Yoga with Ms. Bri Resumes this October!

Ms. Bri is devoted to bringing therapeutic yoga to youth in greater-Gainesville AND to the caregivers that support our next generation. For an interactive Google calendar of these events, visit

For quick reference to upcoming classes at The Gestalt Center (1505 NW 16th Ave), visit:


Let’s Welcome Yulia Tamayo, Ed.S, N.C.S.P. To Our Staff!

Yulia M. Tamayo, Ed.S., N.C.S.P.

Licensed School Psychologist


Yulia Tamayo, Ed.S. is a nationally certified and Florida licensed school psychologist. She achieved her graduate degree from the University of Florida. A career in school psychology fulfills her longstanding love for psychology and her vocation as an educator, inherited from her parents who are both former educators. Yulia is also a native speaker of Spanish and is passionate about helping children who are English Language Learners (ELL) and their families.


Over the past five years, including one year of internship, Yulia has worked as a school psychologist in the Alachua County Public Schools. Through her fieldwork and ongoing participation in state and national professional conferences, Yulia has strengthen her skills in comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations (including bilingual evaluations), functional behavior assessments, academic and behavior interventions, and collaboration with families and other professionals. Additionally, she has gained a solid understanding of education regulations and their implications for day-to-day school procedures, making her a strong child advocate.


Yulia is excited to join the Milestones in the Making team…



Summer Programs & More!

Camp & Specialized Group Initiatives: 2016

Therapeutic camp played a fundamental part in Ms. Bri’s youth & development – let alone her professional plight. Research repeatedly supports that camps build skills necessary to prepare youth to assume roles as successful adults. Parents, campers & camp staff independently report growth in areas such as self-confidence, independence, social connectedness, and curiosity for new hobby &/or skill development – following camp participation.

Each summer – and throughout the year – Ms. Bri remains attuned to the generalized needs & interests of the families with whom she works; & the community at large. Mindful Milestones in collaboration with Mindcrafters, LLC & Millstones in the Making, INC is proud to offer the following therapeutic camps during the summer of 2016:

  1. Big-Brother, Little-Brother Camp: 3rd Annual for boys of all ages with executive dysfunction (AD/HD) & interested in collaborative competition as a means to self-growth. This therapeutic program will engage youth in teamwork; creative problem solving; exploration & adventure; competition & creation; PLUS, experimental snacking! Logistics & applications available online.
  2. Girls-Only Summer Camp, for female identifying youth entering 6th-10th grade who would benefit in learning to live more healthy & balanced lives. This therapeutic program will include yoga practice, psycho-education specific to adolescent females, journaling, self-discovery through different group activities, & relaxation exercise. Logistics & applications available online.
    2. For More Info on Camps Visit:, write to or call 352.374.7155
  3. Summer Membership Options with Mindcrafters, LLC, for youth entering grades 4-12 who would benefit from continued scholastic mentorship this summer (i.e. subject tutoring, creative problem-solving &/or growth of a learning mindset). Jeremiah (Mr. Miah) Braiman, M.Ed. is a professional educator using a Mindcrafters’ Learning Lab to engage youth in the joys of learning.
    1. For More Info:
Mindful Milestones @ Milestones in the Making, INC
Brianna (Ms. Bri) Schiavoni, LCSW, CCYT, YTT200
Counselor, Coach, Yoga Instructor: Children & Families


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Ms. Bri will be AWAY from 2/21 – 3/18/2016

Attention Current & Prospective Clients:

Ms. Brianna Schiavoni is excited to announce her acceptance to a month-long yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Institute later this winter. Please note that she will be AWAY & unavailable to clients from February 21st – March 18th. If you have further questions or concerns, please speak with Ms. Bri directly or contact the office manager at 352.374.7155. A copy of her current & extended programming calendar (Yoga 4 Youth & Mindfulness 4 Moms) can be found at

In Loving Kindness,
Milestones’ Staff


Community Yoga!!!

A monthly Community Yoga with Ms. Bri continues THIS Friday from 4:30-5:30PM at Alachua Health Services/ Stillpoint Therapy Center. Participation is by donation! All K-10th graders are welcomed!!


Therapeutic Yoga 4 Youth November & December Classes

Yoga 4 Youth (AKA Kid’s Yoga & Tween Yoga) RETURNS to StillPoint Therapy Studio, the location is at 2730 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32605, with Ms. Bri – a licensed children’s counselor & coach – ( – brings Therapeutic yoga that is an affordable means to mental health & wellness – sessions will continue BIWEEKLY at 90 minute intervals. The fall schedule is as follows:

(1) Land Before Time: Therapeutic Yoga for K-5th Graders:
1-2:30 PM (November 15 & 29; AND December 13)

(2) The Wonder Years: Therapeutic Yoga for 5-10th Graders: 3:30-5 PM (Same Dates)

First time attendance is $15 pending application & $30 thereafter with option to purchase a 10-class pass @ $200


Parent Participation Requested: Doodle Polling

Attention Parents & Caregivers!

We are excited to announce our FALL INITIATIVES for youth & families soon but need your help to ensure that we schedule events during times that work for you. Please help us by communicating your availability either via email ( OR with quick use of these Doodle Poll links! Participation in the poll is anonymous & information will be used to schedule yoga for youth & – the below listed – parent initiatives:

  1. Yoga for Youth (Elementary-Aged: 6-11 or Equivalent Maturity)
  2. Tween Yoga (Middle-School Aged: 11-14 or Equivalent Maturity)
  3. Mindfulness for Moms (NEW)
  4. Parent Coaching (NEW)

Further questions can be directed to Ms. B at or by calling our office manager at 352-374-7155.

In Loving Kindness,
The Milestones’ Family


Camp Registration EXTENDED!

Don’t miss out on this summer’s Big-Brother, Lil’Brother BOYS Camp for youth with academic, social &/or emotional difficulties (like those with ADHD 😉 Our registration date has been extended through Monday, 6/8 & will begin on Friday, 6/12 with repeat days on 6/19 & 6/26!

To register, please complete the Boy’s Camp APPLICATION & contact Ms. B directly at &/or our office manager at 352.374.7155 to arrange for payment. For additional details, view the Boys Camp Flyer

Registration for our Adventure-Time Camp has also been extended through June 15th. This camp will run during the week of June 22-25th. For more details view our Adventure Camp Flyer . To register, complete the Application & contact our staff as indicated above.



Support Yoga for Youth in June!

Attention Greater-Gainesville! If you have yet to experience the buzz about the benefits of yoga & mindfulness for youth, we encourage you to visit any number of these supplemental resources:

  1. Seven Ways Meditation Can Actually Change the Brain (a Forbes article):
  2. How Mindfulness is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care:
  3. YouTube: Youth Voices on Mindfulness:  

With that said, Ms. B is continuing to work overtime to bring yoga (& mindfulness) to area youth & families; but needs involvement for program continuation. This summer’s schedule is up & includes weekly yoga for youth with NEW CLASSES for elementary aged girls and a MONTHLY family yoga class! Tween Yoga will continue on Thursdays & Kid’s Yoga will be held WEEKLY on Saturdays – through the end of June; once in July; & returning in August of 2015. For more info follow the ‘Kid’s Yoga’ tab at the top of the page or click.

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