How Radiant Girl Came to Be
As proactive educators, Co-Founders Teagan, Kay, and Mary saw a need for empowerment in their female students. Inspired by the success of implementing evidence-based mindfulness strategies and seeing the positive effects of yoga and art on their students, they created an intensive, life-enriching program that prepares girls to successfully navigate their tender pre-teen years and beyond. Join us on our journey to empower all to Shine From Within!
Teagan Bruce, M.Ed
Director/Co-Founder, Art and Wellness Instructor
Teagan has a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in health and wellness education. Her post graduate school studies include art education and she seamlessly weaves this knowledge into Radiant Girl experiences as the art and wellness instructor. Teagan has also been practicing yoga for 13 years, and introduced it to her students 6 years ago as an elementary school teacher in Ewa Beach. Teagan has experience running week-long empowerment programs through her company, Volunteer Vacations Hawaii, where participants enjoyed the west side of Oahu by giving back through community service projects. Teagan enjoys conducting workshops, seminars, and classes to cultivate nourishing relationships. Click here to listen to her training on mindset. As a mother of two girls ages 3 and 12, Teagan facilitates Radiant Girl events with the expertise of a dynamic educator, and the insight of a compassionate mother.
Kay Beach, 200 RYT, M.A.T.
Co-Founder, Yoga and Wellness Instructor
Kay is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and has been practicing yoga for over 9 years. Her teaching style is informative, yet fun and approachable. Kay is also the founder of Backyard Yoga Hawaii, a community based yoga initiative that makes yoga classes accessible to all community members. Kay has a Masters Degree in Special Education and she is currently obtaining her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis on alternative education while teaching middle-school English at an innovative charter school. Kay’s passion for teaching, combined with her love and appreciation of the study of yoga, has inspired her to teach yoga and empowerment to adolescents in their most vulnerable years of youth. Girls love Miss Kay's upbeat personality and her ability to make yoga fun and personal to everyone.
Mary Burgess, M.S.W.
Board of Directors, Mindfulness Instructor
Mary Burgess holds a Masters degree in Social Work and has numerous certifications in the field of mindfulness education. She instructs Mindfulness as a tool to cultivate self-awareness and improve attention as well as to decrease stress and anxiety. Mary is also the creator of the Mindfulness Education Program at the St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls and currently facilitates mindfulness groups with students (grades K-12) and faculty. Mary also runs public workshops for community members and educators, and is available to do community outreach work. As a mother of an infant and 11 year old, both girls, she remains steadfast in promoting the social and emotional well-being of her family and those with whom she works.