June 2014 » Radiant Hot Yoga

How Radiant Hot Yoga changed my life... Interview with Jimmy S.

When did you first start doing yoga?

“3 years ago.” – Jimmy S.

How has yoga changed your life? (your mood, body, stress level, etc)

“In every aspect. Better mood. Physical & Mental. Too much to list.” – Jimmy S.


Why do you think everyone should try hot yoga?

“It works out the mind and body, which is so important!” – Jimmy S.


What makes Radiant Hot Yoga so special?

“I love all the great teachers.

Good Karma.


What advice do you have for new students who want to try hot yoga?

Just do it!!!” – Jimmy S.

What is your favorite posture and why?

“Half moon,because it is better than full moon. ;D” – Jimmy S.



Categories: Student spotlight

How Radiant Hot Yoga changed my life... Interview with Juliet Morgan

When did you first start doing yoga?

“Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 (I remember the exact day and class because it changed my life – started coming regularly and haven’t looked back!)” – Juliet Morgan


How has yoga changed your life? (your mood, body, stress level, etc)

“I have been a marathon and ultra trail runner for 15 years and have done a ridiculous number of races (104 and still counting!) simply because I love being outdoors and enjoy a good challenge! Unfortunately the price I pay is having unbelievably tight hips, hamstrings and glutes and prior to Radiant, I had never taken a yoga class in my life.

The difference is remarkable both physically (my hips, shoulders, back, etc. are opening up making it easier to run) and mentally I leave each class with a clear mind because I can’t think of anything else during the class except trying to get from one pose/flow to another!

Any stress that I have when I walk into that room evaporates as soon as the heat is turned on and the music tuned up!” – Juliet Morgan

Why do you think everyone should try hot yoga?

“It offers such a variety of diverse benefits from the physical to the mental to the emotional and just getting through class leaves you with such an amazing feeling of accomplishment and sense that you have just done something so good for yourself that I can’t imagine anyone who’s day or life couldn’t be better with a couple of hot yoga classes each week (and yin yoga too!)” – Juliet Morgan

What makes Radiant Hot Yoga so special?

“Two words – the people. It truly is a community of amazing people – and that includes the staff, the instructors, the teachers in training, the students and the owner and her two beautiful daughters.

If you ever wanted to experience unconditional support, gratitude and pure joy, then all you have to do is walk through the front door of Radiant on any given day and you’ll quickly be surrounded by such an incredible level of energy, enthusiasm and positivity that it’ll make any hot yoga class seem like no sweat!” – Juliet Morgan

What advice do you have for new students who want to try hot yoga?

Just do it!

Don’t think about it, just show up and let the amazing staff and instructors at Radiant get you started. It’s mind over matter – if you make up your mind to do it, then the heat won’t matter and before you know it, you will have sailed through your first class and ready to come back for more!” – Juliet Morgan

What is your favorite posture and why?

“Eagle pose because it feels amazing to wrap your arms and legs around yourself (how often do you get to do that in everyday life!) and then when you squeeze, hold and release, you get this nice rush of blood flow throughout the body (and then you get to do it all over again on the other side!)” – Juliet Morgan



Categories: Student spotlight

Meet one of Radiant Hot Yoga’s inspiring teachers, Erica S.

How long have you been practicing yoga?

“I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years!” – Erica S.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

“I have taught many different types of fitness classes for the last 25 years and my love and passion is Hot Yoga.

I enjoy it the most because I get to motivate and help my students get deeper within their postures and their practice. I love to give verbal and physical adjustments so the students can find the correct alignment within the postures.

Overall teaching at Radiant Hot Yoga has allowed me to truly express who I am as a teacher and that ultimately is the best gift. I get to express my personality and connect with so many wonderful students. I am very grateful to be a part of The Radiant Hot Yoga Family!” – Erica S.


What changes do you see in students who practice hot yoga regularly?

“I have been teaching at Radiant Hot Yoga for 9 months and I have have seen tremendous growth in so many of my students.

I always see the physical changes but more importantly I see the students more at peace when they make it to their mats on a regular day to day basis. I see the students who practice regularly have more energy and confidence. The healing that happens on the mat is therapeutic and empowering.” – Erica S.

What inspired you to teach?

“I was inspired to teach when I started practicing yoga twice a day. I did two 90 minute classes daily and I found it to be the best workout mentally and physically.

I was approached to start teaching and I knew it was something I had to do.” – Erica S.


What makes Radiant so radiant in your opinion?

“Radiant Hot Yoga is Radiant because the heat is 105 and humidity is 35% unlike many other yoga studios in the area. The heat is so important to open and heal the body.

I also love the Radiant sequence. The sequence of postures and flows is challenging for beginners to advanced. Each teacher is unique and inspiring.” – Erica S.

How has becoming a teacher changed your life?

“I have been teaching for so long that it is a huge part of my life. I love to share my knowledge and passion of yoga. Being a teacher is not a job it is a gift that I get to share daily.” – Erica S.

What advice do you have to students that are new to hot yoga?

“The best advice to new hot yoga students is to take a lot of breaks during class, hydrate well, and keep coming to your mat everyday.” – Erica S.



Categories: Teacher spotlights

Original article from NewportBeachIndy.com

Young entrepreneurs are nothing new; they have been around for decades and longer.

Young kids (usually defined as younger than 18) delivered newspapers, cut lawns, and operated lemonade stands. True Americana.

In recent years, the support for these kids is significantly higher, with tools and resources available to help them launch and grow businesses. Sometimes they start high tech or game related businesses—and in some cases sell them for millions of dollars!

Skyler-Dearen-yoga-pose-off-the-mat-2Money was not the motivation for 14-year-old Skyler Dearen to become the youngest certified hot yoga instructor in the United States, but it seems it was a destiny since she took her first class when she was just 6-years-old.

Her mother, Darlene, has been in the yoga world for many years, and in 2013 opened Radiant HOT Yoga in the Bison/ MacArthur center where young Skyler also teaches.

The key word is HOT, as in 105 degree temperatures and high humidity. Based on personal experience, you work up quite a sweat.

In a crowded class she walks around the room, adjusting the temperature, humidity, music, and generating an energy which transfers to the class.

As the director of operations, it is up to her to be sure everyone is pushed to their potential without exceeding it, opening classroom doors for circulation when needed, and stopping her students from putting themselves in danger.


Quite a bit of pressure for a girl who is just completing 8th grade at Corona del Mar High School.

She has been certified and teaching since last December, and has aspirations of opening her own Radiant Studio, following in Mom’s entrepreneurial footsteps.

I recently attended my first hot yoga class taught by Skyler. She displayed posture and maturity well beyond her years.

Commitment was essential as her certification required 200 hours of training over an eight week period.

When asked how her friends responded to her focus and commitment, she modestly replied that she has become an inspiration for them, which is terrific for anyone to be a role model to their peers.

Radiant is one of the few studios that offers hot yoga for youth, and Skyler wants to inspire them.

“If you find a passion and know what you want to do, give it all the time and energy and you will succeed,” she told me. Not a quote you would expect from such a young person.

After attending several classes at Radiant, I truly felt like part of a family. Since yoga combines physical, spiritual and meditative practices, the transparency of the personalities is notable.

If you’d like to see Skyler in action, take one of her classes at Radiant HOT Yoga.



Categories: Articles

Radiant Hot Yoga 2014 Spring Teacher Training


On April 4th, 17 yoga students began a life changing journey together at Radiant Hot yoga. These yogis made the decision to step out of their comfort zone and RISE to their full potential by joining the Radiant Hot Yoga Teacher Training Program, in collaboration with H3Yoga.

Until May 30, our Teachers in Training have been on an adventure of learning, self-study, connection and healing.

We want to congratulate all of our newly certified teachers for graduating and become a part of a worldwide community of motivators, teachers, and healers. We cannot wait to see all of them grow and blossom!

We are so proud of you! Congratulation goes to:

  • Laura S.
  • Fedra M.
  • Adham S.
  • Jamie M.
  • Arielle H.
  • Vianna U.
  • Adrianna W.
  • Pedro L.
  • Aracely L.
  • Peter L.
  • Roy S.
  • Jessica C.
  • Jasmyn J.
  • Sarah D.
  • Anita H.
  • Melanie N.
  • Joanna J.


A few pictures from the 200 Hour Radiant Hot Yoga Teacher Training Program

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