triyoga talks episode 10: yoga + food

Subscribe: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher

Yoga practitioners can have a complicated relationship with food and become hyper-aware about what they do – and don’t – put in their body. In recent years we’ve seen the rise of the clean eating movement that divides food into two camps: heroes (kale, the avocado) and villains (meat, bread).

Clean eating has been accused of being slimming in disguise. Eating disorders are not uncommon in the yoga community as the practices can trigger and reinforce certain behaviour patterns. And yet at the same time, yoga undoubtedly can play a redemptive role with its inherent message of self-acceptance, body appreciation and connection to the greater Self.

On 1 November, we held a teacher’s symposium on this sometimes difficult topic in our Camden centre. What transpired was a fascinating look at the relationship between yoga and food, with insights from our expert panellists. For those who couldn’t attend, we’re releasing it here as a bonus episode in our ongoing triyoga talks podcast series. We hope you enjoy.

Panellists at the symposium were:

  • Dr Melody Moore. A yoga teacher and clinical psychologist with a specialism in eating disorders. Melody is the founder of the Embody Love Movement, a non-profit with a mission to empower girls and women to see and celebrate their inner beauty.
  • Carolyn Cowan. A Kundalini yoga teacher, teacher trainer, and psychosexual therapist specialising in addiction and body image.
  • Tom Norrington-Davies. A KPJAYI authorised Ashtanga teacher, chef, cookbook author and former food columnist for the Guardian and Daily Telegraph.
  • Hannah Whittingham. Recovering anorexic, Vinyasa Yoga teacher, co-author of “Greed, Sex, Intention: Living Like a Yogi in the 21st Century”, and former student at the Royal Ballet.

Listen to our other podcasts in the ‘triyoga talks’ series here.

new year's day 2021

ring in the new year

free classes + exceptional workshops

find out more

treatments

december treatments special

enjoy 20% off your first appointment with select therapists

find out more

pilates equipment offer

new to equipment pilates?

get started with a 60 minute one-on-one starter assessment for just £50

buy now

introductory offer

new to triyoga?

enjoy 7 days unlimited online classes for just £25

find out more

online

join us online

sign up for classes, workshops + treatments

find out more
follow us on instagram
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: API requests are being delayed for this account. New posts will not be retrieved.

There may be an issue with the Instagram access token that you are using. Your server might also be unable to connect to Instagram at this time.