Ep 36 - Casey Conroy
Aussie Dietitian Casey Conroy on calling out the BS in the Mama, yoga and "wellness" spaces
The pressures on women to be the "perfect" mother, and how we get sucked in through patriarchal systems
Earth mamas & creative rainbow mamas - nurturing our children, ourselves AND our projects
Breaking away from diet culture messages'
The Sexy Successful Spiritual Woman - what is it, and why it hurts us
And so much more!
More about Casey
Funky Forest Wellbeing
Casey is based on the Gold Coast and is the principal dietitian at Funky Forest Health and Wellbeing. Her practise is strongly aligned with the Health at Every Size® (HAES) paradigm. Her passion is helping people to free themselves from body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and weight preoccupation. She also loves working with pregnant women, new mums and their bubs, and specialises in fertility, prenatal and postnatal yoga and nutrition. She believes that we can learn a great deal about how to best care for ourselves from observing nature's cycles, from ancient traditions, and from listening to the deep wisdom of our bodies.
In her work she draws upon her parallel life as a yoga teacher of 10+ years; her childhood watching her Chinese-Malay mum incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into everyday cooking and life, and exploring remote corners of Australian wilderness with her meditation-addicted dad; her past life as a veterinarian and environmental researcher; and her lived experience with and full recovery from disordered eating.
Casey is currently completing a naturopathy degree and on a mission to bring the non-diet approach into the naturopathy and complementary medicine fields, where she believes it is desperately needed.
In her spare time Casey loves to write – she is a feature columnist for Living Now magazine and an avid blogger. She enjoys painting, camping, herbal medicine, 80’s glam metal, prop-heavy yoga, travel, weightlifting, and exploring forest trails with her husband and two young children.