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Cristina Matteis / Photo courtesy of Matteis

Cristina Matteis

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Cristina Matteis is a body positive yoga teacher and writer based in Windsor, Ontario. She encourages her students to safely explore the themes of self-acceptance and empowerment through the mindful movements of accessible yoga. Matteis, a technical writer and marketing manager at a mid-size software development agency, also writes short fiction and poetry. 

Cristina Matteis' Work

 

Broadening the Stage

Connecting with dance audiences through body diversity, representation and inclusivity By Cristina Matteis

Pervasive conceptions about which bodies are considered beautiful, professionally acceptable or healthy continue to restrict how individuals seek self-expression through the art of dance. Activists, experts and dance artists discuss the importance of body diversity in presenting a wider range of lived experiences onstage, reaching new audiences and connecting with them more meaningfully.

Broadening the Stage

By Cristina Matteis

Pervasive conceptions about which bodies are considered beautiful, professionally acceptable or healthy continue to restrict how individuals seek self-expression through the art of dance. Activists, experts and dance artists discuss the importance of body diversity in presenting a wider range of lived experiences onstage, reaching new audiences and connecting with them more meaningfully.

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