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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Mar 1, 2023

If you are teaching yoga you probably have had people in your spaces that are struggling with an eating disorder.  How can you keep them safe?


In this episode of The Yoga Pro Podcast, Jennifer Kreatsoulas talks about how we can best provide a healing experience for that population, ways we may be unconsciously triggering them, and she busts some myths about what disordered eating looks like.


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Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. Through her virtual school, Yoga for Eating Disorders, Jennifer offers individual yoga therapy, groups, classes, and continuing education and mentoring for professionals. She is the author of Body Mindful Yoga and The Courageous Path to Healing. Her writing has been featured widely in print, broadcast, and online media.




-Jennifer’s yoga beginnings

-How to know if you are exercising too much and how that relates to eating disorder

-Shame and guilt in eating disorder

-The difference between eating disorder and disordered eating

-Anorexia and bulimia defined

-Binge eating disorder and why it might not look like what you think it does

-Busting myths about what a person with eating disorder loos like

-Race, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic considerations and eating disorders

-Why it’s important to design your class with trauma informed perspective

-The link between trauma and eating disorders

-Words that can be triggering for people with eating disorder

-Staying away from diet culture messaging

-Reconsidering old ways of teaching that were passed down to you

-Why the “invitation” is so important

-Giving grace to yourself for the ways you may have caused harm

-Honoring your scope of practice

-Ways to keep your space safe

-Why teaching clients how to feel inside their bodies is important

-Jennifer shares some of her favorite practices when working with someone with eating disorder

-Easy ways of using the philosophical principles in a class setting


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Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.