Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is the creator and host of Real Body Talk, author of Body Mindful Yoga, and mental health advocate. She speaks regularly on self-acceptance, empowerment, and confidence for mental health. Through her dynamic storytelling, Jennifer empowers people from college students to mental health groups to entrepreneurs to transcend their “perceived” limitations and own their unique strengths.
Jennifer is the founder of Yoga for Eating Disorders and provides yoga therapy via online and in person at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and leads yoga therapy groups at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia. She also teaches workshops, retreats, and specialized yoga and eating disorder recovery trainings for professionals. Jennifer was recently named one of the top 80 Female Eating Disorder Experts and Advocates.
Her writing about her personal journey of eating disorder recovery and professional experience as a passionate yoga therapist has appeared in Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Recovery Warriors, and other influential blogs. Jennifer has appeared on Fox29 news and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Real Woman Magazine, SJ Magazine, Medill Reports Chicago, Philly.com, YOGA Magazine, and on several podcasts.
Jennifer has more than 1,000 hours of yoga therapy training and is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She began practicing yoga in 2001, and has been teaching since 2002. She completed a 3-year yoga therapy training at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and now is a teacher and mentor in the program. Jennifer also leads advanced teacher trainings and gives seminars on yoga therapy.
Previously, following completing a PhD in Literature from Lehigh University in 2007, Jennifer taught writing to college freshman. She went on to be a medical writer at Bryn Mawr Communications for 8 years, before founding Yoga for Eating Disorders.
Jennifer lives in Collegeville, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, with her husband and two daughters.