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Demystifying Eating Disorders in Adolescents

  • The Main Line Co-Op Pop Up Shop 122 E. Lancaster Ave Wayne, PA 19087 (map)
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I am honored to speak at this event and help educate about eating disorders in adolescents and support Heart Your Body, a charitable trust dedicated to helping women, men, and teens cultivate a healthy body image.

The Problem.

  • Few parents recognize the signs of eating disorders until they are manifested

  • Eating disorders have the highest rate of suicide of all mental illnesses

  • Eating disorders affect children and adults of all ages and races

What You Will Learn

  • Why and how sufferers use food to control their emotions

  • Understanding negative body imaging in teens

  • Causes of eating disorders, including: genetic, environmental, and social factors

  • Strategies for overcoming eating disorders

  • Symptoms of eating disorders


Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, shares how two key moments from her personal struggle

with an eating disorder—in college and after becoming a mother—changed the course of

her life in both challenging and empowering ways, and how,through it all, Yoga healed

her. Drawing on her more than 20 years of eating disorder recovery experience,

Jennifer’s talk will educate the audience about eating disorders and their co occurrence

with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction and highlight the healing potential of

Yoga in eating disorder recovery.

Frank M Rapoport, Trustee, Hear Your Body Charitable Trust; Founder, SamSara Gear

Cost and Registration

  • Free if under 18

  • Adults: $15 (tax deductible). Credit of $15 off any purchase of SamSara Gear clothing.

  • To register email by October 10 to or


Heart Your Body is not for profit charitable trust in Devon PA whose purpose is to

help women, men, and teens cultivate a healthy body image. Through seminars,

workshops, and by providing educational resources, HYB teaches individuals

how to combat negative internal and external messages that prevent them from

being comfortable in their skin.


SamSara Gear was born out of a relationship between a father and a daughter. Alex died at 32 by suicide after a twenty-year battle with an eating disorder. Following this, founder Frank Rapoport became determined to help others who are suffering the way Alex did.

Frank travelled to the Himalayas in 2018, where Alex had studied and found peace in yoga and Buddhism. Deeply inspired by the culture and beauty in Nepal and Bhutan, Frank decided to start a clothing company that would donate a portion of all proceeds to eating disorder research, education, and recovery. These include Project Heal and Heart Your Body.