Little Studio, Big Heart
Soulshine Yoga is a boutique yoga studio located in historic Old Wethersfield Connecticut. We welcome all yogis, wherever you are in your journey. We offer heated, warmed and regular temperature classes as well as various styles of yoga. Weather permitted we will also host classes outside at our location. Come as you are, we can't wait to meet you!
Brianna is the Owner of Soulshine. Brianna grew up in Wethersfield and has practiced yoga for many years. Brianna completed her Yoga Teacher Training full immersion in Costa Rica, Brianna is also Total Barre and Barre Intensity certified.
Bianca grew up in Wethersfield and has practiced yoga most of her adult life. Bianca completed her Yoga Teacher Training at Y7 Yoga in NYC where she lived for the past 6 years.
When Bianca is not on her mat you can find her downstairs from Soulshine at her clothing store Castor and Poly!
Rachel Stewart is a native NY’er who transplanted to CT in 2001. Fairly new to Wethersfield, one of her daughters attends Charles Wright Elementary and another is at SDMS. Her background includes teaching middle school science and math in Newington for the past 20 years and instructing yoga for the past 6. Ms. Stewart holds a BS in education and a MS in science with a 200 HR KCYT certification from Kripalu. It has been a passion to fuse yoga and mindfulness into the field of education while also enriching personal practice by attending the annual Mindfulness conference at CCSU, participating in workshops at Copper Beech and attending sessions at Odiyana. She has taught yoga to all ages, of all abilities, teens to retirees, teachers and body builders, martial artists and other athletes and facilitates mindfulness in her school by guiding the students daily and the teachers monthly at faculty meetings.
Meg is a certified yoga and meditation instructor through Aura Wellness Center and Shiva Shakti School of Yoga. With a career in Labor & Delivery as a Birth Doula, and as a wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, she finds joy in the work of bringing people together. Honored to be a part of this community, Meg’s passion is to bring peace to the mind, body, and soul.
Kathleen has background in occupational therapy, is a 200 hr yoga teacher and a Reiki Level 1 practitioner. Yoga has been a part of her life for over 10 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and become more grounded, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires her to live each moment more mindfully. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Sacred Rivers Yoga in 2014. She will always be a student of the practice and loves to share the many benefits with others. She also is a certified Child Light Yoga ®️ teacher, working on her prenatal/postnatal certification and has done some training with Katonah Yoga ®️. In her classes you will experience a combination of creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. She seeks to help others thrive in live by nurturing body, mind and soul with yoga, and her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
When she's off the mat you can find her spending time with her dog Buddha, her son, family and friends. She enjoys traveling and anything to do with nature like hiking, plants and animals.
Jesse has dedicated majority of her life to movement. She has been a dancer from the age of 3 and later in her dance career went on to be the Head Coach for the Southern Connecticut State University Dance Team for over 4 years. She has a background in Exercise Science (Health & Human Movement) with a concentration in Human Performance. Jesse is a certified Zumba Instructor as well as a certified Animal Flow Instructor. Through all that movement though, she found her true heart and soul through the ancient teachings of Yoga. She obtained her RYT 200 with a focus in Chakra sequencing from Breathing Room Yoga Center in New Haven, CT. Jesse also has completed a Yoga teacher training in AstroYoga where she has learned how to intricately guide others to flow in alignment with the celestial forces. She is passionate about intertwining the energy dynamics of the planets and astrology with the teachings of Yoga to create something transformative in alignment with the intelligence of Nature and connected to the greater forces that create our reality. Combining her various movement backgrounds, Jesse loves to empower others to safely redefine their relationship to movement and elevate their mind, body and spirit
When Jesse is not moving you can find her creating herbal medicine, connecting with Nature or creating art!
Karen is a mental health advocate, tarot reader, creative entrepreneur, and explorer of spirituality. She received her RYT-200 hour certification in 2021 through The Om Center in Watertown, CT. She infuses breathwork, tarot readings, and mindfulness prompts during practice to encourage deep self connection and healing. She enjoys playful heart pumping vinyasa as well as, laid back flows to match her carefree personality.
Alexi stumbled upon her first yoga class while she was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. She then completed her RYT at the Studio DC inWashington, D.C. in 2013, a place she once called home for years. Since then, Alexi has completed an additional 30 hour training from Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom in Los Angeles, CA, with a focus in Ayurvedic medicine. In Alexi’s class, you can expect to be offered mindful sequencing with a focus on anatomy. Alexi loves to offer a physical challenge, yet her classes are still accessible to any level practitioner, with taking special attention to provide a sense of grounding and relaxation through her practice.
Off the mat, Alexi works as a Physician Assistant in Hartford and loves to her spend time running, cooking, and playing with her new pup Moose.