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Eleven Contributors. Eleven Days. 33 Unique Tips for Body Image Positivity!

Do you struggle with body image confidence? Listen into short interviews with these experts who have been through it all! You’ll find out how they have come out the other side of their journeys victorious, empowered, and able to live their lives fully and joyfully. Sign up below for access, and keep reading to find out all of the remarkable contributors who are speaking!

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Elena Brower

Mama, teacher and author, Elena has studied with master teachers since 1997, and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999. Known for bringing a resonant, relevant voice that speaks directly to your heart, Elena teaches yoga and meditation in weekly classes in New York City, international retreats and trainings, and en masse classes. Elena's groundbreaking yoga workbook, Art of Attention, has been translated into 5 languages. Her Art of Attention Audio Meditation coursework and her first film, On Meditation, are devoted to cultivating meditation as our most healing habit. For writings and schedule, visit elenabrower.com.

Melissa A. Fabello

Melissa A. Fabello is a sexuality educator, eating disorder and body image activist, and media literacy vlogger based out of Philadelphia. She currently works as a Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism. Melissa holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University, where she is currently working on her PhD. She enjoys rainy days, is a Jurassic Park enthusiast, and Taylor Swift is her problematic fave. She can be found on Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube. Follow her on Twitter @fyeahmfabello.

Dianne Bondy

She is the creator and director  of Yoga for All 200/500 Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program  and founder and Managing Director of Yogasteya – a virtual online yoga studio that supports yoga for all cultures, shapes, sizes and abilities.  The goal of Yogasteya is to empower its students through the practice of yoga.  She developed and continues to teach the Abundant Bodied Yoga Teacher and Yoga For All yoga teacher training programs, runs retreats and workshops internationally and is a active member of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and is an ally of Beyond Duality Off the Mat, Into the World.

Jes Baker

Jes Baker is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker, the “Attractive and Fat” campaign, and her dedication to shifting social paradigms into a place where all people are offered the opportunity to love themselves just as they are. The "Attractive and Fat" campaign drew coverage from CNN, the Today Show, the BBC, and many other national and international media networks. Jes harnesses the power of vulnerability, honesty and candor through dialogue about living in a world where worth is determined by your dress size, diagnosis, and deference to authority.

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom writes fiction, including the short story collections Come to Me (HarperCollins), a National Book Award finalist and A Blind Man Can See How Much I love You (Random House), a National Book Critics Circle award finalist and her two New York Times best-selling novels, Away and Lucky Us (both Random House). She is currently the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University.

Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion and the mastermind behind #LoseHateNotWeight. Virgie has been featured by the New York Times, MTV, Al Jazeera, the San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Huffington Post and Bust Magazine. Find her online at www.virgietovar.com

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Emily Nolan

Emily Nolan is a model and author of the award winning blog, MyKindofLife.com, sharing inspiration for kind people. She's also the Founder of Topless, a popular women's self-confidence workshop that tours the world. Emily is a new age (role)model that promotes health at every size--which she emphasizes through yoga and mind & body exercises. Emily has been tapped as Mind Body Green's Top 100 of the World's Most Influential Thought Leaders for her work in promoting radical honesty and healthy body image. She lives in Miami with her husband Matt and their rescue dog, Spunky. You can connect with Emily on her website MyKindofLife.com

Isabel Foxen Duke

Isabel Foxen Duke is a Certified Health Coach and Emotional Eating Expert. Her areas of expertise include binge-eating, emotional eating and chronic unsuccessful dieting. After years of trying to overcome emotional eating through "traditional" and alternative approaches, Isabel discovered some radical new ways to get women over their food issues — not just by shifting the mindsets of individuals, but by creating a greater cultural revolution. Her writing and free guide, How To Not Eat Cake, can be found at www.isabelfoxenduke.com.

Alanna Kaivalya

Alanna Kaivalya is an author, scholar and yoga professional. She is the founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method, Author of Myths of the Asanas and Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan. She holds a masters degree in Mythological Studies with Emphasis in Depth Psychology, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the same field. She uses her extensive expertise in myth and symbolism to feed her knowledge of astrology and tarot. Listed as Yoga Journal’s top 21 Yoga Teachers under 40, Alanna continues to lead retreats, workshops and teacher trainings worldwide. More can be found at alannak.com

Jamie Greenwood

Jamie Greenwood is the founder of JamieLiving.com where well-meaning, control-freak, soul-starved women come to recharge when life is kicking their ass. Jamie’s writing has been featured on MindBodyGreen, Tiny Buddha and The Huffington Post and her signature program Just F*cking Eat It, helps women to stop second-guessing food and start trusting their bodies. When she’s not writing, coaching or running her mouth on stage, you can find Jamie cooking, laughing and dancing in front of her bedroom mirror.

HeatherAsh Amara

HeatherAsh is the founder of Toci--the Toltec Center for Creative Intent based in Austin, Texas, which fosters local and global community that supports authenticity, awareness, and awakening. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family. She brings this openhearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony. She is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, The Toltec Path of Transformation and No Mistakes: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance. www.heatherashamara.com

 

 

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And what exactly is the Adore Your Body Telesummit about?

The Adore Your Body Telesummit is about fostering body image positivity through sharing stories about body image struggle, and techniques for changing the way we think about our bodies. Each contributor will reveal their top 3 best practices for staying in an affectionate relationship with the body. That's 33 unique tips!

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I noticed that all the speakers are women. Is this event relevant to men too?

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Erica Mather

Erica Mather, M.A. HHC, E-RYT, author, speaker, yoga professional, is the creator of the Adore Your Body Signature System for body image positivity, and the Yoga Clinic NYC, a hub for medical practitioners and injured clients to connect with the best structural-functional yoga healers in New York City. In 2009 she was selected by her teacher, Ana Forrest, to become a "Guardian"--a senior teacher who mentors and coaches other teachers in the Forrest Yoga lineage. In this role, she takes students and teachers through transformational experiences over the course of a weekend, or a year. She is an active member of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. Erica holds an M.A. from Columbia University and degrees in Music Theory and Music Education from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a lifelong teacher, and a student of learning and teaching. She is a creator of curriculum, and of methods that will help her students to enjoy success. www.ericamather.com & www.stuffilearnedatyoga.com

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