ABOUT OUR TEACHERS
Anna is a register yoga teacher (RYT) at the 200 and 500 hour levels, along with being a certified Reiki Master. She has practiced yoga for eighteen years and taught for ten. “Yoga is meant to be lived. It is a balance of maintaining and making use of your energy in a positive way, using your asana practice as an awakening. I teach a graceful vinyasa flow, beginning and ending with meditation, leaving you feeling refreshed and reenergized! I teach the Hatha practice connecting breath and movement using Anusara principles mastered by John Friend. My practice is on-going and I am always eager to learn. Yoga helps me balance my life with positive energy. It is just as much a part of my life as my faith, my family and my friends! It has given me the freedom to share and teach the benefits of the physical and emotional well being of the mind, body and spirit connection that yoga and mediation bring. The practice of yoga allows me to live a healthy balanced lifestyle with grace, peace and joy in which I choose to share!”
Deirdre (Dede) Cunningham
Deirdre is an E-RYT 200 registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. Twelve years ago, she began a regular yoga practice, and fell in love with its physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. Noticing the power in her practice, Dede decided to learn as much as she could about yoga and share this love with others. She hopes to provide JOYFUL classes filled with a warm, positive atmosphere that will motivate her students to cultivate their own personal practice. Dede enjoys working with all levels of yogis and guides with a strong emphasis on breath work and individual alignment. She believes the balance and flexibility gained through the physical practice enhances the inner self and provides a better understanding of daily life.
Mary holds her RYT 200 hr and is Yin Certified. She began her yoga journey over 25 years ago with the Boston Center for Adult Education in a cramped attic space, and fell in love with how she felt following her weekly classes. Marriage, three children, law school, and her law practice intervened, and her yoga ebbed and flowed. Four years ago she mindfully committed to a more consistent practice. Yoga became a way of living each day more fully, and its benefits extended beyond the physical, culminating in a desire to learn more about this ancient practice. She completed her teacher training with Dharma Connection and considers it an honor and privilege to share the wisdom and knowledge of the eight limbs of yoga with her students as they travel on their own yogic journeys.
Maura (ERYT-200) is inspired by yoga on all levels and has a strong passion for movement and transformation in the body and the mind. Originally from Massachusetts, she spent 16 years in the mountains of Colorado teaching snowboarding and yoga. During this time, Maura became certified in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan in New Mexico, and then completed her second certification in Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary and Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Jennifer Yarro at Frog Lotus Yoga in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Through her own experiences of self discovery and transformation, Maura wishes to share with others the benefits of yoga to the body, mind and spirit. She combines her well rounded knowledge in the various types of yoga and over 10 years of teaching experience to create a unique personal practice and a projection of light as a teacher.
Nikki, CYT200, received her training in 2010 right here on beautiful Cape Cod through the Kind Yoga School. Nikki has been practicing yoga for many years and has taught a variety of styles of yoga including Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Prenatal and Kids. Yoga practice takes you on a journey and through hers, Nikki has come to find there is much benefit in both the ying and yang-the passive and active components, life is a balance both on and off the mat. Nikki has a strong passion for nature and wellness, she incorporates them through the use of guided meditation and a variety of breath work. Her hope is that students walk away from each class feeling lighter, brighter and refreshed.
Pornipa (Song) Sutthimaitree
Song Sutthimaitree is a Thai Massage Practitioner who has been practicing meditation with Thai Monk for 9 years. In her own yoga practice, she noticed the similarities between meditation, thai massage and yoga. In 2008, she completed her 200 hour training with Finding Inner Peace. Song now blends meditation, thai massage and yoga in her teaching. She loves to share her experience with others, bringing the peace and loving kindness (Metta) to body and mind.
Sue is a 200 hr RYT and holds Yin certification and additional training in Trauma Informed Yoga. She began her practice 7 years ago and has found balance and peace as a student and joy as a teacher. A technology marketing professional, Sue and her husband moved to Sandwich from Rhode Island in 2010. Meditation, mindfulness and breath work are the foundational elements that connect the physical to the spiritual practice, and are key to her teaching style. Whether it’s guiding a vinyasa, yin or a gentle yoga class, Sue help students find their own practice to enjoy all the benefits yoga brings.
Tina Gurupashna Vaughn
Tina Gurupashna Vaughn is originally from India and is a certified Vedic Meditation, E-RYT 200, 500 CYT, YACep, Yoga teacher, who graduated from Namah Shivaya Yoga Teacher Training. She grew up with the wonderful influence of Yoga and Meditation. She is overjoyed to see the amazing awareness and growth of yoga in the US and that people are benefiting from this incredible practice.
Shine is about surrendering to your own greatness… letting it flow effortlessly into your life so you can live in infinite joyful possibilities. Using Shine’s model of clear-connect-create, you can learn to shed limiting beliefs, pain, and fear. Claim the multi-dimensional support and inspiration available to you and bring your dreams into reality.
Shine is a place to joyfully create healthy minds, bodies, and hearts, empowering relationships, abundance, and well-being.
Shine is a school… a place to learn about you, about universal and metaphysical truths, about your own capacity to live in connection to the vast universe and create from those aspects of yourself. Shine is about discovering your life purpose and living it.
SHINE’S QUESTION FOR YOU
What is in the way of you shining?
Everyone is unique, but here are themes that often get in our way:
- Fears from this life and other lives… fear of failing and fear of succeeding… fear of abusing power.
- Limiting and linear beliefs around abundance and the concept of work. Linear beliefs about time, sequence, and what it takes to ‘get it done.’
- Fears around intimacy and vulnerability — with self and others.
- Belief that success and joy are the result of ‘hard work.’
- Belief that anyone — and we mean anyone — other than ‘you’ is responsible for ‘your’ life experience.
- Belief that acknowledging your greatness is egotistical. Belief that the ego is the root of all evil. A basic sense of unworthiness.
- Belief that ‘karma’ is unavoidable.
- Attachment to ‘our story’— our view of who we are in the world… a story that often hold limits from the past and the perception of others.
- Forgetting that we are multidimensional beings having a rare and wonderful adventure here on Earth.
At Shine, we help you work through these beliefs, step into yourself, and create the life you want. We work with you to trust yourself, call on your purpose, become limitless, and shine!