About Radiant Child Yoga
The Vision of Radiant Child Yoga is to create a world of peace through the union of yoga and children. The Radiant Child is self-aware, who honors the spirit in all, and is naturally dedicated to creating a world of peace. Yoga is a holistic, practical tool toward that end.
RCY was founded by Shakta Khalsa, E-RYT 500, AMS Montessori educator, published author, & internationally recognized teacher for both adults and children, having taught extensively at conferences and gatherings for over four decades As one of the founders of the children's yoga movement, Shakta developed the Radiant Child Yoga training program in 1999. Since that time, she has trained select RCY facilitators who, with Shakta, have taught thousands of yoga teachers, school teachers, therapists, parents & grandparents the art of children's yoga.
Radiant Child Yoga is based 75% in Kundalini Yoga (energetic) & 25% in Hatha Yoga (stable). A perfect blend for children of all ages!
A Radiant Child Yoga class incorporates: Breath Work, Active Yoga, Relaxation, & Meditation.
Radiant Child Yoga is taught both throughout the USA and Internationally.
RCY Level 1-2 Training
Radiant Child Yoga, Foundations Level I-II, is an innovative 20-hour training program designed for teachers, therapists, parents, caregivers, & everyone who wishes to share the benefits of yoga with children. Using original books, CDs, & DVDs developed by Shakta Khalsa, RCY provides self-calming & empowering techniques for children of all ages & abilities.
RCY I-II is both a comprehensive stand-alone Certificate training, and the 1st 20 hours of a full 200-Hr Certification with Radiant Child Family Yoga. If you are already a RYT-200, it is the first 20 hours of a 95-Hr RCYT with Radiant Child Yoga.
Active workshop participation, the materials provided, and experience teaching during the training & follow up practicum, give you the resources and confidence to begin teaching children's yoga immediately.
Radiant Child Level 3 Training
Also called Heart & Soul Work with Children,
Level 3 is a course in deepening our relationship with children while we uncover the simple innocence and wisdom within. We will cover exciting ground as we engage in yoga, meditation, deep listening, yogic teachings about children, the four phases of childhood and the develpment of the energy field.
There is no prerequisite for this course, however, if taken along with Levels 1-2 it comprises the first 30 hours of a Radiant Child Yoga 95 HR or Radiant Child & Faminly Yoga 200 HR Certification (see Yoga Alliance Certification link)
Course Materials include: a Manual and the Present Moment Awareness Guided Practice download. A Certificate of Completion is provided.
Light in You Yoga will not be hosting Radiant Child Yoga Trainings through 2021. To find an in-person or on-line training please go directly to the Radiant Child Yoga website:
In RCY Level 1-2 you will learn:
In RCY Level 3 you will learn yogic teachings for children including: