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Do No Harm: Empowering Yoga Instructors to Understand Food + Body Issues in The Yoga Community

May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Presents

Do No Harm: Empowering Yoga Instructors to Understand Food + Body Issues in The Yoga Community

Date: Wednesday, May 29th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm 
Location: Opal: Food+Body Wisdom
Cost: Free

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Intended Audience: This discussion group is intended for (but not limited to) Yoga Instructors and Studio Owners.

This workshop is facilitated by a team of experts in the eating disorder treatment field who are also trained yoga instructors.  Participants will have the opportunity to build awareness around disordered relationships to food and body and discuss how these may show up in the yoga environment. The group will start out with a short lecture portion and then allow time for open discussion. This is an ongoing series covering new topics in each session while allowing for continuing conversation and connection. 

 

Topic: The Do’s and Don’ts: Teaching a Body Inclusive, Trauma-informed Yoga Class

– An overview of the work we do at Opal 
– An experiential yoga class exploring how to teach from a body accepting, trauma-informed perspective to create an inclusive class and space. This includes cueing, language, and modifications.
– Time to practice and implement learning
– Discussion time 

 

Ongoing topics from previous sessions that we hope to discuss include:

  • How the dominant cultural narrative contributes to body exclusivity in yoga spaces
  • Creating context around eating disorders and the spectrum of food and body issues in our culture.
  • How to create a studio/class culture that is safe, welcoming, body inclusive, and eating disorder informed.
  • Understanding appropriate boundaries and the scope of the yoga instructor role when it comes to providing support to students that are actively struggling with food and body concerns.  
  • Beginning a conversation about how the dominant cultural paradigm impacts our relationship to self and discuss ways to embody a new, respectful path through radical self-care.

 

Facilitators:

 

 

Kendra Appe, LMHCA, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

 

Lauren Donelson, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

Madeline Young, BS, LMT, Registered Yoga Teacher

 

Camille Dodson, Registered Yoga Teacher 

 

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Questions? Contact  Camille@opalfoodandbody.com

 

Details

Date:
May 29, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=dvoa9aiab&oeidk=a07egbis3wj330e8421

Venue

Opal: Food + Body Wisdon
1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98105 United States
Phone:
206-292-9087
Website:
www.opalfoodandbody.com

Organizer

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom
Phone:
206-701-9145
Email:
Camille@opalfoodandbody.com