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Practicing Present Moment Awareness

JAIA’s principles for the Month is AWARENESS.   Coupled with ACCEPTANCE, these principles make for powerful allies with keeping you focused on how relationships to the growth of the world you desire to create.  What is awareness? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, awareness is “The knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists.” Awareness ofContinue reading “Practicing Present Moment Awareness”


Why join us? This is a perfect time to cleanse and ground yourself body mind and spirit. We will guide you in finding your focus, controlling your breathe, and practicing mindfulness.


After twenty-two years of service to youth & families in the NYC Dept. of Education, I left my job with a passion to create “JAIA” Just As I Am YOUth Empowerment. I was determined to create a program where youth could see themselves as leaders, with purpose and vision for their future, despite the adverse conditions of violence, poverty and negativity that they face in their everyday lives.

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