Body Acceptance Yoga
Time & Location
About The Event
This 6 week Body Acceptance Yoga program is for women living with an eating disorder or body dysmorphia. If you have felt a disconnection from your body or a sense of emptiness or hopelessness in your relationship with your body, you are not alone.
This program is an opportunity for you to:
- connect with the sensations in your body
- increase feelings of empowerment
- rebuild and strengthen your relationship to yourself and others
- remain in the present moment
About the classes
During these classes we will practice Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). TCTSY is based on hatha yoga, where we use physical forms and movements without the need to "get it right". Instead, elements of traditional hatha yoga are modified to build experiences of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body.
These classes explore:
- Having a body
- Befriending your body
- Using your body as a resource
This program welcomes you to experience movement, making choices about how you would like to interact with yoga forms and noticing sensations in your body. From this place, you may begin to experience greater self-acceptance and connection with your body.
What you can expect in these classes
- There are no hands-on assists in these classes. You are in charge of your own body.
- You have choices about how you want to interact with your body and the yoga forms during these classes.
- Your facilitator, Jemma Moody, will be practicing with you. She will remain on her mat during the whole class and will often practice with her eyes closed.
- This will be a closed group for up to 4 female identified participants. New students will be accepted in the first 2-3 weeks and then the group will stay the same.
- No yoga experience is necessary.
Classes run every Friday for 6 weeks from 14 September. 18:30-19:30 at The Primrose Practice, Borsigstraße 28A, 10115 Berlin.
Total cost for the 6 week program is €100.
Prior registration is required. I would like to ask a few questions before we begin working together, this is so I am able to best support you during your Trauma Sensitive Yoga series. You are welcome to complete this electronic form or we can complete it together over the phone. If you would like to complete your registration over the phone, please send me an email at email@example.com with your best contact number and a time that is suitable for you for a phone call.
You are welcome to skip any questions you would prefer not to complete. All the information you provide will remain confidential.
You can find more information on my website and complete the intake form here:
Please note, it is important that you are either currently in talk therapy or you have access to a therapist during the time you are also taking TCTSY classes. This is to ensure that you are fully supported during the program.
This may be a counsellor, psychologist, social worker or another person you have a professional therapeutic relationship with.
I am a trauma sensitive yoga facilitator (TCTSY-F), certified hatha yoga teacher and social worker. I have a background working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence as well as refugees and people seeking asylum. I am passionate about ensuring yoga is accessible to everyone regardless of gender, age, cultural background and ability. I seek to offer TCTSY classes in a safe, non-judgemental and welcoming environment.
What other participants have said about TCTSY classes
“I can choose what to do with my body and life and relationships.”
“I just really suddenly got the idea that I have a body and that I have control over it and that I’m the one that decides what my body does or doesn’t do.”
"I feel like I have more ownership of my body and feel more of a part of it."