Embodied Resilience Through Yoga: 30 Mindful Essays about Finding Empowerment After Addiction, Traum

Embodied Resilience Through Yoga: 30 Mindful Essays about Finding Empowerment After Addiction, Trauma, Grief, and Loss

By Melanie C Klein, Jan Adams, Kat Heagberg, Nicole Lang, Kathryn Ashworth, Colin Hall, Toni Willis, Jill Weiss Ippolito, David Holzer, Jennifer Kreatsoulas, Mary Higgs, Sarah Garden, Amanda Huggins, Sarah Harry, Tonia Crosby, Sarah Nannen, Zabie Yamasaki, Alli Simon, Kathryn Templeton, Tobias Wiggins, Michael Hayes, Susanna Barkataki, Amber Karnes, Rachel Otis, Dorian Christian Baucum, Niralli D Costa, Justine Mastin, Sará King, Kathleen Kraft, Elliot Kesse, Celisa Flores, Antesa Jensen, Sanaz Yaghmai, and Michelle Johnson

"This book featuresthirty personal essays of resilience found through yoga to support readers' healing journeys to find empowerment, connection, and growth following trauma. Authors tell stories of overcoming addiction, working through trauma, and learning how to heal from grief. This book presents essays that prove those experiences matter and that yoga can help people find the resilience to carry on.

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Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Publish Date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 312
ISBN-13: 9780738762494
ISBN-10: 0738762490
Language: English

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30 Amazing Stories of Resilience to Help You Heal, Connect, and Thrive

Featuring thirty personal essays about finding resilience through yoga, this inspiring book supports your journey to self-acceptance and empowerment. Susanna Barkataki, Zabie Yamasaki, Jan Adams, Michael Hayes, Amanda Huggins, Sarah Harry, Alli Simon, and many other renowned practitioners present extraordinary stories of overcoming addiction, working through trauma, and learning how to heal from grief.

Topics of loss and hardship are often swept aside in conversations about mindfulness and yoga, but this remarkable book offers profound wisdom on how your practice can help you carry on during challenging times. Explore unique perspectives on trauma related to gender, identity, and body image. Discover uplifting messages of recovery, awakening, and belonging. This anthology encourages you to reconnect with your body and transform it into a trusted ally that provides strength you didn't realize you had.

Includes a foreword by Hala Khouri, MA, cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World.

About the Authors

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of life.

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Melanie C. Klein, MA, is an empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of sociology and women's studies. She is the coeditor of Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience through Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020).

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Melanie C. Klein, MA, is an empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of sociology and women's studies. She is the coeditor of Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience through Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020).

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Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is a sought-after international speaker and former host of Real Body Talk, an online interview talk show. Through her virtual school, Yoga for Eating Disorders, Jennifer offers individual yoga therapy, groups, classes, and continuing education and mentoring for professionals.

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Melanie C. Klein, MA, is an empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of sociology and women's studies. She is the coeditor of Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience through Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020).

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Melanie C. Klein, MA, is an empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of sociology and women's studies. She is the coeditor of Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience through Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020).

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Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is a sought-after international speaker and former host of Real Body Talk, an online interview talk show. Through her virtual school, Yoga for Eating Disorders, Jennifer offers individual yoga therapy, groups, classes, and continuing education and mentoring for professionals.

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Amanda Huggins is an anxiety and mindfulness coach, certified yoga instructor, podcast host, author, and speaker. Her signature "Scientific, Spiritual, Practical" approach has helped thousands achieve transformation in mind, body, and soul. Besides presenting online courses, Amanda offers guidance on her podcast, "Anxiety Talks with Amanda" and has an online community of over half a million followers.

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Sonali Fiske (she/her) is a Sri Lankan-American leadership consultant and mentor to Black Indigenous, Women-identifying leaders of color, a TEDx Speaker, talk show host, and founder of Pick Your Platform & Raise Your Voice. Her work is to bring racial parity to leadership and influence in our culture.

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