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Eat mindfully. Love your body. Live consciously.

Transform your relationship with food, your body, and your life, so that you can feel free from the grip of diet culture and experience more peace and confidence on your wellness journey.

Join me in Calgary or Edmonton for one or all four Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living workshops!

  • Calgary – October 14th and 15th, 2017
    • Yogaventures | #5, 2403 33rd Ave SW
    • ENROLMENT NOW CLOSED
  • Edmonton – October 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2017
    • Lifestyle Meditation | 10937 – 120 Street
    • ENROLMENT NOW CLOSED

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If food was just food?

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…instead of something to create stories and scripts around?

What would it feel like to not worry so much about what you “should” eat next or “shouldn’t” have eaten moments ago?

Imagine you were able to nourish and serve your body with your food choices, while still getting pleasure and enjoyment out of food? Imagine experiencing peace and freedom with food. Being able to eat anything and everything in moderation, in amounts that truly satisfy. You can happily stop eating when you’re full. And you don’t have to micromanage, control, and obsess over food.

What would change in your life if you felt good about your body?

If you could be happy no matter what size you were? If you could accept your body and maybe even learn to love it, flaws and all? Stretch marks and all? And learn to treat it well. Joyfully nourish and move your body.

Confidence. Ease. Freedom.

What if you could figure out this food and body stuff so you had more energy to build a beautiful, happy life?

You could let go of all the rules and feel empowered and liberated, while STILL caring for your health. You could go out into the world and truly shine.

Radiating positivity and love, because you’ve finally learned how to have a positive and loving relationship with yourself.

Potentially, you’re on this path already and you want to keep going and learning more about these joyful approaches to health, nutrition, and body image. And if that’s the case, fricking FABULOUS!

But it might be more true that this all feels like a far-fetched idea right now.

Right now, food isn’t just food. Your body isn’t something you feel you can accept. You’re not happy with the way things are. You don’t feel the confidence, ease, or freedom that you want to feel.

You’re frustrated by the choices you’re making and feel like eating in a way that serves you is so hard. You either obsess about food and allow it to take up so much mental space or you say “forget it” and you eat and drink whatever is in front of you no matter how you feel. You know deep down you’re not fueling yourself well. There’s something missing when you think about mind-body-soul wellness. And you constantly feel like you should be eating differently than you are or “taking more control” over your diet.

But you’re also so tired of “should-ing” on yourself and so tired of all the diet and health advice out there. There’s so much fear around food and I mean, it’s exhausting. You’re tired of not knowing what to do with cravings and you hate feeling like you don’t have enough willpower. It’s like you’re addicted to sugar… or salt… or something. And you feel shitty about it. You beat yourself up.

‘I’d like to love my body,’ you say, but the truth is, you don’t! And you’re constantly comparing yourself to other people.

“Why can’t I just look like Nikki Minaj? Or Beyonce? Or at least that girl I see everyday in the coffee line…”

“I wonder if MY butt looks like that…”

“Holy crap I need to lose this weight”

You feel like big sacrifices seem to result in small improvements in your health, weight, and how you feel about your body.

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Truthbomb #1

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It’s not all your fault. There’s a reason why 91% of women are dissatisfied with their bodies and resort to dieting or manipulating their food intake as a way to change their bodies.

Diet culture and the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry play a huge role in this dissatisfaction and people’s weight loss obsessions, which promotes an all-or-none mindset around food and eating, contributes to negative eating behaviours, and poor body image.

Did you know that the pursuit of weight loss actually leads to WEIGHT GAIN in the majority of the population and contributes to an increased risk for eating disorders? What bullshit!

So of course, in our society, it’s hard for food to just be food, for you to love your body, and feel free to focus on other more important things. OF COURSE! It’s not because you don’t have enough willpower, or you’re flawed in some weird way.

The current way we relate weight, health, and body image in society is completely flawed.

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Truthbomb #2

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Despite these diet culture messages and the social conditioning to look a certain way and eat a certain way, you can choose something different.

And you don’t have to wait until some point in the future. You can choose, right now (yes at your current weight), to not buy into the BS and to follow a different path toward food peace, body respect, and a more inspired life.

The question is, are you willing to change? Are you willing to do the work to forgive yourself and move forward? Are you willing to treat yourself more like you’d treat your daughter or a close friend, instead of your biggest enemy? Are you willing to let yourself be supported, so that you can heal your relationship with food and your body, and live a beautiful life? Maybe you don’t feel worthy of all that. But I can assure you, you most definitely are. Can you imagine the possibility that you are worthy right now, and you’ve been inherently worthy all along?

Are you ready to love yourself into better health and happiness? It’s a big ask, I know.

Please say yes. When you heal yourself, you heal the world.

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Okay, before I get too carried away with my passionate rant, let me introduce myself.

I spent the better part of my life having a hate-on for my body – always thinking it should look different. I was a total perfectionist and people pleaser, taking on one thing after another in an effort to prove to everyone else that I was good enough. And although I knew a lot about food and nutrition as a Registered Dietitian, I didn’t really have a healthy relationship with it. I tried to control food, but food really controlled me and how I lived.

It wasn’t until I started seriously practicing yoga that my relationship with my body and food started to transform.

Yoga helped me let go of my perfectionist diet mentality and made me more mindful and balanced. It allowed me to connect with and trust my own unique inner wisdom. It helped me learn to love my body {and my body transformed in the process}, to manage my stress, and to feel in charge and more trusting around food.

I started yoga for the workout, and I stayed for everything else that yoga brought to my life.

And it’s the philosophies in the yogic tradition and related spiritual practices that continue to inform how I coach clients toward healthier and happier lives. And I speak and write about them too as a contributor to popular media outlets like…

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And now, I want to share the power of yoga with you, combined with coaching and science. Cool, right? I want to share the gems of wisdom that come from yoga philosophy, health science, and the anti-diet, body positive, Health At Every Size communities that I’m part of.

In fact, I want to invite you to join a movement.

I want there to be a day when women stand in each other’s presence and share how blown away they are by their amazing bodies. I want women to communicate less about what they are cutting out of their diets, and talk more about what they are ADDING to their lives. It’s my hope that the time and space all wrapped up in food and body obsessions gets released and freed up for something bigger. More powerful. Your deeper purpose.

We deserve this.

I developed Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living – The Workshop (now Workshop #1 of the Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living Workshop Series), and toured it across Canada this past summer…

…to educate people just like you about the negative influences of diet culture and empower them to eat mindfully, love their bodies, and live consciously. I got to meet people, face-to-face, and hear their stories. I got to share in a physical space with other amazingly courageous individuals, so that we can do our part in taking down diet culture and supporting one another in building healthy relationships with food.

But I missed Calgary and Edmonton, and I want to more than make it up to you! Which is why I decided to host a 4-part workshop series in each city.

It includes a variation of the workshop toured across the country and 3 other powerful workshops to aid in your transformation. Participate in them ALL for the full Yoga for Mindful Eating and Living experience, or pick your workshops a la carte, if that better suits your schedule and needs.

 

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Investment for each workshop: $60

Investment for the bundle including all four: $200 (Save $40)

Registration is now CLOSED.

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“Casey is wise, caring, and fun, and has a broad knowledge base about nutrition, yoga, and personal/inner/spiritual matters.” – B.R.

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The Workshop Themes

mindful eating communityWorkshop #1: Presence + Pleasure

You will…

  • Explore the first and second chakra energies and use wisdom from integrative practices to bring about a sense of presence and pleasure in your body, with your eating, and in your life.
  • Understand what diet culture is and how it strips you from your ability to be present with your body’s needs and desires. Then learn strategies to stop fighting your body and instead move into a kinder and more respectful relationship with her.
  • Practice a mindful eating exercise that will help you savour food more, while illuminating the limiting beliefs you hold about food and eating.

 

Calgary – Saturday, October 14th: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Edmonton – Friday, October 20th: 5pm to 7:30pm

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Workshop #2: Power + Forgiveness

You will…

  • Explore the third and fourth chakra energies and use wisdom from integrative practices to reclaim your personal power and use forgiveness as a tool to let go of the past, so that you can step into a new way of relating with food, your body, and your life.
  • Partake in an exercise to put an end to “should-ing” on yourself and feeling guilty or shameful for the choices you make (including, but not limited to health choices.)
  • Declutter emotional debris from past memories and learn about breaking the patterns and autopilot habits that hold you back from your ultimate sense of health and wellbeing.

 

Calgary – Saturday, October 14th: 1pm to 3:30pm

Edmonton – Saturday, October 21st: 9:30am to 12:00pm

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Workshop #3: Love + Truth

You will….

  • Explore the fourth and fifth chakra energies and use wisdom from integrative practices to move toward a stronger sense of self-love and commitment to your authentic truth.
  • Discuss the components of self-love, including self-acceptance, respect, compassion, and authenticity; then, create your personal definition.
  • Learn why accepting yourself doesn’t mean you can’t change (why, in fact, it is critical for sustainable transformation to happen) and understand a framework for practicing self-acceptance and self-compassion.
  • Explore your authentic truth and challenge the limiting beliefs that hold you back from living in alignment with Truth.

 

Calgary – Sunday, October 15th: 9:30am to 12:00pm

Edmonton – Saturday, October 21st: 1pm to 3:30pm

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Workshop #4: Vision + Faith

You will…

  • Explore the sixth and seventh chakra energies and use wisdom from integrative practices to envision your ideal life (including your relationship with food and your body) and have faith that the Universe has your back.
  • Tap into your wild dreamer side in a powerful exercise to help you get out and onto paper your deepest desires.
  • Understand how you want to feel, clarify your vision, create your vision statement, and then set your intentions.
  • Learn how to transform fear into excitement, self-trust, and faith, so that you can make manifest your dreams.

 

Calgary – Sunday, October 15th: 1pm to 3:30pm

Edmonton – Sunday, October 22nd: 9:30am to 12pm

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Investment per workshop: $60

Investment for all four: $200 (save $40)

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Registration is now closed.

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what others are saying

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“I loved that The Workshop focused on the different types of hunger and the differences between them. I enjoyed that your focus is on so much more than just nutrition but our relationship to food and our bodies”

-Richmond Workshop Participant

 

“My biggest takeaway from The Workshop was that all food is just food, to stop labeling it as ‘good’ and ‘bad'”

-Kelowna Workshop Participant

 

“After The Workshop, I felt refreshed and excited. My biggest takeaway was how you can embrace your cravings in order to eventually better your mindfulness”

-Richmond Workshop Participant 

 

“My biggest takeaway from The Workshop was that practicing pleasure is as important as practicing nutrition”

-Jasper Workshop Participant 

 

“I felt that I grew spiritually and mentally in this short workshop, and it has really made a difference in my day to day life”

-Kelowna Workshop Participant 

 

“After The Workshop, I felt amazing. I felt at peace. I felt a new sense of control. I gained a new knowledge and the tools to forward that knowledge”

-Kelowna Workshop Participant 

 

“I loved how this workshop brought the aspects of conscious eating and moving together to show how being more mindful can affect all areas of our lives”

-Regina Workshop Participant 

 

“After The Workshop I felt calm, grounded, inspired, and vibrant”

-Regina Workshop Participant 

 

“My biggest takeaway was to have pleasure in the food I eat, to take my time eating, and enjoy the positive things in life, letting go of what I have no control over.

-Regina Workshop Participant 

 

“After The Workshop, I felt good about the fact that I need to accept my body and not always try to change it and take the time to enjoy the food I do eat”

-Regina Workshop Participant 

 

“My biggest takeaway from The Workshop was talking with others, hearing stories, and knowing that I’m not alone”

– Saskatoon Workshop Participant 

 

“I enjoyed yoga- I usually don’t. The classes I’ve been to put too much pressure on perfection. This class let me go at my own pace, which was appreciated”

-Toronto Workshop Participant 

 

“The Workshop inspired me to practice mindfulness and use key messaging with clients. I felt accepted in the field of dietetics to practice this way, compared to the traditional weight-focused approach.

-Toronto Workshop Participant 

 

“My biggest takeaway from The Workshop was to be more present and aware in my own life, which will improve my own physical/mental health and allow me to do the same for my clients”

-Toronto Workshop Participant 

 

“Yoga at The Workshop was relaxing and brought us into our own minds and bodies. The discussions were thought-provoking and enlightening”

-Antigonish Workshop Participant

 

“My biggest takeaway from The Workshop was to be true to myself. I want my children to grow up with a secure, grounded mom who can do anything. This workshop was another reminder that I’m on the right path”

-Antigonish Workshop Participant 

 

“After The Workshop, I felt relaxed. My biggest takeaway was that mindfulness is so empowering”

-Toronto Workshop Participant