“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
- Jimmy Dean
Scroll down for info on Fall Schedule Changes, New Classes, Retreat Day with Sianna & Wendy 10/8,
Fall Celebration Reset "Retreat" Weekend at Shine 10/14 - 10/16
Hello Shine friends.
As always, we hope this note finds you well.

We've got lots of bits of news to share with you this fall.
Please scroll down first for the headlines and then for more details posted below.

Before I get into the news, I wanted to take a moment to reach out personally and touch base on a little deeper level than a list of news events. As many of you know, under Wendy's direction and ownership Shine opened it's doors January 1, 2002. 10 years later, I took over the responsibility of holding the space for our community. This January will be Shine's 21st birthday and this October marks the 10 years since I took the guardianship of Shine. So much has happened for us in that time and I'm grateful for the time we've spent together — so far. While it does seem to feel harder and harder to keep a small studio like ours going through these turbulent times, I continue to feel fulfilled in the work and am grateful for the whole of our community — teachers, students, and a few special patrons who all contribute to our ability to "Shine On." Thank you for your continue patronage. You make holding this space possible. As I move into my 25th year of teaching yoga, 36th! year of coaching, and 10th year of holding Shine, I feel a part of me that is ready to elevate and evolve the work I do — at the same time that I continue to my best to hold the space for our Shine community. You may begin to notice a few changes taking root in our studio. I hope they will all feel positive and am always open to hearing your suggestions and receiving your help as you feel called to contribute to the Shine Community. I don't want to take up too much more space here except to say, I am grateful for all of you and look forward to introducing some new classes, workshops, and other offerings that will begin to roll out in the fall. See more below;-)

With gratitude and love, Kate

Fall News & Special Events!
Change is in the Air and We've Got
Some Really Nice Opportunities Planned For You!

Please click on the links or scroll down to view our regular class schedule shifts and for more information about our upcoming workshops, including:

Sianna and Wendy Full Moon Activation
(offsite at Grailville)
Saturday, October 8th from 9:30 am - 7 pm

Fall Celebration & Reset Studio Wide "Retreat Weekend"
Friday, October 14th - Sunday October 15th
Hi - it's Kate again. Although I still consider Jan. 1 Shine's Birthday, October 15th is special in that it is the date I took guardianship of Shine. We had a beautiful community transition 10 years ago on October 15th and I wanted to do something special to mark that 10th anniversary. All the details are still in the planning stage still but what we can tell you is that myself and the other teachers are planning is to have our regular classes, plus a few bonus classes strung together with a common theme so that you can turn it into a full retreat weekend if you like. Stay tuned and

Fall Schedule Shifts
We do have quite a few teacher & time shifts plus some NEW classes!
New classes begin first week of October. Scroll down below workshop announcements for information about the new classes.

Teacher & Time Shift Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:45 - Intermediate / Advanced
Kate will act as a long-term sub for Wendy through the fall & winter. This class will remain as an Intermediate / Advanced class. This change will be posted on our MindBody schedule and will happen either the last week of Sept. or first weekend of October.

New Class ! Tuesdays 11:30 - 12:30 - "True Core" YogaFio® Fusion
Kate will be teaching a new format class in her new YogaFio® Fusion Method. Scroll down for more info.

New Class ! Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:45 - Series for Beginners / Back to Basics
We are still working on the exact dates for the series but we do know that it will take place sometime late September / early October. Stay tuned and tell your friends who are looking for a safe and comfortable space to get into (or back into) yoga practice. Sarah Gardocki will lead this course.

Teacher Shift Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:45 (All Levels) Classic Yoga
Sarah Gardocki is taking over the Wednesday 9:30 Classic Yoga class for Teresa who will remain on as a sub but is taking a hiatus from teaching a regular weekly class.

New Class ! Wednesdays 11:30 am (new class begins October 5th
Sarah Gardocki is moving the Mommy* & Me class from Saturdays to Wednesdays.

New Series! 4-week Meditation Series Wednesdays 6-7pm
Kate is presenting a 4-week Meditation Series on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm from Oct. 5 - 26th. Most of our series are offered as "regular" classes that are threaded with a common and progressive theme but students are welcome to drop in and out throughout the series. Regular class prices apply. More info about class format posted below.

Time Shift Thursdays 5:45 - 7 Progressive Flow with Erin

Sub Kate has extensive weekend travel coming up and Sara Haworth will be stepping in to cover the 10 - 11:30 class. Come enjoy Sara's kind and creative touch! Check MindBody schedule to see who's teaching each week for the next month or so.
More About Our Workshops
Sianna & Wendy Retreat Day at Grailville 10/8
Shine Fall Celebration/Reset "Retreat" Wkd 10/14 - 16
Saturday, October 8th 9:30 AM - 7 PM
Sianna and Wendy
Full Moon Activation
Rasa Yoga Day Long Retreat

Location: The Oratory at Grailville
932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, OH 45140

Join us for a transformative journey with yoga, community, and earth magic. Full Moons are one of the most powerful times to gather in celebration and collaboration. Sianna and Wendy will weave together a special day of nourishment and inspiration with asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, meditation, ritual and community connection.
Our day-long retreat will be held on the beautiful grounds of Grailville in Loveland, OH, about 30 minutes from Cincinnati. The day will consist of two 2.5 hour sessions of Rasa Yoga alchemical practices, a catered lunch and afternoon snack, culminating in an outdoor community Earth Magic Ritual with the setting sun and rising full moon. The asana practices will be "All Levels" with variations and a range of possibilities. All Are Welcome.
The retreat will take place at The Oratory at Grailville (932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, OH 45140) on Saturday, October 8 from 10am-7pm. The cost for the entire day (including meals) is $144.
Retreat Schedule:
9:30-10 a.m. - Registration Open
10 am-12:30 pm - Morning Yoga Practice
12:30-2:30 pm - Catered Lunch and Nature Walk
2:30-5:00 pm - Afternoon Yoga Practice
5-5:30pm - Snack and Socialize
5:30-7pm - Community Earth Magic Ritual* with Gayatri Mantra at twilight and Invocations for the rising of the Full Moon
*We will be creating an Earth Mandala together from natural materials. Please bring nature offerings from your garden or yard (pinecones, leaves, branches, fruits, stones, seeds, etc…) to place in the mandala. A mandala is a “sacred circle” with geometric shapes and designs to deepen our embodied experience with shared wisdom and creativity.
Let’s Shine Bright together in the October Full Moon and activate our Collective SHINE! Rasa Yoga Day Long Retreat .

Sianna Bio
Sianna (she/her) is a celebrated international yoga teacher for three decades. She is the visionary of the Rasa Yoga Collective, Mythic Yoga Flow®, and RITUAL. As a gifted storyteller, she awakens the imagination through the language of the soul. For more information on Sianna, check out her website at siannasherman.com .

Wendy Bio
Wendy Andersen has been practicing alignment based yoga since 1995. In 2002, Wendy opened Shine and began teaching yoga full time. Wendy focuses on postural awareness and encourages physical and energetic alignment 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. 
Fri, Oct. 14 - Sun, Oct. 16
Fall Celebration / Reset "Retreat" Weekend

As many of you know, under Wendy's direction and ownership Shine opened it's doors January 1, 2002. 10 years later, on Oct. 15th, 2012, Kate took over the responsibility of holding the space for our community. This January will be Shine's 21st birthday and this October marks the 10 years since our Shine evolution. We wanted to do something special to mark that day's 10th anniversary. Many of the Shine teachers will contribute to a special weekend. Our plan is to simply turn our regular class schedule, with a few additional classes/treats, into a retreat-type weekend with the common theme of Fall Celebration & Reset. 

In Other News....
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