Yoga for Eating Disorders

Why Yoga Therapy

By learning how to breathe deeply, stay present, and open our minds to new healing possibilities, yoga can shine a bright light on our innate strengths and support us as we take baby steps to make new choices in our recovery. The results can be surprisingly empowering. I know because yoga has been the key to my recovery from an eating disorder. Based on my experiential knowledge and professional training as a yoga therapist, my goal is to support you in learning new tools to bring into your recovery and life.

What You Will Learn

  • how to breathe deeply and calm your mind
  • yoga poses to build mental and physical strength
  • grounding techniques to get you through hard meals and moments
  • yoga concepts that empower and offer new ways to think about your thoughts, actions, and body
  • how to get comfortable in your body
  • how to observe yourself instead of judge
  • how to be present instead of trapped in “ED Head”
  • the power of mantra and meditation

I get that it can feel scary to do or try yoga and be in your body. But I promise I will be there to guide you. No matter what you’re thinking, feeling, or fearing, I’ve been there. I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to reconnect with your body in the most positive way possible so that you experience your body as a source of strength.

Benefits of Yoga Therapy

Everyone’s experience with and goals for yoga and eating disorder recovery will be unique, but here is a list of some of the general benefits based on my own life, what clients have shared, and current research.

  • improve overall sense of self
  • quiet the eating disorder voice
  • redefine the relationship with your body
  • cultivate compassion and curiosity about your body
  • explore moments of feeling comfortable in your body
  • strengthen your self-expression
  • reframe how and why we feed our bodies
  • expand your world to be so much more than food, symptoms, and body image
  • help manage depression and anxiety
  • cultivate self-reliance
  • increase self-worth
  • enhance physical strength and health
  • improve organ function
  • calm the central nervous system
  • establish new beliefs grounded in health versus disordered eating
  • complement traditional forms of treatment and therapy

Our work together begins with a free 30-minute Discovery Call. During this time I will answer your questions about yoga and eating disorders and share specifics about my services. Our sessions will include a combination of

  • discussion
  • yoga poses
  • breathing exercises
  • mental techniques
  • meditation
  • relaxation
  • lifestyle education

Let’s Connect

If you are curious about yoga therapy and how it can be helpful in your recovery and relationship with your body, let’s connect on a free 30-minute discovery call. Whether you are new to yoga or are an experienced practitioner, there’s so much to discover about how this practice can heal, empower, and offer new tools to support your ongoing relationship with your body and self. I will gladly answer all of your questions during our call, and we will discover the best way I can support you going forward.

>>For more information, I invite you to read my article, Yoga Therapy for Eating Disoder Recovery, featured on Mirror-Mirror.org.

Please feel free to peruse the many resources on my website, including my blogarticles, media and podcast interviews, and videos.

SPECIAL PROMOTION!

4-Week Online Yoga Experience for Eating Disorder Recovery

Starts May 6th! Knowing first hand from my personal journey and for my Yoga Therapy clients how beneficial Yoga can be, I created this 4-week online Yoga “experience” with the intention of sharing simple, uplifting practices and teachings to bring into your life.⠀ ⠀ This online Yoga experience is exactly that — a variety of Yoga practices that you get to “experience” from the comfort of a setting of your choice. Each week, I will lead you through a combination of simple, uplifting yoga pose practices, guided meditations and relaxations, and reflection prompts focused on the theme of the week. You are free to do all the activities when it fits your schedule. All you need is an email account and a way to watch videos and listen to audio.This online experience is appropriate for all phases of the recovery journey, and Yoga experience is not required.  🙌 To learn more: https://www.yoga4eatingdisorders.com/online-yoga-experience-for-eating-disorder-recovery Jennifer@yoga4eatingdisorders.com ⠀

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