Loren Crawford/ Sat Sandesh Kaur is a certified Kundalini yoga instructor as taught by Yogi Bhajan and a certified YogaEd instructor, a yoga program for children. A native of Louisville, she has moved back home after living in Chicago where she began her yoga training under Shakta Kaur, Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, Director of International Training for the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), and Dr. Hari Simrat Singh Khalsa of San Francisco. In Chicago she taught at Kundalini Yoga in the Loop on Michigan Avenue, Hazelden Treatment Center, Studio Ganesh and for private clients. She also established and taught the after-school yoga program at Whittier Elementary School. In addition to certification, she has advanced training through the KRI Level Two modules of Mind & Meditation, Vitality & Stress, Authentic Relationships and Lifecycles & Lifestyles. In addition to yoga, she is a writer and a theater arts instructor at Sacred Heart School for the Arts.
Casey Emrich is a Nia White Belt instructor who trained with Helen Terry in January of 2012. She is also an artist, photographer and jewerly maker and the owner of Consider Boutique.
Angie Florence - Angie is 200RYT certified with the Yoga Alliance and has been practicing yoga since 1997. Angie practiced yoga for her own personal well-being and spiritual growth with Stacey Reeves before joining Universal Spirit Yoga as an instructor for kids' yoga in 2003. In March of 2006 she was certified Helen Garabedian's program, Itsy Bitsy Yoga®. Angie attended the Teacher Training program for YogaKids® with Marsha Wenig in March of 2003. She is a graduate of Radiant Child certification, level I and II with Shakta Kaur Kalsa and the Indigo Child Yoga Teacher training with Pamela Holland. Angie is a certified Hoopnotica instructor and teaches to children and adults at Shine.
Lizzie Gulick is a Nia White Belt Instructor who trained with Helen Terry in August of 2012 at the first White Belt Intensive at Shine. She is also a textile artist whose work can be found at Livvyfelixfelt - handmade felt adn textiles dyed with natural materials.
Dorothy Henning is a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. She has spend more than 20 years in the world of sports education and has taught aqua fitness for more than 10 years. She teaches Awareness Through Movement® group classes at Shine and offers private Feldenkrais Functional Integration sessions as well.
Sarah Shaheen is a yoga teacher and wellness expert who focuses on nutrition and what goes into the body. She loves sharing her knowledge and being of service to those who search for better living and wellness in their lives.
Maria Whitley- Maria owns and is the Creative Director of Shine. A natural teacher, she has been teaching Music Together since 2001 and has her Certification Level Two in excellence of teaching. She discovered Nia in 2008 and began teaching less than a month after receiving her White Belt from Helen Terry. She received her Green Belt in the Fall of 2011, Blue Belt in the Spring of 2012 and Brown Belt in the Summer of 2013. She loves every class more than the last and is filled with joy to dance with such a beautiful community. Maria is also a Certified Ageless Grace Educator, Reiki Master and Vedic Thai-Yoga practitioner and offers sessions at Shine.
Shayne Wigglesworth found Nia in the summer of 2007 and instantly fell in love with the movement and music. As of 2013, she is a Nia Black Belt and 5 Stages Teacher. Nia was the beginning of a journey into her body and compelled her to explore other healing modalities. She is a Certified Ageless Grace Educator and a MELT Method Hand and Foot Instructor.