Shakta’s Thoughts

PBS Endorses Kids’ Yoga

Shakta's note: This has been around for a while, but in case you didn't see it, it's a good read and a good reference for those of us who are children's yoga teachers.  Link to [...]

Harnessing Rage for Good

  “What is your work now?”  Every day since the election, I am asking myself this question. I am not naturally a political person, so when I wake up in the morning and look [...]

Life Flows If you Let It: One person’s experience after RCFY Teacher Training

 "Since returning home from Radiant Child Family Yoga Teacher Training, I have deepened my daily yoga and meditation practice.  It seems funny to even call it a daily practice; it’s more like it spreads through and [...]

Every Emotion Has a Shelf-Life

A recent email conversation I had with a friend and teacher of Radiant Child Yoga went like this: Her: There was a short delay in finishing our project, because I had a car accident more [...]

Mary Oliver’s Shiva

For Joci and Karim, with love...which is the same as healing. Shiva Shiva, pretend you are with me as the doe in her summer red coat tiptoes       down         [...]

Aretha, I love you

It's been a long while since there's been a post.  Today is the right day for it.  It started when I read an article that my husband pointed out to me in the New Yorker [...]

Children’s Attention Deficiency? Try Yoga instead of Drugs

Meet Suzanne. The following is her practicum for completion of her training with Radiant Child Yoga's 200 hour certification. Suzanne and Shakta at Happily Ever Now training I am a clinical social worker [...]

When Yoga Is, We Are

If you have not seen this because it was published in 2001, we're bringing it back again since it is as true now as it was fifteen years ago! Through experiencing the essence of yoga, [...]

Sadhana Practice: Living in Awe and Grace

It is surprising to me the lessons that Sadhana--daily spiritual practice-- has birthed into my life. I learned to prefer myself. I learned to take the time and give myself the gift of minutes. I [...]

Uncommon Help for the Common Cold

Having not had so much as a cold for several years, I was surprised to find myself wake up the other day with a sore throat, which has been my warning signal since I was [...]

Head Full of Amazement

Slowing down and knowing what is really important is the most important thing I am learning.  Along the road on this journey I am constantly dumping stuff along the road, things like-- "I should be [...]

You’ve got a Friend in Meditation

Jenny is an Radiant Child Yoga 200 hour certified teacher.  She homeschool her four children, naturally  and seamlessly blending yoga and meditation practices and principles right into their daily lives.  Here's one wonderful example in [...]

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About the Author

IMG_3095_3Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide). Shakta’s teachings and musings have appeared on this blog since 2010.  Enjoy the information, and feel free to share your thoughts here.

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Thanks for caring about the
lives of children, blessings!

-Shakta Khalsa

Founder & Director Radiant Child Yoga