The EXTRA Mile!

KARMA Program
 
This unique program is aimed to provide vulnerable and marginalized peoples with more access to my programs and services. This includes private 1:1 services and group classes.
 
I reserve a few spots in my schedule to provide a sliding scale to assist those in need. This includes my group classes. 
 
I also have other options available for discussion for my coaches packages.
Please contact me to inquire and tell me why you would like to apply for the Karma program or fill out this form here: https://forms.gle/zq5fHSR2YZV87Z6D9
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Additionally, I offer a few KARMA classes a year to support the PEI Humane Society.
These classes are by donation with 100% of the proceeds going to the non-profit organization. These classes are announced on my Facebook page and Instagram account.
Follow along on those spaces to stay tuned
for the next class.
Pilates for Paws and Yoga/Pilates hybrid
beginner classes have been a fan favorite
of participants.
They’ve said, “it was fun, challenging but also
relaxing!”
And “felt like a massage but also a workout!”
 

Thin Privilege Acknowledgement

Full disclosure: I have thin privilege. I believe it’s key to have open discussions about this topic to help bring awareness of it and to also reduce the stigma around weight.

By acknowledging thin privilege, we recognize that people in smaller bodies have not had experienced or been exposed to stigmatizing events that people in larger bodies have.

What is thin privilege?  

By definition, privilege means “a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.”

Thin privilege can be further defined by advantages and power systematically accorded to members identifying with thinner or smaller bodies.

By recognizing my thin privilege, I know that the size of my body has protected me from weight stigma and to some levels, also from the powerful diet culture we are all exposed to.

As a professional, it is important to me work with my clients and show them compassion, empathy and demonstrate that I am working to be inclusive for all bodies. I recognize those without thin privilege may have unequal access to health or health resources. I can try to be better and do better. By recognizing my privileges and having these important conversations I can help fight the oppressive systems of fatphobia and diet culture.

I am growing and learning about my privileges so this section will evolve as I evolve, thank you for your patience and compassion as I continue to be an ally.

See below for more resources on thin privilege.

https://christyharrison.com/blog/what-is-thin-privilege

https://www.kristinabruce.com/blog/what-exactly-is-thin-privilege

https://lindobacon.com/HAESbook/pdf_files/HAES_Thin%20Privilege.pdf

Disclaimer

The information in the blog, on this website and inside my coaching programs are not intended as treatment or advice for an eating disorder or any other health condition.

If you are struggling with disordered eating behaviors or believe your health to be in danger, please call a licensed mental health professional or physician as soon as possible.

Support resource: NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information Center)

“We believe that through open, supportive dialogue, we can help break the shame, stigma and silence that affect nearly 1 million Canadians living with a diagnosable disorder – and the millions of others who are struggling with food and weight preoccupation.“

NEDIC Covid-19 Update

Instant chat is available from 9 am to 9 pm Monday-Thursday and Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Emails will be answered during those hours.

The NEDIC helpline (1-866-NEDIC-20) and 416-340-4156) will be open from 11 am to 7 pm Monday – Thursday and Friday 11 am – 5 pm. All times EST.

Land Acknowledgement

 

I acknowledge that the land on which I live and work is the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi’kmaq First Nation.

Stay tuned for:

MORE information about social impact, specialties and industry acknowledgements to be posted here.

 

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