Happy Holidays & 20 YEARS for Shine !
Hello Shine Friends. As we move towards through the Holidays and to the start of the New Year, Shine will be celebrating 20 YEARS! We've seen so many changes over the time we have been together. Many of us are living completely different lives and yet I'm sure so many of us still share the same heart strings. At this time we reflect back and look ahead with great appreciation for the community of the heart - the kula - that has developed and continues in it's own way to flourish with it's roots here at Shine.
There are a few bits of news to work through down below or click on the links to find the info on our home page. Here are the highlights:
  • Our special holiday schedule runs 12/23 - 1/1/22. See below.
  • We will have only on-demand classes from 12/27 - 12/31.
  • We are currently running specials for our on-demand classes.
  • Click here for more info about Shine's exclusive on-demand platform.
  • Our holiday sale runs up until Christmas day. Find code below.
  • We will be offering a Beginners/Basics Series beginning in Mid-January - watch for more details to come.
Class Schedule for 12/23 - Jan. 1, 2022

We will be running our regular class schedule up until Thursday morning.

Thursday 12/23
10 - 11 Salute the Sun In-Person + bonus live-stream today.
11:30 - 12:30 Gentle Yoga (in-person & live stream)
Special Evening Class - 5 - 6:15 Mixed Level (in-person & live-stream)

Friday 12/24 ~ 9:30 - 10:45 (in-person only)
One class only - Join Sara Haworth for a Mixed Level Practice

Saturday 12/25 ~ 9:30 - 10:45 (no live classes today)

Sunday 12/26 - Regular Class Schedule
(except that the 10:15 class in in-person only today)

Mon 12/27 - Fri 12/31
We will only have on-demand classes this week.
The studio is closed while we get some floor repairs.

Saturday 1/1/22 - Shine is 20 Today!
One in-person & live-stream class today.
Join Kate from 12 - 1:15 for a Holiday
Mixed Level Align & Flow

And don't forget - many of our classes are live-streamed and then published in our On-Demand Library so that you can practice any time and any where!

At this time of year we get asked, "will you be having sales? And....
"Do you sell gift certificates?"
The answer is..... Yes and Yes!

Watch for sales news later this week.

Or keep scrolling down below.

Our Holiday Sale Is Here!
Use the promo code:
for $10 off ANY purchase you make through the MindBody scheduler. Yes - even for gift cards. Each client can use the code twice. One for you and one for a friend if you wish. Or two for you if that works best;-) This promo code is good until Christmas Day. In our eyes Self-Care is good medicine for all!

Directions for making gift certificate purchases
is listed below.
The tab above will take you to our Shine Yoga home page.
Click the big red "sign up" button to view our schedule and to register for classes.
For Your At-Home Yoga Practices - Virtual Class Updates!
Yoga on your time!, in your space!, and in your style! You can currently practice with us via live-stream and/or on-demand. We're happy to share that the on-demand platform has been updated with class filters to help you more easily find your favorite teachers and class styles. See the “On-Demand Yoga” tab at ShineYoga.com for all the details.
We have several package options for live-stream and on-demand classes including our brand new “All-Access Virtual Pass” for on-demand and live-stream.

The new all-access pass allows you to access monthly unlimited live-steam and on-demand classes. Please note that this pass is a monthly roll-over and will be found in the "contracts" section of our on-line store. You can use the link below as a direct link to purchase the all-access pass.

Purchasing Gift Certificates
The easiest way to purchase a gift at Shine is to purchase a gift certificate through the MindBody portal.

> click the "online store" button in the upper right.

> Click "Gift Cards" in the small menu bar beneath the online store tab.

> Click the "Select Gift Cards" drop down menu and click Gift Card.

> You will be taken to a form to fill out the Gift Card in any amount you like and will be given options in the gift certificate appearance.

> You will also have the option to print out the gift certificate or
have it e-mailed directly to the recipient.
This is our current general schedule, please click the links above to get more information and to register for individual classes.
Class schedule may shift slightly week to week. 
Pre-registration is necessary for all classes. 
Empowered & Embodied Yoga (L2) with Annie Weisbrod 10:15 - 11:45
(in-person & live-streaming)
Restorative Yoga (Ground Level - 0/1) with Alodie Loney or Becky Jauch 5-6 pm
(in-person & live-streaming)
Mindful Flow with Sara Haworth (L2) 9:30 - 10:30
(in-person only)
Basics & Beginners (L1) with Alodie 11:30 - 12:30
(in-person & live-streaming)
Mixed Level Yoga (L1/2) with Alodie Loney 6 - 7:15 pm
(in-person & live-streaming)
Int/Adv with Wendy Andersen (L2/3) 9:30 - 11
(in-person & live-streaming)
Basics & Beginners (L1/2) with Felicia 11:30 - 12:30
(in-person only)
New Class !!!! PreNatal Exercise with Sarah G. 5:30 - 6:30
(in-person only)
Shine Yoga Basics (L1/2) with Becky Jauch 6:30 - 7:45 pm
(in-person / live-streaming) 
Classic Yoga with Felicia Hueber 9:30 - 10:45
(in-person only)

Beginning Dec. 1 > Mantrasana (Restorative with Live Music 11:30 - 12:30
(in-person only) with Audrey and Annie
Empowering Align & Flow (L2/3) with Kate Noble
This class will be moving to 7 - 8:15 pm (Dec. 8th - 29th)
(in-person only)
Salute the Sun 10:00 - 11:00 am
(in-person only)
Gentle Yoga for Daily Health (L1) with Kate Noble 11:30 - 12:30
(in-person & live-streaming)
Cursive Yoga (L2) with Jo Griffith 4-5 pm
(in-person and live-streaming)
Empowering Progressive Flow (L2/3) with Erin Trentel 6 - 7:15 pm
(in-person & live-streaming)
Mixed Level Yoga with Wendy Andersen 9:30 - 10:45
(in-person & live-streaming)
Restorative Yoga with Live Music 
(Ground Level 0/1) with Annie B & Audrey C 11:30 - 12:30 
(in-person only)
Mixed Level with Alodie Loney 8:30 - 9:30 am
(in-person & live-streaming)
The Works! Empowered Full Spectrum Yoga (L2/3) with Kate Noble 10 - 11:30
(in-person & live-streaming)
Yoga for Pregnancy noon - 1
Kate Noble & Alodie Loney alternate teaching this class
(in-person & live-streaming)
Old News......
a note from Kate on current Covid protocols
The truth is there is not much new for me to share because unlike many other places, we never really dropped our protocols. Since we re-opened after the initial shut-down in the spring of 2020, we've still been operating in the safest ways we felt like we could manage. When things seemed to lighten up after the inital waves of vaccines in the spring of 2021, we kept our Covid protocols IN-PLACE. So we've been operating for the last 14 months (before and after vaccine options were available) with the same protocols. I want to reiterate for you what we are doing and what we are not doing so you can make the right choices concerning your practice here at Shine with us.

  • First and foremost is your safety and respect for your class mates. Unfortunately there are break-through Covid cases documented and although the vaccines make the world safer for all of us, those who have been vaccinated can still carry and pass Covid. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO OR CONTRACTED COVID, YOU SHOULD NOT COME INTO THE STUDIO UNTIL THAT DOUBT HAS CLEARED THROUGH PROPER TESTING AND QUARANTINE AS OUTLINED BY THE CDC.
  • We have kept our class sizes STRICTLY reduced. We are still only allowing class sizes of about 12. (Wendy's Tuesday class allows for just a few more and some classes are capped at 8 or 10.) There is a two-person wait list for most classes so that if there is a cancellation you will be notified by email that we have room for you.
  • Because of our class size limit, you will have MORE THAN 6 FT. of distance between yourself and your class mates.
  • For this reason, and for the ease of contact tracing if necessary, pre-registration is still required.
  • We have not resumed our children's or baby & me classes.
  • Fortunately we have our own fresh air exchange and run the hepa filter before and after classes.
  • Alcohol and wipes are always present for your use.
  • At this time, I am not asking the teachers to check vaccine cards but what I can tell you is that throughout the last year, the majority of the students - if not every single one - in my classes, has come in bragging and celebrating their vaccine. This is a rich vaccine environment. Respect for your fellow students is what is expected here at Shine.
  • Although the mask mandates have been lifted, everyone should feel comfortable to wear their masks into and out of the studio and during class if you prefer.
  • As we do share a building with a pediatric office, I would encourage mask wearing into and out of the building.

I think that should cover everything for now. I do not take the role of setting protocol lightly. Safety and health have ALWAYS been a major concern of mine and my interest in the health-field is one of the major reasons I am a yoga teacher. I continue to watch the latest data and advice of experts in the field as I navigate the responsibility of taking care of the well-being of our Shine community. I hope you are all taking good care and making the most of this unique time in our lives. With love, Kate

*All classes now require pre-registration so it's important that you know how our class passes are working and that you can access your Shine MindBody account which allows you to schedule & pay. Scroll down for a refresher of how the system works if you need it.
Don't forget to check the MindBody scheduler before you head out for class!
While it does feel like many of us are settling into a healthier rhythm, things can still change quickly here around the studio. Please always remember to register for your classes and check that your class is running as scheduled before heading over to the studio.
In-Person Class Information
It's been heart warming to be able to welcome students back into conscious in-person practices this week. Here's what you need to know and do if you would like to return to in-person classes.

  • You MUST pre-register for classes. We are not accepting drop-ins to classes at this time. As of May 2021, class sizes are now limited to a range of 8 - 12. There may be a waitlist. If you are added from the waitlist to the class registrar, you will receive an email notice. Click the link about to take yourself through the registration process.
  • Always check the schedule before you come to class. It is still possible that we will need to cancel classes last minute. Make sure you check the MindBody scheduler before you head out to class.
  • We have new waivers and registration forms that must be collected before you practice in person. You can click here, or on our shineyoga.com website, to download from home and then bring the completed waiver with you. We will also have them to fill it out at the studio. The new waiver releases us from liability from the potential to contract illness at the studio and releases your rights to recordings. Many of our classes are still live-streamed at this time. For the most part, you will be positioned off camera unless you would like to be the live stream model of the day.
  • Please do not come to the studio if there IS ANY CHANCE that you may have been infected or have been in proximity with anyone who has been sick.
  • See all the other new protocols at the top of this newsletter.
this section contains info for our digital classes.....

IMPORTANT ~ Passes for In-Person and Live-Streaming Run Through Different Systems...

Our Virtual Offerings Have Expanded

Live streaming seems to be going well for many of you with some small kinks still to work out for others. Don't forget that in addition to our new live-streaming and on-demand classes you may still access our reciprocity videos on YouTube. Take what you need / give what you can. Classes are still free on YouTube and we continue to accept donations. Click here for more info about our pre-corded classes & donation portals. Visit our "Shine Yoga Collective" YouTube to access pre-recorded classes.

Here's how to join us for Live-Streaming:

  • Make sure that you can sign in to your MindBody account or create a new account which can be merged later. You'll want to have the email you use to register for class and your Shine MindBody password handy when you sign-in for your live stream.
  • From Shine's MindBody portal, go to "classes" and click the "sign-up" link next to the classes you want to take.
  • You will receive an email from "MindBody" with a link to take you to the class 30 minutes before the class. You'll need to be on the look out for the email as it may end up in your junk mail.
  • As long as you are registered but don't receive, or can't find the email link, you can also log-in to www.mindbody.io. (You may need to update your password to gain access to this site.) On the mind body.io site, you can view your "schedule" from the drop-down menu on the top right and access the class from there.
  • The Live Streaming system works better on some systems and not at all on others. Click this link for more info about having success on the Live Streaming portal. I've also included an image at the bottom that gives a quick overview of what browsers and systems work best together. In general, Chrome seems to work best from desktop computers and "Safari" tends to work best on mac mobile devices.
  • If you need help with anything, please email us. We want to support you and know that tech can be quite intimidating. Maybe we can all use this time to get more fluent in the digital world with hopes of opportunities for human connection soon returning.

Want to practice on your own time and in your own space? Join us for Shine On-Demand. We have a full and evolving library of classes.
Shine Yoga
3330 Erie Ave. #15, Cincinnati, OH 45208