September Newsletter

September Newsletter

From us to you with grateful hearts

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

Hello SoulShiners! How the heck are you? These are crazy, confusing times; SoulShine is following the CDC protocols/guideline and we are doing our best to keep people smiling and moving.

We’d love to hear from you and find out how you are doing. We hope you are eating healthy, walking outside, and calling friends and family to put a smile on their face….. we really hope so!

We are hanging in there. We really, really appreciate those of you who are paying your membership fees as well as those of you paying for drop-in classes. You are making a difference!

While we don’t know exactly when we will be able to open; we’d love to hear what you desire. We have prepared a quick survey to get your feedback; please share your feelings about the online offerings and your interest in returning to the studio.

Super Quick Survey

Here’s How YOU Can Support SoulShine

Together we Shine!

COVID 19 certainly threw us for a loop! Thanks to your support, we were able to pivot, adapt, and keep on trucking.

The last few months have been tough AND gratifying. We have learned SO SO SO much and we have been tested over and over. We are proud to say our ZOOM and Outdoor classes are getting rave reviews from participants.

This is great – AND – as a small business we need to attract new participants to sustain and grow our community. Some of you have been asking how you can help and we have a few ideas…

  • Invite a friend! Word of mouth is the #1 way people find our studio – and exercising is always more fun with a friend.
  • Share the good news – review us on Facebook, Google or Yelp.
  • Share a pic from class on Instagram or Facebook and tag us @SoulShine_RVA
  • Make a donation to our Soul Movement Fund

A Nia Gram: Dance the Enneagram

with Kate Finlayson, Nia Faculty Member

A Zoom Playshop to discover and dance YOU!

Begin your journey of the Enneagram by learning about each type ~ and the movement flow around the symbol.

Be open to explore with curiosity, recognizing inner patterns that govern outer behavior, with compassion for all.

Discover yourself by moving these nine ‘personalities’ through your body to embody your full potential… balanced in

belly (physical)
head (mental)
heart (emotional)

Using Nia and Enneamotion techniques, we explore the qualities of sacred geometry by dancing to music that embodies each type.

We will end with Kate’s Enneagram routine ”A Nia Gram” for week 2 and 3 of the playshop.

Come ready to learn, dance and express your unique self!

This Nia Experience is for everybody.

October 10 1-3 pm EDT
October 17 1-4 pm EDT
October 24 1-4 pm EDT

$75 for active SoulShine Annual Members (use code MEMBER20)
limited to 20 participants – sign up early!

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SoulShine Boutique News

Our boutique is full of carefully curated items – we search for local, sustainable, organic and/or women owned businesses.
Our newest arrivals: Rompers and Jumpers which are SUPER DUPER COMFY, Alter Eco Chocolate, Vana Tisanes Herbal Teas, and Brooke LeAnne Stationery. Of course we have lots of unique yoga and dance wear too!

Supporting us supports your practice!

Please call the studio or send an email to to make an appointment for shopping.


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! 😄


Ready for a vacation? Who isn’t?

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.

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

Join Marybeth and Amy for 7 days of magic in one of only 5 Blue Zones in the world; a place where people regularly live to be 100+ years old. During our week we will enjoy movement classes, abundant sunshine, lively howler monkeys, and gorgeous sandy beaches. Many adventures and activities are available if you choose, or you can relax by the pool and take long walks on the beach. This is your week to unplug, unwind, and reconnect and recharge.

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

It gets better year after year! Each year, Niki and Marybeth tweak this retreat of play, pleasure and personal growth to increase joy and connection. There is something for everyone with multiple daily movement offerings. See for yourself why people come back year after year.

Let’s savor our time together – enjoy the gourmet vegetarian meals, elegant accommodations, salt-water infinity pool, majestic beaches, and an amazing offering of spa and longevity services.

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

Let’s take some time for ourselves to pause; to prepare ourselves for what is to come. Invest in yourself with this 4 night/5 day retreat near Zion National Park. We will offer daily Nia classes and exposure to many new and different practices to open yourself to possibilities and potential.

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.

Movement Medicine
September 16-19, 2021
The Art of Living, Boone NC

Marybeth and Niki will guide and support you as you go on a journey of movement as medicine for your body, mind and spirit. Our program is based on the concept that, through movement and alignment, we can self-heal. We define “healing” as being able to say “I feel better.”

We are so very grateful for you!

With love and thanks,
Jessica, Mare and Niki

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SoulShine Studios mission is to empower individuals and build community through movement and mindfulness practices which nourish and energize body, mind, and spirit.