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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Best 200 Hour EVER!

Before I get too far along in the next phase of life, (ie. back to business, and the business of living), I'd like to take a moment to honor the latest experience of Radiant Child Family Yoga 200 hour certification training 2014, which took place in July and August in Reston VA, and in retreat [...]

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 [...]

My First Children’s Yoga Class, part 3

Meet Kriszta from Hungary, who I met last summer when I taught Radiant Child Yoga in Budapest.  We had a heart-centered, fun-loving group who are now spreading children's yoga all around Amsterdam, Kazakhstan, Norway, Italy, Poland, as well as Hungary. Kriszta is a founder of a wonderful non-profit that empowers incarcerated people with art and [...]

Bring Yourself Back to the Work, not the Worry

This is for you who love children. I was re-listening to a tarot reading I did with Victoria, the fabulous Tarot master of Kripalu Retreat center. We were talking about coming into prominence with the work I do. The cards were showing a beautiful unfolding of positive momentum.  As well, the cards showed the challenge [...]