Yoga and Mindfulness Classes

 
  MADELEINE WHITLEY

MADELEINE WHITLEY

Amigo Family Counseling currently offers a program called Movement and Mindfulness with Madeleine.  Through this program, clients are able to engage in group or individual yoga and/or mindfulness classes for all experience levels.  To read more about the benefits of yoga for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and special needs, click here.  These classes are offered to improve the mental and physical health of our clients and also to improve:  

  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Positive coping skills
  • General awareness
  • Flexability
  • Social, verbal, and nonverbal interactions
  • Listening and attention skills
  • Sensory regulation
  • Awareness and comfort of personal and shared space conventions
  • Respiration, energy and vitality
  • Maintenance of a healthy immune system
  • Cardiovascular and circulatory health
  • Metabolic health
  • Weight reduction
  • Healthy sleep regulation
  • A healthy body image
  • Fine motor skills
 
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About the instructor:  Madeleine Whitley’s yoga practice began in the winter of 2015 when she was traveling through Southeast Asia and stumbled upon a yoga retreat. She immediately fell in love with the connection between the breath, mind, body, and soul, and purchased an unlimited monthly pass at a local studio when she arrived back in Columbus, Ohio; her hometown. Fast forward to the present, Madeleine has completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga on High, is a member of Yoga Alliance, and plans on continuing her yogic education with further teacher training to better serve specialized populations. She has synchronized her yoga practice with her love for holistic health and wellness and has a passion for veganism, cooking, and traveling. Under the supervision of Dr. Emilio Amigo, Madeleine strives to teach dynamic and accessible classes that include mindfulness and body awareness and leave clients feeling empowered, vibrant, and calm.