Exploring Body Image through Yoga & Mindfulness

Exploring Body Image through Yoga & Mindfulness


This series meets Friday’s  May 3, 10, 17, 249th,  from 9:30-10:45am at Wild Tree Wellness in St. Paul.

In a society obsessed with outer appearances, instagram followers, and the next new quick fix or fad diet; we often internalize the idea that our bodies--and our lives--are never enough. We constantly put ourselves under pressure to change--and when the new diet or exercise doesn’t work, we get stuck in a cycle of shame or depression, believing that we'll never fit in or measure up. The teachings and practice of yoga and meditation offer us tools to identify unhelpful thoughts, persist through the untruths we're confronted with, improve body awareness, and even appreciate the bodies we have today. This series, taught by Sarah Zuber will focus on radical acceptance, self-compassion, affirmation, and embracing life from within. Each session will include yoga, as well as time for journaling, reflection, and practices to take home. These series will be trauma-informed and inclusive of all bodies (ages, shapes, sizes and abilities*).

*Please note that this series will be held in a garden level studio that can only be accessed via stairs. We acknowledge that this creates a barrier for some, we apologize for this, and are looking for solutions for the future. Thank you for your patience.

*Optional hands on assists may be offered during the relaxation portion of class. Consent will be requested, and you are welcome to opt out at any point, for any reason. Essential oils may be used in the space. Brief periods of silence will be included.

Address: 653 Grand Ave, St. Paul MN 55105

About the facilitator: Sarah Zuber is an experienced registered yoga instructor and continuing education provider (E-RYT, YACEP) who has been teaching in the Twin Cities since 2013. She completed her 200 & 500 hr certifications through Green Lotus Yoga & Healing Center with Gwen Linden Bruzek and Marcia Appel. Additionally she has trained in trauma-informed and social justice oriented yoga both locally and in Los Angeles with Hala Khouri (MA, SEP) and Kyra Haglund (MSW, SEP).

Sarah teaches at the Emily Program, a national center for eating disorder treatment based in Minnesota, as part of their integrated treatment model. Sarah has taught classes specific to eating disorder recovery, addiction recovery, and improving body image, both at the Emily Program, and as an offering at various psychotherapy clinics. She’s an avid collaborator with mental health providers and is committed to supporting each of her clients’ healing journeys with the mindfulness and resourcing tools available from yogic tradition. Sarah is a skilled, compassionate, and mindful instructor. She is committed to sharing yoga as a life-long tool for self-regulation, resilience and well-being.

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