Eating Disorder Recovery & Body Image Focused Yoga Workshops & Trainings 

Specialized Programs for Treatment, Clinical, Educational, and Yoga settings

My specialized yoga workshops and trainings bring to life the core philosophies and practices found in my book, Body Mindful Yoga. I lead these programs at colleges and universities, at private practices, therapeutic/treatment facilities, small businesses and corporations, yoga centers both nationally and internationally. From yoga teacher trainings to yoga skills for mental health clinicians, my trainings include educational, exploratory, and experiential elements to provide well-rounded, high-level learning. The workshops for body image and eating disorder recovery seek to empower attendees on physical, mental, and emotional levels and offer tools for continued healing. Get in touch to plan an event.

 My popular specialized offerings include:

Body Mindful Yoga: Practices for Creating a Self-Empowering and Body-Affirming Life

Come experience how yoga can be a helpful tool in improving body image and self-confidence. This workshop is based on the teachings and practices in the book Body Mindful Yoga by Bob Butera, PhD, and Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, and includes discussion on the relationship between language and body image, self-reflection exercises, and yoga practice. You will learn how to apply the teachings in this workshop in your daily life and continue your personal Body Mindful Yoga journey. No yoga experience needed. All are welcome.

 

Calling on our Bodies to Calm Our Minds: Yoga Grounding Techniques for Overwhelming Moments in Eating Disorder Recovery

Learning to adapt to life in new and healthful ways in the early years of eating disorder recovery is an enormous challenge. Anxiety, resistance, spinning thinking, rumination, and worry often show up, making it all the harder to stay on track. In this workshop, Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga, teaches a variety of simple yoga grounding techniques to help calm mind and body, allowing for more presence, awareness, and ultimately self-confidence to overcome recovery challenges. No yoga experience is needed. All are welcome, including family members and supports of individuals in eating disorder recovery and mental health professionals. This workshop is ideal for treatment, clinical, educational and yoga settings.

 

Words Embodied: An Uplifting Yoga & Writing Workshop for Renewing Appreciation for Your Body

What would happen if we practiced yoga and writing together and flowed between the mat and the page? What disempowering self-talk would we release and replace with new, affirming words? What nagging worries might dissolve as we move, breathe, and listen to the voice of intention rather than the inner critic? What brilliant ideas or answers might emerge? And how might you renew your appreciation for your body? Join certified yoga therapist and coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, for a special yoga and writing workshop and experience what’s possible when we take time out to breathe, move, and express ourselves in empowering and affirming ways. You don’t need to be a “yogi” or a “writer” to experience the magic that happens when we get quiet enough to listen to the words, phrases, and narratives that move our minds and lead us to a greater respect for and appreciation of our bodies. No yoga or writing experience needed. All are welcome. 

 

A Body Mindful Yoga Workshop for Eating Disorder Recovery

This 2-hour workshop with Jennifer Kreatsoulas, coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga, is an opportunity to connect with others and deepen your recovery. We will share a Yoga practice focused on the healing qualities of breath and movement. We will also explore some of the mythology and language associated with the Yoga poses as they relate to recovery. No Yoga experience is needed. All are welcome, including family members and supports of individuals in eating disorder recovery. This workshop is ideal for treatment, clinical, educational and yoga settings.

 

Body Mindful Yoga 1-Day Retreat

Join Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga, for a day of self-nurturing, exploration, and yoga practices to create appreciation for your body.

Retreat highlights include:

  • Introduction to Body Mindful Yoga

  • Yoga and meditation practices to create a positive relationship with your body

  • Experiential exercises to understand and uplift your inner dialogue and body image perspective

  • Yoga philosophy to support, enlighten, and empower your Body Mindful Yoga journey

No yoga experience needed. All are welcome.

Professional Trainings for Clinicians, Yoga Teachers, & Yoga Therapists

Simple Yoga for Deep Healing: Practices for the Clinical Setting

The trend in mental health professionals also completing yoga teacher certifications is on an upswing. Questions of how to integrate yoga into their clinical practices are also becoming more prevalent and necessary, given the growing evidence-based research on yoga and mental health. In this workshop, certified yoga therapist and coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga Jennifer Kreatsoulas guides attendees through simple yoga practices (breathing, poses, mantra, and guided-meditation) that downregulate the nervous system, bring balance to the physical body, and can be done in the therapeutic setting. Jennifer’s expertise is in eating disorders, however the practices she teaches can also be used for clients with anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD. The workshop includes education on yoga for mental health and gives special attention to the language and delivery of these yoga practices with clients. Ideal for mental health professionals with a yoga teacher certification and can be done in treatment, clinical, educational and yoga settings.

 

Body Mindful Yoga Teacher Training (4 hours)

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 4-hour workshop, led by certified yoga therapist and coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, you will

  • Receive education on body image

  • Experience a Body Mindful Yoga practice led by Jennifer

  • Explore and practice teaching with language that affirms all bodies and abilities to increase positive connection and appreciations for one’s body

CEUs with Yoga Alliance available.

 

Body Mindful Yoga Teacher Training – Full Weekend

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 the training weekends, led by certified yoga therapist and coauthor of Body Mindful Yoga Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, 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

Weekend training module options:

1. Create Self-Connection with Body Affirming Language: Learn how to purposefully choose language that affirms all bodies and abilities to increase positive connection with and appreciation for one’s body. This requires us to revise cues and themes “passed down” from teacher to teacher that might be triggering, shaming, and exacerbate negative body image and transform them into body affirming language.

2. Cue for Self-Discovery: Self-discovery means to gain insight about oneself. Learn how to guide versus prescribe physical and emotional sensations to create the environment and experiences for insights to reveal themselves. 

3. Relate Yoga Poses to Personal Growth: Learn to connect physical and emotional/spiritual significance of poses to foster self-discovery and connection.

4. Inspire Self-Compassion With Yoga Philosophy Themes: Learn how to draw on ancient wisdom to address modern challenges to practicing self-compassion in relevant, succinct, and authentic ways.

CEUs with Yoga Alliance available.

 

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