Keita Annie Whitten
Keita has taught gentle yoga throughout Maine for 5years at assisted living facilities, at retreats, schools, the Portland YMCA, Community Counseling Center, and “Justice in the Body” Keita is also a clinician who takes a holistic approach to therapy and interventions. In her practice Keita draws from her experiences a certified Kripalu yoga instructor, and expressive arts for healing, redefining, and empowerment. Raised on culture, poetry and Jazz with her mother in New York City, Keita studied dance and the arts. Keita’s community was rich in all forms of diversity. In 1995 Keita moved to Maine and her two sons. Working in Maine has expanded Keita’s knowledge on diversity, culture, and poverty. Keita has taught gentle yoga Today Keita works within Portland Public schools in partnership with Community Counseling Center as a youth and family school based clinician. She is a local icon as the executive producer of the “Mama Africa Show” on WMPG community radio. Keita is currently building a practice of teaching gentle, healing yoga in Portland for vicarious trauma workers and survivors of trauma. Her strengths as a yoga instructor include a keen awareness of mind -body synergy and the body’s ability to heal its self. Her clinical strengths include a working understanding of trauma in the body and multicultural efficacy working with multicultural/ biracial families. Keita is a Parents as Scholar graduate, obtaining her BA & MSW from the University of Southern Maine in the field of Social Work.