All RB teachers have been trained, auditioned, background checked through Colorado Bureau of Investigation and have experience working with youth! We strive to bring on board teachers who live their yoga/mindfulness practice off of the mat. Integrity is a big part of our RB culture!
Julie Campilio started teaching an after school enrichment class in 2006 at an elementary school in Massachusetts. After getting her 200-hour teacher certificate through Samadhi Center for Yoga in Denver, CO, she started teaching beginners, kids, teens and seniors.
She loved her experience with adults but always new that her heart was with youth. She worked with The Wellness Initiative for five years, a non-profit bringing yoga to at-risk youth.
After seeing the impact that deep breathing, mindful movement and guided relaxation had on children and teens social-emotional health, she started Radiant Beginnings to help equip youth with stress management and self-regulation tools.
She owns Radiant Beginnings Yoga and leads teacher trainings, teaches weekly classes and creates audio and video curricula. Her biggest focus is to get students to breathe deeply, get into their bodies and feel as safe as possible to express themselves authentically.
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Anna found a passion for yoga during college after spending many years in the dance studio. While she was completing her masters in Elementary Education in Minneapolis in 2014, she completed a Yoga Calm certification to offer yoga, mindfulness practices and social/emotional learning for youth. Currently, Anna teaches second grade in Denver Public Schools where she is able to practice yoga everyday with her students to keep them feeling grounded in their busy lives. Aside from practicing yoga and teaching, she also enjoys cooking, live music, and exploring all the beauty Colorado has to offer.
For the past 19 years Jenny has been a visual arts teacher for Denver Public Schools. In 2009 she discovered yoga and it was instant love. Two years later she received her 200 hr. Hatha training from Shambhava yoga school. A year later she received her 100hr kids training from Prana Yoga Ayurveda Mandala Training Center in Denver. She taught 2yrs. for The Wellness Initiative, a non-profit bringing yoga to at-risk youth. That is where she met Julie and began teaching for Radiant Beginnings. Currently, Jenny teaches part time for DPS , while teaching several yoga classes a week and leading Radiant Beginnings teacher trainings. Her passion is to help children and the adults who work with them to connect to their creativity, bodies, minds, and breath.
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
Kim was initially drawn to yoga during her earlier years as a ballet dancer as a way to cross train and recover from injuries, but it wasn’t until several years later that she soon discovered there was so much more to yoga than just a good workout and laying in savasana at the end of class. She found yoga as a healthy outlet to reduce stress and anxiety and really started to discover what it meant to “go inward” and discover the quiet of the inner self. Yoga has allowed her to embrace letting go of things that do not serve oneself and to have an open mind and work towards manifesting the path and life you want. Having experienced such a dramatic shift during her yoga practice, Kim wanted to share this experience with others and completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Brett Larkin in summer of 2018. Her classes are upbeat and challenging, but also with a focus on meditation, breathwork and trying to quiet the inner “monkey mind” that we all experience on a daily basis. She wants to be able to have her students experience the calm sense they feel at the end of yoga class all throughout their day and to be able to have the skills to tap into this on their own when needed. As both a student and a teacher, Kim continues to grow her daily yoga practice and to pass along her knowledge to others. She will also be continuing her yoga teacher education with the start of her 300 hour certification in September 2019.
Stacey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is passionate about working with children that have experienced trauma from a variety of different situations in a therapeutic context. Stacey uses mindfulness and yoga not only in her yoga classes but also with the children she works therapeutically. She has found that when children are given the tools to be in their own body through mindfulness and storytelling, they become unstoppable!
A Denver native, Morgan Schoob has been practicing yoga for over ten years. She originally found yoga as a way out of the world of chaos and into the world of possibility. She believes that any level of experience and any aged person deserves the opportunity to master their mind and body. Her teaching style is union between a focus of breath and having fun with movement. Her teaching style is an inviting blend of playful movement and soothing relaxation. Morgan emphasizes on breath work, body awareness and the imagination in her classes. She believes that any age and any range of experience can benefit from the power of yoga. Morgan has experience teaching all ages and received certification through Radiant Beginning’s Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Belly Bliss CO, and Buffy Barfoot Yoga’ Clear Compass Teacher Training . To learn more about Morgan, please visitwww.devoteyoga.com
As a long distance runner and Virginia Beach native, Sophie found yoga 10 years ago when searching for some physical balance. She soon discovering that the benefits of yoga go far beyond the physical, and she eventually achieved 500-hours of yoga teaching certifications at Asheville Yoga Center and Awakened Life School of Yoga in Costa Rica. After completing an undergraduate degree in Child Development and Psychology at Tufts University in Boston, Sophie is currently a Masters student at the University of Denver School of Social Work and primarily works with kids using play therapy. Yoga teaches her that in order to share our love with others, we must first love ourselves. Achieving a children’s yoga certification through Radiant beginnings in Denver seemed like a perfect next step. Sophie hopes that her classes will provide kids with the space to feel free to be themselves so they can step off their mats feeling calm, happy, and free.
Meg believes in the power of yoga as a self-nurturing and confidence building tool for beings of all ages. Every child deserves to feel at home in their uniqueness and empowered in managing their emotions in an increasingly stressful, fast-paced society. Meg discovered the deep healing and stress-management tools of a personal yoga practice through her own struggle with anxiety and depression as a teen, which lasted into adulthood. Yoga literally saved her life! It softened the fear of facing life’s challenges, empowered her to heal old wounds and gave her the courage to live in her truth. Now, she feels so blessed to be able to share the gift of mindfulness with her community here in Denver!
After completing multiple 200-hour trainings in Vinyasa yoga, Meg received her certification to teach children’s yoga through Denver’s own, Radiant Beginnings Yoga in 2015. She now teaches youth yoga and stress-management through in-school enrichment programs, after-school programs and workshops as well as working one-on-one with children with specific needs. Her mission is to empower children of all ages to awaken their confidence and build the courage to live mindfully so they may unleash their creative potential and thrive as their most authentic selves.
Elyn Joy is a yoga-loving career educator and children’s author whose books emphasize mindfulness, empathy, and self-empowerment. A longstanding licensed Colorado teacher, Elyn has worked with children of all ages, including 10+ years teaching students with learning differences. She has run inspiring yoga and mindfulness workshops for children and teens and is a member of the Association for Mindfulness in Education. Elyn’s ongoing quest to help kids grow stronger from the inside out has helped shape her own commitment to lifelong growth, fitness, and personal evolution–including certified Children’s Yoga Teacher training through Radiant Beginnings. As for her philosophy of teaching, Elyn quotes her favorite author, Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote that “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” For her, each student is like that acorn of potential–most deserving of great respect and encouragement, along with ample opportunity for self-discovery along the way.
Genevieve has been working with, caring for, and simply loving kids for about as long as she can remember. With a couple teachers in the family, it’s no wonder that patience, teaching, and playing come naturally. Children are one of our most precious resources, we can learn as much from them as they learn from us – if given the opportunity : ) Growing up with anxiety, it’s particularly special to be able to help give kids the tools of yoga and mindfulness to help them feel calm, safe, and secure. There’s really nothing Genevieve loves more than seeing smiles on kids faces, and helping them to grow into confident, happy little beings.
Teri is passionate about helping others to live a vibrant and healthy life. She first discovered yoga at University of Wisconsin when searching for a way to survive finals. She quickly realized that the benefits of yoga and mindfulness are far greater than stress relief alone. Ten years of downward dogs and tree poses later she completed a 200-hour teacher training certificate. As a pediatric nurse practitioner she helps children develop healthy habits to last a lifetime. As a kids’ yoga instructor she strives to help children discover the powerful tools of yoga and mindfulness. Yoga helps us to regulate our emotions, appreciate what our bodies can do, focus, be kind to ourselves and others, and lead a healthy life. Her goal in all her classes is to always have fun. When off her mat Teri loves to hike, snowboard, play tennis, bike, and read.
Linda Chase is a first grade teacher as well a children’s yoga instructor. She received 200-hour trainings from Samadhi in Denver and NamasteWorks + Wellness, in therapeutic yoga. She received her children’s yoga certification through Radiant Beginnings. Trauma-informed and therapeutic yoga for children are areas of interest because she feels and sees the stress caused by the circumstances surrounding a public school district and the effects of poverty on the students and families she works with daily. She draws on yoga, animals, nature, and great children’s literature to find peace, stillness, and beauty in the world and to bring that to others.
Julie was inspired to practice yoga 12 years ago to support her Occupational therapy work, serving preschoolers with special needs. This was the beginning of a greater journey that yielded not only health and fitness but also improved emotional grounding and ability to cope with life’s challenges. For Julie yoga has been a key to self-discovery, compassion for others and living life with gratitude and intention. Her own intention as a yoga instructor is to bring creativity, playfulness and a healthy dose of humor to the practice of connecting body, mind and spirit.
Julie received her 200 RYT Hatha Yoga teacher training in December of 2015. Since receiving her certification, Julie has continued on her own yogic path by taking a variety of trainings/workshops, including Hot, Restorative and Children’s teacher trainings. She has a passion for working with children and currently teaches to both kids and adults as well continuing her own practice. In addition to her work a licensed Occupational Therapist, Julie has been a self-employed artist for over 25 years. Off the mat, she enjoys the many outdoor sporting activities Colorado has to offer, gardening, painting and spending time with friends and family, including her two grown sons and husband of 32 years.
Bethany has extensive experience working with children and teens as a camp counselor, nanny, youth group leader, middle and high school Social Studies teacher, K-2nd grade Sunday school teacher, and mother of two. Bethany experienced physical healing through yoga in 2014 and has since dedicated her life to the holistic benefits of this practice. She completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training with Kindness Yoga in Denver, CO in 2016. She later received additional training in yin yoga, kids yoga, and hot yoga. Bethany is honored to be part of the Radiant Beginnings family to empower the next generation to be healthy, loving, powerful leaders.