Finding Myself Within The Body Love Spectrum

We all come into this world perfectly whole and aware of the preciousness of who we are simply by being. As we grow up our bodies and experiences are shaped by our environment. Living in a fat-phobic, externally validating society does a number on how we see ourselves and how we move through the world. We start to question our worth, our ideas, and our bodies, all the while being told that we should “love ourselves” (Talk about a catch 22).

I would like to invite you to a new kind of workshop, a workshop where you are the teacher and the guide for yourself. We will gather together, share about our experiences, and heal. We will dance based on feeling rather than doing it right… because what is right dancing anyway?

We will practice yoga, and workshop transitions and poses that empower us to be the bad ass queens that we are. We will pull goddess cards and eat chocolate! But most importantly, we will be kind to ourselves, we will take a break from the inner critic’s hamster wheel and sit in a circle of humans who want to gather to be seen and to see YOU! Body Love is a spectrum, wherever you are on the spectrum between body hate and body love is allowed and welcome, because loving ourselves is an active practice.

Come practice with us, come share who you are, and come move in a way that feels just right to you. <3

Activities Include:
- Chocolate eating
- Goddess card pulling
- Yoga
- Dance
- Conversation / Little bit of lecture from me
- Group Healing Discussion / Shame busting (Because we are here to lift each other up, and shame has got to go!)
- Self care ideas
- Vulnerability hangover self care ideas

Cost: $65 Regular / $55 for YogaFamily monthly/annual members
Date: December 9th
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm

BIO for Instructor: Anna Chapman is a Body Positive yoga teacher who came to this work after noticing there were no bodies that looked like her own in the Portland yoga community. Feeling frustrated by the lack of size diversity in the western yoga world she came to conclusion that she needed to create what she so desperately wanted for herself. After earning her 200-hr Yoga Certification through Yoga Works, she developed Body Love Yoga, a practice geared towards body acceptance and size diversity combining the styles of Hatha yoga and Restorative yoga, she also incorporates dance in her practice. Anna is passionate about creating intersectional feminist space for all body sizes, races, and genders to come together to practice embodiment.