This weekend the 5th CoreLife Yoga/Barre/Pilates Feast was held in the greenhouse at Chuck Hafner's. I'm proud to say that I have taught at all 5 Feasts! This event is special because it introduces Yoga to people in a neutral space. Often Yoga studios can seem intimidating-people think that the students there are expert Yogis, and a new Yogi wouldn't be able to mix in. While this is completly not true, an event like the Yoga Feast gives me an opportunity to introduce Yoga to a new audience in a safe, non-intimidating way. It also let's me use the same old Yoga jokes on new ears, and I love to get a laugh.
The other reason this Feast in particular was special is because it was donation based, with all donations going to Ophelia's Place. OP does really extrordinary work for men and women with disordered eating and eating disorders in Syracuse and beyond. I am proud to be a Warrior for their organization, and I urge you all to know about them, learn about them, and take the pledge to change the conversation with Circles of Change. Click here for more information.
Jill Catherine, Holly Lowery, and I hosted an educational presentation on disordered eating and eating disorders and invited Fitness Professionals from Syracuse and beyond to learn how to see warning signs and symptoms in their clients and then how to approach clients safely with help and resources. If you missed it, we are happy to put more of these types of events together. As fitness professionals, it is our responsibilitiy to make sure our clients are not abusing fitness and diets, and to make sure they are on a safe path. We need to change the language we use regarding healthy, weight, size, and body type. Every body is beautiful, and there is no room for one size fits all diet and exercise regimens.
For those that participated in Syracuse Yoga's "Yoga for EveryBODY" class, keep an eye on your e mail for a code to come and take a Yoga class for free at Syracuse Yoga! We can't wait to have you join our community!