Yoga For Eating Disorders - Denver
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM (MST)
Join The Give Back Yoga Foundation and Off The Mat Colorado for an in-depth exploration of how yoga can be used to overcome eating disorders and cultivate a healthier relationship to food, body, and oneself.
Whether you're a teacher who wants to better support your students, a therapist looking to integrate yoga into treatment, or you struggle with food and body image issues personally, this workshop will teach you practical tools for using yoga to overcome food and body image issues on all ends of the spectrum.
Not able to attend? Support this programing with a donation http://givebackyoga.org/donate-today
Friday, 6pm-8pm: Yoga, A Game-Changer in Eating Disorders
Opening circle and group discussion about the role yoga can play in healing food and body image issues at all ends of the spectrum
Saturday, 12pm-1:30pm, 2:30pm-6pm: Coming Home to the Body
Learn how to use yoga to develop a healthier relationship with your body through yogic techniques for tracking hunger and fullness signals, coping with emotions, and cultivating a sense of "home" in your own skin. Includes asana session, group discussion, interactive exercises, and meditation
Sunday, 12pm-1:30pm, 2:30pm-6pm: The Double Edged Sword
Despite the tremendous value yoga can offer in the recovery process, yoga can be a double-edged sword for people with eating disorders. On one hand, the practice can teach essential skills for long-term recovery, but the wrong approach to yoga can actually exacerbate food and body image issues. Learn how to use the practice of yoga for health and wellbeing, rather than as a crutch for acting out in their eating disorder. Includes asana session, group discussion, interactive exercises, and meditation
When & Where
Off The Mat Colorado
Off the Mat Colorado uses the power of yoga to inspire conscious, sustainable activism and to ignite grass roots social change by fostering community collaboration, initiating local and global service projects, and bringing the community together around the practice of yoga.