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Creating Awareness of the Role of Yoga in Eating Disorder Recovery: A Training for Yoga Teachers and Mental Health Professionals

  • CRS 123 4th Ave #2 New York, NY 10003 (map)

With Michele Kabas, LCSW, CEDS, and Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

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More and more, therapists, dieticians, physicians, coaches, yoga therapists, and yoga teachers are interested in including yoga in their treatment plans with eating disorder clients, which is wonderful and exciting—as this trend reinforces the growing recognition of yoga’s powerfully healing role in the recovery process and human experience. But how to bring yoga to this client population while creating safety is not a required skill set taught in traditional yoga teacher trainings.

If you are a yoga teacher and/or mental health professional who has completed at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training and wish to increase your awareness of how yoga supports eating disorder recovery, we invite you to join us for a very unique 3-hour training that combines a vibrant mix of discussion, reflection, and simple yoga practices that you can immediately apply in your life and work.  

In this 3-hour training you will:

  • Receive education on what yoga teachers and mental health professionals need to know about the benefits of yoga and tips for what kinds of yoga styles and classes best support eating disorder recovery

  • Discover how to create physical and emotional safety when guiding movement, breathing, and meditation practices in the private and group settings

  • Explore and practice the “body mindful” communication skill of “guiding versus prescribing” so that students/clients have the space and opportunity to be curious about their own unique embodied experiences

  • Experience a “Body Mindful Yoga” practice to reflect on your own relationship with your body

  • Share in supportive discussion on these topics

Continuing education units available for Yoga Teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance. 

Cost:

$135 early registration available until January 4, 2019
$150 after January 4, 2019

**Are you also interested in attending Michele and Jennifer’s morning workshop, Peaceful Warriors: A Yoga Workshop for Eating Disorder Recovery? Attend the morning workshop AND the afternoon training for yoga teachers and mental health professionals for $200.

Space is limited. Email Michele (michelekabaslcsw@gmail.com) to reserve your spot. We look forward to sharing in this workshop with you!

About Michele & Jennifer

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Michele Kabas, LCSW, CEDS is a psychotherapist and certified eating disorder specialist with over 25 years of experience. She has worked with women throughout her years of practice dealing with Depression, Anxiety and a specialty with Body Image issues and Eating disorders. Michele has been a passionate Yoga practitioner for the past 15 years and also has yoga therapy training.  She strongly believes in a mind-body connection and works in a Psycho Spiritual approach incorporating Yoga and Buddhist philosophy. As Eating Disorders are not about the food, her work focuses on helping each individual connect with their true self, accept themselves as they are and find their authentic voice. Michele currently has a private practice in NYC and in Syosset, NY. Email Michele with any questions at: michelekabaslcsw@gmail.com

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Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is an inspirational speaker and author of Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship With Your Body. Jennifer 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 teaches workshops, retreats, and specialized trainings for clinicians, professionals, and yoga teachers. Jennifer is a partner with the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and writes for Yoga International and Yoga Journal and other influential blogs. She has appeared on Fox29 news and WHYY’s “The Pulse,” and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Real Woman Magazine, Medill Reports Chicago, Philly.com, and ED Matters Podcast. Connect with Jennifer: www.Yoga4EatingDisorders.com.