Big things are going on at SoulShine Yoga in 2018! We have new classes, new teachers, and new open studio hours that will make your soul SHINE! We've also got tons of great events, workshops and teacher trainings coming up, so keep checking our weekly blog to stay informed! You won't want to miss 2018 at SoulShine!


      

     

WEEKLY WISDOM @ SOULSHINE

The Chakras.  What is a chakra? The Sanskrit word Chakra literally means wheel or disk. In yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, this term refers to energy centers within the body. There are seven main chakras, which move up the spine, starting from the base of the spine through to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy, called Prana, is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

When chakras become "stuck" or blocked, or we have an imbalance in one (or more), we can experience mental, physical and emotional unrest. Through the practice of yoga, one can start to balance and "clear" their chakras, so as to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with dis-ease in the chakra system. 

Every Monday morning, at 9:30a, Erin Wade will be teaching "Chakra Hatha". Each class will focus on clearing and balancing a specific chakra. Check back here, to find out more about the weekly chakra and tips on how YOU can balance your own chakras! (Click here to attend!)

This week, at SoulShine Yoga, we focused on the Root Chakra (Muladhara): The root chakra is associated with Earth, grounding, stability and security. It is associated with the color red and is located at the base of the spine, near the perineum. It is the first chakra that forms in life and it harbors our basic survival instincts and our feelings of belonging here on Earth. There are many reasons the root chakra may get "blocked" or unbalanced; from not having our basic needs met in childhood to lacking a support system in adulthood. Several things can affect root chakra balance, so maintaining a regular practice to keep balance is important! 

Some Symptoms of Root Chakra Imbalance: Anxiety, Low Back Pain, Feeling Insecure, Depression, Restlessness, Feeling Abandoned, Co-Dependency, Eating Disorders, Fearfulness.

Things You Can Do for Balance: Meditation on Root Chakra (click here), Eat Red Foods, Wear Red Clothing or Jewelry, Go Outside (preferably barefoot - but wait until it's warm out!), Kegal Exercises, Walking (and other physical activity), YOGA!!!

If you're interested in learning more about chakras, be sure to check back here each week and attend the Monday morning class, if you're able!

 


                                             Intro to Dharma School ~ Practical Shamanism  Date: January 13, 2018 Time: 4:00-8:00 PM Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door  Yogis and Shamans have shared the same goal through time. To transcend suffering. In this workshop we will talk about the roots of shamanism and how the practical tools of the Medicine Wheel and The Garden can change your life and help you manifest anything. This workshop will offer profound personal insight and healing to participants.  Join Natalie Griffin, international spiritual coach, writer and founder of Naughty Shaman and the Director of Dharma School as she shares legends and medicine stories from around the globe.  Click  here  to sign up!

                                            Intro to Dharma School ~ Practical Shamanism

Date: January 13, 2018
Time: 4:00-8:00 PM
Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the door

Yogis and Shamans have shared the same goal through time. To transcend suffering. In this workshop we will talk about the roots of shamanism and how the practical tools of the Medicine Wheel and The Garden can change your life and help you manifest anything. This workshop will offer profound personal insight and healing to participants.

Join Natalie Griffin, international spiritual coach, writer and founder of Naughty Shaman and the Director of Dharma School as she shares legends and medicine stories from around the globe.

Click here to sign up!


                                                             SOUL FLOW w/ THE BANDURA GYPSIES                                                                           Music. Connection. Movement.   Let's be honest, these days it is easy to get off track; to loose ourselves in the whirlwind that is Life. We forget the natural rhythms, the bends where time slows and the current is peaceful. Fear not, friends! Soulshine is offering one of those bends in time! Come play with us as the Bandura Gypsies set the stage for our souls to reconnect with that little, shining piece of ourselves through their original and authentic SoulShining Live Music! Together we will move through an All-Levels Yoga Flow, build some heat and strength and then wind down to that place where we are one mind, one body, one Being. Come, reconnect with the natural rhythms of your body and it's authentic dance with all of life. Recharge, Rejuvenate, Revive! Bandura Gypsies Bio: The Bandura Gypsies rocks a unique blend of style and sound. The lyrics and melodies are totally emotion-driven, and the foundation is totally power-driven. The Gypsies write about what's goin' down now, what's bringing the joy, and what's bringing the pain. From acoustic folk songs to rock-the-house-down, from ballads to punk, the Bandura Gypsies have a song for you.   When : January 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm   Where : SoulShine Yoga in Howell - 120 W. Grand River, Suite 210, Howell, MI    Click  here  to reserve your spot!

                                                            SOUL FLOW w/ THE BANDURA GYPSIES    

                                                                     Music. Connection. Movement.


Let's be honest, these days it is easy to get off track; to loose ourselves in the whirlwind that is Life. We forget the natural rhythms, the bends where time slows and the current is peaceful. Fear not, friends! Soulshine is offering one of those bends in time! Come play with us as the Bandura Gypsies set the stage for our souls to reconnect with that little, shining piece of ourselves through their original and authentic SoulShining Live Music! Together we will move through an All-Levels Yoga Flow, build some heat and strength and then wind down to that place where we are one mind, one body, one Being. Come, reconnect with the natural rhythms of your body and it's authentic dance with all of life. Recharge, Rejuvenate, Revive!
Bandura Gypsies Bio:
The Bandura Gypsies rocks a unique blend of style and sound. The lyrics and melodies are totally emotion-driven, and the foundation is totally power-driven. The Gypsies write about what's goin' down now, what's bringing the joy, and what's bringing the pain. From acoustic folk songs to rock-the-house-down, from ballads to punk, the Bandura Gypsies have a song for you.

When: January 27, 2018 @ 7:00pm

Where: SoulShine Yoga in Howell - 120 W. Grand River, Suite 210, Howell, MI  

Click here to reserve your spot!


                                                                 YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Q&A    When : January 28, 2018 @ 4:00pm   Where : SoulShine Yoga in Howell - 120 W. Grand River, Suite 210, Howell, MI    Interested in our Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training program, but have questions? Whether you are looking to become a teacher, dive deeper into your practice, or reconnect with yourself and others, this is the place to be! Please register ahead of time at the Tickets link (it's FREE!), so we are certain to have enough materials for everyone in attendance. We cannot wait to see you and share with you what we have planned for this beautiful training!  Click  here  to save a seat!

                                                               YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Q&A

When: January 28, 2018 @ 4:00pm

Where: SoulShine Yoga in Howell - 120 W. Grand River, Suite 210, Howell, MI  

Interested in our Yoga Immersion/Teacher Training program, but have questions? Whether you are looking to become a teacher, dive deeper into your practice, or reconnect with yourself and others, this is the place to be! Please register ahead of time at the Tickets link (it's FREE!), so we are certain to have enough materials for everyone in attendance. We cannot wait to see you and share with you what we have planned for this beautiful training!

Click here to save a seat!