Held at The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA
For everyone interested in facilitating healing between people and their bodies.
Sweeten your relationship with your own body while improving your effectiveness as a body-positive practitioner. When you view your body in a connected, trusting, and compassionate way, you can more effectively help people who struggle with disordered eating or internalized body shame.
This retreat offers helping professionals the opportunity to
- Increase understanding of their own body’s story through a weight-inclusive lens and a Body Trust® approach
- Use discussions, readings, art activities, and gentle body-centered practices to move between self as provider and self as body
- Identify and engage in compassionate, body-positive, self-care practices that can be used in professional settings.
Healing body dissatisfaction is a valuable and often elusive aspect of holistic wellness. Learn to move beyond size bias and optimize your potential to deliver a weight-neutral, body-positive intervention.
“This should be called the “emboldened practitioner” or the “empowered practitioner” in addition to “embodied”. I leave feeling invigorated and validated.” –Anonymous
“As a massage therapist for the last 14 years, I’ve taken a lot of continuing education. Most of those seminars gave me very specific tools and methods for helping very specific challenges. Helpful, for sure, but The Embodied Practitioner seminar was different. Rather than providing step by step instructions on how to heal this or fix that, Dana and Hilary thoughtfully pieced together a holistic experience that presented well rounded concepts to explore and opportunities to unearth fresh perspective. In the two and a half days we spent with them, it was obvious just how carefully and thoughtfully they chose the ideas and information that they laid out in front of us. They not only were very purposeful in choosing the physical space at Breitenbush for its calming and healing effects, but their choice to intentionally set a safe space in every other way possible created a powerful and long lasting impact. Dana and Hilary and their well balanced presentation of this seminar gave me what other seminars never have – freedom, permission and perspective. Freedom to explore and decide what is true for me and my body. Permission to let go of having to have the “right answer”. And perspective to understand keeping one’s eyes continually open in awareness is always better than shutting them tightly in fear.” -KP
“This was exactly what I needed: A safe place to explore my own insecurities, doubts, and challenges as a practitioner in the field of eating disorders. I have more to give my clients as a result.” -Anonymous
“Expect to be vulnerable and to learn even more than you thought you could. :)” -Anonymous
“They (Dana & Hilary) are brave pioneers who show up with their whole selves to the training, which invites others to do the same.” –Anonymous
“I had the absolute privilege of participating in Be Nourished’s Embodied Practitioner training for our staff at Opal: Food+Body Wisdom. Hilary and Dana do an excellent job of immediately creating a safe environment for practitioners to slow down and tune into their body, allowing for increased self-awareness. Their authenticity and humility in combination with their experience and giftedness provided an experience of learning and connection both to our own selves and connection to each other. I would highly recommend therapists give themselves the gift of this training.” –Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS, Clinical Director at Opal: Food+Body Wisdom