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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.”

Radiant Hot Yoga Teacher Training

by Rebecca Louise

Hot yoga has become a popular yoga practice in recent years, and you may have practiced it a few times yourself! I love hot yoga because it helps me improve my flexibility, become more comfortable with the yoga poses, and release the built-up tension in my muscles from a hard workout. Basically, it’s just what I need after a busy and hectic day!

Hot yoga has become a popular yoga practice in recent years

I choose to go to Radiant Hot Yoga in Newport Beach, California because this yoga studio provides everything that I need: a welcoming atmosphere, an individualized yoga practice, cleanliness, friendliness, and professionalism.

Now until August 1st, Radiant Hot Yoga is offering an Early Bird Special for its teacher training courses!

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I know what you’re thinking:

Rebecca, I’m not a yogini or anything like that! I couldn’t possibly teach yoga to other people!”

Well, why not? I was no expert when I started doing hot yoga, but as I continued attending classes and feeling a closer connection to my body, things started to change for the better! Not only did I feel more physically capable of getting through my workouts, but my mental clarity and concentration also improved. While stretching my body I am also stretching my mind, and the ambiance of a hot yoga class is something that you can’t replicate anywhere else.

Practice for yourself

Another thing that I absolutely love about yoga is that it is an individualized practice. When I step onto my mat, I am practicing only for me. There is no competition and no need to one-up the other person. We are all there to practice together, and yet there is an intense focus on listening to your body and the way it goes through the movements and poses. Just imagine what it would be like to teach your own hot yoga class and encourage others to get in touch with their bodies. So many people rush through life without paying attention to what their body and mind is telling them. If they would just take a step back and breathe deeply, who knows what they could discover?

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That’s why I keep coming back to Radiant Hot Yoga in Newport Beach. The instructors are so kind and helpful and they do the best job of walking me through the poses and what each movement is doing for my body. They always encourage me to listen to my body, to get into each pose and breathe through it, and to continue challenging myself physically and mentally. I’m super excited to share one of my wellness secrets with you, and now you can train to be a hot yoga teacher!

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From now until August 1, 2016, Radiant Hot Yoga is offering an Early Bird Discount. I know that without the gentle kindness, eye-opening instruction, and invigorating sequences in my hot yoga classes, I would definitely not have the flexibility I have now – both for my body and mind! If you’ve been thinking about becoming a yoga instructor or taking your own practice to the next level, then I encourage you to check this out! What an opportunity!

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* Each offer/pricing option has a $700 non-refundable deposit.
* Unlimited yoga at Radiant Hot Yoga for the program’s duration.

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RHY Fall 2016, 200 hour Teacher Training – September 23 to November 13, 2016

IT’S YOUR TIME AND THE TIME IS NOW

A journey of a lifetime awaits!

Whether you choose to teach and inspire or to dive deeper into your own personal practice. This Teacher Training is a time of learning, self study, building awareness and connecting.

Rise to your fullest potential

Join Darlene & the Radiant Hot Yoga Teachers for a transformational experience. In only 8 weekends you will have a gift that will last you a lifetime.

Discover your voice, find your passions, and open your soul.

BETWEEN JULY 1 AND JULY 31, 2016

$2,800

Original price: $3,800

(Paid in full)

* Each offer/pricing option has a $700 non-refundable deposit.
* Unlimited yoga at Radiant Hot Yoga for the program’s duration.

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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

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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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Radiant Hot Yoga 2014 Spring Teacher Training

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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.

KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!

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From all of us at Radiant Hot Yoga,

Namaste!

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