The Infinite U
Nicole Calvano, MA, LPCC, E-RYT200
Founder and Executive Director
Established in 2009 by Nicole Calvano, MA, LPCC, E-RYT 200, The Infinite U was born in New Jersey from witnessing the power of bringing yoga to kids on the autism spectrum and their families. This was a truly transformative and life-changing experience for Nicole. For the first time in her life, the most rejected parts of herself- sensitivity, depth, gentleness, and seriousness-became her most valuable assets.
Community-based yoga classes and private sessions provided a safe space for innate wisdom to come forth, body and mind to unite, and confidence, strength, balance, and flexibility to emerge and deepen. Personal strengths and natural ability were brought to the forefront and challenges were met with compassionate support. Kids connected with other kids, parents connected with other parents. It was utterly magical.
With a desire to take this movement-based foundation even further to include the social and emotional aspects of a person, Nicole moved to Colorado to attend graduate school. She immediately re-established The Infinite U and earned her Master's Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology/Body Psychotherapy from Naropa University in 2015. She found a way to bridge her passions for the body, mind, heart, spirit connection, for nurturing the growth and development of highly sensitive persons, and for creating safe social spaces rooted in acceptance and radiating our unique brilliance.
Nicole is committed to helping neurodivergent people of all ages remain connected to or restore their connection to their innate genius, while being compassionately supported in navigating challenges and overcoming obstacles. No person, no matter what their neurology, is exempt from having challenges. When these challenges are met with compassion, respect, and a foundation of strength, resiliency, confidence, flexibility, leadership, and growth are beautifully cultivated. Nicole walks side-by-side with her clients, believing in their infinite potential and knowing the power that being seen and heard in our brilliance, hurts, dreams, hopes, struggles, and fears has to transform.
As much as Nicole brings her playful side into session and groups, she is very serious about protecting the sensitivity, gentleness, kindness of neurodivergent youth and grown-ups. She is certain that they are just as much teachers to her as she is to them, and that their wisdom continually helps her to grow into an ever expansive version of herself. She strongly believes that the neurotypical world has much to learn from our fellow neurodivergent community members. It is from this place of love, purpose, and vision that all new staff are hired and programs are birthed.
Mission: The Infinite U provides somatically-oriented tools to support the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual development of neurodivergent individuals and families to instill self and social confidence, cultivate resiliency, access innate strengths, and use these strengths as a foundation from which to grow.
Vision: The Infinite U envisions a world where unique ways of thinking and behaving are valued, where creativity and passion are recognized as an individual's genius, and where each individual is encouraged to contribute their genius to the community, such that a more kind, inspired, and harmonious world is brought forth.
The Infinite U
Serving the greater Boulder and Denver area
PO Box 1696
Boulder, CO 80306
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The Infinite U uses a somatic approach to autism, Asperger's, ADHD, learning differences, and other gifted-sensitivity. Supporting kids, teens, and families, neurodivergent individuals are supported to embrace their infinite selves, while their families, schools, and communities all work together so that everyone can thrive.
The Infinite Teen Community has been so successful that the program is expanding! Middle and high school students are connecting in community, feeling a sense of belonging, value, and confidence. "I know you've got my back," "I am a thoughtful, ingenuitive, caring teen," "I had fun making new friends" are just some of the things the teens are saying!
"I know counselors are supposed to listen, but you REALLY listen."
- 9th Grade Student
"We’ve shared both good times and bad, and I always come away on Saturday mornings feeling happy with the world and myself in general, and that’s not always an easy feat!."
- Parent yoga class participant
"Sometimes before a [counseling] session I don't want to go, but then afterward, I'm always glad I did cause I feel better."
- 9th Grade Student