This event is open to women of all ages and abilities.
You don't need to be a runner (run is around 30 minutes and easy), yogi or writer but you can be one or all three. This is about community. It's about creative expression through movement, stillness and pen hitting paper. There will be laughter, there will be something yummy to eat, and there will be connection, the kind that only a room full of women creates. Visit EventBrite to buy your ticket!
Things to bring:
Warm clothing for running outside
A change of clothes or extra layers for yoga and writing
March is Women's History Month. March is about celebrating the accomplishments of women and all the work that's been done to make our world more inclusive of all who identify as female. Women have come so far but there is still so much amazing work being done to really help women live fully expressive and empowered lives. Eating disorders and disordered eating effect a tremendous number of women of all ages, shapes and sizes. One study shows that by age 6, girls especially start to express concerns about their own weight or shape. 40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about their weight or about becoming too fat. This concern endures through life.* We wanted to show our support of women doing really courageous and painful work to move beyond eating disorders and get their lives fully back. We wanted to support a side of wellness that doesn't get enough attention though it's a battle millions of women face.
*Smolak, L. (2011). Body image development in childhood. In T. Cash & L. Smolak (Eds.), Body Image: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention (2nd ed.).New York: Guilford.