Lisa is the dreamer behind SoulShine Yoga. She has been an elementary school teacher for 16+ years, and has always had a passion for working with and serving people of all ages. Lisa fell in love with yoga after trying it for the first time fresh out of high school, and she has enjoyed exploring the practice ever since...about 20 years now! Lisa has her RYT200, Aerial Yoga, PiYo, and Buti Yoga certifications. Her passion is heated, intense classes, such as Heated Vinyasa and Buti Yoga, as she loves offering her students the opportunity to free themselves through their own breath and movement.
Since opening the doors to SoulShine in 2016, Lisa has partnered with Erin Wade. Erin and Lisa dream of making SoulShine a space where everyone feels welcome, loved, and at home.
Erin has been a lover of yoga, mindfulness and meditation for a number of years. She recently partnered with Lisa, as co-owner of SoulShine Yoga, and is so proud to be a part of the SoulShine Tribe! Erin holds a degree in Alternative Health Sciences and studied Healthcare Administration at Eastern Michigan Univertsity. She really has a passion for teaching, which is why she became certified in Barre Fitness. After teaching Barre for some time, Erin decided to “dig deeper” by entering yoga teacher training and earning her 200 RYT instructor certification. She has since acquired special certification in Yin Yoga.
Due to her own profound yoga training experience, Erin believes that yoga, and its teachings, can change people in a tremendously positive way. Her goal is to use yoga, mindfulness and meditation teachings to help others experience the love, joy, and SOUL that she has come to know through SoulShine!
Steve started his yoga journey as a student in 2008. What originally started as looking for other options to stay in shape, Steve soon started attending classes weekly and found that yoga was the answer.
With a desire to continue his growth, Steve began his journey towards understanding the history of yoga, as well as the mystical side of the practice. Steve attended the Temple of Kriya yoga and became a certified yoga instructor in May of 2014.
Steve's teaching style is based on B.K.S. Iyengar and instructor Kim Swartz. The movements are slow and precise, and concentrate on alignment. The goal is to become aware of the breath and strive to find the peace within each pose.
Steve is married to Carie and has three children, Shay, Kyle, and Logan.
It is Steve's passion and joy to share the experience and benefits of yoga with you!
Lauren just recently graduated from SoulShine’s YTT program and is a Yoga Alliance certified 200 RYT instructor. Her passion and love in life is to help others use their own personal practice to reawaken and shine their inner truth. Lauren teaches a variety of yoga styles always with an emphasis on fun, freedom, and peace.
Tanya has been teaching yoga since 2008. Both fitness and health have always been a focus in her life. She was a personal trainer for several years, but as she says, when she found yoga, she found home. The physicality of the practice and the calming of the mind while practicing immediately made sense to her.
Tanya's teaching style asks you to discover your courage; we don’t create courage, it is already there, we just uncover it, stretch our courage muscles and watch ourselves grow! For some that means attempting an inversion or the courage to be creative in your Vinyasa flow, and for others it means becoming okay in stillness. How we feel when we hit the pause button can take courage!
Tanya is passionate, because in her experience it is when we become brave in our choices that the world opens to us. She flexes her bravery muscles while rock and ice climbing, playing upside down on aerial silks and traveling to foreign places.
Tanya has two boys that are 13 and 19.
A favorite quote: “When I do something I never thought I could, it makes me wonder what else I can do.”
Stacy's passion for spiritual development led her down many different pathways, eventually dropping her off at the door of a yoga studio. Her love for the practice was instantaneous. Even she could not have imagined how intensely that passion would grow. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2015 to spread her joy of yoga with others.
For Stacy, yoga is much more than a physical practice. It is coming home. It is the place you go to find the light within...the true essence of you...so you can lead your life from that place of integrity.
Stacy's teaching style will encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone whether that means expanding your practice by trying new postures or slowing your flow down as you move into stillness. She believes we each have our own perfect practice that will help us find quiet peace deep within and allow it to flourish.
Stacy's experience has taught her how important it is to nurture your soul, accept times of discomfort, and recognize that sometimes, the pathway to a better life is only through taking risks and changing how we discover our own strength, stability, and grace. For her, the best place to begin that journey is on a yoga mat.
Sarah started in dance before moving to cheerleading and eventually found yoga as an adult. Movement has always been a piece of her life so when yoga came into the picture she fell in love with exploring what happens inside the movement. Six months after her first class she started her yoga teacher training at Good Karma Yoga Studio.
"I love the strength and the grace that can be found in a Vinyasa class, but I also have a deep appreciation for the transformation that can happen through yin classes. I am both honored and delighted to get to teach both in one night!" Soon-to-be licensed in massage, with extra love for Thai massage, myofascial release, craniosacral work, and Reiki, she loves to help open the body and deepen the mind-body- soul connection.
Anna is a wife, mother, and devoted yogi. After 9 years of practice Anna started her journey as a yoga teacher. In 2016 she completed teacher training at Spirit Rising Yoga in Brighton. She also has a bachelors degree from Michigan State University. Anna loves sharing the healing practice of Yoga. She teaches a variety of classes, from toddler yoga to hot power flow. Her classes focus on breath and the mind/body connection. Anna has also trained in Reiki and Thai bodywork. When she’s not on her mat she is cooking, reading, or playing outside. Follow on Instagram @happyannayoga