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: www.MindfulMilestones.org, write to Mindful.Milestones@gmail.com 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: www.GainesvilleMindcrafters.com
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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 www.MindfulMilestones.org.

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 – (www.mindfulmilestones.org) – 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 (lisaschiavoni@gmail.com) 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) http://doodle.com/ia3dbnmx9dzrpgwi
  2. Tween Yoga (Middle-School Aged: 11-14 or Equivalent Maturity) http://doodle.com/whywf59ytuhkpkbn
  3. Mindfulness for Moms (NEW) http://doodle.com/hu7z9hxxuqbc6d4e
  4. Parent Coaching (NEW) http://doodle.com/c28bbvbtdqy22ze2

Further questions can be directed to Ms. B at brianna.adele@gmail.com 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 brianna.adele@gmail.com &/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): http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/
  2. How Mindfulness is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/23/neuroscience-mindfulness_n_6531544.html
  3. YouTube: Youth Voices on Mindfulness: https://youtu.be/kk7IBwuhXWM  

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.


Big-Brother, Lil’Brother BOYS CAMP!

Milestones is excited to announce a number of summer programs in JUNE, including the Second Annual Big-Brother, Little-Brother Boys Camp, which starts NEXT Friday & will continue for 3 consecutive Fridays (6/12, 6/19 & 6/26 * 12:30-4:30/5:30PM) at StillPoint Therapy Center.

The camp is specially designed for elementary & middle-school aged children with executive DYSfunction (ADHD symptoms). The purpose of the program is to create a fun-filled, competitive space for boys with academic, social &/or emotional concerns; whereby Ms. B can facilitate meaningful activity, discussion & (ultimately) personal growth. We believe in the power of therapeutic camps & hope that your family will consider this a valuable (& relatively affordable) investment :)

Campers will be given opportunities to MOVE & CREATE; EAT NEW FOODS; LEARN ABOUT THEMSELVES; & MORE – through a particularly innovative approach using peer-reinforcement & problem-solving. The cost of this therapeutic program is $240 for all 3 Fridays (preferred experience) OR $85 per Friday.

To reserve a space for your child, please complete this Boy’s Camp APPLICATION & contact our office manager – Tammy – with credit card information by June 5th! Our program will be cancelled if there is insufficient sign-up. 

For more info contact our office directly at 352.374.7155 or by emailing Ms. B at brianna.adele@gmail.comTo view the Facebook ‘event’ visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/393335764185785/


Summer Programs UnderWay!

Milestones is excited to announce a number of summer programs in June, including:

  1. The Second Annual Big-Brother, Little-Brother Boys Camp for Elementary & Middle-School Aged Children;
  2. The Premiere of a Collaborative Camp with Mr. Jeremiah Braiman, M.Ed. entitled, ‘Adventure-Time Camp‘ for raising 7th-11th graders;
  3. The initiation of monthly Family Yoga at My Yoga Connection, LLC;
  4. Continued Meet-Ups for High-School Girls (invite only); and…
  5. Yoga for Youth every week at StillPoint Therapy Studio!

Please visit our ‘Kid’s Yoga’ tab for more information & direct links to marketing & application materials. 

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