Location

St. Simon the Apostle Parish

825 Pontius Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233

Class Schedule

First Wednesday of each month – 9:30 AM

Last Tuesday of each month –  7 PM

 Please email Michele for any questions

Michele is available upon request for special events and private groups

Location

St. Ann Church of Groesbeck

2900 Galbriath Rd,  Cincinnati, OH 45239

Class Schedule

Second Monday of each month – 10:00 AM

 Please email Michele for any questions

Michele is available upon request for special events and private groups

Meet SoulCore Leader – Michele

Michele has been married to her husband Jason for over 20 years. They have four children (Evan, Jake, Ella and Brielle) and are active parishioners of Our Lady of Victory in Delhi on the westside of Cincinnati. Michele earned a degree in education with a minor in dance from Northern Kentucky University in 1998. Michele has over 25 years of experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. She teaches a dance fitness class called Dance Jamz and is a wellness instructor for Creative Aging Cincinnati.

Michele grew up saying the rosary with her family and as an adult, she continued to pray it with her own family and also while running. When she discovered SoulCore, she absolutely fell in love with it. The SoulCore way of combining the prayers of the rosary with movement filled her with an overwhelming peace and helped her grow spiritually. She is very excited about sharing SoulCore with others. She hopes it will help people grow in their own faith and at the same time help to strengthen their bodies.

A Few of Michele’s Favorite Scripture Verses:

Matthew 18.20; Psalm 149.3;  Philippians 4:13

Location

St. Mary Hyde Park Church

2853 Erie Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Class Schedule

First Saturday of each month

Please email Shannon for details

Shannon is available upon request for special events and private groups.

Meet SoulCore Leader – Shannon

My name is Shannon and I have been married to my husband Ryan for almost 25 years. We have four children ranging in age from elementary school to college. I have been an active parishioner at St. Mary (Hyde Park) on the East side of Cincinnati since 2007. Recently, I earned my certification as a Level 1 Catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and am working to begin the program in my parish in the fall of 2021.

I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) with a Master’s Degree in nutrition. As a former Division 1 college swimmer and a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I love to move! SoulCore has been an answered prayer in my search for a way to combine prayer and exercise. I hope to help others cultivate wellness in body, mind and soul through the prayer of the rosary by way of this beautiful apostolate!

A Few of Shannon’s Favorite Scripture Verses:

Matthew 13:44; John 2:5; Psalm 121

Location

St. Ignatius Loyola Church

5222 N Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247

Class Schedule

Every Thursday in Loyola Hall, alternating mornings and evenings.

Evening classes: 7 PM

Morning classes: 6 AM

Julie is also available for special events, retreats, school and sports functions/team bonding in the Cincinnati area.

Meet SoulCore Leader – Julie

I’m a wife of 30 years and mother of four beautiful adult children and have lived in Cincinnati, OH my entire life. My faith and prayer life have always been an integral part of who I am. Several years back I re-introduced myself to the rosary. I prayed it occasionally, but never consistently. What I realized when I prayed the rosary is that it brought me peace, direction and graces. I could never explain it, but knew how I felt in my heart and soul and the powerful impact it made on me.  Over the years, I found myself praying it more and more especially when faced with life’s challenges. It was an essential “prayer tool” for me.A few years ago, I discovered SoulCore and was very excited because it combined a couple of my top passions in life; faith and fitness and it also included reflecting on the virtues of the mysteries which made it more actionable for me in my daily life. It gave me a new view of the rosary. Although it was not the right time for me to discern as a leader, the Lord planted the seed.

In 2020, our family faced some difficulties while simultaneously the Lord was tugging on me to do something more to touch others with my gifts, especially as we approached the next stage of life in becoming empty nesters. I finally said, YES, and am thrilled to begin my journey as a SoulCore Apostolate.SoulCore, in addition to many other methods of prayer in my life, moves me and keeps me centered. I feel the presence of Mary consoling, teaching and watching over me as like my own mother whose love is everlasting.SoulCore enhances my prayer journey through MIND * BODY * SOUL so beautifully and having the opportunity to lead others through the life of Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, and the fruits tied to the mysteries is a perfect way to spread the gift of the Ministry to others, increasing my faith life and a constant reminder to put the virtues into action in my daily life. It’s truly a “mini retreat” and blessing in my day and am eager to share it with others.

Julie’s Favorite Scripture Verse:

Isiah 43:1-3