Julie founded Radiant Beginnings out of Denver, Colorado in 2008. It has since expanded to New England and grown from a children’s yoga business to an organization offering stress management solutions to children and adults on both coasts. Their stress management techniques center on increasing self-awareness and resiliency through deep breathing, mindfulness, and guided relaxation.
Informed by her own struggles with anxiety as a child, Julie was inspired watching the immediate results in students shifting from anxious and impulsive to calm and focused. This success has driven her to share holistic self-coping strategies through yoga and mindfulness for the past ten years, during which she’s had the opportunity to work in many underserved schools, predominantly with at-risk youth.
Julie has worked with therapists, social workers, school psychologists, and researchers to create effective and therapeutic material geared around social and emotional health. She leads professional development and trainings around the country and makes it her mission to empower people from all over the world to develop a toolkit for stress management that they can use throughout their lives.
Julie is committed to learning and growing. Some of her trainings include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Vinyasa Yoga, Reiki, Trauma for Professionals and Yoga for Anxiety and Depression.
Entrepreneur accelerators in Denver and Portland have helped Julie advance her vision.
More information about her journey here: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/12/how-yoga-healed-my-childhood-anxiety/
Samantha has had a love for yoga since she was 12 years old. She began practicing to stay limber as a cheerleader and focused as a student. Her practice began to grow each year throughout high school and college to help manage anxiety. Not finding her bliss on the East coast, she found herself in Colorado sharing her love of yoga with children. She now teaches youth yoga and stress-management through in-school enrichment programs. She also leads workshops and teacher trainings. Her intention is to empower children to live authentically & mindfully and to help give adults the tools to spread the joy of yoga to the children in their lives.
Samantha became a Karuna Reiki Master in 2012, and completed her 200 hour RYT certification through The University of Maryland Medical School. She received her children’s yoga certification through Radiant Beginnings in Denver, CO