What is The Shine?
The Shine is a mindfully-curated variety show that takes place in Los Angeles and New York 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! The line-up will be announced soon.
Robert is the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, which recovers fresh fruits and vegetables to fuel a culinary arts job training program for men and women coming out of foster care and older men and women returning from incarceration. He is also the CEO of Strong Food, L.A. Kitchen’s social enterprise business, which employs graduates of the L.A. Kitchen training program, and competes for food service contracts to serve healthy meals to seniors in Los Angeles.
Monique Benabou describes herself as a gypsy, free spirit, and truly nomadic being who goes around singing, dancing and smiling. She says her mission in life is to help people to spread love and light through music, poetry and laughter.
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Steve Ross has practiced various styles of yoga for his entire adult life and has been an instructor for over twenty years. He has explored the physical aspects of yoga as well as the philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga. He spent four years as a monk in the Vedic tradition, and since that time, he has ceaselessly sought out and reveled in the presence of some of the most notable masters of our time – in India and elsewhere. He is honored to have the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with other spiritual seekers.
Author of Happy Yoga, Steve combines upbeat, inspirational music with a relaxed, easy spirituality that make his classes at Maha Yoga some of the most popular in Los Angeles. His events are ecstatic and his retreats are well known to produce a blissful state of being.
Bear Supply is a fast-paced sketch and long form improv team, performing steadily at Mi's Westside Comedy Theater every other Wednesday night. They've come to share their laughs with our Shine guests.
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If tickets are sold out, you can post on our Facebook Group to see if anyone has extras: