Your Body Your Best Friend

 by Erica Mather

Sneak Preview & Reading with the author of the forthcoming book (publication date: April 1st 2020)

The rescheduled date will be announced. 

Join author and yoga therapist, Erica Mather, for a special limited space, sneak preview reading and discussion from her upcoming new book Your Body, Your Best Friend: End the Confidence-Crushing Pursuit of Unrealistic Beauty Standards and Embrace Your True Power. During this special event, Erica will share in her 5 Pillars/ Core Competencies that are actionable specifics to assess one’s relationship with one’s body. In discussion, we will identify opportunities for up-leveling within those 5 Pillars, leaving the afternoon with clear, actionable steps to achieve a life-long, loving relationship with our bodies. 


Pre-orders will be available, with custom inscription. 

Iris Kaplan Center 276 5th Ave 11th floor


Your Body, Your Best Friend by Erica Mather 



For women who’ve learned to be their own worst enemies, this in-your-face guide offers powerful tools to break free from the cultural messages that feed negative body image and stand in the way of becoming your most authentic and radiant self.

Have you ever wondered what you could accomplish with the time you spend worrying about your body or appearance? In a society overwhelmed with messages of how women should be and appear, it’s easy to internalize these ideas and become our own harshest critics. It’s time for a change. It’s time to stop squashing ourselves into painfully tight “should-be” boxes and celebrate our bodies for what they are—divine tools to reach our highest aspirations and experience the full fabulousness of life.

In this book, you’ll find a practical program for healing body image dissatisfaction using a unique blend of wisdom—from yoga to Buddhism and Taoism to shamanism and more. Weaving the author’s own experiences with tools for putting lessons into action, this empowering book will help you examine your own thoughts and feelings about your body and learn how they affect the way you relate in and to the world.

With this unflinchingly direct and honest book, you’ll learn to release years of negative conditioning to see yourself as the fiercely authentic woman you really are. So, stop wasting time and energy hating your body and start moving toward a life that celebrates your body’s unique strengths and capabilities for experiencing health, happiness, and true radiance.

Erica Mather

In 2009 Ana Forrest invited Erica to become part of an elite circle of teachers, The Guardians, senior teachers who are entrusted with passing along the Forrest legacy.

In 2011 Erica made her debut on the National yoga scene, with appearances at Kripalu and Wanderlust. She’s been featured in the Sunday New York Times (July 31, 2011). She also was given her own channel on The Elephant Journal, where–according to the editors–her writing has been “a runaway success.”  To date, her article “How I Came to Love My Body: Just the Way It Is” has received 24,000 views.

In 2012 she made a repeat appearance at Kripalu and continued to broaden her horizons internationally, with appearances at the Bali Spirit Festival, the first Forrest Yoga Conference “Wind Horse”, and a month-long residency at the Tembok Spa in Bali.

In 2013, she taught again at “Wind Horse,” and toured South East Asia introducing Forrest Yoga to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

In 2014, launched her online program “Adore Your Body” a Signature System to help overcome body image challenges, served as lead assistant for Ana Forrest’s 200 hour teacher training.