscles strong to reduce stress on joints, tendons, and ligaments, promoting good function and integrity of the core and pelvic floor, and for building strength and endurance for labor, birth, and life with a new baby!
This prenatal exercise class is for all stages of pregnancy and all fitness experience levels. We will focus on foundational movement patterns, breathwork, core and pelvic floor connection, and building overall strength and endurance.
We will be training barefoot. Workouts will be low impact, strength training with minimal equipment, and light aerobic activity. Bring a mat, water, and a towel or blanket if you like.
Instructor ~RYT 300
Sara’s yoga practice is an expression of her love of life with all of its joy and heartbreak. It is the culmination of decades of dedication and study under experts in the fields of yoga, various forms of dance, and academics. As a biology teacher, she is experimental by nature and likes to continually discover new ways of enhancing her own and others’ well-being. Sara is particularly interested in balancing energy so as to experience relaxation in the face of physical and mental challenges. Her classes facilitate the development of healthy body alignment and muscle tone, an engaged yet calm nervous system, and a resilient heart. She is especially inspired by and grateful for her students.
Instructor ~ RYT 200
Felicia began studying and practicing hatha yoga in the mid 70's with Lilias Folan. Through her years as a young mother, she studied nutrition, meditation, and horticulture while raising three boys. During that time, her practice centered around John Friend's Anusara based philosophy, primarily at the Cincinnati Yoga School. After a move to the Philadelphia area in 2005, Felicia obtained yoga teacher training through the Yoga Fit program levels 1 and 2. She began teaching in the Philadelphia area in 2006. Recently, Felicia completed the Shine Yoga Teacher Training 200 hr program under Kate Noble. She is also a licensed massage therapist. It is her great honor to guide students in this life changing practice.
Instructor ~ RYT 500 with additional training in Restorative and Accessible Yoga
Becky began practicing yoga close to 30 years ago and has been blessed with amazing teachers! She did her teacher training here at Shine Yoga under Kate Noble in order to be able to share her love of the practice with others. She leads friendly classes where student can feel comfortable and nurtured.
Instructor - 200 RYT Baptiste Institute
300 RYT Shine Yoga Center, P-RYT Shine Yoga Center
Alodie has been practicing yoga since 2002, when her in-laws gifted her a four week intro to yoga series, and was drawn in after experiencing how the focus required by the physical asana practice brought greater awareness to the body, and the focus on the breath was greatly calming to the nervous system. She was struck by how effective a tool yoga was in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially when a meditation practice is added to the asana and breathwork.
Alodie likes to make her classes accessible to all levels, while also providing options for more advanced students that are looking to push their edge. Prop use is greatly encouraged in all of her classes, as support and as a means to find greater spaciousness in postures.
NASM certified personal trainer, ECC, IACT
Liz specializes in empowering humans to trust, love and discover the wisdom within their bodies through movement and breathwork practices. She has been teaching yoga and pranayama for just shy of a decade, and is most appreciative of the way the practice has allowed her to create a healthy relationship with herself. As a teacher, she aims to cultivate a space of safety and exploration for her students to grow their own loving relationship with their mind, body and nervous system.
You can expect alignment based, full body classes from Liz, with a particular emphasis on the sensory experience of the practice. Always catered to an all-levels audience, Liz offers up opportunities to challenge or support yourself as you move on your mat. You’ll utilize props and breathwork practices to explore familiar shapes in new ways, to expand your capacity for sensation, and to build resiliency within your body and brain.
Liz holds multiple certifications in Yoga and Pilates, and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Certified Breathwork and Meditation Facilitator. She is also an Integrative Change Worker certified through the Ethical Coaching Collective (ECC) and International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT).
Instructor ~ RYT 500
Erin Trentel E-RYT200/ RYT500 (YACEP), is an alignment trained yoga teacher, registered through Yoga Alliance. Erin’s love of movement, and foundation in Anusara yoga, inspire her alignment-focused vinyasa flow classes. With Erin you will connect to your breath, flow with mindfulness, and be encouraged to turn-in to your own unique experience on the mat.
Instructor ~ eRYT 500, YACEP, ACE Fitness Trainer & Health / Wellness Coach, Reiki & Sekhem-Seichem-Reiki Master Teacher
Dr. Annie Weisbrod first tried yoga in college to relieve back pain, long term injuries from athletics, and stress. It worked. After 25 years of learning and teaching multiple movement practices, she loves teaching ‘Embodied Yoga’ at Shine. This approach includes all the stretching and strength poses one would do in other yoga classes, but the focus on safe alignment, moving slowly and attentively, philosophy, and exploring the prana (qi, sekhem, energy) system of the body is unique. In addition to her extensive fitness training background, Annie is Abbot Emeritus of the Cincinnati Zen Center, studying extensively with Zen Master Dae Gak and authorized to teach meditation. She also continues to study intuitive energy healing and coaching, working with clients to develop healthy lifestyles. She prefers to teach mixed classes with both beginners and advanced practitioners to discover new ways to move, breathe, concentrate, and energy awareness and intuition.
Subs and Guest Teachers
Instructor ~ CYT 200
Patsy Baughn, Authorized and Certified Integrative Quantum Medicine™ Teacher and Healer, has dedicated her life to the study of energy, healing, and yoga since 1998. She studied IQM energy healing and yoga in the Anusara style for six years in Los Angeles before returning to her home state of Ohio to be near family and long-time friends. Patsy has specialized in providing basic yoga classes that are accessible to people of all ages and abilities as well as prenatal classes.
Instructor ~ RYT 200
Annie Bolling, owner of CLEAR, has had a life-long enthusiasm for exercise and is passionate about fitness, physical and spiritual wellness and psychosomatic balance. Annie began practicing yoga in 1999. In 2006 she received her first certification in Pilates and in April 2016 she also completed a 200 hour-Teacher Training to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. This Teacher Training allowed Annie to expand her foundational knowledge of alignment, anatomy, and of universal yogic philosophy. Annie helps her students find balance through meditation, yoga, and a mixture of movement practices and techniques.
Lindsey is an optimist, and encourager, that strongly believes yoga is an incredible way to spend some quiet time learning more about yourself, body, emotions, and mind. Lindsey loves to meet humans where they are and offers a yummy invitation of mindfulness, meditation, and movement that can be experienced by every body and level.
"The Boyz" Rob Dorgan & Steve Bolia
Instructor ~ 200 hrs teacher training
Rob Dorgan and Steve Bolia are nationally certified massage therapist, yoga instructors and meditation teachers. They are part of Sianna Sherman’s Earth Tribe Faculty. Both have been studying yoga for over 20 years (Ashtanga, Anusara, Alignment). Rob and Steve are also avid students and teachers of Astrology and offer ‘Soul Purpose’ Astrological Sessions to those who are seeking a greater purpose in their lives. “We believe that our Soul chooses the date, time and place of our birth so as to expand, grow and learn. Through the study of your Astrological Chart, or as we call it, ‘Your Personal Mandela’, you can better understand the energies that are being presented to you.”
Instructor ~ 200 hr
David Martin has enjoyed a great love affair with yoga since 1993. First, he loved it for the challenge, then the bliss he experienced. Then it was because his chronic back and shoulder pain faded away. He almost broke up with yoga because of injuries he experienced when he started pushing himself into poses with poor alignment then fell back in love when he found the alignment-based, heart inspired yoga at Shine. As he’s aged, he's loved it for the vitality he feels and the community of dedicated hearts he meets in practice. He loves teaching yoga because the students always remind him of the greatness in all of us.
Instructor ~ E-RYT 200
Suzie is driven daily by her curiosity and a desire to make peace, ease, and a light heart accessible to everyone. Her yoga classes reflect this. A yoga practice has been an integral part of her life, bringing mental calm and clarity, helping her manage chronic anxiety, and relieving chronic pain from a connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). She has trained in the following types of yoga: Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (Restorative yoga therapy, reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition, and contemplative care), Prenatal, and Embodied Flow Somatic Movement Therapy. She is also a True Body Project Leader, locally and internationally, where she teaches classes on mind-body connection primarily to young girls and women through movement (such as yoga and dance), pranayama breath work, writing, play, and art. Suzie is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and offerings for those pregnant clients by completing her doula training in Summer 2019.
Christy Willie Plaugher
eRYT 500, SAYF-certified, ACE GF
Christy is a dedicated yoga teacher whose teaching is grounded in an appreciation for the transformative power of yoga. Having had the privilege of training with some wonderful teachers across the United States, Christy's journey was profoundly influenced by studying with Sri Ravi Shankar, a devoted student of TKV Desikachar.
At the core of Christy's teaching philosophy lies a reverence for the breath. Her instruction seeks to establish a harmonious connection between breath, body, and mind. Whether guiding students through a strong vinyasa flow or a gentle and simple practice, Christy invites individuals to tap into the wisdom of yoga, allowing them to quiet their minds and be fully present in the moment.
Instructor ~ RYT 200
Yoga, for me, has been a coming home to myself. The practice of yoga - the integration of mindful movement and breath - has consistently inspired clarity, calm and centeredness. I aspire to share my love for this wise practice by introducing core poses and principles to those who are new to yoga in a simple and accessible way. I received my RYT200 from Shine Yoga.
My hope through teaching yoga is to create an inviting and safe space for people to come and take 1 hour for themselves, to be present with their thoughts and emotions, to learn breathing techniques that can be used in daily life whether on or off the mat, to feel good in their bodies and help facilitate their awareness of the physical, mental and spiritual body. Teresa is a Shine Yoga Teacher Training program so you can expect the highest quality of living support and guidance in your yoga practices with her.
Instructor ~ RYT 200
"Patricia is a nationally certified Yoga teacher, with a focus on maintaining health and functional alignment. Her own personal practice, since 1996, has supported her through many life changes. Patricia's love of yoga stems from the firm belief that yoga can be an easy tool accessible to all and can transform ones life for the better. This belief arises from from her own experience of how yoga has helped her to live pain free, connected and confident.
Patricia’s in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology supports her intuitive grasp of the individual’s body, alignment, and energy, allowing her to offer deeply effective adjustments and instruction.
Each student is met where they are, while Patricia holds a vision of their goal, and guiding them with grace, humor and an open heart.
The main focus of Patricia’s yoga is to assure that each student is developing a conscious awareness of mind, body, energy and breath. This is done through clear and concise instruction on alignment, hands-on adjustments, and encouraging, non-judgmental commentary to support the student’s spiritual engagement.
Energetics Master & Yoga Instructor
Brenda Villa, renowned holistic healer, spiritual guide and coach, will help you to tap into your own personal power and revitalize your life. Her powerful and playful connection with Spirit helps clients connect with their spirit guides and loved ones who have passed on, and to find a more ease-filled path in life. Brenda combines many different paths of wisdom and grounds them in pragmatic insights, making spiritual insights accessible, so you can transform your everyday life. One experience with Brenda and you will discover why creative professionals, senior corporate executives, leading members of the yoga community, and people just like you seek her guidance, wisdom, and coaching. Courses of study: executive coach, hypnotherapy, enneagram, numerology, tarot, meditation, crystals, essential oils, matrix energetics, cranial-sacral, healing touch, reiki and yoga.