Yoga for Better Body Image

 

Body dissatisfaction is rampant in our culture - and, not just for women.

 

Research suggests that anywhere from 40-70% of the American population experiences negative body image.

 

It also indicates that yoga can help!

 

By supporting practitioners in the development of critical coping skills, yoga facilitates the integration of body and mind, improving mood, self-image, and overall well-being.

 

Developed and facilitated by therapeutic yoga teacher and eating disorder clinician, Lauren Minear, RYT, LCSW, this workshop is a unique opportunity to work on your relationship with your body using yoga postures, breathwork, and group discussion.

We will begin with a therapeutic sequence of yoga poses, intended to free and align the joints. We will end our practice with a combination of restorative yoga postures and guided visualization to enter a state of deep relaxation. Once you are feeling relaxed in your body, Lauren will give a brief presentation about weightism and body image based on her extensive training and clinical work with eating and body image problems; followed by group process of the experience, and an opportunity to share.

No yoga experience is required for this workshop. The only prerequisite is a desire to make peace with one's body.