Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery, & Loving Your Body is a new anthology that unites a diverse collection of voices addressing topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Join Yoga and Body Image co-editor Melanie Klein and Yoga and Body Image contributor, Dianne Bondy as they read from their essay s and facilitate an interactive discussion on the book’s themes ranging from how yoga serves as a catalyst for positive body image and mind/body integration, to the ways in which we can create a paradigm shift in yoga media and yoga culture, together.
In this incredible, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five authors, including Alanis Morrisette, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, and Dr. Sara Gottfried, discuss how yoga and body image intersect. With these inspiring personal stories, learn how yoga not only affects your body but also how it affects the way you feel about your body. Each author offers a unique perspective on how yoga has shaped his or her life and provides tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and a renewed body image. By bringing together a diverse collection of voices that span the spectrum of human experience, this anthology will help you learn to love your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Melanie Klein is a writer, speaker and Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Santa Monica College. She is a contributing author in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice and is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body and co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. A body image activist and media literacy advocate, she is the founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Women, Action and the Media, is on the board of Global Girl Media and the Brave Girls Alliance and has worked with Proud2Bme.org and the National Eating Disorders Association. Her work has been featured at Ms. Magazine, Feministing, Yoga International, Yoga Journal, LA Yoga Magazine, Adios Barbie and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine.
Dianne Bondy is a E-RTY 500 master instructor, creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training, Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body book contributor, is featured in the book, Yes, Yoga Has Curves, and on the leadership team of the Yoga & Body Image Coalition.