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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Your mirror image. Body love workshop tightens mother/daughter bond

Julie Finkel. Courtesy Om Free Yoga
Is insecurity inherited?

Maybe. Negative self-talk around your kids is bound to rub off in one shape or form. 

Self-acceptance and body love are the subjects of an upcoming workshop, led by Julie Finkel, founder of Om Free yoga, of Glen Rock, New Jersey. Her services include childrens, group and private Vinyasa-style yoga classes, mini-retreats and nutritional counseling.

“Moms have to realize that how they speak about themselves in front of their daughters can leave a lasting impression,” says Julie Finkel, a practicing yogi since 1999. “We want to open up a dialogue.”

The upcoming two-hour, November workshop for teens and their moms will start off with yoga, including partner poses and postures which may evoke a bit of fear.

“We’ll talk about this feeling and how to breathe through it. I’m a bit believer in learning how to breathe in uncomfortable situations,” says Finkel.  “Our bodies are so amazing. We can control ourselves with meditation. We can choose good thoughts instead of self-deprecating ones.”

Finkel’s use of yoga to address body image was intentional since, “It’s different than a sport or dance, where you’re performing or competing. You do yoga for yourself. There’s no end result such as competition, or being on stage. It’s about discovering how amazing and strong our bodies are. It’s empowering,” says Finkel.

CleanandDelicious Youtube sensation, Dani Spies is a special guest and will discuss the psychology of eating, controlling your fat intake and lead a journaling activity.

Warrior Girl Mother Daughter Workshop
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Moonlight Ballroom (175 Rock Road, Glen Rock, N.J.)
Cost: $45
Girls ages 12 – 17 and their Mothers



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