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Teen yoga instructor, Skyler Dearen leads peers through their paces

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Taking a short break from their leaps and tumbles, the Newport Harbor High School pep squad’s 61 girls laid out mats in a campus gym for some yoga Wednesday afternoon.

Skyler Dearen, 16, was ready to lead the girls through their down dogs and tree poses. But that’s not all — she also had some words of wisdom, motivation and self-love.

Doing yoga, she said, allows one to “consciously let go of the things that no longer serve you.”

Skyler became a certified instructor through the credentialing organization Yoga Alliance at age 13 and taught her first class at 14.

Having received a teaching certification before a driver’s license, she has taught about 20,000 students so far. She currently teaches about 10 classes a week at her mother Darlene’s business, Radiant Hot Yoga in Newport Beach and Irvine.

Skyler attended Corona del Mar High School before switching to online school the past two years to accommodate her yoga teaching schedule.

As her session at Newport Harbor began Wednesday, Skyler had the cheerleaders, song girls and baton team members ease into a pose in which they lay flat on their backs while she set up music and had the lights dimmed.

Her 15-year-old sister, Savanna, who also is certified, helped demonstrate various poses for the students.

“There’s a lot of moving pieces,” said Julie Woodall, an instructor for Radiant Hot Yoga. A session’s tone, music selection, ventilation and lighting are all in the instructor’s hands.

Earlier this week, Newport Harbor pep squad advisor and coach Kris Higman, a longtime friend of Woodall’s, asked if Skyler could lead a class during her students’ summer training camp.

“It’s a chance for them to stretch their bodies, work on core muscles, strength in their arms and legs and balance, but also for them to be positive about their bodies,” Higman said. “Skyler is their same age; she’s going through the same things socially as they are. If she can give them this message of loving yourself, that’s huge.”

Skyler and Savanna received that message when they needed it most.

When Skyler was 6 and Savanna was 5, their mother encouraged them to “heal themselves” through yoga.

The girls’ parents had separated, and later divorced. Skyler and Savanna moved with their mother from Arizona to California about five years ago, Skyler said.

“[Yoga] taught me to accept the moment, that you have a choice of how you want to live your life, whether it’s being unhappy or loving life,” she said. “I can take down those walls. … It’s my choice.”

As the Newport Harbor girls moved through workouts such as push-ups and bridge poses, their young instructor kept her voice upbeat. During relaxed stretches, she spoke softly and slowly.

Toward the end of the class, the squad moved into a sleeping half pigeon pose, in which they lay face down with one leg bent and another stretched out behind them.

“It takes strength to let go,” Skyler said as they sunk deeper into the pose. “It takes bravery and courage.”

For squad member Cassidy Peterson, the session with Skyler was her first yoga class.

“It shows us how to let all the pain and anxiety go,” Cassidy said. “We can take away what’s good and positive and let go of what’s negative.”

As the class neared its end, the girls lay flat on their backs as they did at the beginning. They closed their eyes, and Skyler sealed the practice with some final words.

“We experience struggles, but we experience amazing things as well,” she told them. “That’s part of the journey.”

Studio news: Independence Day weekend schedule changes

Happy Independence Day

“The secret of happiness is freedom,
the decree of freedom is courage.”

– Thucydides –

We remember the gifts of freedom and liberty on this Independence Day.

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day!

Schedule changes

Dear Radiant Hot Yoga family,

We would like to share with you our schedule changes listed below.

Newport Beach studio schedule changes

  • Friday, July 1st: 7:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED
  • Saturday, July 2nd: 5:30 pm Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED
  • Sunday, July 3rd: 5:30 pm Radiant Yin Yoga class CANCELLED
  • Monday, July 4th:
    • 6:00 am Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED
    • 4:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED
    • 5:30 pm Radiant Hot class CANCELLED
    • 7:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED
    • 8:30 pm Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED

Normal classes will resume on Tuesday, 5th July, 2016.

Please at all time verify our online schedule for changes that might occur.

Online schedule

 

Irvine studio schedule changes

  • Saturday, July 2nd: 12:00 pm Radiant Hot Power classCANCELLED
  • Sunday, July 3rd: 12:00 pm Radiant How Power classCANCELLED
  • Monday, July 4th:
    • 6:00 am Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED
    • 5:30 pm Radiant Hot class CANCELLED
    • 7:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class CANCELLED

Normal classes will resume on Tuesday, 5th July, 2016.

Please at all time verify our online schedule for changes that might occur.

Online schedule

Thank you for your understanding.

Namaste,
Your RHY family

 

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Studio news: Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

Dear Yogis,

We wanted to announce to you the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend Schedule changes at our Newport Beach and Irvine studios:

Newport Beach studio schedule

  • Saturday, May 28th, 2016
    • 8:00 am Radiant Hot class
    • 9:30 am Radiant Fusion class
    • 11:15 am class CANCELLED
    • 4:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class
    • 5:30 pm class CANCELLED
  • Sunday, May 29th, 2016
    • 8:00 am Radiant Fusion class
    • 9:30 am Radiant Hot class
    • 11:15 am class CANCELLED
    • 4:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class
    • 5:30 pm class CANCELLED
  • Monday, May 30th, 2016
    • 8:15 am Radiant Hot Power class
    • 9:30 am Radiant Hot class
    • 12:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class

Irvine studio schedule

  • Saturday and Sunday no changes for Memorial Day weekend
  • Monday, May 30th, 2016
    • 9:30 am Radiant Hot class
    • 12:00 pm Radiant Hot Power class

Classes will resume Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at both studios.

Thank you for your understanding!

Namaste,
your RHY Family

Please, at all times, verify the online schedule for any changes that might occur!

Online schedule

2016 Mothers' Day Extravaganza Blowout

RHY Mothers' Day extravaganza blowout

May 6-8, 2016

Come in and treat yourself and all the hard working mothers that are in your life to our wonderful collection of yoga clothes, class cards and merchandise that are up to:

20% OFF

RHY yoga clothes and merchandise RHY yoga clothes and merchandise

Bring your son or daughter for FREE

Mothers please mention this newsletter and come practice for FREE with your son or daughter:

Friday and Saturday at our Irvine studio:

8501 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine California
949-679-4442

Friday – Sunday at our Newport Beach studio:

1200 Bison Ave, C-1 Newport Beach, California
949-706-YOGA (9642)

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Pre Grand Opening Sale: One Time Offer on 50 class cards

PRE GRAND OPENING SALE

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GRAND OPENING DATE

March 26, 2016

One time offer at RHY: 50 class cards

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Radiant Hot Yoga’s newest location in Irvine.

Spacious 2 room yoga studio with state of the art heating, multiple classes and offering different styles of yoga and fitness such as:

  • Radiant Hot Yoga 80/60 minute sequence,
  • Radiant Hot Sculpt Yoga,
  • Yin Yoga,
  • Mommy & Me Yoga,
  • Kids Yoga,
  • Hot Yoga Barre,
  • Heated Bootcamp,
  • Heated TRX.

  • Meditation,
  • Restorative Yoga,
  • Dharma Mittra level one & gentle,
  • Prenatal Yoga,
  • Kirtan,
  • Kundalini,
  • Workshops and
  • Special Events and guest speakers.

*This 50 class card is ONLY for use at the Irvine location.

GRAND OPENING DATE

MARCH 26, 2016

LOS OLIVOS MARKETPLACE IRVINE CA

Located in the new Whole Foods shopping center

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GRAND OPENING DATE

MARCH 26, 2016

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For more information and signups please contact us or inquire at front desk

949-679-4442

info@radianthotyoga.com

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Pre Grand Opening Sale: 30% off One Year Unlimited Membership

PRE GRAND OPENING SALE

RADIANT HOT YOGA

LOS OLIVOS MARKETPLACE IRVINE CA

GRAND OPENING DATE

March 26, 2016

One time offer at RHY: 30% off 1 Year Unlimited Class Cards

30% OFF

One Year Unlimited Membership

only-1350

regular-price

HURRY UP! LIMITED OFFER!

PURCHASE NOW!

Radiant Hot Yoga’s newest location in Irvine.

Spacious 2 room yoga studio with state of the art heating, multiple classes and offering different styles of yoga and fitness such as:

  • Radiant Hot Yoga 80/60 minute sequence,
  • Radiant Hot Sculpt Yoga,
  • Yin Yoga,
  • Mommy & Me Yoga,
  • Kids Yoga,
  • Hot Yoga Barre,
  • Heated Bootcamp,
  • Heated TRX.

  • Meditation,
  • Restorative Yoga,
  • Dharma Mittra level one & gentle,
  • Prenatal Yoga,
  • Kirtan,
  • Kundalini,
  • Workshops and
  • Special Events and guest speakers.

*This One Year Unlimited is ONLY for use at the Irvine location.

GRAND OPENING DATE

MARCH 26, 2016

LOS OLIVOS MARKETPLACE IRVINE CA

Located in the new Whole Foods shopping center

google-map

GRAND OPENING DATE

MARCH 26, 2016

Contact us

For more information and signups please contact us or inquire at front desk

949-679-4442

info@radianthotyoga.com

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