August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

We have not 1, not 2 but 3 reasons to celebrate!

RICHMOND Magazine’s BEST of RICHMOND issue has been published and here are the results.

#1 Best Boutique Fitness Studio: SoulShine Studios
Thank you members, students and friends for sharing your passion with Richmond. This recognition means the world to us – especially now!

#2 Best Yoga Studio: SoulShine Studios
Our mission as a new yoga studio is to make space for everybody as we explore asana and philosophy together. We are so grateful to all of you for being a part of our SoulShine yoga kula!

#1 Best Adult Dance Class: Richmond Nia
We know how fun Nia can be. Many of us also know how transformational Nia can be. Now Richmond Magazine is sharing our practice with the world! (at least with all of Richmond)

New Pricing to Help Support our Community

Together we Shine!

Yoga and Nia are healing, transformative practices. We believe all people should be able to access these movement practices regardless of their ability to pay. When more of us are healthy and supported, the whole community benefits.

One of our core values includes making a difference in our community. Our pricing structure and the Soul Movement Fund are two ways to help us expand our reach.

Our classes are available on a sliding scale. If you are able to pay the supporter rate, your contributions will support community members who are experiencing financial difficulties. We thank you!

If you need ongoing support, we’re here for you. Just shoot us an email at Our services are available to all – regardless of ability to pay.

Monday, August 3

5:30 pm – live on Zoom

Teresa Myers, Nia Black Belt Movement Artist⠀

Teresa is a licensed Black-Belt Nia Practitioner, certified 5 Stages Healer, Moving to Heal, Move IT, and Nia FreeDance D.J. She discovered Nia after an exhaustive search for an exercise routine she could do following an extensive surgery to remove cancer that had eaten through muscle in her back and rib cage.⠀

You name the form of exercise and Teresa has probably tried it in her quest to regain health and movement.⠀

When Teresa found Nia, she truly got her life back both physically and emotionally. She is virtually pain free, much of the scar tissue both internally and externally has been alleviated and in many ways Teresa believes she is moving better now than she was before the surgery.⠀

Through this incredible mind, body, spirit practice, Teresa has been led to holistic health and healing. She has studied Traditional Naturopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Touch for Health, Herbal Medicine, and Energy Medicine: Reiki, Polarity and Therapeutic Touch.⠀

Free for members⠀* Drop in rates apply

August Schedule

9:00 am Nia with Niki
10:30 am Yoga with Jessica
12:00 pm Moving to Heal with Marybeth (Canceled Aug 3)
5:30 pm (August 3 only) Special Guest Teacher – Teresa Myers

10:30 am Nia with Marybeth
12:00 pm Yin Yoga with Janie
5:30 pm Yoga with Niki

9:00 OUTDOOR Nia with Jessica
10:30 am Yoga with Niki
5:30 pm Nia with GeGe/Janie

10:30 am Nia with Niki
12:00 Chair Yoga with Jessica
1:30 pm Book Club

10:30 am Yoga with Jessica
12:00 pm Nia MOVE it with Marybeth

9:00 am Yoga with Niki
10:30 am Nia with Marybeth

9:00 am Nia with Marybeth (Zoom? / OUTDOOR?)
11:00 pm Yoga with Sue

SoulShine Boutique News

Our boutique is full of carefully curated items – we search for local, sustainable, organic and/or women owned businesses.
We have Astral Boutique candles, Lori Portka stationery and gifts, Bon Air Naturals soaps and scrubs, and of course lots of unique yoga and dance wear.

Supporting us supports your practice!

Jen will be in the studio and available for virtual shopping trips from 2-4 on Mondays and Thursdays. Please call the studio or send an email to to make an appointment.

You can swing by the studio for a pickup between 2 and 4 on Monday or Thursday, or schedule an appointment, or we are even offering free local delivery!


Add a gift certificates to your wish list – or buy one for a friend.
Give the gift of improved health, community and JOY!

Gift cards are available in any amount and can be used for classes, events or any or the carefully curated items in our boutique.

A gift card to SoulShine Studios is the PERFECT gift…for you or a loved one! 😄


We LOVE our retreats for so many reasons. First of all, of course we love to dive deeper into our practices. Next, we totally LOVE the connection, friendships and community that develops (or increases) as we share time and space with each other.

Please click on the retreats below to learn more and to register.

We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance and there are several companies offering coverage which includes COVID related cancellations.

Movement Medicine
This retreat has been postponed to September 2021. More info soon.
The Art of Living, Boone NC


January 2-9, 2021
Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica

Ready to escape? We LOVE this week and the Pura Vida life. Click above to read more. $1500-$2550.

January 9-16, 2021
Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica

We’re all going to need this! Take a look at trip insurance and consider joining us. We have a few spaces left.

April 28-May 2, 2021
Red Mountain Resort, Utah

Because Nia is for everyBody, this retreat has plenty of space for you to choose; you may choose to stay active from sunup to sundown or take a little relaxation time in between your scheduled activities. To view a sample itinerary, visit or call 877-246-4453.

Nia Blue Belt with Kelle Rae Oien

November 10-16, 2020

Blue Belt, the second level of Nia education, explores how to create healthy relationships through body-centered communication.

This intensive introduces the next set of 13 Nia principles, which focus on the mental, emotional and spiritual realms of the body.

While the White Belt curriculum focuses entirely on awareness of physical sensation, Blue Belt applies these skills to explore internal sensations as perceived through – but distinct from – physical sensations in the body.


We would like to once again express our thanks to each and every one of you.

We would like to once again express our thanks to each and every one of you.

Many of you have continued paying your membership fees. Thank you

To those of you paying for drop in classes…Thank you

To those of you who have been shopping in our boutique…Thank you

Finally, to those of you who have contributed to our Soul Movement Fund… Thank you 🙏

While we can’t wait to be back with you dancing in our space, we are grateful that we have found a solution for the present moment.

With love and thanks,
Jessica, Mare and Niki

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