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 original post here. Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are [...]

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 [...]

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 also learned grace. I learned there would be days I could make my practice longer, and add tune in, warm [...]

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 her words: Running is like a moving meditation.  And when the running gets too much to bear, the meditative mind [...]

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 [...]

Fly Like A Dragonfly!!

Yoga is about balance in our bodies and our lives. The yin and yang of yoga is the softness, the receptivity coupled with the focus and the projective energy In my role as founder and director of Radiant Child Yoga, I’ve observed hundreds of adult students teach children’s yoga. For the most part, their creations [...]

How do You Live in Your High Heart?

In response to the question above, Karen Dabrosca, a graduate from our Radiant Child Family Yoga 200 hour teacher training, and a long-time health and well-being high school teacher, responded eloquently to the question I presented.  So with her permission, here is her response: “How do you live in your high heart, not your emotional [...]

Application of Radiant Child Yoga from OT Point of View

This is an unsolicited response from one of the Radiant Child Yoga training attendees.  May it inspire you! Hello, I am Sabrina Kenny, and I have been a school-based occupational therapist for over 10 years. For about half of my career I have been practicing yoga regularly and using yoga and yoga-based activities to address [...]

In the Words of a Spiritual Teacher: Who Are Children?

Yogi Bhajan, a powerful and unique spiritual teacher, was a source of guidance and inspiration for me from 1976 onward. Wisdom flowed from his mouth and from his actions at every moment. One day in 1994, Yogi Bhajan was passing through a crowd of hundreds when he stopped in his tracks as he passed me [...]

Bringing Children’s Yoga into the Community

Meet Diana Brubaker, and hear her amazing success story as a new children's yoga teacher...thank you Diana! As a Radiant Child Yoga (RCY) Instructor, my journey began with one student and has grown to over four hundred students, with new opportunities on the horizon.  All this has happened in less than one year after completing [...]