Chakra Series
Feb
17
to Mar 3

Chakra Series

Awaken and clear your bodies 7 energetic centers, known as your Chakras or “Circles”, in Sanskrit.

When our Chakras are clear, energy flows freely through our emotional and physical bodies. This is a vital part of our innate well being. If this flow becomes blocked, wether partially or completely, illness and imbalance develop, on ones physical, mental and spiritual levels. Therefore it is crucial to develop awareness of your Chakras and regularly practice techniques to keep them awake, aligned and clear! 

In this 3 part workshop we will experience and explore practices to help you support and maintain balance of your Chakras

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Meditation
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

Meditation

After having to reschedule twice, it’s finally here! Learn why and how to meditate. We will go through the research that supports it and try multiple techniques for you to bring home and into your daily life. No experience necessary. FREE to Shine members, $20 for non members.

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Yoga and Menopause
Dec
11
7:15 PM19:15

Yoga and Menopause

Learn tools to support your body, your emotions, and your symptoms. Sara ( menopause survivor :)) will be returning from a 60 hour training in yoga and women’s health. I can’t wait to share real tools to help support you and your life. Free for members, $30 for non members ( a la carte pass holders, intro special students, and workshop only visitors).

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Myofascial Release
Nov
20
7:15 PM19:15

Myofascial Release

You may have heard about Myofascial release, but don't really know what it is or why you should do it. This workshop will show you. I'll explain how fascia works, how rolling on those little balls helps and you'll see the effects first hand. The myofascial release practice will be combined with light yoga movement.

Workshop is free to all Shine Members!

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RISE
Nov
9
to Nov 11

RISE

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 October, we invite you to let it rise.

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RELEASE
Nov
9
4:30 PM16:30

RELEASE

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.

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Yoga 101
Nov
6
7:15 PM19:15

Yoga 101

It's scary to jump into something like yoga. Even scarier to go to a "real" yoga studio for the first time. I remember how nervous I was for my first class. But, here's the thing, I love teaching brand new beginners more than anyone else. I'm having a special workshop for yogi newbies, called YOGA 101. It's 2 hours to learn all the basics safely. The workshop is $30. Come give it a try. Tuesday, November 6t, 7:15-9:15pm at Shine Yoga.

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Home Practice Workshop
Oct
23
7:15 PM19:15

Home Practice Workshop

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. 

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On Wednesdays We Support Pink
Oct
17
5:45 PM17:45

On Wednesdays We Support Pink

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.

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Soups On!
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Soups On!

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.

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Shine's Birthday Party Day Two
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Shine's Birthday Party Day Two

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.

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Shine's Birthday Party!
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Shine's Birthday Party!

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.

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 Session 1: Parents and Preschoolers Play Yoga
Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Session 1: Parents and Preschoolers Play Yoga

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!

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RISE teen
Jul
16
to Jul 17

RISE teen

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

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Yoga in the Salt Cave
Jul
10
to Aug 2

Yoga in the Salt Cave

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: 
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html…
1 class:
https://www.wellnessliving.com/rs/catalog-view.html…

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Mindfullness and Meditation
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Mindfullness and Meditation

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:

  1. Body Mindfulness—weight of feet on the floor 
  2. Mindful eating
  3. Body Scan ( both mindfulness and meditation)
  4. Pushing thoughts away ( meditation)
  5. Visual breathing ( meditation)
  6. Loving Kindness Meditation
  7. Transcendental Meditation
  8. Mantra and sound meditation
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Anti Stress Practical
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

Anti Stress Practical

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.

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Spring Jumpstart at Shine
Apr
2
to May 7

Spring Jumpstart at Shine

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.

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