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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 with a Master’s from Columbia University, as well as a certified yoga teacher.  I began doing yoga and meditation twenty [...]

Perceiving the Beauty in Autism

After taking the Radiant Child Yoga for ADHD and Autism course, I found all that I was taught in the course became real to me as I started tuning into these children. I saw how special these kids are-- and how to recognize it and call it forward suddenly hit my heart. One boy in [...]

Yoga Dog: Come Along if you Feel that Happiness Is the Truth

The word that occurs for the way I'm feeling with the Yoga Dog Kickstarter  that launched today is-- EUPHORIA.  After two years of discussion and planning, and great chunks of time when other projects put Yoga Dog in the doghouse---here I am with Jennifer Foster, founder of Kids Wellness Alliance, a kid's "edutainment" company founded on [...]

Intending as a Pediatric Therapy Tool

From Jessie M., Physical Therapist and participant in Radiant Child Yoga 1-3, and Yoga for Children with ADHD/Autism: “I’m still just starting out and I know I have a long road to go but I really feel that the tools from RCY are helping me stay calm and less stressed about work and the everyday [...]

Log Roll Yoga for ADHD and Autism

Bundle Roll for Strong Nerves We all know that exercise in general is good for children.  But did you know that yoga has  poses and exercises that specifically work  with different body systems?   For children with Sensory Integration difference, like ADHD and Autism,  the key is balancing and strengthening the nervous system. [...]

My First Children’s Yoga Class, Part 2

Children's Yoga Lesson Plan by Charansev Kaur Radiant Child Yoga Teacher Training 1-3, BUDAPEST, June 2013  *Shakta's notes in caps below; all materials from RCY store This yoga lesson was carried out in a children’s yoga camp in Kecskemet. Sessions are between 60-75 minutes. Background: We led a week Radiant Child Yoga camp for 26 [...]

One Therapist’s Shift to Solution-Focus

From Alayne L-N, Physiotherapist in Montreal, and student of Radiant Child Yoga for Children with ADHD/Autism, and those who are are Differently-Abled:  "I’d like to reflect upon being thankful to Allison Morgan as an OT and RCY trainer, and the light she shed upon me as a physiotherapist to “L.E.T. G.O.”  In particular, the “E” for [...]

One Student’s Experience with ADHD/Autism Yoga Training

From: Beth M. Radiant Child Yoga Home Practicum Yoga for Children with ADHD, Autism, and those who are Differently-Abled Training in New York City, February 2013 I would like to share my personal practice of yoga and meditation with you. During the past few years, I have reconnected with my personal practice of yoga and [...]

Moving into New Territory: Yoga for Children with ADHD & Autism

Andrea B. is a parent and Occupational Therapist in the New England area.  With her permission, we are sharing her follow-up practicum to her RCY children's yoga training. Personal growth after studying Yoga for Children with ADHD/Autism with  Shakta Khalsa and Allison Morgan, April 2013 Andrea: I have incorporated techniques that I have learned from [...]

End of School Year Yoga Reflections

Today's post features Radiant Child Yoga teacher, Lorie Saltzman, who sent me her reflections of using what she learned in RCY throughout the past school year.  Lots of good tips, inspiration, and insight here!  Take it away, Lorie... Hi! I have been teaching kid yoga classes in the Pre-K and K classrooms in area schools [...]