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|Chi siamo||The deeper purpose of children's yoga is to help them maintain their natural wisdom and radiance, and carry it into adulthood--all for Peace on Earth! See www.childrensyoga.com for how you can share yoga, joy, and calm with children of all ages.|
My name is Shakta Khalsa. I am the founder and director of Radiant Child Yoga, one of the first and most well known training programs for children's yoga. In fact, in 2017 we celebrated 40 years of my children's yoga teaching experience.
I’ve practiced yoga since 1972. All of the good that has come to me in my life has come because of my relationship with yoga and meditation, of that I am sure.
In 1977 I moved to a Kundalini yoga community in Batimore MD. In our community, all duties were shared, including leading morning yoga and meditation practice of the children. The first time I worked with the children, I discovered my true love, and it marked the path I would take--- becoming a Montessori teacher in 1982 and starting my own school based in yoga, holistic health and well-being, and the Montessori method of education.
In the 90s, I went on to write several yoga books, the first of which was for children, called Fly Like a Butterfly, and the latest, titled The Yoga Way to Radiance. After several intensive years of writing, I returned to my first love—children—and founded the Radiant Child Yoga program in 1999, which is based on the following excerpt from the training manual:
“A child is naturally radiant, aware, and full of innocent wisdom. The deeper purpose of teaching children yoga is to help them maintain their natural wisdom and radiance; or if their light has been dulled by events in their lives, to help them regain their inherent state of being.”
As the interest and importance of yoga for children has grown, so have the training programs. RCY has almost 20 trainers in the US, Canada, and internationally. We now offer a 95-hour and 200-hour certification training. Email us for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!