Stay tuned for the next installment of NOURISH: A Body Image Conversation! Our workshops allow attendees to have honest, valuable conversations about where their perceptions of body image come from. As a group, we work on tools for healing and acceptance, and hopefully provide you with a feeling of liberation that you can ride all week long!
10% of profits go to support the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), an organization that supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
Stay tuned for our next 4-week series on body image and yoga at Villager Yoga in Birmingham, Alabama! Each session is geared to alleviate stress and negativity associated with the pressures of body image. This is a safe, no numbers environment to discuss what contributes to and continues to affect our body image, and how we respond and relate to those influences to develop a body positive existence!
Teen Body Image Series
1.Yoga + Discussion, What is Body Image, understanding influencers
2.Yoga + Discussion, Relationship with Food – our approach and making smart choices
3.Yoga + Discussion, Health & Self – using mindfulness as a tool to heal
4.Discussion, Finding Freedom + Sol Dance (wild, fun dancing in the pitch black dark)
10% of profits go to support the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), a leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, NEDA campaigns for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. NEDA works with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance. Learn more here.
I have an eating disorder history – should I be worried about triggers?
Body Boop events have a strict NO NUMBERS policy. This means attendees should not discuss weights, calories, etc. out of respect for those who have struggled or who are currently struggling with eating disorder(s). There will also be no discussion of tips and tricks or crash/fad diets.
What if I’m new to yoga?
The structure of our yoga portion is designed for all experience and fitness levels. No prior experience is necessary. We recommend bringing your own mat, but if you do not own a mat, we will provide mats first come first serve.
What should I wear?
That’s totally up to you! Get comfy, especially if you plan on participating in yoga. We want to foster an environment where everyone is his/her most comfortable. We encourage people to sit in chairs, on their mats, or stand during presentations – however you can best learn and digest information. Our recommendation is yoga pants, a t-shirt or tank and tennis shoes or sandals. Body Boop tanks and t-shirts will be available for purchase, too.
How do I get to Villager Yoga?
Mailing address: 3150 Overton Road • Birmingham, AL 35223
Villager Yoga is on Overton Road, off of Highway 280 in the Mountain Brook / Cahaba Heights area. We are located across from Publix in the same shopping center as Magic Muffins. There is a large parking lot, however if parking is sparse at high traffic times, parking is available at Publix across the street. There is a safe signed crosswalk on Overton Road.
From Downtown Traveling east on Hwy 280, turn left onto Overton Rd at the light past the Water Works. Stay on Overton Road for approximately one mile. We are in the first shopping center on your left (facing Publix).
From I-459 Exit Hwy 280 West, turn right into The Summit shopping mall. Continue through The Summit until you exit onto Crosshaven Dr. Turn left at the third light onto at Overton Road. We are in the first shopping center on your right (facing Publix).
Interested in booking a body image workshop with Body Boop? E-mail Nicole for more information.