Dannie Huggins, Owner/Creator of Sol Shine and Crystal Reiki Healer, has lived in Colorado since she was 2 years old. She started practicing meditation 5 years ago and loves to share her practice with the community. Dannie has had a very colorful life, giving her the opportunity to grown and heal from her challenges of abuse, addiction, and self hate to healing her life from the inside out. She has work diligently on healing her life holistically and in turn has found that her passion lies within helping others heal in a similar manner. Dannie believes to her core that if we all take the time to heal our wounds we in turn heal the planet. WE are the answers WE have been looking for. Dannie has been offering Intuitive Crystal Reiki Healings for 2 years now. If you are interested in setting up an appointment, call the shop to schedule and appointment at 303-955-7743 or Click HERE
Mark Rutan began practicing yoga as physical therapy for aches induced by his Native Colorado lifestyle, pains caused by a life of athletic competition, and a powerful ally fighting Crohn’s disease. A shift in mobility led to a shift in consciousness. Being able to move more freely allowed a free space to think and led Mark to finish his Bachelors degree in Psychology and Philosophy of Religious Studies. After college, his seeking nature led Mark to CorePowerYoga’s 200 hour teacher training spring of 2014, and falling in love with his practice, immediately followed it by taking their Extensions training that summer. Mark focuses on strengthening the mind-body connection and empowering the soul to dance. “Philosophy of Religion differs from Religious Philosophy in that it seeks to discuss questions regarding the nature of religions as a whole, rather than examining the problems brought forth by a particular belief system. It is designed such that it can be carried out dispassionately by those who identify as believers or non-believers.” Mark’s goal is to practice with passion – Yoga – Life – Love – Namaste –
Max Boyle started yoga in the summer of 2005. The reason? Flexibility. But the physical practice (asana) is much more difficult than a simple stretch and, in time, Max began to dive deeper into the mental side of yoga. University and self-taught lessons in consciousness and mindfulness became the primary focus in his life up to his move to Denver from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2010.
Upon taking up the physical practice of yoga again, Max felt his fire for devotion to a practice was stoked thanks to inspirational instructors that pushed the boundaries of yoga in all styles of practice (i.e. Iyengar, Forrest, Bhakti, etc). By early 2011, Max was rehabbing a collarbone fracture with his yoga practice and by 2012, he had signed up for a 200 hour YTT program. With a certificate in hand and a willingness to learn, he set out to practice in every studio in Denver Metro Area. He noticed that Yin (restorative) yoga was dramatically overlooked in our action-packed state. This led him to adapt practices to focus on the breath and follow that intuitive and personal timing. The workout and stretch will always be there, but we must learn the meditative side that allows to hold a little longer and breathe a little deeper.
Today, Max chooses to push the boundaries of his students’ mental and physical bodies with asana, devotional practice, chanting, dancing and laughter. He believes that everyone is a beginner, whether it is their first or thousandth class. Nearly five hundred hours of training later, his favorite classes are the ones that remind him how we can always find something new in old routines.
Rebecca Peterson is both a childbirth educator and yoga instructor, specializing in prenatal and postnatal yoga. She fell in love with yoga at an early age and with a leap of faith, decided to make it her life in 2007, when she completed a 200hr Teacher Training with Shannon Paige. She has been teaching yoga classes at various yoga studios throughout the Denver Metro area since 2008. Though it was apparent that Rebecca had a passion for prenatal yoga from early on in her teaching, it was after the birth of her first child that she really stepped into guiding mothers in prenatal yoga. She completed Laura Wade Jaster’s Spiral Yoga’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 and has been specializing in prenatal yoga since then. She also facilitates workshops in 200hr yoga teacher trainings focused on supporting pregnant women in regular yoga classes as well as an introduction to Prenatal Yoga.
In 2011, she also became a Birthing From Within® childbirth Mentor and in 2013 completed the Advanced training with author and midwife, Pam England and Birthing From Within’s Executive Director, Virginia Boboro. Rebecca offers monthly childbirth preparation classes for parents in the Denver area. With a true passion for mothers, birth as a sacred rite-of-passage and the transition that leads to families, she honors the journey to becoming a mother in both her prenatal yoga and childbirth preparation classes.
You can find out more information about her on her website: sacredbreaths.com.
It’s all about the breath. Without Yoga and meditation I’d have been a goner for sure. Substance abuse had me tumbling down a hole and back again – but deep breathing, a desire to let go of fear, and an openness to discomfort and pain were my raft through the torment of withdrawal and the growing pains of healing my body and mind. This practice continues to heal some deep old wounds, and I hope I can help others to walk towards whatever they’re looking for.
I’m 200-hr certified by Scott Anderson of Warrior Academy, so classes will be smart, fun, and welcoming. I continue my study through a personal Ashtanga Yoga practice, and have had the great pleasure to study with one of its foremost teachers, David Swenson.
“Locked up inside you like the calm beneath castles is a cavern of treasures that no one has been to… Let’s go digging.” – TOOL
Kristin grew up in Pittsburgh, PA playing soccer, lacrosse, and was on her high school track team. Her passion for health and fitness led her to yoga. Kristin’s practice started in 2011 when she attended her first yoga class. Immediately, Kristin became hooked on yoga because of its mental and physical workout. Eventually she realized yoga had much more to offer and wanted to expand her knowledge. After moving to Denver in 2015, Kristin was certified through CorePower’s 200 hour teacher training and extension program in September 2015. She now shares her health and fitness based practice as much as possible.
Kelly O’Connell has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, with a focus on power vinyasa and yin yoga. Kelly received her 200 hour vinyasa teacher certification in Washington DC in 2013 and her Yin certification in 2014. Kelly’s Yin classes combines traditional yin poses with deep relaxation techniques, allowing students a quiet space to reflect. Kelly is delighted to be part of the unique Sol Shine community, where students and teachers alike seek to deepen their practice and their lives. Peace.
(Kelly is currently on maternity leave but will return early Spring)
Gracefully living an inspired and grounded life as a yoga-preneur, guardian of gender and sex-based rights at Naropa University, trauma survivor advocate, and movement & meditation guide; Sarah harnesses the power of mental and physical shifts through the methodology of awakening, activating, alchemy, and alignment to heal mind, body, spirit, and soul. She believes the universal collective can cultivate impactful social change.
Sarah authentically teaches from position that unifies movement practices, sitting in stillness, and trusting that mind and body instinctively know how harmonize in uniquely perceptive way. It is from this place that both she, and her students, transform from ‘almost there’ to ‘ALL IN’. Others have described her approach as “liberating and deeply sensory, awakening the heartmind balance.” She hopes that all who journey alongside her walk away with a ‘hell yes’ to themselves, and the ability to expand their capacity to lead from heartcenter.
Raised in Evergreen Colorado my spiritual foundations have always been rooted deeply in nature. My life journey has led me down many paths, always seeking greater understanding of my connection to Source. In the beginning I studied kung fu and made my way through two black belts. I realized that, while honoring the path of the warrior, I was seeking a more fluid and Yin centered connection. Tai chi and Qi Gong then became the focus of my practice. I spent 9 months at Yogaville in Virginia strengthening my yogic practice, becoming a teacher, and teacher trainer . Still wanting to go deeper I traveled to India and China, the birthplaces of these practices, to delve more into the mysteries and seek teachers.
I began teaching as a way share these wonderful spiritual tools with the greater community. I have been teaching for over a decade now and in that time have studied many different paths from Western esoteric magick, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, the way of the Druid, and anything I believed would assist me on my journey into self awareness. I recently studied with Taoist Master Chen, receiving training in External Chi Healing. I have worked at Herbs & Arts for 9 years, helping individuals find the tools and practices they need to uplift their lives and move forward on their path. I look forward to serving the Sol Shine community and meeting more like minded practioners. Until then, Bright Blessings and Breathe.
Jeremiah, a Colorado native, moved to NYC in 2002 to chase big dreams in the cement jungle. After completing a graduate program at NYU, he paralleled two career paths, one in marketing and another as a part-time social worker. With many long workdays and plenty of extended nights, Jeremiah took to yoga to ease stress and calm the mind. Quickly resonating with the mental and physical benefits that yoga provided, his yoga obsession brought him back to Denver where he completed a 200 hour teacher training with Core Power. Jeremiah’s own practice has seen many studios and various steams of yoga, but his heart lies with the breath, movement, and exploration of vinyasa – engaging the soul by expansion of the body. He believes that we should seek spirituality, not to be spiritual, but as an effort to live a fuller human experience.