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Creating Awareness of the Healing Potential of Yoga in Eating Disorder Recovery

  • Trinity Enrichment Center 4622 Progress Drive, Suite A Davenport, IA 52807 (map)

Yoga philosophies and practices offer individuals in eating disorder recovery unique therapeutic experiences, providing clients new ways relate to their bodies as well as establish self-affirming beliefs that support lasting healing. Breathing practices, guided meditation, yoga poses, and grounding techniques provide significant physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits. However, movement as well as the traditionally “quiet” or more still practices of yoga can be very difficult for some individuals who are mending a severely severed relationship with their body due to an eating disorder, trauma, and other factors. Additionally, mainstream fitness-based yoga classes can be highly unhelpful and triggering, especially to individuals in early recovery. As such, how do we guide clients to integrate yoga into their recoveries and reap its benefits while taking their safety and continued growth into consideration? Please join certified yoga therapist Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, for a workshop devoted to answering this important question.


At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

1. Explain at least two scientifically-proven benefits of yoga in eating disorder recovery.

2. Describe the role of yoga in both treatment and private practice settings.

3. Identify appropriate yoga styles and classes to recommend to clients.

4. Discuss the difference between mainstream yoga classes and private yoga therapy, including how the latter can serve as an instrumental supplemental and supportive therapeutic modality.

5. Demonstrate a sample of simple, brief yoga breathing and movement practices that can be safely used with clients, with a special focus on "body mindful" language for guiding these


11-11:30AM - Registration/Lunch

11:30AM-1:30PM - Presentation


Psychologists, Social Workers, LMHPs, School Counselors, Nurses, Dietitians and medical professionals who work with those suffering from Eating Disorders.


2 contact hours will be awarded at the end of the program by UnityPoint Health-Robert Young Center–State of Illinois IDFPR per Administrative Rules for Nurses and Social Workers. Contact hours earned for Illinois may be applied to fulfill continuing education requirements for Iowa.


$25 - Lunch will be provided

Send check written out to “Amy’s Gift”

Mailed to Trinity Enrichment Center

Attn: Stephanie Burrough


Trinity Enrichment Center

4622 Progress Drive, Suite A

Davenport, IA 52807

(next to Trinity Bettendorf Campus)

RSVP or Questions: or (309) 235-0764