Body positivity through yoga and group facilitation
With Heather Heintz and Jeniffer Zimmerman
All Bodies Rise Yoga offers an opportunity to consider personal and social myths about beauty and health, learn to create safer environments for trauma survivors in yoga spaces, and examine ways in which yoga culture can become more socially responsible. In the spirit of challenging the paradigm in which no body is ever good enough, All Bodies Rise Yoga is part of the movement that aims to make yoga culture more inclusive, safe, and accessible. The weekend will include nurturing yoga, dialogue, coalition building, and an authentic call to action.
July 31-August 2, 2015
Balancing Monkey Yoga Center
1221 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, HI
Completion of the weekend qualifies for 16 hours of continuing education credits for Registered Yoga Teachers through Yoga Alliance.
Must be a registered yoga teacher, mental health care provider, or an educator.
Jeniffer Zimmerman is a yoga teacher and mental health therapist in Tucson, Arizona. She has over 20 years experience as a social worker and group facilitator. Jeniffer teaches yoga classes that support healing from systematic body dysmorphia, and incorporates yoga and breath work into her therapy practice. Jeniffer holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology, a Master’s degree in counseling psychology, and is a LAC, 200RYT. She has two grown children and is passionate about social justice.
Heather Heintz has been training and certifying yoga teachers for over a decade. She invites participants to dig deep into their personal relationship to self, to other, and to practice before taking the seat as a teacher. She ordained as a Buddhist Chaplain through Upaya Zen Center in 2014 and weaves the dharma into her teaching. She is currently working on a Masters Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on parental bereavement and advocacy. She lives with her partner and their baby boy in Volcano.