A strong friendship formed in Middle school; Cheered together in high school until Ann's Ballet pursuits took her to a different school. Neither realized as teens the other was struggling with untreated mental health issues due to lack of education or resources available ....until reuniting years later as trauma informed professionals with shared passion to change this for today's youth.
In 2018, Daina & Ann reconnect to collaborate on building innovative Mind Body group based on trauma research showing combo of CBT & yoga as best practice for emotional regulation, healing trauma & overall wellness. Both receive more specialized training in integrated Mind Body wellness including benefits of mindfulness, breathwork & mediation.
Our groups were put on hold to protect all from risk of exposure to COVID; practiced our own wellness routines to stay healthy; youth mental health needs hit a crisis point with 30-40% more reporting anxiety, depression & suicidality; continued to plan & expand vision of Illuminate groups to reach broader range of youth mental health & wellness needs
We are back & ready to go!! Excited to offer our original teen therapy & yoga groups at Graystone Wellness Center .... and announce New Illuminate Groups for Athletes & Women Coming soon!
Daina's favorite quote is now our Illuminate Wellness mantra to focus on desiired outomes ...