Upcoming yoga workshop set for March 27-29 in Eagle-Vail
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What: Yoga, Food and Body Image Intensive, led by Chelsea Roff.
Where: Revolution Power Yoga, 51 Eagle Road, Eagle-Vail.
When: March 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.; March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
EAGLE-VAIL — Many women and men alike struggle with negative body image and disordered eating in some way. Do you, or does someone you love fit into that number?
Join Revolution Power Yoga in Eagle-Vail for an in-depth training led by guest teacher Chelsea Roff on how yoga can be used to overcome disordered eating and negative body image. This three-part workshop starts on March 27 and features practical yoga-based tools for overcoming food and body image issues on all ends of the spectrum.
Roff is the founder of Eat Breathe Thrive, a group that aims to prevent and help individuals fully recover from disordered eating and negative body image by offering evidence-based programs that integrate yoga, mindfulness and community support. Roff is known for her intelligent, inspiring and tell-it-like-it-is teaching style and for weaving together profound personal experiences with her scientific background to deliver deeply moving insights.
After nearly losing her life to anorexia and a subsequent stroke when she was 15, she has become a national advocate for community-based mental health interventions. Prior to her work in eating disorder advocacy, Roff worked as a researcher in a Psychoneuroimmunology laboratory. While in university, she completed two honors theses: one on how stress affects mental, emotional and social health; and the second on how mind-body practices such as yoga can improve the outcome of chronic immune diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer.
The Yoga, Food and Body Image Intensive starts on March 27, with “A Game Changer in Eating Disorders” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday features “Coming Home to the Body” from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday is the final day with “The Double Edged Sword” from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. This workshop costs $299 for all three sessions. It’s an important tool for anyone who struggles with body image and disordered eating, or anyone close to someone who does. Yoga teachers and mental health practitioners will also come away with new knowledge, skills and practices for supporting their clients.