Eat Breathe Thrive™ aims to prevent unhealthy eating behaviors and to help individuals fully recover from disordered eating and negative body image, by offering evidence-based programs that integrate yoga, mindfulness and community support.
We envision a world in which individuals no longer suffer from disordered eating and negative body image, and thus are able to more meaningfully contribute to themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
Eat Breathe Thrive™ has two programmatic components:
Clinical Program: Our clinical program, Yoga for Eating Disorders, (taught as a 3-day, 3-week, or 6-week series) is offered in eating disorder treatment centers around the country. The program teaches patients critical skills for developing a more compassionate relationship with their bodies, coping healthfully with difficult emotions, and tuning into hunger and fullness signals.
Community-Based Program: Our community-based program, taught by EBT-certified facilitators in yoga studios and universities around the country, creates community-based support networks that help people overcome food and body image challenges. These small groups, or “Thrive Tribes,” are especially needed in areas where eating disorder treatment is hard to come by.
Eat Breathe Thrive™ offers 15-hour, 30-hour, and 100-hour trainings. Our trainings give educators, mental health practitioners, and fitness professionals knowledge, skills, and practices for working with clients struggling with eating disorder issues.
Trainings focus on a variety of practical, hands-on skills needed to effectively serve clients who struggle with disordered eating and negative body image — including how to teach a trauma-sensitive class, lead meditations for tracking hunger and fullness signals, and help clients learn practices for coping with difficult emotions and calming the nervous system. The trainings also provide an insider’s perspective on eating disorders, including how to recognize warning signs of eating disorders, have a conversation with a client you’re concerned about, and help clients get help.
Our goals over the next three years are to bring Yoga for Eating Disorders™ programs to 25 treatment centers; to build Eat Breathe Thrive™ groups in 50 yoga studios; and to train 100 teachers and facilitators to share Eat Breathe Thrive™ programs. Your generous donation can help us to realize this vision.
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