In this episode, Kat and Kyle catch up with Yoga and Body Image Coalition co-founder Melanie Klein.
Melanie Klein, M.A., is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Moorpark College in Ventura County, CA. Her areas of interest and specialty include media literacy education, body image, and the intersectional analysis of systems of power and privilege.
She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body (Llewellyn, 2014) with Anna Guest-Jelley, a contributor in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice (Horton & Harvey, 2012), is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis (Shroff, 2014), a featured writer in Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016) and co-editor of the new anthology, Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change: An Intersectional Feminist Analysis with Dr. Beth Berila and Dr. Chelsea Jackson Roberts (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Melanie co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1996 and currently lives in Santa Monica, CA.
Melanie is offering a free one-hour online class on Tuesday, September 19 at 4pm Pacific: Beyond Buzzwords, Soundbites and Empty Slogans.
Let’s pull back the curtain and get raw and real about why we all need practices to create and sustain a positive body image. Plus, get all the details about Melanie's upcoming Yoga and Body Image 8 Week Online Immersion: part book club, part coaching circle, part consciousness raising, and an opportunity to re-write your body narrative.
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...And don't forget to check out the Yoga and Body Image Summit here on Yoga International.
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Original score for this podcast is by Austin Joy.