Eating Disorder Tools & Resources
My next upcoming program with Yoga for Eating Disorders is titled Everything Yoga Without the Mat, a six-week virtual class that takes place off of the mat and explores how philosophical teachings of yoga and other contemplative practices can be applied to recovery. This will be my fifth program with Yoga For Eating Disorders as a Yoga for Eating Disorders Instructor.
There is so much more than just the movement practice of Yoga that can benefit us in our recoveries and lives. And for some people, “doing” yoga on a mat may not always feel the safest or most inviting, and that is ok! This program will introduce you to other ways to connect with yoga in your life.
Each session will include a mindfulness practice, teaching about an aspect of yoga, discussion, and personal reflection. A pdf course booklet will be provided to guide your reflection and expand your learning. Also includes bonus practices and check ins throughout the week.
This special class series will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM to 9 PM EST on February 15 through March 22. You are welcome to join the live class or follow along with the recordings (Note: Only the teacher will be recorded, not the participants). You are welcome to practice with your camera on or off.
These classes are taught from a trauma informed, eating disorder informed, and mental health informed perspective and are accessible for all bodies. All are welcome. No prior yoga or meditation experience required.
Yoga for Eating Disorders Program: Everything Yoga Without The Mat
Wednesdays at 7:30pm EST, February 15th-March 22nd, 2023
Peer Support Group for Eating Disorders Ages 18+
Tuesdays at 9:00am EST
Every Tuesday at 9:00am EST I host a pay what you can, virtual peer support group with the not for profit organization Pay What You Can Peer Support. The group is titled "Eating Disorders Ages 18+" and is open to anyone struggling with an eating disorder, disordered eating, body image, or any other related topics. You DO NOT need any form of diagnosis to join this group.
Peer support is a wonderful and accessible way to connect with others struggling similarly to you, realize you are not alone, share and ask questions within a safe space and feel supported by others who understand.
Mental Health interview at Brock
Last year, I talked to Brock News about how being an active athlete changed how I viewed my own mental health and the conflicts that I endured during my early adult years. Below you can find the full article found on the Brock News Website:
Yoga For Eating Disorder Website Library
These practices are led by yoga teachers who have completed their Yoga and Eating Disorders Mentoring Group program, including me! There are various practices that include movement and mindful work. This is a great resource to find healing in support of your recovery.
Covid and Mental Health Article
This article is a great resource for solutions to improve your mental health through exercise in a positive way. I am featured in this article and discuss some solutions to staying active with the right mindset and self compassion.
Niagara Local News Interview
Here is another article where I talk about the benefits of yoga and how the practice has impacted my life. I mention different types of yoga and embracing a beginners mindset to the practice.
“Abbey's generous wisdom and enthusiasm for helping others nurtures growth. I enjoyed the coursebook Abbey supplied and the practices in it, her energy, Yoga Nidra, and the walking meditation.”
-Ingrid Fedge, Colorado
“I had a really positive experience with Abbey’s program. I was able to gain some new perspectives on how to approach recovery, self-compassion, and how to connect with my whole self. I liked all of the practices and found something to take away from them all, but the art practice was my favorite. I have tried expressing myself through art before but something about that practice helped things click. I also liked the walking practice because I can take it to use out in the world.”