Owner, Teacher & Sunshine Keeper
Owner, Teacher & Sunshine Keeper
Yoga for Tara was originally sought as an alternative form of exercise to a lifetime of running. She quickly learned that it complimented her other activities while bringing much more to her life. She felt calmer, healthier and more grounded during the typical hustle of everyday life. After several years of her own personal yoga practice, being taught from inspiring yoga teachers, she decided to complete her RYT 200 hour teacher training. Shortly thereafter, with much support and encouragement from her family, she was inspired to create her own studio in a community she and her family call home. The hope is for everyone who walks through the Shine studio doors, to feel welcomed into this unique space, and to leave feeling a little brighter, happier, and healthier than when they entered.
Emily has been teaching yoga since 2014. Emily is known for her relaxing voice, creative flows, and welcoming energy. She lives in downtown Noblesville with her husband Dan, two cats, and daughter Lydia. Her favorite part about teaching at Shine is the ability to share yoga with people in the community she has grown to love.
Kat has been teaching yoga since her 2013 yoga teacher training from Shamrock Wellness. She enjoys teaching vinyasa flows and gentle yoga classes, but loves the many varieties of yoga for everybody and every body. Kat is from Hawai’i and you can imagine you’re on the beach as you flow with her to Hawaiian music. Outside of yoga, Kat loves to dance and spend time with her family.
Karen completed her yoga training at Shine in 2018. She has two sons and strives to live life to the fullest. Karen's warmth and positivity radiates throughout the studio when she teaches her restorative yoga class on Fridays at noon. Karen is passionate about lifting others up and giving back to our community of Shine yogis.
Kyleigh Gelopulos joined the Shine teaching staff after completing Shine's YTT program in 2020. She enjoys attending and teaching warm vinyasa classes that dive into both the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga. Kyleigh finds inspiration for her classes from nature, teachers, students, and personal experiences. Off the mat you’ll find her teaching 1st grade, mini-golfing with her husband, or outside soaking up the sunshine.
Brittney is an experienced yoga teacher with over 1,000 hours of teaching under her belt. She is a ball of energy and enthusiastically leads hot power yoga classes at Shine. Brittney's college degree is in Biology and she describes her teaching style as ``body-centric.`` Outside of yoga her husband, son, and daughter are the center of her world!
Kaitlin has been practicing yoga since 2010 and completed her yoga certification from Shine in June 2018. She works as an occupational therapist in hospital, skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings. Kaitlin is married and has two beautiful children. Every morning Kaitlin completes a gratitude meditation, and she is very grateful to have the Shine community in her life.
Renee has been practicing yoga since 2014 and was part of the 2018 yoga teacher training program at Shine. She is very orderly by nature but also enjoys letting loose and dancing wherever music takes her. Outside of yoga she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, and loving on her dog. Renee has a magical way of combining movement and breath, allowing students to enter a flow-like state during class.
Bill found yoga after participating in a VA study in 2017. After practicing at Shine, he attended Yoga Teacher Training, and began teaching in June of 2020. To Bill, yoga helps quiet the mind by quieting the body first. He enjoys teaching everything from paddle board yoga to relaxing flows. His favorite classes involve pushing our bodies to the edge without going over.
Jackie has been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2014. The healing power of yoga has helped her recover from four surgeries, manage anxieties of parenthood, and find a positive energy source to fuel her busy life. She is a self-described “anatomy geek” and is grateful her class schedule allows her to connect with students of all levels. Jackie co-leads our Yoga Alliance 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
Sara is a foodie, tree hugger, yoga and meditation teacher, writer, and permaculture farmer. She is the founder of Sara by the Season and an activist for living, cooking, shopping and gardening seasonally in collaboration with natural rhythms of the Earth. Through events, workshops, recipe sharing and speaking, Sara shares the importance of letting nature dictate our habits. Sara is wife to her hilarious husband and mama to two crazies.
Dream big, dare greatly, and shine brightly.
Light tomorrow with today.
It's not about being good at something. It's about being good to yourself!
Shine with all you have!