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Practicing Peace in the Body: For Caretakers

  • The Yoga Collective 135 West 29th Street, #603 New York, NY, 10001 United States (map)
In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.
— Thich Nhat Hanh

Practicing Peace in The Body: For Caretakers

This workshop is open to any person who cares for bodies. This includes, but is not limited to: mothers, caretakers, dietitians, therapists, yoga teachers, movement professionals, doctors, trainers, nurses, and more.

What we bring into the room affects the people we work with. This is an opportunity to open up an inner and outer dialogue about our relationships with our bodies as caretakers in a safe space - a chance to set aside thinking and try on feeling.

In this special, clinician-led workshop, we will practice making peace with our bodies through mindful movement. We will move through a yoga sequence that taps into the wisdom of the body and leave time for a discussion about our relationships with our bodies as caretakers. By engaging in this practice, we strengthen the offering that we model and teach to our clients, children, and loved ones.


The Clinicians:

Anastasia Nevin MS, RDN, RYT

Anastasia is a Nutrition Therapist and Yoga Instructor who specializes in the relationship between body, food, and eating. She is the owner of Anastasia Health LLC. Anastasia works to incorporate mindfulness, movement and body awareness with food behaviors, guiding clients to learn how to appreciate their bodies.

Anastasia graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology and went on to complete her Masters in Nutrition at Columbia University. Since then, she has worked in both outpatient and eating disorder treatment program settings in NYC. Most recently she served as Lead Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher at Monte Nido’s EDTNY (Eating Disorder Treatment of New York). Anastasia sees clients individually and runs therapeutic groups, helping each come up with a plan for living their own life with mind, body and soul.

Anastasia teaches dynamic vinyasa flow classes around NYC. She is also trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, and Ayurveda, using more subtle therapeutic techniques to incorporate body-centered healing into her holistic approach.


Lauren Ezell Minear, RYT, LCSW

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Lauren is a clinical social worker and body positive yoga teacher with a passion for helping people live peacefully in their bodies. Lauren unites her passions for movement, therapeutic healing, and social justice through her yoga practice and teaching. She created InBodied Yoga because she longed for a "safe yoga zone" in Manhattan, absent diet talk, body discrimination, and weight stigma, where the diversity of human beauty and strength could be celebrated. For two years, she taught outdoor classes on a rooftop in SoHo, collaborating with body positive yoga trail blazers, Dana Falsetti & Jessamyn Stanley. She now focuses on her clinical area of expertise, eating and body image problems, teaching yoga workshops in New York City and providing private yoga therapy for individuals working on their relationships with food, exercise, and body. Lauren strives to offer a practice that is free of dogma, accessible to individual needs, trauma-informed, and above all, emotionally and physically safe.

Lauren has graduate-level training in Vinyasa Yoga and clinical social work. She has post-graduate training in Restorative Yoga, Biomechanics, and Feminist Relational Psychotherapy. She is currently working on her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes.

Earlier Event: September 10
Yoga for Better Body Image
Later Event: January 12
InBodied Yoga