Offerings – Workshops, Books, Classes and More

NOTE: Dances With Fat member get significant discounts on all of the below items, check the member deal page. If you want to become a member, just click here!

Quick Links

Feel free to browse, or click on of the links below to get to a specific offering!

Workshops (on video) 
Getting Jiggly With It – Movement In A Fat Body
Dealing With Fatphobia At The Doctor’s Office
Talking Back To Fatphobia

Self-Paced Courses 
Wellness For All Bodies Program
Body Love Obstacle Course

Book:
Fat: The Owner’s Manual

Dance Classes (Downloadable)
Every Body Dance Now!

VIDEO WORKSHOPS

All video workshops include a pay-what-you-can option.

September Workshop: Getting Jiggly With It – Movement In A Fat Body
Click here for details and to register for live workshop!
Dealing With Fatphobia At The Doctor’s Office

In the Dealing With Fatphobia At The Doctor’s Office workshop, we discuss tips, tricks, and techniques for getting competent, evidence-based, weight-neutral (and sometimes even fat-positive!) care from doctors and other healthcare practitioners, even in a fatphobic healthcare system

Topics include:

  • Finding a fat-friendly healthcare practitioner
  • Options for handling the weigh-in
  • Asking for accommodations
  • What to do when a healthcare professional “prescribes” weight loss
  • Getting diagnostic tests (CT Scan, MRI etc.) when the machine isn’t built to accommodate fat bodies
  • Dealing with surgery denials (including joint replacement surgeries)
  • Strategies to discuss research about weight and health with your provider
  • Strategies for when a fatphobic practitioner is the only option

Click here to pay the $20 Registration for the Fatphobia at the Doctor’s Office Workshop Video

Click Here For The Pay-What-You-Can Option for the Fatphobia at the Doctor’s Office Workshop Video

Pay with Venmo: @Ragen-Chastain (please make sure to include your e-mail address and that you want to purchase the Fatphobia at the Doctor’s Office Video)

Talking Back To Fatphobia

In the Talking Back To Fatphobia workshop, we talk about options for dealing with the fatphobia we face as we navigate the world – from responses that encourage dialog, to responses that encourage people to leave us TF alone.

Scenarios include:

  • Family and friends
  • Work
  • Doctors and healthcare providers
  • Random fatphobes we meet online and in-person

Click here to pay the $20 Registration to get the Talking Back to Fatphobia Workshop Video

Click Here For The Pay-What-You-Can Option to get the Talking Back to Fatphoba Video

Venmo:
Send payment to @Ragen-Chastain (please include your e-mail and that you want to order the Talking Back to Fatphobia video.)

Self-Paced Classes

The Wellness For All Bodies Program

The Wellness For All Bodies Program can be done by individuals, or as a group of any size –  including as a workplace wellness program.

You watch a series of short videos  (daily, weekly, or on whatever schedule works for you.) Each video has a lesson and an action item. Over the course of eighteen self-paced, content-packed, three minute videos you’ll get the tools you need to create healthy relationships with food, movement, and your body, and you’ll map out a path to health that makes sense for you, in an easily digestible format. Includes 18 videos and a study guide.

Register:  
Individual: $25.00 
($10 for DancesWithFat members – register on the member page)

Group:  E-mail me at ragen@danceswithfat.org for pricing and progress tracking options for groups.

To get more info (including full curriculum and a preview the videos) just click here!

Body Love Obstacle Course

We put together the Body Love Obstacle Course because the way we feel about our bodies affects every area of our lives–relationships, career, health and more.  The Body Love Obstacle Course (BLOC) is a 5-week, proven, step-by-step program that will give you the tools and coaching you need to create a rock solid foundation of self-esteem and body love, and teach you the strategies and skills you can use to keep going over, under, or through the obstacles that our culture throws in your way to create your best life. 
Register:

Individual: $99 
($79.00 for DancesWithFat members – register on the member page)
Groups – e-mail me at ragen@danceswithfat.org for group pricing and options

Book

Fat: The Owner’s Manual – Navigating a Thin-Obsessed World with Your Health, Happiness, and Sense of Humor Intact, is available in soft-cover and e-book!

Soft-cover is $14.95 plus shipping
($10 wi/ free shipping for danceswithfat members)

Click here to ship to the US

Click here to ship to Canada

Click here for shipping everywhere else

E-Book is Name Your Own Price*

Click here to order the e-book

*It is very important to me that this book is affordable to everyone and I know that $14.95 isn’t affordable to everyone. So, name your own price – seriously. You’ll receive your e-book by e-mail within 24 hours.

For more information about the book, including reviews, check out www.fatownersmanual.com

Dance Classes

Every Body Dance Now – Dance Classes

Each dance class download includes warm-up/cool down, instruction for one dance, and dance a party.
For more information, include descriptions of the dances, check out the website:  www.danceforeverybody.com

Beginner Routines

I Love to Love You by Candye Kane $5

Smoke and Leather by Darci Monet $5

Intermediate Routines

Mistress Carmen by Candye Kane $5

Super Hero by Candye Kane $5

Advanced Routines

Heavy Woman by Single Bass $5

Work What You Got by Candye Kane $5

6 thoughts on “Offerings – Workshops, Books, Classes and More

  1. It occurred to me a shirt just saying “Underpants Rule” would be fun. People could interpret it however they wanted and it would be a good reminder not only to follow it yourself, but to give other people room to follow it for themselves.

  2. Dear Ragen,

    I am a new fan and have been following your blog raptly. I couldn’t help but notice that your larger sizes in shirts cost more than the straight sizes, and I was wondering if there is a way to get a discount? Thank you

    XOXO
    Carmen

    1. Hi Carmen,

      Thanks so much for your kind words about the blog, I’m really glad that you like it! As I mentioned above, I am aware that they charge more for larger shirts. I would be charged more for my size and I agree that sucks. People asked for the shirts and I wanted to make them available, this store had the best deal that I could find. If you don’t want to buy the shirts for this reason I completely understand. If you know of a site that doesn’t charge, or charges less for larger shirts let me know and I will gladly move to them! The shirts aren’t a profit generator for me, they are something that I created because fans like you requested them. If you don’t want to pay more for a shirt in your size I 100% respect that and completely support you. I send a request about once a month to the company asking them to change their policy, if you want to do activism around this you can find their contact info at http://www.zazzle.com/about/contactus. Thanks!

      XOXO,

      ~Ragen

  3. Hi
    I am dyslexic, but would like to buy the e-book. Can you tell me what format it is in? I need it in PDF, word or jif to make my computer read it for me.
    Thanks

  4. I love he song Brick House by the Commodores, I just can’t sit still if I hear it. I’ve always been tall and imposing, at any weight, so it’s kind of a personal anthem (I suspect I’m not alone with that one). What do you think of making a routine for it?

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