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A Radiant Life is honored to have incredible instructors and practitioners from across the country offering a wide variety of classes and a myriad of services.  All of our instructors have pursued their studies beyond basic yoga teacher training, and the majority of our staff qualify as RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teachers who have completed 500 hours of training) or beyond.  In addition to group classes, all of our instructors and practitioners are available for private online sessions as well.

  • Jackie Kubica-Aronoff
    Jackie Kubica-AronoffYoga Instructor
    Jackie has been practicing yoga since 1998, teaching since 2009, and founded A Radiant Life in 2010. She specializes in helping those with chronic health conditions, who are recovering from illness or injury, or who are new to yoga.
    • RYT 200 in Hatha yoga from Rishi Institute in 2009.
    • RYT 200 in Vinyasa yoga from Rising Lotus Yoga in 2011.
    • RYT 500 – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2020.
    • Additional training in Therapeutic Yoga at the White Lotus Foundation, as well as the Roll Model Method.
  • Annie Arcuri
    Annie ArcuriYoga Instructor
    Annie has been a yoga Instructor since 2017. In addition to her formal training, she has nurtured her love of yoga through in-depth study of Patanjali’s yoga sutras with Kate Holcombe Her intention is to teach safe and healing movement classes that will leave the body feeling great both moments and years into the future. She draws upon her diverse knowledge of psychology and yoga to help each person peel back the layers to access a life of health and joy.
    • RYT 200 from the Ananda Yoga and Detox Center in Koh Pangan, Thailand.
    • RYT 200 in Vinyasa from Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness in Costa Rica.
    • RYT 500 – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2020.
    • Additional training in Advanced Bhakti Flow with Rusty Wells in San Francisco.
  • Meredith Kramer
    Meredith KramerYoga Instructor
    Meredith Kramer has been practicing since 2000. Yoga for Misfits is her philosophy – bring her your achy back, tight hamstrings (all 4 of ‘em), bum this, and bad that, and your “I can’t do yoga - I’m not flexible”s. Everyone is welcome in her class as she cultivates a sense of play and exploration. Every body and everybody will find their version of the pose. Yoga is not a workout, but a work in. We come to our mats to stretch hamstrings and hope.
    • RYT 200 Anusara-style yoga in 2018.
    • Studying at Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • Antoinette DiMascio, PhD
    Antoinette DiMascio, PhDYoga Instructor
    Antoinette has been a yoga instructor since 2014. Her career of more than 25 years spans the gamut from organic cosmetology and aesthetics, to energy medicine, Western herbalism, yoga, Ayurveda, spiritual ministry, and intuitive sessions. of Hatha yoga.
    • ERYT-500 in the Shri Vidya tradition.
    • Ayurvedic Health Consultant, currently studying for her doctorate.
    • Currently studying at the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • Dani Joy
    Dani JoyYoga Instructor
    Dani has been practicing yoga since 1998, and teaching yoga since 2017. Since every yoga practice is unique, she believes in using props to help each person find the best position for their body within each pose.
    • RYT 200 in Vinyasa yoga from Rising Lotus Yoga in 2017.
    • Roll Model Method Science of Rolling in 2018.
  • Tiare Kahana
    Tiare KahanaYoga Instructor
    Tiare has been a hula dancer since childhood, and a yoga practitioner for over thirty years. Her yoga classes embody the essences of nature as taught in the ancient wisdom of Hawaii (hula), China (qigong) and India (yoga).
    • RYT 200 from Cross Roads Yoga in 2017
    • RYT 500 – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2020
    • Additional training in Yoga for Arthritis, Yoga4Cancer, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Seniors, Adaptive Yoga and Qigong-Infused Yoga
    • Completed Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Child Light Yoga in 2019
  • Kristen Kolenda
    Kristen KolendaYoga Instructor
    Kristen Kolenda has been teaching yoga since 2009. She has extensive experience with athletes, and specializes in utilizing yoga as a tool in improving mental health. Her intention is to help her students move through life with more ease, both in body and mind.
    • RYT 200 (2009) & E-RYT 500 (2015) Yoga H’om
    • Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Instructor (2009) Judith Hanson-Lasater
    • RYT 500- Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga (2019) Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy
    • Additional training in Child Light Children’s Yoga and Patvan Aerial Yoga
  • Jackie Kubica-Aronoff
    Jackie Kubica-AronoffReki Practitioner
    Jackie has been a Reiki Master since 2010. Her Reiki sessions are not traditional, however, as her empathic and intuitive abilities make each session truly unique to the client’s needs; as she says, you never know who is going to show up! It is her honor and life purpose to use her gifts to help others in their healing path to embody their natural state of wellbeing.
    • RYT 500 – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2020.
    • Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho – Usui System of Natural Healing in 2010.
    • Intuitive and Medium.
  • Antoinette DiMascio, PhD
    Antoinette DiMascio, PhDReki Practitioner
    Antoinette has been a Reiki Master since 2008. Her dharma (purpose in life), is to allow God to work through her as a healer in yoga, Ayurveda and other complementary therapies, assisting others in living their dharma, alleviating chronic pain, suffering, and helping them to live a joyful and purpose driven life beyond their imagination.
    • Reiki Master.
    • PhD in Metaphysical and Religious Studies.
    • Energetic Wellness Intuitive.
    • Currently studying at the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • Michelle Jones
    Michelle JonesReki Practitioner
    Michelle Jones practices Holy Fire Reiki. She uses a combination of healing modalities alongside reiki including crystals, aromatherapy, sound, and art. Having traveled her own journey to recovery, Michelle brings a unique perspective to her energy work. Working with clients and seeing them drop old traumas, patterns, and behaviors has been an incredible gift.
    • Level 2 Reiki Practitioner from Eloia Healing Arts Temecula Reiki Center in 2018
  • Tina Gottlibowski
    Tina GottlibowskiReki Practitioner
    Tina studied reiki under Rev. Dr. Lea Alexander, and is seventh in line from Mikao Usui, founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method). After many years working in various fields that were largely unfulfilling, she decided to pursue her true passion of helping and healing people and animals. Tina is currently on the path of becoming a crystal healer, medicine carrier, and shaman.
    • Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho – Usui System of Natural Healing in 2018
    • Additional training in Reiki and Body Balancing Techniques for Animals in 2018
  • Jackie Kubica-Aronoff
    Jackie Kubica-AronoffWellness Consultant
    Since becoming a yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner, Jackie has had a strong desire to help her students embody their natural state of wellbeing in all areas of their life as a result of her own challenges with fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, trauma, and abuse. She passionately believes that wellbeing is our natural state, and that yoga and Ayurveda can give us invaluable tools to live our best life.
    • RYT 500 – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2020.
    • Reiki Master in Usui Shiki Ryoho – Usui System of Natural Healing in 2010.
    • Intuitive and Medium.
  • Antoinette DiMascio, PhD
    Antoinette DiMascio, PhDWellness Consultant
    Antoinette’s career of more than 25 years spans the gamut from organic cosmetology and aesthetics, to energy medicine, Western herbalism, yoga, Ayurveda, spiritual ministry, and intuitive sessions. She uses a mixed modality of wellness tools proven over millennia to not only enhance the appearance, but increase the vitality and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Her dharma (purpose in life), is to assist others in living their dharma, alleviating chronic pain, suffering, and helping them to live a joyful and purpose driven life beyond their imagination.
    • Ayurvedic Health Counselor, currently studying for her doctorate.
    • Licensed organic cosmetologist and esthetician since 1994.
    • Certified herbalist since 2016.
    • Currently studying at the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.
  • Annie Arcuri
    Annie ArcuriWellness Consultant
    Annie has been a yoga Instructor since 2017. In addition to her formal training, she has nurtured her love of yoga through in-depth study of Patanjali’s yoga sutras with Kate Holcombe Her intention is to teach safe and healing movement classes that will leave the body feeling great both moments and years into the future. She draws upon her diverse knowledge of psychology and yoga to help each person peel back the layers to access a life of health and joy.
    • RYT 200 from the Ananda Yoga and Detox Center in Koh Pangan, Thailand.
    • RYT 500 – Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2020.
    • Culinary Internship from Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness.
    • Masters Degree in Positive Organizational Psychology.
  • Kristen Kolenda
    Kristen KolendaWellness Consultant
    Kristen Kolenda has been teaching yoga since 2009. She has extensive experience with athletes, and specializes in utilizing yoga as a tool in improving mental health. Her intention is to help her students move through life with more ease, both in body and mind.
    • RYT 200 (2009) & E-RYT 500 (2015) Yoga H’om
    • Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Instructor (2009) Judith Hanson-Lasater
    • RYT 500- Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga (2019) Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy
    • Additional training in Child Light Children’s Yoga and Patvan Aerial Yoga

From our Founder and Director, Jackie Kubica-Aronoff

A Radiant Life was established in Los Angeles on the Summer Solstice of 2010 as a place to promote the health, healing, and wellbeing of its students – in mind body and spirit.  For the first ten years, it was a boutique, in-home studio with a single instructor and a maximum of 7 students per class.   The global pandemic of 2020 and the societal shift to virtual classes in order to comply with governmental restrictions for social distancing to protect public health offered us an interesting opportunity – not only to move to a virtual platform, but to expand our services to include teachers from around the country!  Our classes can now be live-streamed FROM anywhere TO anywhere, and they are also recorded for our students to view at their leisure.  Anyone can now have access to A Radiant Life 24 hours a day!

Personally, yoga has helped me deal with many of life’s challenges, including fibromyalgia, trauma, abuse, grief, divorce, financial loss, being overweight, physical injury, and illness – including COVID-19.  As a physical empath, running a studio out of my home was ideal for small group classes or individual sessions.  After completing my Reiki instruction, I found that it enhanced the work I was doing as a yoga instructor, and I have been working to bring physical and emotional healing to my students ever since.

With the 2020 global pandemic which shut down all in-person yoga and fitness centers, it became clear that A Radiant Life needed to change.  My daughter, Elizabeth, encouraged me to take the studio virtual.  Thus began the shift to an online platform for yoga, Reiki, and wellness consultations.  It also began a beautiful mother-daughter partnership, with me as the director and Elizabeth as the studio manager.

With Elizabeth’s help and encouragement, I soon realized that this platform we were creating had plenty of room for others.  Over the years, I had met many incredible, talented people who had huge hearts and healing gifts to share.  I had wanted to work with them, but because of geographical distance or the small size of my studio, that had seemed unlikely.  However, with a virtual studio, what had seemed impossible suddenly was possible!  Within a month, our staff of one became a staff of ten-plus, as we took what had been a single light of A Radiant Life in Los Angeles and spread it out across the United States during the most tumultuous time in recent history.  As we approached the tenth anniversary of A Radiant Life, suddenly it was expanding in ways I had never imagined!  I am so excited to see how we will continue to grow and bring love, healing, and well-being to the world.

In addition to classes in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, we offer Restorative, Gentle, meditation, breath work, and Yoga Nidra.  We have yoga paired with Hula and Qigong, as well as ecstatic dance for Journey Dance.  We are proud to offer Yoga Tune Up and Roll Model classes for self-massage; and we are home to the Love Bubble technique for emotional healing.  Some of our staff have specialized training to teach all ages from children to seniors!  So, if you are looking for something specific or something different than the run-of-the-mill yoga studio, you will find it here!

As I and the other teachers and practitioners share our stories, the story itself is not what happened to us, but rather how we responded.  A healer must learn to heal themselves before they can help others to heal.

“A healer does not heal you.  A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer so that you may heal yourself.”

Maryam Hasana

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