Have you ever wanted to say, "I love my body right now,
just as it is!" but find you struggle with that concept?
Do you find yourself constantly obsessing about what's wrong with
your body? Do you feel like you'll never feel good about what
your body looks like and wish you could change that? Do you struggle
with defining your own desires around how you want your body to
look because of all the pressures (perceived or real) advertising
and media create? Do you want tools and practices to help you
love your body right now, exactly how it is?
If you answered yes to any of these questions -- and especially
if you answered yes to all of these questions -- then join GlitterGirl
for a 3 hour playshop created to offer men and women practices
to assist them in accepting their body as it is right now.
Body Love — learning to say, “I love my body right
What: A 3 hour playshop exploring and evolving our relationship
to our bodies
Where: Temple of Poi, 953 Mission Street, SF, CA 94103
When: December 18, 2006 - 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Why: Because life is too short to hate the one thing you'll
have to live with every day: You.
Please note: This class is not about losing weight, counting
calories, or designing a workout program for changing one's body.
Instead, this gathering focuses on self acceptance as the first
step toward any lasting change by creating a commitment to learn
to love ones body exactly as it is today.
This 3 hour course begins by setting the tone for the evening
through introducing the Flowology
Mindset™. From there, participants will create a representation
of their body as they see it today. This representation will focus
on acknowledging the shape of our bodies today without judgment
about what it means -- noting statistical information with number,
pictures, words and anything else which inspires us.
The playshop will continue with each person noticing the parts
of their body they like less and doing exercises to being to shift
their experience about those parts of their body. These practices
can be done once at the workshop. However, we believe they will
benefit each person most when done as a daily practice for just
a minute each day until they become unnecessary because true shifts
in self perception have emerged.
The goal of the playshop is to have each participant be able
to say, "I love my body exactly as it is right not, especially
those parts of my body I have not liked in the past."
This sessions will be taught by Isa
"GlitterGirl" Isaacs, founder of Temple
of Poi, the premier poi school in the world. Here's a word
Over the years I have seen some very beautiful people --
men and women alike -- judge their bodies harshly and from a
place which often lacks self love. Having struggled on my own
journey in this domain for the past 15 years, I realize it is
not always easy to accept ones self. As a clinically obese woman,
I am often surprised to find I love my body more than some woman
who are a size 8. I was recently inspired when one of my closest
friends -- a very hot woman -- confided in me how much she hated
parts of her body. Saddened by this interaction and inspired
to help people make a change, I designed this course based on
my own journey and the coaching I was able to offer her (and
many others through the years) to help her work with her body
and begin to love it as it is. If you have ever said, "I
hate my <insert body part here>!" and never want
to say that again, I invite you to join me for this class.
To read more about her journey with her body, body image and
her ideas about vanity and the human condition, visit her blog.
What to Bring
Each student is asked to bring pictures of themselves which remind
them of what they like about their body, as well as pictures of
themselves which show parts of them they do not like about their
body. Participants are also asked to bring statistical data: weight,
size, and measurements for chest, waist and hips.
Students will use this information and these pictures solely
for the purposes of improving their relationship to their body.
Participants will not need to share these pictures or numbers
unless they wish to share them.
This class is a 3 hour session which includes a 10 minute break
roughly half way through the class. The $75 tuition includes all
the materials necessary for the class. Payment plans are available;
inquire with GlitterGirl.
Referral Credit: Each student new to Temple of Poi who you
refer to this workshop earns you a $5 credit on the class, so
make sure they indicate your name when signing up.
Please note all payments are
non refundable and nontransferable.