7/6 Concurrent Session 2-D 11:15-12:45 Choosing to Heal from Disordered Eating: Cultivating a Healthy Body-Mind Lisa Kaley-Isley Yoga Campus
[2-D] Choosing to Heal from Disordered Eating: Cultivating a Healthy Body-Mind Eating is an essential requirement for life, therefore it is no surprise that the yoga tradition comments on what and how to eat to support health and well-being. Individuals with disordered eating behaviors are often drawn to yoga. Their use of yoga can be beneficial and transform their mind-body relationship, or it can provide a justification for austerities and restrictions. Yoga practice can facilitate compassionate, mindful embodiment, or it can be misused as excessive exercise, weight loss, and mental over-control of bodily sensations. In this workshop, we will acknowledge the duality of yoga’s potential to heal or hurt. Then we will practice in ways that are intended to maximize yoga’s healing potential through gentle, mindful mind-breath-body integration in movement, chanting, and stillness.
Lisa Kaley-Isley, PhD, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT Lisa is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and yoga therapy educator in London, UK. Lisa is a long-term student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait in the Para Yoga and Himalayan Institute traditions. She studied yoga therapy with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute. Lisa integrates her experience as a clinician, researcher, and yogini to provide yoga therapy, and she trains yoga teachers and therapists to adapt yoga to facilitate mental health. Lisa presents at conferences and has published articles on yoga for adolescents. Lisa is on the Board of Directors for the Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Diploma course. She teaches and supervises students on the course, and is Director of the Yoga Therapy Clinic in Islington. Lisa is a member of the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance, working to promote inclusion of yoga in the UK National Health Service (NHS).