Just a reminder to sign up for December’s yoga workshop this Saturday, 12/7 from 12:30-2PM (ages 6-12) AND expect “new & exciting changes to our yoga schedule in January”. Here’s a “sneak peak” at our new flyer: January Yoga Schedule
Just a reminder to sign up for December’s yoga workshop this Saturday, 12/7 from 12:30-2PM (ages 6-12) AND expect “new & exciting changes to our yoga schedule in January”. Here’s a “sneak peak” at our new flyer: January Yoga ScheduleView full post
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 …View full post
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 …View full post
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
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,
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 <$30)
**Payment plans are available (& while it may feel like camp, you are funding your child’s participation in group therapy
REFER A FRIEND: Please help us to spread the word by passing along our Girls-Only Flyer
Spring it on! Springtime is magical, dynamic, and even mystical. As nature moves out of the cold, wet, dark winter toward spring, the pulse of life quickens, the earth warms, and blossoms unfurl, reaching for the sun. Nature makes it look smooth, but for us humans it’s not as easy to transition gracefully. What better way to make the transition easier for your child then a Kids Yoga workshop. This Month’s Yoga Workshop is on Saturday April 20th. Refer a friend and receive 10$ 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 email@example.com ,Fax it to 352-374-7195, or mail it too 4019 NW 34th Terrace Gainesville, Fl 32605.
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
Attention All Previous & Prospective Yoga Investors
“ 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 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!
The CHADD Summer Camp Award Fund is made possible by donations from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, Inc.
(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)
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.
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.”
Last April, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on new research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions, which find that sugar — the way it’s being consumed by Americans today — is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country’s leading killers, including heart disease.
To read more and watch video clip: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57407203-10391709/sugar-and-kids-the-toxic-truth/
Families who eat together at meals at least three times a week tend to have healthier kids and stronger family ties, and a new study at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions is investigating why.
Dr. David Janicke, an associate professor in the department of clinical and health psychology, is leading the Family Mealtime Project, which will look at meal habits of 30 Gainesville area families.
“Family mealtime is very important,” Janicke said. “The interactions are a microcosm of the family environment in general.”
The mealtime might be the only time the family spends together, Janicke added, so it allows parents not only to introduce foods to their kids, teach them manners and model healthy eating habits, but solve problems and show a general interest in their children.
To read more: http://www.ocala.com/article/20121028/articles/121029709
Ready, Set, Routine!!
The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives
By Maci Elkins, MSW, Program Manager
Lower Shore Early Intervention Program
How many times have you heard that kids need routine? Your pediatrician, your mother-in-law, your child’s teacher, your best friend, your child care provider– all these people may have mentioned to you or your partner the importance of routines in your child’s life. So what’s the big? Are routines really that necessary for children? Simply put, yes. Routines involve repetition. Repetition involves predictability. Predictability involves stability. Stability involves security. Kids crave routines because routines make kids feel safe and secure. On a very basic level (keeping in mind that is how young children function) routines reassure children that their needs will be met. Routines also provide opportunities for children to experience success in what they are doing, which then promotes self-control and self-esteem.
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