How do You Integrate Yoga and Mindfulness in your Life?

How do you integrate yoga and mindfulness in your lives, and in the lives of the children you raise and teach? Here's one person's story...mine. I’ve practiced yoga since 1972, and lived in a yogic community for many decades. All of the good that I’ve experienced in my life has come because of my relationship [...]

Yoga Self Care for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children

As any parent or teacher will tell you, nurturing children in a mindful way, and giving them the structure they need to thrive is a big job. When it comes to children on the autism spectrum, the scope and intensity of caregiving doubles or triples since these children often require more from their parents and [...]

Kindness Stones for Kids Yoga

Mari Stonestreet is a Radiant Child Yoga 200 hour teacher living in Japan.  She has family yoga classes weekly and lots of fun and important ideas for her classes.  The children and their parents have fun doing yoga together.  Then...they do meditative, heart-opening art.  Here's one project, in Mari's words: "This project was part [...]

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 [...]

A Love Affair with Dolphins

Right now I am in Kona, Hawaii. It is a gorgeous day, as every day seems to be here. I am on a spiritual tour, swimming with dolphins each day, guided by meditations created by spiritual helper, Bashar. While I am finding the group fun, and the meditations deep, my experience of spending days on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]