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Jean Papagni , Certified Yoga Instructor, Facilitator of Yoga Circles for Moms of Children with Special Needs , natick, ma, instructor

Supporting the healing process and nurturing the self.

"Deepen your roots and spread your wings."

Certified Yoga Instructor, Facilitator of Yoga Circles for Moms of Children with Special Needs

(508) 353-0291

As a mother of a young adult daughter with special needs, Jean knows many of the challenges mothers of special children face on a daily basis. Jean was working in corporate public relations when she became pregnant with her first child who was born with Down syndrome. Thankfully her baby girl was healthy, but Jean knew there would be challenges ahead for her child and her family that would be formidable. She chose to become a stay at home mom, had a second daughter, and fully immersed herself in the odyssey of special needs parenting with its many challenges and blessings. Jean began to see mothering as a spiritual path - one that opened up doors of discovery, beauty and magic within herself and outside of herself that she never could have imagined.

Jean learned from experience that mothering a child with special needs is filled with great highs and extreme lows. After rejoining the workforce many years later as a coach and yoga instructor, she realized she could help other mothers to reconnect to their spirit and reclaim the neglected parts of themselves by nourishing their mind, body and spirit in healthy and holistic ways. Utilizing learnings and tools she acquired, she found ways to care for herself while also tending to the needs of her family. Jean is quite familiar with the feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion and the "I can never do enough" feeling, and is blessed to work with other moms struggling with the extensive and constant demands on their time, energy and heart.

Jean uniquely combines her training and experience as a certified life coach and yoga instructor, along with her background developing a variety of spiritual practices to support moms in reclaiming who they are as women who know how to get their own needs met, be in healthy relationship with self and others, and bring more joy into their lives.

Jean offers a group class series that combines yoga, coaching, meditation, self care tool building and group sharing for moms to fortify themselves and reignite their spark within while building community with other like-minded moms. Additionally, Jean offers one-on-one coaching, day-long and weekend retreats, as well as 1-3 hour presentations and workshops. Jean's passion is supporting moms of special needs children in nurturing themselves, while building supportive networks so they may in turn support their families and communities with greater ease, grace, peace and joy.