EAT BREATHE THRIVE™
Your generous donation can help us to achieve our three-year goals: 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. Thank you for helping us to realize this vision!
Eat Breathe Thrive™ aims to prevent unhealthy eating behaviors and to help individuals fully recover from disordered eating and negative body image, through evidence-based programs that integrate yoga, mindfulness and community support.
HOW YOUR MONEY WILL BE PUT TO WORK:
- Bringing Yoga for Eating Disorders™ to new treatment centers. For every $5,000 raised, we can bring Eat Breathe Thrive’s clinical program, Yoga for Eating Disorders™, to one more treatment center. Your contribution will fund materials, support staff, curriculum development, teacher stipends and training programs.
- Supporting an evidence-based study. Researchers at UC San Diego are currently partnering with us to determine whether Yoga for Eating Disorders™ measurably improves treatment outcomes. Our hope is that this research will bestow greater legitimacy to yoga-based interventions in medical settings, and ultimately pave the way for offering the program in centers worldwide.
- Preventative programs in schools. More than one half of teenagers use unhealthy control behaviors (e.g. fasting, vomiting and taking laxatives) to control their weight. With your support, we can bring programs to young people at high schools and universities, helping them to develop healthy relationships with their bodies and emotions. We can also teach educators how to stop eating disorders before they start.