Shangri-La Springs "May the spirit and richness of the land
and healing waters at Shangri-La be with you.
May it continue to bring you strength, purity and joy."
—Addison & Heather

November Events & Programs

RED Art Show

RED Art Show
October 8 to December 3, 2014

Starting October 8 and ending December 3, Shangri-La celebrates RED through the fine art works of Lia Galletti and Shirley Wilson Blake.

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Other Happenings at Shangri-La Springs

Buddhist Meditation Series:
Transforming Life into the Spiritual Path
Every Monday
November 3, 10, 17, 24
7:00pm to 8:00pm
$10 per person, per class


Discover how to practice the way of peace in the midst of our busy modern lives.

These guided meditation classes offer a joyful approach to understanding and calming one's own mind. Each one hour class includes two guided meditations and a teaching on the Buddhist way of inner peace. Everyone—from any background and religion—is welcome and made to feel comfortable. Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring your own meditation cushion.

The class begins with a guided breathing meditation to help participants relax. A teaching introducing the class subject follows the breathing meditation. These practical teachings illustrate how to apply wisdom to daily life situations. Practitioners find that through gradually applying Buddhist wisdom teachings to their life relationships improve, stress is reduced, and their health improves. Classes are filled with stories, humor, and practical advice.

November Classes
Date Topic
Nov 3 The Perfection of Patience
Nov 10 The Perfection of Effort
Nov 17 The Perfection of Concentration
Nov 24 The Perfection of Wisdom

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Weekly NIA Classes
Every Tuesday
November 4, 11, 18, 25
10:30am to 11:30am
$15 per person
15 spaces available

Valeria Hill

Weekly NIA classes at Shangri-La Springs. $15 plus tax. Every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30am. The teacher is Valeria Hill. 15 spaces available. Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

What is NIA by Valeria Hill:

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Yoga & YoPiBa Classes
Wednesday, November 5
Intro to Yoga @ 7:00pm
Intro to YoPiBa @ 8:00pm
Introductory Classes on Nov 5th are Free

Come and find out about Yoga and YoPiBa with Susie on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Shangri-La. An Intro to Yoga session at 7:00pm and Intro to YoPiBa at 8:00pm. Free to the Public. Community Drumming Circle, Italian Street Painter Jane Portaluppi Durand painting Live, Alchymie playing piano and Native American Flute live and RED artworks on view.


Yoga + Pilates + Barre = Dynamic Fitness

YoPiBa is the newest and most authentic fusion class, created by Susie Birchenough. who has over 30 years in the field of wellness. Using the focus of yoga, the intensity of Pilates and toning dance/ barre movements, giving you the best results in the most effective manner.

Schedule Starting November 15, 2014
  time class
monday 5:00-6:00pm YoPiBa
tuesday 5-6:00pm Positively Yoga
wednesday 5:00-6:00pm YoPiBa
6:15-7:15pm Positively Yoga
thursday 8:00-9:00am YoPiBa
9:15-10:15am Positively Yoga
4:30-5:30pm Positively Yoga
5:45-6:45pm YoPiBa
friday 5:00-6:00pm Happy Hour YoPiBa
saturday 9:30-10:30am YoPiBa
nov 27 & 28 no classes during the thanksgiving holiday


Susie Birchenough



About Susie Birchenough

Enthusiasm to love life and becoming motivated to improve your state of wellness is contagious around Susie. With over 30 years experience in the field of wellness and movement, Susie is highly certified and sought after. She is the founder of YoPiBa, a phenomenal fusion workout that gives effective results. Susie is RYTe500 Yoga Certified, the highest attainable certification through Yoga Alliance, and Certified in Therapeutic Yoga from Duke integrative Medicine. She is a Certified Pilates Instructor, Wellness Life Coach, dancer, and lover of life.

Susie is known for going beyond the expected. She has gathered "pearls" from talented masters across the world, and adds her authentic flavor which gives participants a uniquely personal experience that resonates and inspires.

Susie instructs with knowledge, warmth and efficiency. She is passionate about wellness and touching your life. In every instruction, Susie puts the focus on "the how" and infuses your passion to learn. Her precise instruction is what makes her an outstanding instructor. She knows how to teach one to tune into the "feel" of effective and right movement, synthesized with correct breathing.

Susie's mission is to inspire participants to dedicate themselves to practice wellness on a daily basis.

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

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Art & Nature Wednesdays
Every Wednesday
November 5, 12, 19, 26
10am to 4pm
$10 per adult (18 and older)
Children free

Every Wednesday Shangri-La Springs opens its doors to the public for a day of art and nature. Enjoy the scenic views on the property as Plein Air Painters capture the world in the moment. Enter the historic hotel to see how featured works of local artists blend and add color to this magnificent space. Gates open at 10am and close at 4pm. Admission fee is $10 per adult (18 or older). Children free. Gift Shop Open.

Katie Sinex

Intuitive Readings by Katie Sinex
Katie gives spiritually-centered, intuitive readings. It is her hope that whatever messages come through will have a positive impact, guidance for particular situations, and direction for living a creative and empowered life. Katie is a 24-year resident of Naples, and has been giving psychic readings for thirty years. 15-Minute Session for $35, Half-Hour Session for $55. Katie will be at Shangri-La every Wednesday.

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Community Drumming Circles
Every Full Moon
Wednesday, November 5
6pm to 9pm
Free and open to the public

Community Drumming Circle

Come and be graced with the energies of the full moon on these artistic nights as you walk the property. Listen to or join our female and male drumming circles under the great Mysore Fig trees. Street Painting by Jane Portaluppi Durand. Learn more @

Transformational Breath Class
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
November 13
(No Class Nov 27 for Thanksgiving)
7pm to 8:30pm
$15 per person
12 spaces available

Just Breathe

Taught by Carrie Sopko. Classes will be held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 to 8:30pm. $15 per person. 12 spaces available.

Transformational Breath® is a unique, and most therapeutic modality, this form of Breath work, facilitates the natural healing process for all types of trauma, is beneficial in gaining greater physical, mental and spiritual health, and in maintenance of optimal health. It is a complete self-healing system using conscious breath work to facilitate improved well-being, inner peace and greater joy in life.

Bring a mat, pillow(s) and blanket for your comfort.

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

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Reiki Circle
Thursday, November 20
7pm to 8:30pm
$20 per person
15 spaces available

Reiki Master Pam Bzoch

This circle is being guided by Reiki Master Pam Bzoch, owner of Saith Seren.

FOCUS: Root Chakra - Grounding

Watch a video about Reiki:

Call (239) 949-0749 to register and pay by phone.

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No outside photography, food or drinks permitted on the property. Applies to all events and programs.


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More Info

Shangri-La Springs, Organic Wellness and Experiential Learning Center, is located at 27750 Old U.S. 41 in downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. To learn about upcoming happenings or for information about booking an event at Shangri-La Springs, please visit or call (239) 949-0749.

Shangri-La will be closed November 27 & 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.







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