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Simple Yoga for Deep Healing: Practices for Supporting Eating Disorder Recovery & Strengthening Body Image

  • Le Westin Montréal Hôtel 270 Rue Saint-Antoine Ouest Montréal, QC, H2Y 0A3 Canada (map)

MISTY is a weekend Symposium offering specialized sessions by international based presenters with a medical background who integrate yoga therapeutics in their practice.
They come to share Quality Education, Research, Facts, Tools, Experience, Evidence based Yoga.
Presentations format are open and welcoming for interactive discussion, creating a exchange of learning for all!

~ Anyone interested in discovering the science behind Yoga!
~ Yoga Teachers, Therapists, Teacher Trainers & Students of all levels.
~ Medical & Mental Health Professionals such as Physical Therapists, Osteopaths, Psychotherapists, Nurses, Doctors.
~ Sessions are accessible for ALL curious minds!

Health Care Professionals & Respected Yoga Education Experts who integrate yoga in their practice sharing thier research, tools, knowledge, experience.

Set in a personable setting, with accessibility to faculty throughout allowing lots of time to connect with peers, to share & create future collaborations.
Where there is a shared passion to make a difference, great accomplishments will follow!

Yoga Therapy is the fastest growing complement to treatment plans!
Those who suffer will greatly benefit by medical health professionals and yoga therapist collaborating. MISTY is a weekend of manifesting change for a healthier, happier future for all by educating those in the yoga therapy and health field.

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About Jennifer's presentations:

Simple Yoga for Deep Healing: Practices for Supporting Eating Disorder Recovery & Strengthening Body Image

Sunday, March 10, 1:40-3:40pm

Yoga philosophies and practices offer individuals in eating disorder recovery uniquely healing experiences. Breathing practices, guided meditation, yoga poses, and grounding techniques provide significant physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. However, movement and the traditionally “quiet” practices of yoga can be very difficult for individuals who are mending a severely severed relationship with their body due to an eating disorder, poor body image, or both. When these practices are taught with the awareness of why yoga is both “hard” and healing for this population, yoga therapists and health professionals have a profound opportunity to empower their clients to relate to their bodies in new ways as well as establish self-affirming beliefs that support lasting healing.

In this educational and experiential workshop, you will:
-Learn about common symptoms and characteristics of eating disorders
-Learn about body dysmorphia
-Discover why yoga therapy practices support eating disorder recovery and strengthen body image
-Understand how to create a safe space for individuals who struggle with eating disorders and body image to explore and process their yoga experiences
-Learn tips for language and delivery of yoga practices
-Experience simple practices for the therapeutic setting
-Share in supportive discussion on these topics

Body Mindful Yoga; Creating Body Affirming Yoga Experiences for Students & Clients 

 Sunday, March 10, 4-6pm

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, 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