Mentoring

Support and Training for Professionals

Are you feeling excited about all yoga has to offer your eating disorder clients and want to offer this healing modality in your work?

My personal 20+ years of recovery and 3 years of professional yoga therapy training have gifted me with a profound understanding of the nuances of supporting clients in eating disorder recovery with the practices and philosophies of yoga. 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 skill set taught in traditional yoga teacher trainings. I’m on a mission to educate professionals around the world about how to share yoga with their clients in eating disorder recovery in sensitive, smart, effective, and compassionate ways.

If you are a professional who has completed at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training and wish to explore how to integrate yoga in your work with eating disorder clients, I have so much to share with you in my mentoring program!

If you are not a registered yoga teacher, but would like to learn some simple yoga techniques to bring in your sessions, please get in touch about how I can bring one of my specialized workshops to your practice.

What You Will Learn

When we work together, I provide 1x1 support customized to meet your specific goals plus specialized mentoring in three areas —Inner Work, Education, and Nuances of Yoga for Eating Disorders — to provide a comprehensive learning experience that will teach you excellent skills for integrating yoga into your client work.

Inner Work

This focus includes

  • clarifying your personal and professional intentions  

  • defining your mission

  • exploring anxieties/concerns (personal and professional) about working with this client population 

  • discovering your personal voice and communication style

  • establishing/depening your own relationship with yoga to authentically share it with others

 Education 

This focus includes

  • education on eating disorders

  • latest research on yoga/somatic practices and eating disoder recovery

  • education on body image 

  • support in finding additional formal trainings if desired/needed

  • suggestions for supplemental reading and resources 

Nuances of Yoga for Eating Disorders

This focus includes

  • principles of trauma sensitive yoga

  • yoga poses

  • breathing practices

  • mantra

  • grounding techniques

  • yoga philosophy 

  • meditation

  • relaxation

  • visualiztion

  • language and delivery of practices

How It Works

Our online sessions are designed to guide you in meeting your specific goals, weaving in the key learning points mapped out above in an organic way that aligns with what you are working on. In addition to the intellectual experience of learning about the nuaces of yoga for eating disorders, you will also have an opportunity to embody these practices in our sessions so that you can incorporate them into your personal experience and carry them forth in your professional work with your clients. It doesn’t get more real, powerful, or transformative than that! I offer various packages to accommodate your goals and schedule, and payment plans are available.

I am eager to answer all your questions! Let’s connect.

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Kind Words from a few of my clients

As a yoga teacher for a national eating disorders program, I signed up to mentor with Jennifer to dive deeper into tools for teaching this particular population. To best support and empower the clients I serve, I wanted to learn more about language, themes, things to avoid, and any other insights and experiences Jennifer could provide. Even after our first mentoring session, I knew how valuable this mentorship would be. I became more informed and more aware which left me feeling more confident in sharing yoga and its teachings with those who struggle with body image and/or disordered eating. Jennifer is a true expert in the field of yoga where it intersects with body image and disordered eating. She was a delight to work with and I’m grateful to have learned from her and to have been supported by her in this meaningful work.
— Suzy, Trauma-Informed Yoga Certified RYT 500, Minnesota
Jennifer is one of the most genuine, insightful, and compassionate mentors I have ever had. She has helped me reframe how I use language during my yoga classes and teach from a place of body empowerment and body love. I not only get to work with Jennifer through her support for my yoga teaching, but she also supports me on my own recovery journey. Through our work together I have found strength, confidence, and a whole new world of possiblity. She inspires and supports me as I work with those struggling with eating disorders in my own community as well as young women in a juvenile delinquent center where we often talk about the themes of self-love, empowerment, strength, and body acceptance. I am so grateful to know Jennifer and have her as a mentor and support.
— Allsyon Pesta, RYT 200, Cleveland, OH

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→ Read my article in Yoga International about the imporance of body affirming language, a topic that is covered in my mentoring program.

→ Listen to my podcast interview with Beyond Asana, also on language, yoga, and eating disorders.

→Read my article in Yoga Journal about what yoga teachers need to know about eating disorders.


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I’d be honored to support you on the next phase of your personal and professional journey. Let’s connect!