Radiance Yoga, Greensboro’s newest yoga studio, is also one of the newest Kirkwood 5k/BackPack Beginnings sponsors. The studio opened May 28, 2015 by owners Susie Beekman and Kyshie Wyatt, “two free spirited mamas who love all things yoga, and delight in the magic of sharing their passion with others” per Beekman.
Just as the Kirkwood 5k and BackPack Beginnings works to bring the community together, so to does Radiance Yoga. Susie shares that practicing yoga is a powerful tool for bringing people of all walks of life together. In opening the studio, she and Kishie hoped to fulfill a yearning to be a bigger part of the Greensboro yoga community. They both intend to “put their whole hearts into all that Radiance Yoga offers, and to provide a space where people can gather, without feeling intimidated or insecure, and to safely experience the amazing benefits that yoga can provide.” The studio was designed with the intention of “lifting the spirits of all who enter, and creating a loving, joyful community unified through the exploration of the Arts of Yoga.” In fulfilling that intention, they offer a wide variety of classes for people of all experience levels as well as classes with different purposes and focuses to expand the yoga experience
And in case all this wonderful yoga isn’t enough of a reason to visit the studio, Radiance Yoga also offers a boutique brimming with unique activewear, loungewear, jewelry, handbags, inspirational gifts and yoga props. The collection truly offers something for everyone, it is clear that it has been cultivated and curated with thought and care. They are proud to offer brands not found anywhere else in Greensboro.
Being owners of a new company, it is the first year that Beekman and Wyatt have officially sponsored the K5K, however they have both been very involved with their children’s schools and have an awareness and respect for the “huge impact BackPack Beginnings has had on the public education community.” They are excited to now be able to support it in a larger way. When asked why BackPack Beginnings, Susie said that BackPack Beginning’s mission is “heart-warming beyond words, and sets such a beautiful example of selfless giving. It embodies one of the cardinal virtues taught by the Yoga Sutras “ahimsa” which means “non-harming” and inspires acts of compassion. BackPack Beginnings is an organization fueled by compassion….and we are honored to be a part of this monumental effort.” Clearly I couldn’t have put it better myself!
Susie says there will definitely be some studio representation at the race this year. My guess is they will be the super flexible, well-appointed in chic activewear group! Post race, be sure to check out the studio. Currently any new student can pay just $30 to practice unlimited yoga for 30 days. That’s a deal! They believe yoga is for EVERYONE. And studies have shown that a solid yoga practice can enhance one’s running. Give Radiance Yoga a try, the diverse schedule and “incredibly talented team of well-trained teachers” will help you “tap into the healing powers of yoga, to connect with a loving community, and to let your very brightest light shine!”