LOTUS YOGA and COPE sponsors a very special event:
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 11:00- 1:30, 2:30-4:00, 4:30- 6:00
Instructor: Melanie Klein and Dana Smith
Cost: $40 for individual workshop or $75 for BOTH workshops
Join Yoga and Body Image co-editor and Yoga and Body Image Coalition co-founder, Melanie Klein as she guides participants in accessing their own body image stories with a focus on how yoga can serve as a support in mind/body integration allowing us to feel deeply into our being. Through guided meditation, movement, interactive discussion and journaling exercises, participants will learn about body image, what it is and how theirs was uniquely created as well as how body image intersects with race, class, gender identity, age, size and sexual orientation. Accessing our story and tapping into the power of our own voice serves as a catalyst to individual transformation and social change.
Melanie Klein, M.A., is a writer, speaker and Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Santa Monica College. She is a contributing author in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice and is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body and co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. A body image activist and media literacy advocate, she is the founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Women, Action and the Media, is on the board of Global Girl Media and the Brave Girls Alliance and she has worked with Proud2Bme.org and the National Eating Disorders Association. Her work has been featured at Ms. Magazine, Feministing, Yoga International, Yoga Journal, LA Yoga Magazine, Adios Barbie and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine. Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body is a new anthology that unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality.