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 training, focused on how to Create Self-Connection with Body Affirming Language, 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
Schedule: Saturday 9-5pm, Sunday 9-5pm
Fees: $350 (early bird discount, expires 10/15/19) $375 after 10/15/19
CEUS: Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits Available
Recommended Reading: Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body by Robert Butera, PhD & Jennifer Kreatsoulas PhD