Eileen fell heels-over-head in love with yoga as a college student when she reconnected with play through yoga. She realized it would sustain her more effectively than a cup of coffee. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with degrees in English, Spanish and art history, Eileen taught at a junior high in Honduras. She also taught bilingual yoga classes to first grade students. Eileen now spends her days with the Special Education crew a southwest DPS elementary school and evenings teaching yoga to adults and kids. She relishes the opportunity to connect with students outside the classroom through yoga’s playful forum. Eileen is engaged with an ongoing exploration of a developmentally appropriate approach to working with children through yoga to facilitate resilience and promote physical, cognitive and emotional integration.
After struggling with anxiety as a child and young adult, owner and founder Julie Campilio knew that her life’s purpose was to bring self-help tools to children. In 2010, she established Radiant Beginnings to do just that.
Through Radiant Beginnings, Julie teaches before and after-school enrichment programs. She also works within schools to educate teachers on how to bring yoga-based tools into the classroom for healthy transition times. A strong emphasis is placed on stress management skills, which can be integrated into schools’ curriculum. The functional uses of yoga, relaxation techniques, and body control are emphasized to school-aged children, allowing them to develop coping mechanisms useful in their daily lives beyond the mat.
Aiesha Teague was born and raised in the deserts of Saudi Arabia and moved to beautiful Colorado in 2003. She attended Johnson and Wales University, graduating in 2007 with a BS in Accounting.
Aiesha started doing yoga with her dad at the age 6 without knowing it was yoga. After moving to US she completed a 200 hour teachers training and since then has been teaching children and women in the Denver/Boulder area. Her goal is to share gifts of yoga with kids all around the world.
Phyllis began practicing yoga in 2002, looking for a new way to strengthen and support her body. With a husband, two young kids, and a busy professional life, yoga provided the perfect balance to the chaos. When she stepped away from practicing law in 2008, she devoted more time to yoga and, in 2011, completed a kids yoga teacher training. She continues to cultivate her own practice and completed a meditation program with Dr. Vasant Lad at The Ayervedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. She has taught yoga workshops to kids and parents alike. She loves sharing yoga and is happy in the company of curious, thoughtful and fun kids. Phyllis serves as the Assistant Director for Radiant Beginnings and teaches, through Radiant Beginnings, in the Denver Public Schools.
As a kid, Kaylee Jane was jokingly nicknamed by her parents, “Freakout” (F.O. for short). A daily yoga practice has given her the tools to not only be more flexible in her body… but to be more flexible in life. Kaylee is passionate about working with kids in a variety of formats-- from building rockets, rock climbing and teaching science at Astrocamp in Southern California, to assisting kids with math and reading skills at Denver Academy and, of course, kids yoga! Kaylee's mission is to help kids and adults become a brighter, more vibrant version of themselves through yoga.
JaMese works as an elementary school teacher and uses her enthusiastic and upbeat personality to teach children. After becoming a parent, she aspired to find fun and exciting ways to teach children to better understand themselves and the world around them in an insightful and long lasting way. In January, JaMese is beginning a doctoral degree in education at Grand Canyon University, to study the effects and benefits of practicing mindfulness through yoga in classrooms. Yoga became the avenue of self-advocacy she had to share with children. JaMese’s passion is working with kids to create a balanced, healthier, and more connected lifestyle. She strives to help develop safe and peaceful environments for children to practice connecting the breath and body.