August Museletter
"In life, there are always two dynamics at play: one leading you towards your soul's purpose and one steering you away from it. Whichever you choose as your guide is the one that will grow stronger. One of the greatest balancing acts of life is learning to work with both. The Light calls you back into alignment with your soul's purpose; The Shadow steers you away from the person your soul is calling to be."
-DanMichael Batista, The Frame

When it comes time to choose, there is an appropriateness to the "I" focus. Not the I of the ego, but the eye of the I. When we are considering the "We", the community/collective, the "I" must be inserted.

Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not, as we continue to take care of our selves (mind, body, soul), we are a part of the collective healing. As we balance our lives with goodness and choose health, we are expressing gratitude for an asset beyond our body alone. What feeds your gratitude? What is in alignment with your gifts, bringing joy? What are the gifts and genius of others that you can bow in respect to? Where do you see yourself making whole sleep? compost?

It is my hope for my self, for us, to continue nurturing one another and honoring one another through our practice of health and humility. It is with gratitude from the depths of myself that I THANK YOU for the work you are doing, no matter where you are in your journey.

Whether or not you are currently facing dis-ease, daily stress, financial burdens, tolls and roles within your family unit, or any of the other challenges that we may be given, please know that there is a space for you here at The Shift to come be yourself!

Let's salute one another with our light!

Love, Heather
A friend of mine wrote and recorded this song. Thank you, Kim Smith! "Heal the Crack in the World"
YOGA NIDRA w/Jenne Sluder
Last Sundays (Next up, August 26th) 3:00-5:00

From Jenne: Yoga Nidra is a practice that ANYONE can do; it does not require physical exertion. It is a guided lying-down meditation that induces full-body relaxation and strong states of awareness. This 2-hour session begins with gentle tension-relieving stretches and resting poses, leading up to a 45-minute Yoga Nidra practice. The various elements of the workshop, taken together and practiced regularly, will improve sleep and memory, relieve anxiety and fatigue, and make up a sophisticated set of mind-body tools to generate greater calm and clarity in navigating the storms of life.
  Cost is $20 (20% off for monthly members of The Shift).
Pre-registration is preferred so that we may get an accurate sense of attendance.
The Toltec Secret to Happiness
with Michele Laub, MS
Class Cards Welcome
Light Refreshments Provided
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:15pm 
August 29th-Sept 19th

"When you change what you believe, you change your story about yourself, and suddenly life becomes a beautiful dream.
- donMiguel Ruiz

You will learn to:
  • Identify your fear-based limiting beliefs
  • Create the habit of Awareness
  • Eliminate regret, worry and self-doubt
  • Integrate powerful tools for connecting the mind and the body
  • Stay balanced and happy even when things seem to fall apart
Combining the ancient wisdom of the Toltecs, as brought forth by don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements, and cutting age discoveries in neuroscience, epigenetics and quantum physics, Michele will simplify the process of uncovering and changing hidden beliefs that stand in your way of sustained happiness. We will integrate four simple and effective steps that can reshape any belief that stands in the way of your creating the most beautiful dream of your life.

We will use the book,  The Toltec Secret to Happiness-- C reate Lasting Change with the Power of Belief written by Ray Dodd—an apprentice to don Miguel Ruiz, available for purchase at The Shift.
Michele Laub is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Specialist, Certified Four Agreements Facilitator, Law of Attraction Facilitator, Power of Belief Mentor and most recently a licensed Religious Science Practitioner. For over 20 years, Michele has been studying and teaching what has been her life’s exploration … the relationship of science and spirit to shift awareness beyond the limited, predictable material world and move into the quantum field of infinite possibilities, living the life of our Dreams. See her website:
Healing Dance for Mind, Body & Soul

Saturday, September 1st

Led by Michelle Dionne

Moving body, mind and soul as one can unlock messages essential to our healing journey. In this workshop, we will learn how to tune into our bodies to hear guidance from our soul. We will explore what blocks us mentally and emotionally from being our whole, true selves and how that affects us physically. We will then dance to loosen up the blocks and create more space to live in joy and health.
The dancing is a blend of traditional world dances and guided free-form movements. For people of any physical capacity, the movements have deep healing effects whether done gently or vigorously.

Michelle Dionne, teacher of Sacred and Healing Dance since 1998, has traveled worldwide, participating in traditional ceremonial dances. Her teachings focus on dancing between the physical and spiritual realms in order to cultivate self- awareness, self healing and self-love. To learn more about her work, please visit
Things to Remember:

Starts 8/3, Fridays, NEW
12:45-1:45 Chair & Standing (Denise)

Returns 8/9, Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45-7:00
ELDOA Returns! (Jennifer)

8/11, BloomingKids Yoga 11:30-12:45 FREE Kick-Off Event

Starts 8/16 Thursdays through October 2:30-3:30
 Tai Chi for Health (Suzanne) Class Cards Welcome!

2nd Mondays, Heart of the Matter Meditation , 2:00-3:00 (Donation)

First 3 Sundays (Aug-Dec), The Five Sutras of the Aquarian Age , 4:00-5:30
Note on Class Package Rates & Loyalty

New Rates:
5 classes for $55 ($11/class)
8 classes for $80 ($10/class)
12 classes for $90 ($7.50/class)

Each person who purchases with a credit card or debit card at the studio will be entered into the Square Loyalty Program!

MEMBERS receive unlimited classes, 20% off workshops and 10% off Specialty classes, as well as other member benefits like OPEN Hammock time and member spotlights.

Introductory LOYALTY Options:
Earn 1 Point for any item in Retail
Earn 1 Point for any item in Class
Earn 5 Points for any Package
Earn 25 Points for any Membership

10 Points: 5% off one 5 Class Package

25 Points: Free Shift Apparel Item

50 Points: FREE CLASS

100 Points: 20% off Packages

500 Points: 50% off Packages
The Connection Practice: Empathy & Insight for Healthier Relationships – Sunday, August 19, 3-6pm
(off-site, in Asheville at the Purpose Collective, 101 Stone Ridge Blvd, Asheville)

  • Do you want more heart-based communication skills?
  • Would you like a way to self-regulate your emotions and behaviors to lower stress and increase resilience?
  • Want access to your intuitive intelligence?

This experiential, interactive class, firmly based in heart and brain science, helps deepen our connection with the hearts of others. Please pre-register by August 17.

Pre-registration via Eventbrite, or by emailing .

Suggested donation: $20-45

Cathy Holt has taught communication for over 15 years. She is a certified teacher and coach of the Connection Practice, and a certified HeartMath® coach. 



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