About This Workshop
The yoga tradition is chock full of tools and practices for students dealing with eating disorder challenges, but it’s not immediately clear which elements will help! This series introduces three leading experts in the field of yoga and eating disorder recovery and how to make your yoga classes a safe space that supports eating disorder prevention and recovery. In this workshop, you’ll hear from presenter Chelsea Roff and special guest Maris Degener. Walk away with a menu of practical, evidence-based tools to help all students eat mindfully, cope with big emotions, and feel better in their bodies.
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About the Presenters Show
Maris Degener is the Lead Peer Mentor at Equip. After recovering from anorexia as a teenager, Maris became passionate about harnessing her lived experience to support others suffering from eating disorders. Maris shared her story in the documentary I Am Maris, available on Netflix, to spread the message that full recovery is possible and destigmatize talking openly about mental health challenges. Maris studied psychology at UC Santa Cruz.
Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT, is the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive, a nonprofit organization that helps people overcome eating disorders. A yoga therapist, educator, and research collaborator, she has spent the better part of a decade working to make integrative health programs available to people with mental health challenges.
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