Welcome to our Thrive Tribe

We want to take a moment to introduce you to why we (Sherri and Melanie) are passionate about bringing the mission of Eat Breathe Thrive to our community. As women who have personally struggled with our own body image, we were both deeply impacted by meeting Chelsea and taking their Module 1 and 2 training programs. We immediately knew this was something we wanted to share with others.

We know there is a lot of great work happening in our community already, and there is a lot more work to do. Our focus is to share the skills and resources we have learned through this program with those it will benefit and bring together our own Thrive Tribe.
 
Check out our Facebook feed to see some of our own personal stories, and hear Sherri’s story on her Facebook feed.

Upcoming Program

We are very excited to offer this training along with Sherri Stokes of Oasis Within. We will be facilitating Eat Breathe Thrive: a 7 week program designed for those struggling with food and body image issues.

It combines group discussion, educational activities, peer support, yoga, meditation, and self-reflection to support each participant to cultivate a healthier relationship with food, body image, and self. You will be given tools to help you track hunger and fullness signals, cope with difficult emotions, and overall create a sense of home in your own skin.

The course includes six two-hour weekly sessions of discussion, interactive exercises, movement and meditation, and a final group ‘Pay It Forward’ activity that you will plan and carry out together with your fellow participants.
 

WHAT:

Eat Breathe Thrive Community Program

WHEN:

May 3 – June 21, 2019 | Fridays, 3:15–5:15PM (excluding May 17)

WHERE:

Holistic Institute Of Health & Fertility in Calgary, AB

COST:

379 CAD early bird | 459 CAD after April 10th

CONTACT:

melanie.taylor@lifeofwellness.ca | (403) 473-8679

Program Curriculum

The weekly program follows a structured, evidence-informed curriculum:

One: Building Community
Two: Setting the Stage
Three: Functional Action
Four: Embodied Intimacy
Five: Inner Awareness
Six: Self-Regulation
Seven: Community project

Facilitators

Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Melanie Taylor
Melanie Taylor, Transformation Coach and Yoga Therapist
Eat Breathe Thrive Facilitator Sherri Stokes
Sherri Stokes, Yoga Guide of Oasis Within

Who is Eat Breathe Thrive?

Eat Breathe Thrive is a not-for-profit organization that aims to prevent and help individuals overcome eating disorders. Their mission is to provide skills and resources for healthy eating, emotional resilience, and positive embodiment.
 

Values

COMMUNITY

a group of people sharing fellowship based on common attitudes, interests, and vision

EMBODIMENT
integration of the mental, physical and emotional body
 
SERVICE
action that is devoted to supporting the best interest of others
 

Eat Breathe Thrive programs have four integral aims:

 

 

Background

Eat Breathe Thrive was founded by Chelsea Roff, a yoga and mindfulness instructor, research collaborator, and thought leader in neuroscience and integrative health. An eating disorder survivor, Roff has an intimate understanding of the depths of human suffering and the conditions necessary for individuals and communities to thrive. Her vision in creating the program was to ensure all people have access to the resources they need to recover, and thus are able to more meaningfully contribute to themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
 
In 2013, Chelsea quit her job and launched a crowdfunding campaign. The goal? To raise $50,000 to start a nonprofit organization, under the umbrella of the Give Back Yoga Foundation. 44 days into the 50-day campaign, the campaign was at $19k—a lot of money, but not enough to start an organization. Chelsea knew it was time to do something drastic, or the campaign was going to fail. So, she climbed onto a roof on Main Street in Santa Monica, set down a yoga mat, and vowed to remain on that mat until the rest of the funds were raised! For five days, Chelsea held the widely-publicized rooftop yoga strike, #OccupyYouAreBeautiful… until the campaign finally reached $50,000—and so, this organization was born.