Founder of Embody Love Movement, Dr. Melody Moore, has created a powerful culture-shifting revolution.
We call it, the revolution that begins within.
ELM is a social impact movement working to create a shift in the way that girls and women see themselves and treat one another. We are facilitating a journey into kindness, compassion and acceptance of ourselves and of one another, just as we are. No longer buying into the selling and promulgation of the beauty myth, we stand for and with one another in the empowered awareness that we belong here, now and just as we are. We have worth and purpose that has absolutely nothing to do with the physical appearance of our bodies. The ever-changing money-making trends of outer "beauty" do not define us for we are already whole and complete.
Love In-Shine Out Workshop (ages 7-11)
Inner Beauty Shop (ages 12-18)
Embody Love Workshop (ages 19 and up)
Love In-Shine Out™ is an interactive workshop that takes girls, ages 7-11, on a journey toward love and acceptance of themselves and others. Participants learn that what they think, feel, say, and do impacts the people around them. Once participants are able to see and experience themselves as beautiful from the inside out and commit to kindness toward themselves and others, they have the opportunity to realize what matters to them and about them. Love In-Shine Out™ is taught by trained Embody Love Movement® facilitators with one facilitator per 10 girls.
The Inner Beauty Shop™ is an interactive workshop for girls or women, ages 12 – 18, that allows participants an opportunity to find the beauty within themselves and those around them. Each beauty shop is a transformative experience that includes several interactive and embodied activities, including yoga. The objectives for the workshop are:
1. Media Literacy:
First, participants are welcomed into a trusting environment by our trained facilitators. To set the stage, we dismantle the beauty ideal created by the media that causes pressure to compare and self-reject for most girls and women. Then, participants engage in a process of exploring how media influences have impacted them personally and collectively.
In recognizing they are part of the solution, students are given an opportunity to see themselves and their peers through new lenses that do not condition love based on external appearance and limit worthiness to a particular waist size.
2. Yoga Practice:
Next, participants are able to embody the experience of feeling unique and beautiful just as they are through a guided yoga practice. We use yoga to demonstrate that everyone is different, every feeling is right, and every body is a temple.
3. Changing the conversation:
We create a new conversation away from “body shaming” talk to “I have purpose” talk by allowing students to explore their unique qualities and then demonstrate, to their peers, what is meaningful about them and what matters to them.
4. Committing to compassion:
Participants are then asked to make a commitment to themselves and their peers to be courageous in calling up one another when they hear “body shaming” and to being kind to themselves, and therefore each other, by seeing and experiencing themselves as beautiful from the inside out.
The outcome of the Inner Beauty Shop™ is that participants are able to recognize their own impact on the collective and internal conversation about beauty, love-ability, and worth. Participants will leave knowing that who they are is what matters and that their external appearance is not what makes them worthy of love.
Embody Love Workshop™ is a 2-3 hour transformational workshop for adult women ages 19 and up that takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy.
Interactive exercises include:
• Dismantling the “beauty myth”
• Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness
• Embodied yoga experience
• Committing to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other
• Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out
• Recognizing our contributions through conscious activism
To schedule a workshop with me or to ask any questions you may have, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.