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Sun, 07 Feb



Fatphobia and disordered eating through the lense of Ayurveda

An indepth look in to this vitally important subject through the lense of Ayurveda. Through Ayurveda we can better understand our current society along with the prejudices we hold and illnesses common to us.

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Fatphobia and disordered eating through the lense of Ayurveda
Fatphobia and disordered eating through the lense of Ayurveda

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07 Feb 2021, 16:00 GMT – 13 Feb 2021, 12:00 GMT



About the event

We're super excited to bring you all our first ever course as part of our @welcometoveda collective! Due to the popular demand of our workshop, 'Fatphobia and Disordered Eating through the lens of Ayurveda', we decided to explore this vital topic further in a four part series.   

The course will last a week and sessions will run on:  

Sunday 7th Feb- 4pm until 6pm   

Tuesday 9th Feb- 7pm until 8:30pm  

Thursday 11th Feb- 7pm until 8:30pm  

Saturday 13th Feb- 10:30am until 12pm (with additional time for discussion and a group chai)   

As the topic under discussion is very close to both of our hearts (and an important issue to unpick within society) we encourage you to bring a friend, a family member or even a pet!   Expect discussion, facts and some very gentle asana, pranayama and meditation during the weekend sessions to compliment the course.   Due to this course being donation based, we'll only be able to run with a minimum of 5 people signed up - so please grab a spot, clear your zoom schedules and sip some chai whilst we put the world to rights with Ayurveda!

‘Fatphobia’ - The fear of or negative attitude towards fat, fatness and/or larger bodied people and bias and discrimination based fear or negative attitude.   This systemic bias harms all of us and takes multiple forms at different levels of our society. It impacts those in fat bodies who receive overt and covert abuse sometimes on a daily basis which could look like not getting adequate treatment at the doctors, being felt sorry for by friends, being offered unsolicited advice by family, not feeling safe or comfortable to attend a yoga class, being fat shamed in the street to name just a few.   

While thin privilege is a very important thing to recognise, Fatphobia impacts people living in every type of body to some extent due to a constant fear of fatness, causing disordered eating, dangerous yo-yo diets, body dysmorphia and numerous other mental and physical health issues.   

In our 4 part course ‘Fatphobia and Disordered Eating through the lens of Ayurveda’ we will unpick this phenomenon and start to make links with the doshas and Ayurvedic theory. This ancient system has lessons and observations that are so relevant in our modern world. Kapha and vata doshas are suppressed while pitta is aggravated and put on a pedestal by basing our education, work life, social life and ideological ideals on one type of existence. This causes a huge imbalance in our society as a whole. An imbalance which breeds such attitudes as Fatphobia among others.   

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