My daughters and I just took our first classes. My youngest (4) is extremely timid. She came out of class the most enthusiastic I’ve ever seen her and talked all the way home about her favorite parts of class. I’m so happy we found something that can bring her out of her shell. The adult class was perfect. We will be coming back!
My name is Kerry and I feel so blessed to be joining the SHINE squad! I completed my 200 hour YTT through Shine Power Yoga in 2019 and mentored with Noel winter of 2020.
Right before I finished undergrad at TCNJ, Empower Yoga (a power
yoga studio) opened in complex I lived in. I signed up for their
intro offer with a few friends as something to do during our senior
spring, and I was instantly hooked. I had a hot and cold
relationship with the gym all through college, and though I wanted
to move my body, I felt like I was doing so out of obligation and
to avoid judgement- going to the gym or running is something a
healthy person “should” do. Where running made me feel bored and
weak, the power classes made me feel strong and capable. Where the
gym made me feel judgement and a lack of direction, the heated room
and powerful instructors made me feel challenged and centered. I
knew when I was still thinking about yoga one year after moving
home, I had to buy a membership, and then began my journey with
My yoga practice makes me feel physically strong. I feel safe within the four corners of my mat to explore, fail, succeed, and learn without judgement. I feel emotionally clear- the heat, balance, burning muscles, and sweat do not allow my mind to wander. My practice is a pause, reset, and clearing of my mind to reenter life with grace and ease. I feel spiritually connected to God and his community through uujayi (breath) and vinyasa (flow). I can’t wait to breathe and flow with the Shine community!