10 Apr An Evening with Erica Mather, RYT and Author, Your Body Your Best Friend
Please join Erica Mather on May 7 at 7;30 pm for a very special event, held via Zoom meeting, hosted by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDERD, and RYT! Erica will read and except from her new book Your Body, Your Best Friend: End the Confidence-Crushing Pursuit of Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Embrace Your True Power, take Q&A about the book and your personal challenges around body image, and then conclude with a short meditation to help connect you to your body. We’re so glad that these strange times have allowed us to have this wonderful teacher and writer to our studio! We hope that you can join us!
“I’m proud of Erica Mather’s contribution to humanity as a Forrest Yoga Guardian, and now as an author. Erica’s book, Your Body, Your Best Friend, holds the keys to freedom from your mental imprisonment. Erica’s deeply intelligent investigation into the nature of entrapment is fascinating. Breathe deeply as you read. Seek out these keys and take action. Good hunting!”
—Ana Tiger Forrest, creatrix of Forrest Yoga, and author of Fierce Medicine
“Grounded yet mystical, Erica Mather brings both practical advice and nourishing wisdom to help you create a healthy, heartfelt relationship to your body. Trading comparisons for compassion and perfectionism for potential, in these pages you’ll learn to tend to your body with more creativity and lasting kindness.”
—Elena Brower, author of Practice You
“This book is everything! For a start, Erica reminds us that we are not alone in our body confusion. She teaches us why this has happened with smarts and clarity that allow us to feel smart, too. Then she empowers us through meditations, journaling, and sensory awakenings that help us find our way home again—home to our own, good bodies that are just the right size to hold all the love and pain and beauty of a real life. I’m giving this book to all my women friends.”
—Cyndi Lee, founder of, OM Yoga, and author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy
Erica Mather is a lifelong teacher who has struggled with emotional overeating, compulsive overexercising, and body dysmorphia disorder. As an embodiment educator, she guides people to feel better in, and about, their bodies. Her Adore Your Body Transformational Programs help overcome body image challenges, and The Yoga Clinic of New York City helps students, teachers, and health professionals to learn about empowered self-care for the body. Mather is a recognized body image expert, a Forrest Yoga lineage-holder, and was also named one of the next generation’s important yoga teachers by Yoga Journal. She has written for mindbodygreen on the topic of body image challenges, is a regular columnist for Rivertown Magazine, and is a popular repeat interview on the SoulFeed Podcast, Hay House Radio’s Angel Club, and many more. Mather lives in New York City, NY. Visit her at www.ericamather.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK (SYNOPSIS):
For women who’ve learned to be their own worst enemies, this in-your-face guide offers powerful tools to break free from the cultural messages that feed negative body image and stand in the way of becoming your most authentic and radiant self.
Have you ever wondered what you could accomplish with the time you spend worrying about your body or appearance? In a society overwhelmed with messages of how women should be and appear, it’s easy to internalize these ideas and become our own harshest critics. It’s time for a change. It’s time to stop squashing ourselves into painfully tight “should-be” boxes and celebrate our bodies for what they are—divine tools to reach our highest aspirations and experience the full fabulousness of life.
In this book, you’ll find a practical program for healing body image dissatisfaction using a unique blend of wisdom—from yoga to Buddhism and Taoism to shamanism and more. Weaving the author’s own experiences with tools for putting lessons into action, this empowering book will help you examine your own thoughts and feelings about your body and learn how they affect the way you relate in and to the world.
With this unflinchingly direct and honest book, you’ll learn to release years of negative conditioning to see yourself as the fiercely authentic woman you really are. So, stop wasting time and energy hating your body and start moving toward a life that celebrates your body’s unique strengths and capabilities for experiencing health, happiness, and true radiance.