On Campus Program

Yoga and Body Confidence Acceptance, Positivity, and Empowerment

For yoga practitioners of all levels and yoga teachers from all backgrounds.

Join this groundbreaking meeting of diverse voices in the field of yoga and body confidence. Each presenter addresses the topic from their unique area of expertise. Enjoy a keynote from Matthew Sanford, a panel discussion with all presenters, and interactive exercises, yoga, meditation, and Q&A sessions. Each day of this program includes two-hour morning asana workshops focused on body-positive themes for practitioners, and afternoon workshops on specialized topics, including working with injuries, yoga and eating disorders, and much more.

Learn how to modify yoga practice for bodies of different sizes, capabilities, and ages, and return home with tools and insights for doing yoga in a way that promotes body positivity. Teachers receive tips on leading classes where all students feel welcomed and empowered.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
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Erica Mather, MA, E-RYT, is a Forrest Yoga Guardian, lifelong teacher, and creator of the Adore Your Body System for ending body-image challenges.

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Michael Hayes, founder of Buddha Body Yoga™, teaches classes that benefit everyone, regardless of their individual anatomy, flexibility, age, or yoga background.

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Kirsten Adelia Collins, LMSW, RYT, is a clinical therapist at the Beacon Program, a private practice in Manhattan dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders.

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Karen Samuels, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, is founder/director of COPE: Community Outreach to Prevent Eating Disorders.

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Matthew Sanford, an expert in transformation through the healing power of yoga, is the author of the critically acclaimed Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence.

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