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Welcome Our New Yoga Coordinator Shelley Price

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Shelley teaches creatively-sequenced vinyasa flows with traditional and non-traditional yoga poses and transitions, always introducing new ways to explore the body and mind through movement and breath. Her approach to yoga practice (and life) is less rule-based and more focused on cultivating self-awareness through experimentation.

Her dance-based flows and class structure draw heavily on the influence of her RYT-200 hour “Lotus Flow” teacher training at the Church of Yoga in the 7th Ward of New Orleans with the NYC-based Laughing Lotus Yoga Center training staff led by Dana Trixie Flynn. To enable her to share this healing practice with all ages and abilities, she has completed further training with the Accessible Yoga organization’s Jivana Heyman.

Outside of her public studio classes and sessions with private clients, you’re most likely to find her out on a trail. She is a life-long student, especially across the social sciences. She focused her most recent Masters work on optimizing access to meaningful nature experiences for people with disabilities, a goal toward which she also works now in her role as a board member at the Vegas-based non-profit, the Trail Access Project.

Shelley Price, AICP, RYT-200 | Board member, Trail Access Project | 702.630.8176


Adam’s Place Camp Cope

Adam's Place Camp Cope Program

Our 8-week Program, Camp Cope, is offered two times a year: Fall Camp and Winter Camp. The bonds created with peers, coping skills acquired, and confidence gained, help our children to increase school attendance, school performance, gain a sense of security, build confidence, and most importantly restore hope.

Take a peak at some of the highlights from our latest session "Building Your Toolbox".

Children dealing with loss are vastly overlooked in society at large and in schools in particular. Our Camp Cope Programs have the largest group of children to date and we are at maximum capacity. Our services are in high demand and in order to continue providing support for children and families experiencing loss, we need help from our community.

Our 2020 goal is to not only expand our Adam's Place Training Facility but to partner with our community schools to bring Camp Cope into their facilities. We have successfully lead Camp Cope at LIED Stem Academy and are currently running the program at Rancho High School.
These losses are powerful and often overwhelming, leaving children with intense feelings of pain, anger, fear, and guilt. Left unresolved, these emotions can inhibit a child's natural growth and can push them down a path of bad choices.

Studies show that grieving children can have:

• Increased depression and anxiety throughout childhood and adulthood
• Decreased academic performance
• Increased probability of delinquency
• Increased probability of drug use
• Increased probability of early sexual activity and teen pregnancy
• Increased probability of gang involvement

With the help of our community, we would be able to grow the capacity of our current programs, expand our outreach, and advance research beyond our landmark studies currently underway. In short, we help kids heal, creating a stronger community.

Visit https://adamsplacelv.org/support-us/ to learn how you can help us build strong hearts in our community!


Meet Delia Garcia, new intern at Adam’s Place

Welcome to our new intern!

Hello! My name is Delia Garcia. I was born and raised here in Las Vegas. I married my high school sweetheart and we been married for 19 years. We have two teen boys, two dogs and a turtle. I like to do try DIY projects and read. I started to garden but struggling to keep plants alive but not giving up.

I am a Social Work student at UNLV and will be graduating this spring with a bachelor’s degree. I wanted to complete my practicum hours at Adam’s Place because I wanted to be able to interact with children and be hands on with providing support.


Meet Our Staff. Welcome Beth Baughan!

Chief Development Manager at Adam's Place

Hi there!  My name is Beth Baughan.  I am excited to partner with Adam's Place as the Chief Development Manager.

I owned my own health and wellness business for 16 years. In the early beginnings of my career, I was a special education teacher. I have a heart for children as well as their families. I am passionate about providing healthy skills and habits during all seasons of life.

I was drawn to Adam's Place immediately because I lost my mother at age 13.  I wish there would have been a place like Adam's Place. I feel very fortunate that I can now be part of something that will make a difference for someone else.  My goal is to help with organization, communication, and having efficient systems in place so we can grow and make an even larger impact in the community.


Interns Perspective – by Roanne

For Irina and I, this is our first internship while attending Nevada State College. Even though it has only been a little over a month, Irina and I have learned many things here at Adam’s Place. We learned about healthy coping skills, took a facilitator training course to become certified facilitators, and many more. We are thoroughly enjoying our time here and look forward to when we have our group sessions with the families and working with Kelly, and senior facilitators.

Tough Times
Going through TOUGH TIMES can be an even greater burden without a good support system. Here are a few ways to encourage and comfort someone in your life.

Encourage with Kind Words
Let your friend or family member know how special and loved they are. A greeting or compliment can go a long way when someone’s not feeling so great about their current situation.

Acknowledge Their Struggle
Sometimes it feels easier to not say anything at all due to the fear of saying the wrong thing. But, ignoring someone’s heartache brings more pain and loneliness. Instead, simply say “I’m sorry. My heart goes out to you” or “Keeping you in my thoughts and sending all my love.”

Stay Sensitive to Everyday Grief Bursts
A song. A special day of the week you shared. Special Holiday Memories. The list is endless when it comes to daily moments that might make a person’s heart feel a little heavier.

Lend a Helping Hand
Prepare a nice comforting meal. Help change that light bulb that’s been out for a year. A little bit of help can brighten anyone’s mood!

Create a Calendar of Fun
Make a colorful calendar of fun to do for when your friend is raring to go out again. Or if a special celebration is coming up like a birthday, or Christmas. Looking forward to happy times will lift their spirits.