OWNER & FOUNDER
Michelle Newman (founder of Grow Wise, E – RYT, RCYT) has had the great honor of teaching yoga and mindfulness to hundreds of children and youth in early education centers, schools, studios and community centers. Her children’s yoga trainings include ChildLight Yoga, KidPowerment Yoga, and Next Generation Yoga.
Additionally, she completed a 200 hour level yoga training with Baron Baptiste through the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, a 200 hour level training through Evolution Power Yoga and a 300 hour level training through Create Karma, a wellness - inspired non - profit organization where she serves as an ambassador committed to creating healthy communities through wellness classes and events. .
Michelle is recognized as an expert in her community and teaches workshops on topics like mindful parenting, nurturing the next generation through yoga and how to connect as a family through yoga. With an associates degree in Physical Therapy, undergraduate degree in Psychology, and training as a Mindful Educator, she understands how important the integration of holistic development is to each child. She strives to inspire a sense of wonder through curiosity and explored movement in all of her students. It is her deepest desire that each individual is inspired to listen to and trust their own innate wisdom.
If you ask her, she’ll tell you that her greatest joy and purpose is being the mother of her 10 year old son. Motherhood provides her with the ultimate opportunity for growth in her passion for yoga.
VISION & MISSION
GROW WISE offers wellness outreach programs throughout the community that include yoga and mindfulness programming for children in early education centers and elementary schools, yoga classes for the parent and child, professional development for school educators, self - care workshops for caregivers, half – day retreats for women and one on one wellness mentoring.
GROW WISE is committed to cultivating well-being in the community and beyond through educating and empowering children, families, school - based educators and caregivers in yoga, mindfulness and the art of self - care.
GROW WISE provides a variety of community based, experiential workshops and classes that focus on life skills, stress management, embodied and attuned presence, self- awareness, self – care strategies and resilience building.
GROW WISE supports the science behind well-being as a learned skill and believes that it is possible to live a life of balance and ease in a not so balanced world.
To GROW WISE is to return to our roots and to remember who we truly are through the wisdom of our own body.
To GROW WISE is to develop a deep listening from within our own bodies, minds, and hearts and to trust and honor the flow of life and our own innate wisdom within. To GROW WISE is to plant seeds of love and kindness, first for ourselves, and then for others. To GROW WISE is to feel. To GROW WISE is to heal.