The Dreaded W-Sitting In Toddlers




AAP reaffirms no screen time for young children even though few parents listen







My niece just launched a new website that I think might be helpful to some of you trying to figure out what baby gear you really need (and what you don’t!). The basic idea is to make a much better version of all those excel spreadsheets you.  Please be sure and check out the developmentally appropriate list of toys and books for children birth to five years.



2 Kids Yoga Opportunities in Gainesville, FL!

Ms. B is now teaching Kid’s Yoga at two locations in Gainesville, FL & we – at Milestones in the Making – are excited to tell you ALL ABOUT IT! For details, please reference our BRAND NEW “Kid’s Yoga” TAB &/OR take a closer look at this Flyer (2 Kids Yoga Opps) &/OR contact our office manager at 352.374.7155. Namaste :)


An AcroYoga adVenture!

When Ms. B returned from her kid’s yoga teacher training in December of 2012, she had no idea that the human mandalas, partner poses, & human pyramids were a part of something much larger – that they involved a school of yoga unto itself… It was not until this summer, while vacationing in Portland, OR; that Ms. B was first introduced to the world of “AcroYoga” – a physical practice that blends the arts of yoga, acrobatics, performance & healing arts. More importantly – to this line of work – AcroYoga has been described as, “A community based practice that encourages personal transformation the old, fashioned way: through human connection, touch & play.” (AcroYoga.org)

Less than six months later, a 3-day workshop was hosted at Guruv Studio in Lake Mary; which she is both proud to have scouted out & to have attended in-full :)

She looks forward to implementing new skills, namely therapeutic flying; to kid’s yoga workshops in the new year. For more details on upcoming workshops, view January’s JumpStart flyer here & sign-up at our website.

To view more photos of Ms. B at her workshop, please follow this link:  https://www.facebook.com/bri.bri.adele/posts/10202190480499367



Fall Yoga Schedule

Check out are updated Fall Yoga Schedule!!! Yoga Schedule


Kids Yoga at “My Yoga Connection”

Join us for KIDS YOGA at My Yoga Connection! This class will be tons of fun AND a learning experience. For more information please click the link!!! Yoga


free community class for female survivors of intimate partner violence


The class sponsored by The Source Program, is geared towards female survivors of intimate partner violence (violence by a current or former spouse or dating partner).

In a recent pilot study of this program, survivors of interpersonal violence were found to have statistically significant decreases in symptoms of both post traumatic stress disorder and depression. Additionally, there was improvement in self reports of relational attachments with others, often a very difficult area for survivors of interpersonal violence.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Take care,
Amber Kelly

Flier for The Source TIMBSR class

Flier for The Source trauma mindfulness class w pull tabs


Fall Yoga Schedule

Check out our Fall Kids Yoga Schedule!!!!


Summer Yoga

Yoga Summer Schedule Click on the link to view our Kids Yoga Summer Schedule! 


Girls-Only Summer Activity Group (where Teens will Learn, Explore & Grow Together :)

Ms. Brianna is excited to bring a Girls-Only Activity Group to Gainesville high school students this summer!

WHAT: Adolescents entering the 9th – 11th grade are encouraged to enroll in this unique, one-week 1/2 day-camp, after which the evolving group will continue meeting bimonthly for crafting circles (i.e. maintenance intervention). Participants will be encouraged to create both the class structure & content for discussion based on THEIR needs & interests. Given macro-level concerns for female adolescents, the group’s primary aim is to help young women develop healthy self-images alongside positive peer relationships. Through activities like yoga & meditation; crafting; nature walks; cooking; & creative art analysis & production; Ms. B intends to explore, teach & develop each girl’s sense of self-identity, body-image, self-esteem, communication style, social problem-solving skills & more!

WHEN: June 17-21st, 1:30 – 4:30 (*option for extended stay with pick-up BY 5:30PM at no additional charge)

WHERE: A beautiful facility located on 2 park-like acres of property off of NW 39th Ave. All yoga workshops & this camp will be hosted in the BRAND-NEW multipurpose yoga studio behind Stillpoint Therapy Center. Participants will have direct access to a bathroom; small kitchenette; yoga mats/blocks/straps; hiking trails leading down to the creek; & more!

SIGN-UP: Complete & return the online Girls-Only Application

COST: $250 + materials (or material-fee <$30)
**Payment plans are available (& while it may feel like camp, you are funding your child’s participation in group therapy :)

REFER A FRIEND: Please help us to spread the word by passing along our Girls-Only Flyer


April Yoga Workshop(4/20)

Spring it on!  Springtime is magical, dynamic, and even mystical. As nature moves out of the cold, wet, dark winter toward spring, the pulse of life quickens, the earth warms, and blossoms unfurl, reaching for the sun. Nature makes it look smooth, but for us humans it’s not as easy to transition gracefully.  What better way to make the transition easier for your child then a Kids Yoga workshop.  This Month’s Yoga Workshop is on Saturday April 20th.  Refer a friend and receive 10$ off the 45$ fee(making it 35$)  If interested please go to our website and click on the new client tab.  Fill out the Yoga Intake form and either e-mail, fax, or mail it to our office manager, Max at lisaschiavoni@gmail.com  ,Fax it to 352-374-7195, or mail it too 4019 NW 34th Terrace Gainesville, Fl 32605.



Milestones Celebrated Friendship at March’s Yoga Workshop :)

(See Captions for more Details :)


February’s Yoga Workshop In Review :)


CHECK IT OUT – pictures & exciting news from February’s monthly therapeutic yoga workshop!

This month’s theme had to do with asanas (yoga poses) & chakras (energy sources stimulated through poses). Ms. Brianna used a board game to introduce relative concepts – kids learned about the 7 core chakras, while developing familiarity with the various poses (e.g. boat, chair, warrior, twisted cat, etc.); & through a popular game of Freeze Yoga. She also challenged children to demonstrate their “control over breath” with use of colorful pinwheels. This month’s class ended with a meditation during which kids were asked to bring their attention to the “Third Eye”; where wisdom & clarity lies.

March’s class is quickly approaching – reserve your slot today



February’s Yoga

Attention All Previous & Prospective Yoga Investors :)

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Please consider this note as a FRIENDLY REMINDER to reserve your child’s spot in upcoming Spring yoga workshops, the next of which will run on Saturday, February 23rd. Space is limited & we are hoping to fill-up soon due to a recent feature article on our yoga initiatives in North Florida School Days publications. For more info, please visit the website &/or phone our office manager directly at 374-7155.
“ Your task in yoga is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built toward it.” ~ Rumi


CHADD Improves the Lives of Children and Adults with AD/HD


CHADD is delighted to announce we are once again offering the Summer Camp Award. The program, open to children of CHADD members only, is offering  three awards of up to $6,500 each, and is designed to help parents or guardians afford the expenses associated with attendance at eligible summer camps and programs for children affected by ADHD.

Applications are accepted between Monday, Feb. 4, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, so get started now!

Interested in learning more? Go to the CHADD website for details.

Want to know which camps are eligible? Find the list here.

Just want to get started on the application? Download it now.

Have questions that the website does not answer? Email us atcamp@chadd.org. Remember, this program is a benefit of CHADD Membership. Thank you for being a CHADD member!

The CHADD Summer Camp Award Fund is made possible by donations from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, Inc.


News from December’s Workshop!

(More like Santa’s Workshop)

Ms. Brianna was excited to introduce new concepts in partner yoga, while experimenting with new activities from a recent Rainbow Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training; many of which borrow from acrobatics &/or play therapy techniques. Check out these photos for a better idea of what we’ve been up to, & make sure to mark your calendars with these NEWLY ANNOUNCED & upcoming yoga workshop dates:

♥2013 Workshop Dates♥

  • January: Saturday, 1/26/13 at 10AM, 12:30PM & 2:45PM
  • February: Saturday, 2/23/13
  • March: Saturday, 3/9/13
  • April: Saturday, 4/20/13
  • May: Saturday, 5/18/13

Santa’s Human Sack (i.e. Back-to-Back Bow)

Decorating a Human Forest of Christmas Tree (Poses)


The Shire 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program

2013 US ADHD Scholarship Program

In 2011, Shire launched its first US ADHD Scholarship Program. The scholarship is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school.

The US ADHD Scholarship includes a $2,000 monetary award and offers a prepaid year of ADHD coaching services provided by the Edge Foundation to assist with the transition to higher education.

Award recipients will be offered ADHD coaching from the Edge Foundation, which includes weekly sessions with specially trained ADHD coaches. The students set weekly goals and action plans to meet those goals and have e-mail and phone support from their coaches to help keep them on track. This support may be important for students transitioning to the higher education environment because they have more free time and less adult supervision.

Shire will award up to Fifty (50) Scholarships to recipients meeting the criteria designated in the rules and regulations. Shire will also award up to five (5) Scholarships to its employees (or their immediate family members as defined in the rules and regulations) who have been diagnosed with ADHD.




How to Discipline Young Kids Effectively: 4 Steps Every Parent Can Take

Every time Karen tells her 5-year-old son Jayden it’s time to leave a friend’s house, he explodes, throwing his toys, screaming and kicking her. “It’s gotten to the point that I don’t want to take him anywhere anymore,” she says. For Sarah, the problem is a little different. Her 3-year-old toddler has started biting other kids when she’s frustrated. “Lily’s having fewer play dates because no one wants her around, and I get it,” says Sarah. “And she’s already getting in trouble in pre-school.”

Read more: http://www.empoweringparents.com/how-to-discipline-young-kids-effectively-4-tips-every-parent-can-take.php#ixzz2BeBiFvl6


Fun Oral Motor Exercises for Children with Autism

To watch youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wWt3WKEY7Q

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