ED RECOVERY YOGA
ABOUT THE STYLE
Amy uses a gentle, trauma informed approach to these recovery classes that keep in mind that you may struggle with body checking, various sensations and ongoing negative self talk. Every movement will be an invitation that you can choose not to take. The classes are designed for any body shape, size or colour as long as you are medically stable. There is no focus on strength, flexibility or achievement at all. It is a time to nurture the bond with your body that your eating disorder destroyed. Classes go for 1 hour, including a check in before and after the class. We choose to come from a body neutral approach, as body positivity can be very overwhelming for some.
WILL I BE SAFE?
Feeling safe is an essential part of these classes. The only people in the room will also have lived experience and be on their own recovery journey. Some movements may feel uncomfortable or triggering, but Amy is there is guide and support you through any moments of distress. You will be regularly asked to check in on your thoughts and take note of any negative self talk. You will be given a card that you can turn over at any moment that says "I need some support" and Amy will attend to you individually, to assist you through any physical or emotional challenge. We encourage all students to advise us beforehand of any smells, sounds or phrases that are particularly difficult for them. We also welcome the presence of registered therapy dogs (studio policy permitting).
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
ED Recovery classes are an opportunity to learn a great number of things. It depends what you want to get out of it. At the base level, you can learn to reconnect and trust your body through movement, breath and meditation. You can learn how the principals of yoga can be applied to modern life and in your recovery journey. You may also find these classes teach you the power of connecting with peers, the magic of self care or find passion you previously lost.
WHERE ARE THE CLASSES?
Classes are run both online and in person in conjunction with recovery based workshops and retreats. Use the contact form to find out when the next one is!
ARE THERE SPECIFIC RULES TO THE CLASS?
Before attending your first class you will be asked to sign an agreement that includes everything from physical health, clothing and behaviour. You may be asked to provide a medical certificate from your GP confirming your are able to participate.
These classes are ideal for people over the age of 16. If you are under 16 and interested in attending, please contact Amy first to discuss.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
We encourage all students to bring their own mat for hygiene purposes and so that you can find peace on your mat when at home. It is recommended that you bring water, pen and a journal to classes.