“My first introduction to yoga over 4 years ago and it still has such a special place in my heart. Shine is a fantastically warm and energetic space. JENergy alone became something I looked forward to every Wednesday to refresh my week! You are welcome to be silly, patient and loving with your body. It is a great studio for beginners and anyone looking to branch into self care !!! They offer special events and energy healing as well. I have found this studio to be such a unique experience to any other in Virginia Beach or even in NYC. I have noticed that as yoga becomes trendy it is treated more as something to check off on your to do list but it lacks the community that can really ground your practice. You are allowed to be as active or passive in the class as you wish at Shine, either way you leave with learning something new. On top of this it is one of the most affordable studios I have yet to visit. And all in all , price aside, Taking classes at Shine is just another way to invest in yourself!” —Marissa Dooley, Va Beach, VA
“Shine Yoga has been such a blessing in my yoga practice. I feel so fortunate to have found a space where everyone from the instructors to the patrons are genuinely friendly. Everyone is so welcoming, and the positivity held within this space is palpable as you enter the studio. The instructors are knowledgeable, and encourage you to make adjustments to make your practice suitable for your own body and needs. After taking classes at Shine Yoga for a month, I have seen a great improvement in my overall well being. Not only in my physical strength, and flexibility, but mentally as well. There is a wonderful sense of calm and accomplishment I feel each time I leave this studio. I would recommend Shine Yoga to anyone who wants to start yoga as a beginner, is an experienced yoga enthusiast, or if you’re somewhere in between. There are classes for all levels! SHINE Yoga is the perfect name for this studio, because each time I enter, I can’t help but feel brighter!” —Lucela Marie, Va Beach, VA
“I love SHINE YOGA!!! I signed up for a beginner’s series in March and it changed my life. One of the side effects of immunotherapy cancer treatment is fatigue and joint pain. After two yoga classes my joint pain was GONE and my energy levels increased. If you haven’t tried yoga, don’t wait for another beginners’ series, just show up to one of their classes. All of the instructors are so good about modifying the poses for beginners and folks with experience. Check it out, you won’t regret it!” —Delores Haney, Va Beach, VA
“Shine Yoga has been such a blessing in my yoga practice. I feel so fortunate to have found a space where everyone from the instructors to the patrons are genuinely friendly. Everyone is so welcoming, and the positivity held within this space is palpable as you enter the studio. The instructors are knowledgeable and encourage you to make adjustments to make your practice suitable for your own body and needs. After taking classes at Shine Yoga for a month, I have seen a great improvement in my overall well-being. Not only in my physical strength, and flexibility, but mentally as well. There is a wonderful sense of calm and accomplishment I feel each time I leave this studio. I would recommend Shine Yoga to anyone who wants to start yoga as a beginner, is an experienced yoga enthusiast, or if you’re somewhere in between. There are classes for all levels! SHINE Yoga is the perfect name for this studio, because each time I enter, I can’t help but feel brighter!” —Ogie Marie, Va Beach VA
“Shine is truly an amazing place. I never thought that I would be able to do yoga.Boy was I wrong! I tried Jen’s intro to yoga series and am I so thankful. Through the meditation and yoga I have learned here, I feel my body healing and becoming stronger! There is an incredible energy at Shine. All of the instructors are welcoming, compassionate and thoroughly teach at whatever level you may be. I am so thankful I took this leap of faith. My knees are stronger, more flexible and I just feel really good! I whole heartedley recommend Shine Yoga to anyone looking to take the next step to bettering their world!” —Colleen Marshall, Va Beach, VA
“Lovely Sat morning class with Gretchen… She’s a natural!” —Maria, Va Beach, VA
“Every single time I walk out of this door, I feel like a million bucks. Thank you Shine Yoga for giving me this opportunity, it’s truly amazing.” —Katilin, L., Va Beach, VA
“Thank you for the beautiful environment you make available to cultivate safe spaces for healing. It’s BEAUTIFUL, peaceful and welcoming here. Hugs, —Megan Jenifer Harris, Va Beach, VA
“Thank you for offering the back workshop. After traveling from RI I was sore and stiff and after the class I felt noticeably much better. You explained each stretch so clearly.If I lived closer I would sign up for more classes because I’ve had back problems for years. Next time I’m in town I’ll do a class!” —Jane Cilli, Rhode Island
“…and remains my favorite.
Robert, I look so forward to Tuesday’s and especially your class. Yours was the first yoga class I attended and remains my favorite- always leave feeling love and light- Namaste. — Jen Z. Va Beach, VA
“The restorative yoga with reiki was amazing and blissful.
Thanks so much! —Kim, Va Beach, VA
“I feel restored. Thank you! — Barb Drumbyl, Va Beach, VA
“…this is the first time I’ve felt part of a Yoga community…
I’ve been doing Yoga on and off for 15 years, and this is the first time I’ve felt part of a Yoga community. There’s something magical about Shine Yoga. The studio is a soothing place to practice, the staff is inviting and warm, and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. I’ve been trying to describe to my family and friends what makes Shine so special, and I can’t really put my finger on it. I do believe part of the magic has to do with the lack of judgment I feel. Yoga isn’t a competitive sport, but so many studios I’ve practiced in seem to focus on external things: How aligned your pose is, how cute you look in your Yoga pants, how long you’ve been practicing. At Shine, every single person has a “Yoga Body.” You emphasize that the point of Yoga is to move our bodies through positions that take us to a greater sense of peace. It feels like I’m practicing Real Yoga at Shine, as it’s meant to be taught: free from judgment, with generous kindness, and the belief that we all belong in this space together. Congratulations to you on creating such an inviting environment. I love getting to be part of it.” —Erin M., Virginia Beach, VA
“What a difference in my life! I lost 30 lbs. & my practice continues to improve.
I started at Shine about a year ago and it has made a huge impact on my life. After having a desk job for the last 10 years, I was really feeling it. I started off with the yin class and gradually moved up to doing flow and yin. I have also done meditation and sound healing classes. What a difference in my life! I lost 30 pounds (did other exercises too like walking and bike riding), and my practice continues to improve. It doesn’t come quick or easy, but the great instructors are there to help you through each time. I know it’s different for everyone. I still am on my personal journey, but I know with the help of Jen and the other instructors I will continue strong. Mentally and physically I feel 10-15 years younger! Thanks!!! —William Piazza, Va Beach, Va
“I have been in back pain for two years,…
but now that I have spent the past ten weeks attending yoga classes, I am free from back pain and from taking Aleve every night. I encourage you to try yoga at Shine yoga no matter your age, weight, physical condition. It can heal your pain! — Amy D., VA Beach, VA
“I loved the wall class tonight.
It is the perfect amount of stretching, calmness and peace. I love yoga. — Amy D., Va Beach, VA
“As a new resident of Virginia Beach, I am delighted to have discovered Shine Yoga –
A jewel of a yoga studio! I have truly enjoyed the variety of teachers and yoga styles including Yin/Yang, Kundalini, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. I have also been impressed with the range of speakers and workshops offered to facilitate personal development, stress reduction, and support of the mind-body connection. With classes suitable for all fitness levels, I would recommend this studio without hesitation to anyone looking to improve their mental/emotional/physical well-being.“ —Debra Shumate, Va Beach, VA
“I had one of the best nights sleep.
The meditation last night was wonderful. I had a very difficult client yesterday afternoon. I came to meditation to help me release to the universe what I did not need to carry on my shoulders or in my mind. I really think this worked. I had one of the best nights of sleep. Thank you.” — Gretchen A., Va Beach, VA
“I am absolutely a huge fan of 7pm Yang/Yin.
Having a later class like this really allows me to incorporate it into my weekly routine. Thank you!”— Jennifer P.
“Excellent class with Diane!
Tried the new moves and strength building. So relaxing and so beneficial at the same time. I could feel my muscles building.”— Cherie
“Let me tell you about Shine Yoga
Almost 18 months ago I walked into Shine a broken body, mind and spirit, I even threatened Jen during meditation, mainly because I did not want to be there but my precious friend Joy tricked me into going. Well here I was laying on my back when the most amazing thing happened, no pain, my mind was clearing and my spirit was beginning to glow. TRUTH. So I had to try this again and again and before I knew it I discontinued one of my narcotic drugs. There’s a lot more to tell but number one is that yoga with Jen completely changed me, no gave me back a life worth living and a need to help others. Then recently I got something that caused my balance to be off and could not do yoga for the last 3/4 weeks. WOW everything went backwards and I really knew the TRUE value of YOGA !!!! Had my first class back on Monday with Jen and I know now that life without Yoga does not exist for me, “I am one with Yoga” Thank you always Jen and Shine Yoga!” —Ruth Anne-Wayne Rusbuldt
I LOVE SHINE!
I started two months ago, and have enjoyed my practice! It was everything you said it would be! I feel more relaxed, calm and in control. My wife, kids and staff have noticed the difference and call it ”Zen Frank. You have assembled an amazing staff of teachers, who are patient and love their art, and make the shine experience the best. Keep it up!” —Frank Minkewicz
“I was able to take 3 Flow classes at Shine while vacationing in Sandbridge.
They have a great weekly pass and each class was unique, well planned and very enjoyable! I try and practice at my home studio every day and this was a great compliment to vacation. I felt welcomed and comfortable and I hope any local or visitor to the area is able to check our your super cute studio!! ” —Sheryl Morris
“If you’ve been wondering about yoga this is the place to start your practice.
I am relatively new to yoga and have fallen in love with it’s benefits both mental and physical because of the way I was introduced to it through the classes at Shine. There are classes offered with different focuses for you to chose from and all levels are welcome at all classes. It is a great place to call your Yoga home.” —Elaine A.
“If you have ever wanted to try yoga but felt intimidated or shy about trying,…look no further.
Shine Yoga is the place to be. I came a few months ago to support a friend, to “try out this yoga thing”. Have been hooked since the first class. Shine is a warm, comfortable, intimate and non threatening environment. The instructors are amazing, knowledgable and offer many modifications for those who have injuries or just cannot bend the way they used to. Every class I have taken has been a wonderful experience and I leave there feeling like a new and better person. No matter what your fitness level or anxieties are about trying Yoga, you cannot go wrong with SHINE.” — Deb Knauer
“This is one of the best down to earth and informative yoga studios in TideWater.
It has a true good community feel …whether it’s your first practice or you are a YOGI from years past.You will feel and be welcomed and assisted. So glad they came into my life.” — Ralph J Cardinale
“I started going to Shine about 2 weeks ago and absolutely love it.
Unfortunately two prior studios I had practiced at closed so I was looking for a new place to practice. From the moment I walked in the door, I was given a tour of the studio and made to feel at home. All the instructors and fellow students are so kind and approachable. I especially love the Sunrise Yin class. I went this week and literally dragged myself there. I had a headache and just wanted to stay in bed but by the time I left class my headache was gone and I was completely relaxed and in a state of bliss. All are welcome at Shine no matter your age , size, injuries; Jen and all her instructors make yoga accessible for everyone. Come try a class, you will not regret it.” —V. Biovad
“Over the years, I have taken yoga classes at various studios but there is something very special going on at Shine.
The environment is extremely welcoming and positive. I have learned so much and will continue to learn with each class. I am particularly hooked on the yin classes. They give me hope for my middle-aged body! And I feel like I have joined a community of folks with similar health goals. Give it a try…it’s a wonderful gift to give yourself.” — Miriam B.
“I joined shine yoga about 6 weeks ago & my only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago.
All the instructors have such a passion & warmth about them & make everyone feel welcome. They are so knowledgeable and can make any necessary modifications for each individual’s need. I truly think we could all benefit from it as it is good for the mind, body & soul . “— Cheryl S.
“I have found going 3 or more times a week keeps me balanced and able to face any challenges that come up with my life. Shine yoga has taught me how to take the lessons learned on the mat and apply them to my life. The result is I am living a much more peaceful and joyful life… It must be working as my 12 year old tween just recently commented on how much calmer I am when I practice yoga.” 😉 — Cynthia Briscoe
“This is one of the best down to earth and informative yoga studios in TideWater.
It has a true good community feel …weather it’s your first practice or you are a YOGI from years past You will feel and be welcomed and assisted. So glad they came into my life. “—Ralph
“I walked in to Shine Yoga on a whim one year ago and am so glad I did!
Jen immediately charmed me. Having only experienced rec center yoga, I love the personal attention you get from all of the instructors. The environment is warm and welcoming. Yin was a brand new experience for me, and this combined with flow classes has reduced my stress and helped me weather job challenges and aging parents. I look forward to every class, and am so happy that Shine Yoga is a part of my life! “—Cheryl
“Shine yoga is a small studio with a delightfully warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Talented and caring yoga teachers offer a wide range of classes throughout each week. No sweaty, shouting gym jocks! Everyone is welcomed and accommodated with love, regardless of age, size or skill level. You will never feel uncomfortable. Cheerful studio, wonderful staff, fun students. We all leave every class feeling happy!” — Sybil M.
“Shine is a wonderful place to practice yoga!”
Jen and the other instructors are always warm and welcoming and I feel at home there. Their knowledge and commitment to teaching yoga is evident in the classes held at Shine. It’s my happy place! — Mary A., 2016
“Shine Yoga radiates a positive vibe 24/7!
I took advantage of their one-week introductory offer ($20) and was hooked. A wide variety of classes, levels and times each day make it easy to be consistent with my practice of yoga. Did I mention that I was 52, overweight, with chronic bad knees & hips tighter than a drum. No worries, Jen and all of her instructors guide and recommend modifications every step of the way. I feel better, sleep better, eat less and have more energy than I have had in years. My yoga practice will continue to shine brightly because I feel like Family at Shine Yoga.” 🙂 — John P.
“We go through life with all this weight on us from stress, disappointment, anxiety.
We get so used to it, we don’t even realize how it makes us feel. I started yoga 18 months ago at Shine. I don’t know where the magic is, whether it’s the classes, the instructors, or just the positive vibe, but I have rediscovered my joy, and just plain feeling good!”—Kathleen Inman
“This is the best studio.
All the instructors are fabulous & true healers. I am coming off a knee injury & need special attention for my recovery, they are so knowledgeable & tuned into your personal needs. The students are an eclectic group so I never feel intimated. I HIGHLY recommend coming here to start or continue your yoga journey.”—T.S. Handler
“My vacation to Sandbridge, VA near Virginia Beach turned into a yoga retreat because of Shine Yoga.
They offer a great package for out-of-towners wishing to maintain a yoga practice while on vacation at the beach. Starting my day at Shine made my day at the beach more relaxing because I was able to fully relax my mind, body, and soul. I just booked my vacation at the same place next year because of Shine Yoga. I’m already looking forward to my yoga retreat in 2016.” — Craig L.