Thompson Rivers University

Alumni Profile of the Month

  Posted on: August 13, 2014

Shay summer 2012Shalen Curle, BBA Alumna 08’, is an entrepreneur, visionary, writer and health enthusiast. After graduating from the TRU School of Business & Economics, Curle went on to work for Investors Group of Kamloops but quickly came to realized that she needed to find a career that would fuel her passion.

“I decided to take up meditation to gain clarity on where my life was supposed to go from there. After meditating diligently every day for three months I woke up on January 3, 2011 swiftly out of dream with the clear message to open a studio devoted to social group style classes which encouraged mind, body and spiritual balance,” said Curle.

She followed her passion and started teaching dance and Zumba classes and in 2012 was presented with the opportunity to purchase Let’s Move Studio, which had been operating in Kamloops for 16 years. In October of 2012, Curle took over the studio where she teaches dance and fitness along with a team of 15 inspiring instructors.

Students describe her as: Motivational, fun, enthusiastic, engaging, animated, expressive, positive, up beat with a big smile and spunky attitude.

Dance is truly one of Curle’s favourite things, she has been dancing since she was a child and has dabbled in many forms of dance; however, she admits that the dance that releases her inner gangsta is her favourite, hip hop.

She contributes part of her success to the education she received from Thompson Rivers University which has allowed her to be the mastermind behind her business and how it operates. Curle continues to remain involved with the university as well as the community at large, and is a great example of hard work and determination.

Let’s Move Studio offers yoga, dance & fitness classes.  Check out the current schedule of offerings and descriptions posted at

The studio has recently relocated to 831 Victoria Street into a beautiful space that Curle designed and renovated herself.

SPECIAL OFFER:  All Alumni of Thompson Rivers University and their friends –
1 Month of Unlimited Yoga, Dance & Fitness classes for ONLY $30! (As an added incentive Shay will also include a coffee date with herself for any aspiring entrepreneurs who want to know how I’ve done what I’ve done so far!

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