Self-Acceptance Yoga

For those who struggle with:

Body Image Issues

Low Self-Esteem

Lack of Self Awareness

Eating Disorders

Self-Acceptance Yoga to Heal Your Relationship With Yourself

I know Anorexia, binge eating, control, body dysformfia, orthorexia. I have experienced what it feels like to be isolated and lonely but feeling like there is no way out of it. I have experienced it all and I now know healing is possible, that freedom can replace control and we can embody self-love & kindness, because that is who we are at our core.

The amount of energy we put into judging ourselves, making ourselves feel small and undesireable, can be put towards creating a life where we feel valued, worthy, empowered to achieve anything and be truly happy. This is where I come in.

My own healing experience brought me here, to help you. Aside from my traditional Yoga teacher trainings, I have trained many hours over the past 3 years with my mentor Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Yoga therapist specialised in eating disorders recovery. 

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Therapeutic Yoga & Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are often linked with anxiety, depression and trauma, creating intense emotions that people with eating disorders can find difficult to manage. Ritualistic behaviour around eating and exercise can provide them with soothing (if ultimately self-destructive) relief to unpleasant feelings – for example, racing thoughts might be calmed through bingeing, or depression might be temporarily lifted by intense exercise.

Yoga can offer value to patients by providing a more stable and ultimately healing way to cope with these feelings (1). The movements involved in yoga can help people regulate their emotions (2), while multiple studies point towards yoga’s efficacy in helping people to reduce and manage their anxiety. It is also a means through which people can decrease the symptoms associated with depression (3) and cope with the psychological impact of trauma (4).

(1) https://themindedinstitute.com/yoga-for-eating-disorders/

(2) Shafir T1, Tsachor RP2, Welch KB3 (2016) Emotion Regulation through Movement: Unique Sets of Movement Characteristics are Associated with and Enhance Basic Emotions.
(3) da Silva TL1, Ravindran LN, Ravindran AV (2009) Yoga in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders: A review.
(4) Kolk, B. D. V. (2014) The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York, Penguin.

(1) https://themindedinstitute.com/yoga-for-eating-disorders/

(2) Shafir T1, Tsachor RP2, Welch KB3 (2016) Emotion Regulation through Movement: Unique Sets of Movement Characteristics are Associated with and Enhance Basic Emotions.
(3) da Silva TL1, Ravindran LN, Ravindran AV (2009) Yoga in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders: A review.
(4) Kolk, B. D. V. (2014) The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. New York, Penguin.

Let's Start This Journey Together

I work with women and men who suffer from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, body dysmorphia, orthorexia; people who struggle to find a way out of feeling disconnected from their bodies.

I know the tricks and challenges that come with these mental illnesses. I know it is possible to function and suffer in silence, displaying a happy façade but being broken inside. I am here to offer a way out.

We will work with the many different tools Yoga has to offer, its philosophy, meditation, breathwork, movement (when appropriate), reflections, mantras and mudras.

With your approval, I will work in conjunction with your team, if you have a psychologist, nutritionist or any other therapists.

We will meet online through Zoom once or twice a week or if we happen to be in the same place, we can meet in person (even better!).

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