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. 


Second Annual Boy’s Camp!

Ms. B is excited to announce that the ‘Big-Brother, Little-Brother‘ boy’s camp (for elementary, middle AND high-schoolers) will return this summer with… Mr. Nick (our popular college-aged ‘Big Brother’)! For quick camp details – read on. For additional details – see our BOYS CAMP FLYER &/or contact our office manager at lisaschiavoni@gmail.com &/or 352-374-7155.

WHEN:    3 Fridays in June: 6/12, 6/19 & 6/26 *12:30 – 4:30PM
AfterCare Available from 4:30–5:30 ($15 fee)

WHERE:   StillPoint Therapy: 2730 NW 39th Ave * G’ville * 32605 **Studio Space

WHO:        Boys: Elementary, Middle & High-Schoolers *Upon Interview

HOW MUCH: 3 consecutive Fridays for $240 (preferred) or $85 per Friday

SIGN-UP?  Please return the Boy’s Camp APPLICATION with payment* via email (lisaschiavoni@gmail.com); fax (374-7195) or US Mail (4019 NW 34th Terrace; Gainesville, FL 32605). *Payment plans are available upon request & monies are refundable for justifiable emergencies.

Photos from Big-Brother, Little Brother 2014:

On Your Mark….



Sacred Self-Care for Mom’s

Brianna is excited to announce a COLLABORATIVE SERIES with Ms. Gina Scianimanico – a licensed massage (& thai yoga) therapist (LMT); posture-consultant; herbalist; permaculturalist; & dear-friend… in the month of May & for Moms!

This three-part series has been thoughtfully crafted to help our community’s caregivers (MOMS!) to garner practical ways to manage daily stressors.  Together, Brianna & Gina look forward to facilitating a short series of intimate group-work to demonstrate how Moms can weave breath- & body-work; movement & touch; music & meditation; into their busy lives & schedules. Each workshop will be carefully constructed toward a central therapeutic objective in the following order:

  1. Awareness (5/2 * 2-4:30PM)
  2. Acceptance (5/16 *2-4:30PM)
  3. Appreciation (5/30 *2-4:30PM)

Program facilitation will conclude with ‘Tea Time’ (4:30 until…?) during which Moms will be encouraged to enjoy the beautiful property, mingle or meditate, &/or take advantage of further self-care opportunities with Gina; who intends to offer discounted services from the ‘Menu of Services’ found below.

  • Single Workshop Participation = $35
  • All 3 Workshops can be Paid for In-Advance or at the 1st Workshop at a Discounted Rate = $90

For more info, please reference the attached documents below &/or contact Milestones in the Making at 352.374.7155 or by writing to Ms. B at brianna.adele@gmail.com. You can learn additional information about Ms. Gina Scianimanico by visiting her website at: www.bodyworkbygina.com

Event Flyer

Gina’s Menu of Services (20% discount to workshop participants * sessions should be scheduled separately but can be facilitated immediately before or after the workshop for the convenience of participants 🙂



Milestones in the Making wants to provide Greater-Gainesville with MORE YOGA FOR YOUTH this summer, but we need to know when folks are available. Please use this link to let us know if & when yoga fits into your family’s summer schedule: http://doodle.com/radae5h3cyt9gc6w

For more information on our current schedule: Kid’s yoga .



Student Volunteers Needed for Kid’s Yoga!

ATTENTION:      Social Work, Psychology, Child Development, Education & Pediatric Healthcare Students!

Milestones in the Making is looking for College-Aged Student Volunteers to help with our Children & Family Yoga Initiatives!

Volunteer Opportunity Described:

Ms. Brianna Schiavoni has a bachelor’s in psychology & is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working with children managing chronic conditions, like ADHD, anxiety & diabetes. She returned to Gainesville 3 years ago to offer counseling, coaching & behavioral management to youth & their families alongside her mother – Milestones’ Business Owner & Founder: Ms. Lisa Schiavoni, Ed.S – a developmental school psychologist (Ed.S). ‘Ms. B’ enjoys developing models for innovative & affordable mental health service provision, like kid’s yoga; but needs volunteer support to maintain sliding-scale rates for families in need!

If you’re interested in learning more about this modality of treatment, including receipt of on-site training in behavioral interventions; we encourage you to apply for this one-of-a-kind volunteer opportunity with Milestones in the Making, Inc. as a ‘behavioral support’ during our therapeutic kid’s yoga classes. Yoga experience is desirable but NOT required. 

Classes – in need of volunteer support – vary in time & date. We hope to publish our 2015 yoga calendar in weeks to come but need volunteers to secure programming.

Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter ASAP to brianna.adele@gmail.com. Please include (1) what about the position interests you AND (2) communicate general schedule availability in their inquiries– position expectations range from 3-6 hours biweekly; & require a minimum commitment of >2 academic semesters

It takes community to create community. ~In Loving Kindness~ Milestones’ Staff

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