Yoga professionals have the privilege of guiding students through movement experiences and the responsibility of creating safe spaces for this body exploration to unfold. In an age of unreasonable beauty ideals, selfies, “before and after” photos, fad diets, “Thinspiration,” and a high prevalence of eating disorders, it’s essential we are sensitive to the possibility that our students and clients have body image concerns in their lives, potentially making movement an uneasy experience.
By learning how to teach “body mindfully,” or integrate body affirming language into your cueing, themes, and messaging, you will help every individual leave Yoga classes and private sessions feeling safe, supported, and uplifted throughout their personal journeys.
In this training, focused on how to Create Self-Connection with Body Affirming Language, you will:
- Explore language that affirms all bodies and abilities to increase positive connection and appreciations for one’s body
- Learn how to recognize and transform potentially problematic language into body affirming language
- Receive education on body image
- Experience a variety of Body Mindful Yoga practices
- Build a “Body Mindful Yoga” vocabulary for cultivating emotional safety and trust with students and clients
- Practice teaching new skills, cues, and themes
- Connect with a supportive Body Mindful Yoga Teacher network
Schedule: Saturday 9-5pm, Sunday 9-5pm
Fees: $375 Pre-Registered before Dec 19th, $365 after Dec 19th
CEUS: Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits Available
Recommended Reading: Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body by Robert Butera, PhD & Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD
Meet Your Teachers
Jennifer is a yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is coauthor of the forthcoming book, Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body (Llewellyn Worldwide, 2018). In addition to her private yoga therapy practice, Jennifer leads yoga therapy groups at the Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia and yoga workshops and retreats on eating disorder recovery and body image. Jennifer also trains yoga professionals how to nurture positive body image in students and private clients. She is the is the cofounder of 11 Elements: A Body Compassion Project, and a partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Jennifer writes and speaks about her personal and professional experiences on the topics of yoga, body image, motherhood, and eating disorder recovery. Connect with Jennifer.
Robert is the founder of The YogaLife Institute and the Director of all it's educational programs. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Bob is known for sharing Classical Yoga principles in a practical way that connects students with their own divinity. He is the author of The Pure Heart of Yoga, Meditation for Your Life, and the co-author of Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety and Body Mindful Yoga.