by Julia Acquivita ’22
The Concannon Fitness Center at Providence College will be hosting an Embody Love Workshop this upcoming Friday, October 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the group fitness studio.
The workshop was developed by Dr. Melody Moore, founder of the Embody Love Movement.
The event, led by Courtney Mackey, assistant director of the fitness & programming department of recreational sports, will focus on concepts of self-love and how mastering self-love allows people to engage in stronger connections with one another.
According to Mackey, “In the Embody Love Workshop, we define the word embody as ‘to feel something so deeply you become it.’”
Through this workshop, Mackey and others will engage in further detail about what it means to embody love, and serve as an example to others of what it looks like to consistently love yourself. In this way, people who struggle with self-love will feel more welcome to love themselves as well.
In addition to seeking comfort on this journey of self-love, Mackey and the Embody Love Movement’s mission is to “change the conversation” of society.
Mackey claims, “We commit to changing our self-talk and the way that we participate in dialogue with others so that we can lift each other up.”
Through this workshop, people will learn how promoting self-love and care towards others can touch the hearts of other people, and help motivate them to take part in embodying love.
The workshop will conclude with a yoga practice that encourages us to recognize and appreciate our breath, body, and spirit, and further merge together any ideas and concepts absorbed during the workshop, with the end goal of embodying love.
To find out more about the Embody Love Movement, you can visit www.embodylovemovement.org.