Nationally-recognized author and speaker, yoga teacher, and eating
disorder advocate Chelsea Roff has climbed atop the roof of Tao Healing
Arts Center at 2309 Main Street in Santa Monica.
After setting down her yoga mat Sunday at 8 am, she said she refuses to get down until her Indiegogo campaign Yoga For Eating Disorders is funded -- a total of $50,000.
Her goal is to help other women find
their way out of this illness -- just like her community helped her in
her time of need. She has partnered with the Give Back Yoga Foundation
to offer Yoga for Eating Disorders™ as a service at treatment centers
and to conduct an evidence-based study on its effectiveness in improving
“I could be on the roof four days, two days, a week, two weeks!” she
exclaimed. “I am staying on the roof until all of the funds for Yoga For
Eating Disorders are raised – no matter how long it takes. I am staying
on the roof and waiting this out, because I really believe in this
#OccupyYouAreBeautiful is Roff’s demonstration of solidarity with eating disorder sufferers everywhere.
She said she is taking a stand "for joy, for freedom, and for the
belief that all people have the right to feel beautiful in the bodies
She said the demonstration would see an array of free events being
held including yoga and meditation classes, interviews, live music, and
She said there is an open invitation for the public to join her on the rooftop, or follow along online.
The first day of #OccupyYouAreBeautiful saw contributions from a host
of well-known teachers and speakers in the world of yoga, meditation,
and healthy living.
For more information or to see the live stream, visit www.occupyyouarebeautiful.com.
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