Welcome to Sunshine Yoga Monte-Carlo
and Sunshine Zumba Cap d’Ail
About Anette Shine, Director and Founder
Originally from Denmark, Anette Shine founded Sunshine Yoga Monte-Carlo, otherwise known as The International Holistic Fitness Center of Monaco, in 2003. Sunshine Yoga Monte-Carlo has been at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort since July of 2006. Her background as a professional dancer, singer, performer and choreographer in the Casino of Monte-Carlo inspired her to start Sunshine Zumba classes in April of 2011. Anette was the pioneer in launching Zumba Fitness in Monaco, and S.A.S Prince Albert II was present at her first class.
Her mission is to uplift people and bring sunshine into everybody’s life. She believes in transformation and healing through joy and movement. Her philosophy is that “everyone can shine.”
About Sunshine Yoga
Anette Shine and her amazing team wish to welcome you to The Sunshine Harmony Experience, where you will discover your hidden potential in these exclusive programmes that embrace all areas of your life. Know that you are special and so are the programmes with you in mind.
Who is Sunshine Harmony for?
For all those who are looking for something completely different to suit their tastes and a need for self-discovery, where harmony of the body and mind are finally in tuned with one another. The focus in taking this exclusive way brings about a lasting inner peace combined with physical strength throughout the day and night, where feelings of upliftment and grace are all around you, making cares and worries melt away, and a new personal knowledge enables you to see life in ways not thought of before.
Why practice with us?
The Sunshine Harmony programmes help increase self-esteem and confidence on a remarkable scale. It gives many the chances to do things in their lives they would not have imagined they could do before. Health is not only to the body, but must be effective to the mind to bring about these positive changes, which encourages all to succeed in positive ways they had only previously dreamed about. The individual cannot help but notice the substantial changes to their moods and bodily functions, which are always positive and uplifting. The journey of enlightenment and knowing is through Sunshine Harmony.
The Sunshine teachers have been carefully selected for their unique gifts and talents that are able to address all aspects of an individual’s life. Their specialized abilities and techniques are able to promote healing for the body, mind and emotional needs of all those who take part at any one time. Our teachers specialise in different types of Yoga, Pilates and Tai-chi, offering a wide range of class styles.
Anette Shine is a multilingual, multi-style yoga teacher. She began studying Traditional Yoga in 1990. After completing her 500-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Shri Mahesh in France, she was a pioneer in bringing Vinyasa Yoga to Monaco/South of France in 2002 from California.
She loves to unite people and launch new instructors, helping them find their own authenticity and style of teaching. Anette’s mission is to uplift people and bring sunshine into everybody’s life through joy and movement. Anette believes “everyone can shine.”
Fabia OrsoniFabia is a former champion in gymnastics, passionate of fitness and natural wellness. After academic business studies, she started her career in finance before being overtaken by her first love : consciousness of the body and natural wellness. In 2003, she discovers Iyengar yoga in Paris, practice with passion also other styles of yoga like Bikram, traditional Hatha, Vinyasa… She is a certified Hatha yoga teacher, as well as pre and post natal yoga, hormon therapeutic yoga and physiotherapy and essential oils science. Fabia pursues her discovery with experienced and extraordinary teachers such as Ivana Sparti, dancer and Vinyasa teacher, with whom she discovered the yogic choreography and to whom she’s very grateful.
Originally from Toronto, Canada Lisa discovered yoga while living in the Cayman Islands over 15 years ago. Lisa is a devoted practitioner of the traditional Ashtanga method practicing every day. Feeling the need to share the message that transformed her life, she began to deeply study the fascinating layers and intricacies of the Ashtanga Yoga method. Through her passion for the practice she became a certified Yoga Alliance teacher in Mysore, India in the practice of Ashtanga. She studied under great teachers such as Manju Pattabhi Jois and Ramesh Sheety. Lisa firmly believes that in order for the practice to take full effect, the student must cultivate a balance between “focused effort”(Tapas) and the “discriminative wisdom”(Viveka Khyatih) to know when to surrender
Anna Komyza (Kot)
Anna is a professional dancer of classical school. Graduated choreographer from the National University of Culture and Art in Kiev in 2006 and certified instructor of the following programs : Sport Body, Interval training, Pilates, Yoga and Fly Yoga. A good grasp in working with pregnant women. Experience of more than 7 years, including practice in different countries (USA, France, Ukraine…). Being a fitness trainer means always moving forward. You have to permanently improve yourself and discover new techniques and trends. I particularly enjoy watching how my clients change themselves, become happier, more beautiful and confident. Love yourself and you will be loved in return. Your inner light will attract other people and make you look friendly and beautiful. The last, but not the least – make an informed choice in everything: food, profession and leisure.
Karine Tibau (Foxy Kula)
Karine , better known as Foxy Kula, is vegan and an animal lover and defender She discovered Yoga by chance during a trip to Thailand and it was love at first sight … Back home on the Côte d’Azur she started to practice extensively and hasn’t stop since 10 years now. During all these years she kept travelling the world extending her love and knowledge of Yoga through numerous yoga retreats, workshops and intense yoga teacher training, some with masters like David Swenson, Kino MacGregor and Silvia Mordini . She recently successfully achieved her Yoga Alliance recognised teacher training program E-RYT 500 with Michel Besnard in Thailand. She is really fond of many yoga styles that she keeps practicing with a preference for the Vinyasa Flow style in which movement is synchronized to the breath and poses linked together and become like a dance. She’s truly delighted to teach Vinyasa flow and Gentle Yoga now in Monaco with such amazing and different kind of students, sharing knowledge and experience and growing together with them .
Katrina Petney (replacement teacher)
Originally from New Mexico, U.S.A., Katrina Petney began practicing yoga in 2004. After receiving her 200-hour teaching certificate in Vinyasa Flow in 2008, she has been teaching in various parts of the world from Argentina to Spain to Monaco. Her background in biochemistry, education, and fitness along with her interest in the yogic philosophy serve as the foundation for her teaching. Katrina is extremely grateful to explore yoga and the mind-body connection with an international community in Monte-Carlo.
About Sunshine Zumba
As a former professional dancer, singer, performer and choreographer in the Casino of Monte-Carlo, Anette has been teaching Zumba fitness classes in Monaco and Cap d’Ail since 2011. She is a certified Zumba Instructor and certified by ACE (American Council on Exercise, USA). Her mission is to uplift people and bring sunshine into everybody’s life through joy and movement.