Where do you practice?
And how do you go DEEPER?
Recorded content is wonderful (we offer a bunch ourselves), but often you are craving MORE.
I see you and I got you!
Our membership is a beautiful merging of recorded content you can turn to when you need it most, or revisit when you've fallen in love with a class, and LIVE classes where our energies can join and support each other! Because that is where the MAGIC is!
And pause, no you don't have to be from the cornfields of Illinois like me to join us, we are a GLOBAL community with members all over the world!
If you’re like me (you’re here, so I bet you are!), your yoga practice is your anchor, your nonnegotiable. AND if you're like me, you get SO much more out of it when you do it with other humans!
Your practice nourishes you so you can be a better partner, parent, guardian, pet mom/dad, insert all the other roles you play and human, for your family, friends, self, and the collective. So I’ll say it a little louder for those of you in the back...
Show up for yourself on your mat already!
I KNOW the most impactful piece of me showing up as as human is my personal practice.
What if you could be part of a membership that breathes consistency, and connection? A community that holds you accountable to prioritize YOU and your deepening personal practice so you can SHOW UP in your life as an empowered and compassionate human with a radiant aura. All while alinging with the moon and stars!
This is for yoga loves, like you and me, who are ready to committ to themselves and deepen their personal practice.
This is for YOU if...
Even if you have favorite YouTube channels and classes,
Even if you are confident practicing on your own,
You need this!
Most yoga practitioners know they need their own daily practice but run into overwhelm, resistance, and loneliness.
Most yoga practitioners sacrifice themselves so much for so many in all of the roles that they play.
And what’s worse, for many yoga practitioners, you feel you don't deserve the time for the pratice that you know anchors you.
But you NEED that anchor.
You try going to a yoga class here and there, you try getting on your mat and just moving your body, you try all different types of meditations, you subscribe to YouTube channel after YouTube channel, and these are all wonderful, but you may be still left craving more.
I get it. Same.
It’s because you crave community and depth! You crave a yoga FAMILY!
Don't worry, I got you!
a scientist, yogi, and educator at heart. a lover of teaching and learning, anatomy and astrology. a believer that all yoga can be trauma conscious. a fierce yet compassionate advocate for fostering safe spaces and the reclaiming of body, power, and voice. an ERYT500+ yoga teacher trainer, author and studio owner.
An educator and social emotional informed instructor with a heart of pure gold who perfectly paces so you can actually breathe and be rather than just do.
A magical Pisces artist, genealogist and yogi who holds your hand as you explore the unseen in your own shadows.
A mama bear, woodland fairy tree hugger, and queen of accessible yoga and tenaciously living adventurously despite physical setbacks.
Confession, a significant part of why I started teaching was so I would practice! I craved a community that held me accountable to show up on my mat in a deeper way more often than I was doing on my own.
So I created it.
That's why I have INCREDIBLE teachers on our schedule offering classes I can practice too!
Yoga saved my life.
Sounds dramatic huh?
But it's true.
It has been my anchor through it all.
Through struggling with an eating disorder.
Through surviving a school shooting.
Through finding the strength to leave an abusive marriage.
Through managing the digestive disorders I inherited from the abuse I experienced.
Through figuring out how to navigate life carrying all of this trauma with me.
Through the ways PTSD still gets to me.
Through finding health and happiness again in my life and relationships because of and despite it all.
Through understanding I deserve all of that health and happiness too.
Maybe you can relate to pieces of my story. And although I hope not, I know we all have our own lived experiences that affect the way we show up in the world and our relationships.
Yoga helps you be more responsive rather than reactive. Yoga gives you the tools to navigate it all. The body, mind, heart, and spirit. The physical symptoms, the mind chatter, and the sometimes too big feelings.
Let me show you how to reclaim your life with a deeper and more consistent personal practice in a supportive community. This is a membership designed to help humans navigate humanity, together. I’m here to help you deepen your practice. I’m here to make sure you take care of you!
You inspired to SHOW UP on your mat so you can share space with your yoga family.
You basking in the post savasana glow, guilt free, alongside a supportive community.
You dedicated to yourself and the sacredness and depth of your personal practice.
You feeling powerful yet peaceful in your body.
You with a regulated nervous system moving through your days more. consciously.
You balancing compassion and boundaries.
You well rested, nourished, moved and meditated.
Before you know it, you realize you are fully fulfilled in yourself. You are optismistic, not always looking for a dark cloud. You are your most radiant and authentic self, fearlessly.
What if you could…
Have the anchor of a daily practice to devote to yourself and your healing
show up as the best version of you in all the roles you play?
What if you could be live with like minded and hearted people?
What if you could trade in feeling alone, overwhelmed, and undeserving for feeling nourished, capable, confident and empowered?
Go from the cycle of lost and overwhelmed yogi to devoted, present and centered in gratitude.
What if you could deepen you practice AND use it to navigate humanity?
Through live classes with Katrina and her team to both nourish and empower you. Through a recorded content library of classes to fit in when your schedule gets full.
Through supportive workbooks and journaling exercises curated to spark growth and healing.
All with support from Katrina and her team!
We are an inclusive, trauma-informed local and global studio. We don't speak in levels! Everyone begins again and again. We believe every time you come onto the mat you are a beginner in the present moment with the current needs of your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Katrina is an educator at heart and has taught yoga to students from the ages of 2 to 92. She also teaches yoga teachers to be yoga teachers. She is empathic, intuitive and skilled at teaching to her students and does that in each and every class. She offers detailed alignment cues to ensure her students are practicing safely, encouragement to let props elevate your practice, and a lot of space for customizing your own experience. She incorporates intutitive movement, stillness, and choice into every experience. Her goal is to empower all regardless of how they are moving or not moving.
We are confident you will feel comfortable and supported in any of our classes. Having said that, if you are concerned because you are "beginner" we recomend trying an evening class first as they tend to be a bit slower paced. Check out Mudra Monday Slow Flow, Wednesday Evening Vinyasa, or Thursday Yin + Meditation.
We are a local and global studio and welcome students into our classes from all over the world! All classes on our schedule are listed in Central Standard time. Each offering clearly states if it is a studio or virtual class so you can register for how you plan to join us.
If you want to practice with us in person, our physical studio, Shine Yoga Garage, is located in the middle of the midwest cornfields outside of LaSalle, Illinois. We are in the heart of the country, but conveniently just off of I80 and Route 251 and close to I39 and Staved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. Check out the map above. It's really the best of both worlds!
NO! We offer many studio classes every week! Just as we have students all over the world, we have instructors all over too, so some classes are virtual only. Katrina also enjoys teaching from home and her travels. Almost all of our classes have a virtual option. The schedule will cleartly indicate the location of a class, so you can choose how you want to practice. It will either say Studio or Shine Yoga Garage so register for that if you plan to come to the studio or it will say virtual or Your Home so choose that one if you are joining from somewhere else. If you only see the virtual option there is no in person option for that offering.
We want to support you in practicing! This means finding a practice and studio that aligns with your wants and needs. Our membership offers a one week trial! We encourage you to sign up and committ to yourself to check out all of our offerings to see what aligns for you.
While most of our students join our membership, we deeply understand that memberships are not what everyone is looking for. We also offer walk in tickets. Each class has a walk in option so you can purchase a ticket when you register.
You can also choose to purchase a drop in to try one class first to see if our community is a fit for you. If you decide to set up a membership after that we are happy to refund your drop in ticket once you set up your membership. Our memberhsip includes our content library of recorded classes so you can practice even when you can't be with us LIVE!
We just want you to keep your personal practice sacred! While we think there potency in gathering together live to practice, we also deeply understand we all have lives and classes. We are also all over the world. If our live class times don’t align with your schedule you can catch the recordings at a time that does!
I deeply understand that we all crave different levels of support along our own practice journey. Katrina offers private classes for those of you wanting more personalized practices. Reach out to email@example.com for more information.
I respect you taking authority over your experience. You can cancel your memberhsip at any time.
Kundalini Yoga is a conductor of energy and healing. It is a potent practice that combines breath, movement, mantra, and mudra in a scientific and artistic way. It is designed to take us to the very edge of our comfort zones physically, mentally, and energetically. YOU choose what to do there; push through or back off. Both options are valued and celebrated in our classes and the ability to practice and choose helps all aspects of our being.
Katrina uses the often more familiar vinyasa yoga as a way to transition between kundalini exercises to help take some of the intimidate out of the practice and keep you practicing mindfully and safely. You are guided through kundalini warms ups, postures and movements and encouraged to try on specific ways of breathing with each one. Mantras and their explanations are offered and we always close with a meditation and final resting.
Kundalini has been instrumental in helping me navigate my own mind and symptoms of PTSD and anxiety from trauma. I love sharing it in a trauma informed way that feels familiar and new at the same time. I want to let it give you a chance to come home to your body and soul.
Join our Radiate + Elevate Yoga Instructor Membership to really stand out as a yoga instructor by consistently practicing and learning more.
If you are seeking certification you can train with Katrina and the incredible teams at Uplifted™ Yoga and Kundalini University. Katrina works directly with the 200hr, 300hr and Kundalini Teacher Trainings.
If you crave more personalized mentoring work one on one with Katrina. She especially excels at alignment, anatomy, themed sequencing, classes guided by the moon and astrolgy, keeping your teaching trauma informed, invitational and empowering language, finding your voice, and sharing yoga with youth. When you set up a mentoring session you will fill out a form so Katrina knows exactly what you are looking to disucss.
Katrina considers her members family. If you are a member of her membership community Katrina is happy to support you and answer any questions you have here and there. As a member you will also recieve a discount on mentoring sessions!
Schedule a free 15-minute connection call with Katrina to discuss how she can support you as your own healer with trauma-conscious yoga, meditation, and somatic tools.
Each week we offer an "anchor" Mudra, Meditation, and Mantra that aligns with the astrological energy and our theme for the week. You can practice them with us live, or work with them on your own!