Founder + Director
Julie Campilio (She/Her) founded Radiant Beginnings in 2010 and Roots Up in 2019 . She is a yoga and mindfulness educator, author, curriculum developer, and partner in research studies on emotional wellness. She has been bringing yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations for the past 11 years and focuses on teaching youth how to develop tools to self-soothe.
She has worked in private/public education, substance use centers, with underserved and high-risk youth, special needs populations and has partnered with social workers, occupational therapists, and educators to create content that supports the social and emotional needs of ages 3-18.
Her drive to bring yoga and mindfulness to youth stems from her healing journey with chronic anxiety, specifically panic attacks and depression. She is deeply committed to helping people develop lifelong tools for stress and anxiety and to increase resilience as part of a preventative approach.
Happily living in Maine, she thrives in nature, loves herbalism, biking, running, and being a mom to her very active two-year-old. She teaches with Sea Change Yoga to bring yoga and mindfulness to those who don’t typically have access.
Julie has been published in The New York Times, Elephant Journal, Insight Timer Meditation, and Gaiam Meditation apps.
Samantha Myers (She/Her) is the Director of Radiant Beginnings Yoga, Colorado. Her entrepreneurial drive and passion for youth well-being shine into all aspects of her life and career.
Empowering children through yoga and mindfulness, Samantha’s goal has been to create an atmosphere where youth are able to live authentic and healthy lives. She spent three years on a special cohort in collaboration with Denver Public Schools and Denver After School Alliance to help create quality, engaging curriculum, and beneficial after-school programming for local Denver youth. By providing the highest quality curriculum that is built upon Social Emotional Learning, youth acquire and can effectively apply life-long skills necessary to self-regulate, establish positive relationships and make responsible decisions.
Actively leading in The Junior League of Denver, Samantha has developed curriculum for early literacy programs, volunteered for numerous local children’s charities and is currently serving on a non-profit board that’s mission is to empower children to lead healthy lives with help from their educators, families & community.
Samantha holds a Business Finance degree from Radford University. 200 Hour RYT through University of Maryland School of Medicine. Children’s Yoga Certification through Radiant Beginnings. Karuna Reiki Master through The International Center for Reiki Training. Yoga Therapy Techniques Certification through Paramanand Institute of Yoga
Sciences & Research, India.
Samantha lives in Denver, CO with her French Bulldog, Frank. When she is not working she can be found strolling the farmers market after church, spending quality time with her friends and family, and enjoying all of the magic that living in Colorado offers!