What is The Shine?
The Shine is a mindfully-curated variety show that takes place in New York and Los Angeles once every couple of months. This alcohol-free event features a centering meditation, music from a local band, an inspiring short film, grassroots philanthropy, delicious food, and storytelling. Our mission is to create a fun and welcoming social environment where attendees can strike up meaningful conversations and make lasting connections that leave them feeling inspired to do more, give more, and be more. We are an all-volunteer organization and 100% of ticket sales is used for production costs. We hope to see you at The Shine!
Speaker (Zero waste living)
Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company The Simply Co.. An Environmental Studies graduate from NYU and former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, the amount of trash that she has produced over the past four years can fit inside of a 16 oz mason jar.
Through her blog, she hopes to empower readers to produce less waste by shopping package free, making their own products, and refusing plastic and single use items
Nicolas Losada and Juliana Ronderos used to make sour, frothy guitar pop as Il Abanico, but now they call themselves Salt Cathedral. Their debut EP works exclusively in synths, samples, and keyboard patches, a bookish, the Books-ish version of electro-pop.
Biet Simkin is the founder of Center of the Cyclone, an immersive experience that weaves meditation, self inquiry, art, music and fashion, offering an explosive experience. Biet’s feeling was that the world of the intellect, fashion and art needed spirituality, and the world of spirituality was often missing the mark…
Max Stossel is an award winning storyteller/filmmaker/poet, with a unique style of storytelling. His first poetry video, "Subway Love" was an immediate viral success.
Max is also a media strategist with an extensive background in social media. He ran social for Budweiser, before being trained by Gary Vaynerchuk and creating social strategies for Dove and several Fortune 100 brands. He has written on the subject for Quartz and The Huffington Post.
Ben Carroll is a Los Angeles musician - singer, writer, guitarist. He's played and does play in many different projects and styles around the world. Writes for TV and film. Has a burgeoning solo career as well that is presently, right now, at this moment incubating with his team.
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