About This Event
In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives. Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical health conditions that can affect people of all genders, ages, race and ethnicities, body shapes, and weights. There is a credible scientific rationale for the potential benefit of yoga practices in preventing and treating eating disorders.
This webinar is hosted by Sat Bir Khalsa, Yoga Alliance’s Director of Yoga Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Special guest speakers include yoga researcher Catherine Cook-Cottone, a Professor of Counselling at the University of Buffalo, and yoga teacher and therapist Chelsea Roff, the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive. During this session we’ll explore the published research on studies demonstrating the efficacy of yoga for eating disorders and hear real life experiences of the characteristics and challenges of applying yoga for eating disorders.
Join us for this informative discussion. You’ll learn:
- The definition, prevalence, and characteristics of eating disorders
- How yoga practices are relevant for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders
- The important published research findings supporting the use of yoga for eating disorders
- The characteristics of the application of yoga practices for eating disorders