One busy mom, one dedicated teacher journey through one year of yoga, sharing tales of managing special needs support along the way
Plymouth-based Integral Yoga expert practitioner and Yoga for the Special Child® educator Gita Brown launches an insightful “all things yoga” inspirational blog on January 1, 2014, titled Shine!, following the journey of one busy mom, together with one dedicated teacher through one year of yoga.
Yoga practitioners tout benefits of stress relief, easing anxiety and discovering serenity by engaging in their methods. Naturally, these advantages revolve at the top of the wish list for any dedicated mom. Enter Jessica Melville, a busy mom with five growing children, and Gita Brown, a passionate yoga teacher, pursuing creative spirituality through yoga and music, equipped with over twenty years of teaching experience. “It is my mission to work with people who are ready to develop and expand their limits,” shares Gita. “Whether working with a performing musician or emerging yogi, it’s simply thrilling to share a practice where we bloom potential into action. Shine! gives readers direct access to our hearts, minds, challenges and discoveries on our path of personal evolution, inviting readers through the keyhole to join us in our journey!”
Designed for busy moms desiring a peaceful and healthy life, Shine! take readers on a year-long journey through the practice of yoga, explored through Gita and Jessica’s unique dual-perspective. Chock full of content tailored to busy moms new to yoga, Shine! provides weekly inspiration, actionable tips, videos and audio recordings, giving readers direct access to expert opinions on yoga, coupled with practical advice from a novice’s perspective. Wellness and holistic topics applicable to modern living are approached through a four-part series, always focusing on delivering a mix of expert and practical content. This in-depth approach covers topics such as: Tips to Banish Anxiety, How to Restore Restful Sleep, How a Busy Mom Finds Time for her Health and Healing Allergies Naturally.
Amongst the heartwarming entries, Gita and Jessica reveal their experiences in a common passion, the transformative practice of Yoga for the Special Child®. This yoga duo first met through the initiation of yoga lessons for Jaylin, Jessica’s daughter, as a gentle support to managing her Down Syndrome. With Jessica looking on for the past 4 years, Gita has diligently taught Jaylin each week, helping her developmental milestones slowly blossom. Gita noted Jessica’s keen observation during these sessions, perceiving the core components necessary to become an effective yoga teacher. On Gita’s urging, and with Gita along as moral support, Jessica attended a Basic Yoga for the Special Child® teacher training, and continues her studies on the road to becoming a fully certified yoga instructor. Jessica has enjoyed an enlightening journey, “Miss Gita took us in as we were, and totally transformed our lives!” Special focus Yoga for the Special Child® blog segments are planned surrounding national awareness campaigns, including National Down Syndrome month in October, and World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.
About Gita Brown
Gita Brown is a yoga instructor, classically trained musician, and music therapist with over twenty years experience in teaching. Mrs. Brown is a licensed Yoga for the Special Child® instructor, is a 500 hour certified yoga instructor through the Integral Yoga Academy, and holds a Board Certification in Music Therapy. In addition to her private practice, Gita serves as Yoga Chair for South Shore Conservatory’s Creative Arts Therapy Department, and as a member of the Woodwind Department as Clarinet Faculty. She holds a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music in clarinet performance from the University of Michigan, and a Board Certification in Music Therapy from Alverno College. For more information about Gita Brown, and the services she provides, please visit www.gitabrown.com.