Want to take your yoga to the next level. Learn how to develop a home practice. Make yoga part of your every day. Be healthier, happier and calmer. The answer is a home practice. Not sure how to begin? Here's how. Beth has had a daily home practice, every single day for 15 years.
our Release program works to unclog, unbind, recharge and release our physical bodies from the stashed fear, anger and inadequacy we feel. It is a two hour long program taught by 4 Shine teachers using a combination of deep body work, cathartic movement, mediation and fun to open back up your physical body. There will be kundalini, Buti, group energy work, and restorative yoga meant to ease your adrenals, and wake you up to your own life force. Following Release we begin our second cycle of the RISE program. The RISE program is designed to revitalize our intuition, our strength and our Embodiment as women. Deep down you know you are magic. It's time to turn it all the way on.
Do you want to change your life and the lives of the people around you?
Become a Yoga Teacher.
Maybe you just want to go deeper, learn more about yoga, and improve your own practice.
Take our training.
What to expect
You will finish the 200 hour training able to teach a class anywhere.
You will have a deep understanding of the body mechanics that make up a pose and how to put poses together in a sequence to support strength, flexibility, breath, alignment, stress reduction, health benefits and deeper meaning.
You will come away able to teach yoga to people at all levels, all abilities, and all body types. You will learn yoga philosophy and Sanskrit and will build a daily practice for yourself, using your own body and experiences to become a better teacher.
We will also use our amazing studio and teachers as a laboratory, learning how teachers with different styles find and produce their authentic voice in a class. How different types of cuing are effective, what different types of students want out of a class.
What else will you gain?
You will create a lasting bond with the people you train with.
You will have mentors over your teaching career.
You will learn to pay attention to your own body and to communicate better with other people.
You will learn yoga postures, meditation, and breathing techniques
You will learn to go deeper into your life and how to guide people beyond body awareness into energy, stillness, safety, balance, anything you can imagine.
What makes us unique?
We are a studio that provides a wide variety of types of yoga that are unified by the belief that it is the yoga teacher and studio's job to help people feel safe and supported. It is the teacher's job to help people achieve things they never thought they could, and to brighten their lives. We will teach you how to help people ( and yourself) reach whatever their goals are through specific, body mechanics that allows people to do yoga they thought wasn't possible for them. We will also teach you how to inspire them.
We are a studio with a strong, welcoming community. The yoga teacher training will be the same. We are all vulnerable--that's our strength.
We have a wide variety of teachers with expertise outside of yoga. Our yogic philosophy sessions will be taught by a philosophy professor. Our trauma informed yoga and yoga for anxiety will be taught by licensed mental health clinicians. Our prenatal portion will be taught by a massage therapist. Our Sanskrit will be taught by a teacher who studied at a Sanskrit school in Arizona. Our bench is deep.
We will meet:
The second Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month, January through June.
Fridays we will meet from 7-9 pm
Saturdays we will meet from noon-8 pm
Sundays we will meet from noon-8pm
We will also meet every Tuesday beginning on January 15th and ending on June 4th from 7-9 pm.
We expect that you will participate in a minimum of 11 studio classes per month. Unlimited yoga is included in the tuition. We require that you take one specific class per week. We will discuss the class with the teacher after the class and discuss as a group at the beginning of our meeting on Tuesday. The required classes will reinforce the learning focus that month.
We will also require that you do a home practice for 20 minutes each day and journal about it. We will offer guidance for your home practice.
You will practice teaching at the studio in small groups
You will be required to attend all Friday, Sat, Sun and Tues sessions on the schedule in order to be certified.
You will have an extensive training manual which you will be required to read along with several additional books.
Includes manual and unlimited yoga at Shine
Payment Plans available
Breast Cancer is the reason for Shine Yoga. It came out of my devastating experience as a breast cancer survivor. Each year, Paige organizes a special event to raise money for the amazing Breast Cancer Network of WNY. I’ve taught at the BCN. It’s a beautiful, supportive place, and what I love most about it is that it creates community, it gives survivors and people who are going through treatment support, resources and each other.
This year’s special donation class is in that same vein. It recognizes that cancer leaves deep wounds and it celebrates that we heal them together.
On the 17th, Paige and Sara will co-teach a class that recognizes the deep wounds of cancer ( and life) and celebrates our ability to move past them with a little help from our friends.
Celebrations continue at The Grange post class, where we will be feasting on happy hour priced foods and special cocktails all evening long.
Shine will donate $10 per person attending the class to the BCN. If you have a class pass or membership, we would love an additional donation, but your membership or pass will pay for the class. Drop in price is $20 as usual.
P.S. October 11th is the 6 year anniversary of my diagnosis. I would love if you could be there to help me celebrate making it through and changing my life.
Come learn about the Jumpstart get questions answered and get access to your Fall Jumpstart Manual. I’m making vegan butternut squash soup!
If you can’t make it, watch it live on Facebook. I’ll post the discussion starting at 7:15pm, post soup.
If you can’t come but want your manual, comment on facebook live or email me and I’ll give you access.
Today we play!
10am-12pm Special Yoga class taught by all Shine teachers we each take 5-7 minutes of the class and teach a component--centering, warm up, etc.)
12:30pm This is What a Yogi Looks Like photoshoot--Instagram Yoga Pictures or just you and your friends and family
1pm Aerial Yoga
Nibbles and drinks throughout the day. Silent Auction will continue through out the day as well. Auction items are donations from students, Shine Teachers, and local businesses.
Please sign up for the class and arrive early as we have a limited capacity. 10 minutes before the start of class we will begin to allow people into the class who did not reserve a spot ahead of time.
Suggested donation for classes and photoshoot is $15. We welcome everyone! No need to donate if you can't. Proceeds from the silent auction, the class and the photoshoot go towards scholarships for participants who can not afford Shine's Special Programs for Women and Girls. We will also be collecting material items for the women who take shelter at the Kathleen Mary House in Hamburg.
Come hang out, BYOB, listen to music and hang with your community! Josh Hogan will be playing for us. We will also have a silent auction with lots of great stuff donated by students and local businesses. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for Shine's Special Programs for Women and Girls. Just show up, no need to preregister.
This class is an opportunity for caregivers and their little ones to play together while exploring and experimenting with yoga concepts such as asana, mindfulness, breathing, and meditation. Children learn from play, so classes are inviting, and semi-structured, allowing children to join and progress at their own pace. Designed for children 2-4, but siblings are welcomed. A judgment free space to feed your babies. Be silly. Sing, dance, pose, breathe. Connect to each other and the other caregivers and children, as we work to move from the monkey mind towards stillness (or however close they are ready to get!)
Allison is a master's level mental health counselor with experience in play therapy. A 200hr registered yoga teacher, and certified for kids yoga through Kidding Around Yoga. She will be "assisted" by her own 3yr old and infant!
A program based on our women's empowerment program for adults. The program will be co-lead by Beth, Sara, and Beth's 14 year old daughter Ella. The program will focus on helping girls to find their voice, advocate for themselves and support each other. Our aim is to help girls learn to navigate the world in a way that allows them to hold on to their true selves. Girls 13-18 are welcome. Enroll today
Coming this summer! Shine is partnering with our local salt cave--Southtowns Salt Cave--to offer yoga classes. The class will be gentle and grounding. There is only room for nine, so you must preregister and prepay (in our studio to online). The salt is amazing! Improves circulation and lymph function, relieves joint and bone pain, is relaxing and even softens skin. I got a membership I loved it so much. Plus its cool in the cave. They keep it at 68 degrees. Normally it costs $45 for 45 minutes in the cave. But, for yoga we get an hour and it's $35. Buy a package of 4 and that price goes down to $30 per class. Here are the links. Reserve your spot.
4 class pass:
Excited to be hosting Lyndsey Stropkey, John and Matthew J. Petkowicz this Saturday, May 12th at 12:30 pm for a live music yoga class and mantra meditation. Class cost and donations go to the musicians. John and Matt will be playing the Grange later that day as part of the Hamburg music festival.
Learn the differences and similarities between mindfulness and meditation and learn to incorporate both into your life to reduce stress, improve sleep and eating habits and improve physical, emotional and cognitive health.
These techniques will be practiced beyond the discussion of research, specific benefits, and specific strategies for bringing mindfulness and meditation into your life:
- Body Mindfulness—weight of feet on the floor
- Mindful eating
- Body Scan ( both mindfulness and meditation)
- Pushing thoughts away ( meditation)
- Visual breathing ( meditation)
- Loving Kindness Meditation
- Transcendental Meditation
- Mantra and sound meditation
Learn about the best essential oils for cleaning then make your own. Workshop lead by Melissa.
$25 includes materials
Yoga, movement, breathing and other techniques to combat stress. The entire workshop will be practical, hands-on techniques to build on the lecture and discussion from the previous workshop. A summary of how stress works will be provided for those who were unable to attend the first workshop.
Sign up required for Jumpstart but there is no cost for the program beyond the cost of classes. Sign up is a commitment to participate as fully as is possible for you and provides you with 20%off all April workshops. Multiple free "Yoga Talks" are still available throughout the month as usual.
This workshop will include a two hour lecture and discussion on how stress works and how to prevent it, followed by a one hour yoga class designed to combat stress.
Allison is a licensed mental health clinician as well as a Himilayan Institute trained yoga teacher. Her lecture will go into the science behind stress, why our brains create stress and how we can combat it.
Feb. 18 12:30pm-3:30pm
Have you been wanting to try a new teacher, but haven’t been able to fit her into your schedule? This week is for you!
All of these classes will be taught in the same style, but by the teacher listed below rather than the usual one. Just for this week. All other classes are the same.
Tuesday...7:15pm...Jessica will teach Yin/Yang
Wednesday...9:30am...Sara will teach the details
Wednesday...4:30pm...Leigh will teach flow
Thursday...9:30am Melissa will teach Fortify
Thursday...11:00am Nathalie will teach restorative
Thursday...7:15.pm Alexandra will teach advanced vinyasa
Friday...9:30am Danielle will teach Shiny, happy, people
Revitalizing Intuition, Strength, and Embodiment. A women's leadership program.
Have you found yourself standing still in your kitchen, or bathroom, sitting in a parking lot, just wishing you could restart, revitalize? We are running on empty. It’s tough being a woman in our world right now. Lots of us have too many responsibilities, too little sleep, and lots of worry. But underneath all the busyness of our lives is something very sacred. This fall, we invite you to find it. We are holding a retreat specifically for women that fits into your schedule and your lives, but promises to help you fill up and find your power.
We call it RISE, because it is active, it is collaborative, it is empowering, and it is ongoing. Our hope is that this retreat will give you a safe place to start from, a sense of grounding, so that you can rise and lift the other retreat participants and women in your life. Shine teacher Beth and studio owner Sara have designed a program that emphasizes revitalization through the lens of intuition, strength and embodiment.
Through activities and discussion we will look at ways to help you feel more grounded and in control and we will take a long look at what makes us loose control. What makes us give up, self medicate, feel bad about ourselves. What do we hide from and why? And most important how do we heal, how do we change? Through RISE, we will build a community to support one another and ourselves. This fall we will have the benefit of our previous class of RISE sisters who will act as mentors for new sisters throughout the program.
RISE is a program that begins with 16 hours (spread across two months) of retreat. That time will be spent in reflection, lecture, yoga, activities, and discussion in order to examine what holds us back and provide tools to help us fill up. Once you have completed the retreat you will be a member of the second generation of The RISE sisterhood at Shine. The RISE sisterhood will meet regularly throughout the year for specialized workshops, conversations and celebrations. This is deep work; deep listening; deep learning, but we think the result will be a group of women who have tapped into what is vital in them—the tremendous gift that they are to themselves, to each other, and to the world. As a RISE member, you will have the opportunity to help shape workshops, talks and events at Shine, you will be a leader in our community. Cost of the program with membership, manual, and a self care kit is $500. If finances keep you from participating please get in touch with us. We offer payment plans and partial payment for those who need financial help. Every applicant must submit an essay or artworks based on what the pillars of RISE (Revitalizing Intuition Strength and Embodiment) means to them.
The retreat schedule is as follows:
Saturday, October 13th, 12:30-4:30pm
Intentions and Pillars
Sunday, October 14th, 12:30-4:30pm
Tuesday, October 16th, 7-9pm
Body objectification lecture and discussion, lead by Danielle Vallas
Me too movement
Tuesday, October 30th, 7-9pm
Tuesday November 6th, 7-9 pm
Saturday November 10th 12:30-4:30pm
Sunday, November 11th, 12:30-2:30