Practicing Self Care

Practicing Self Care

Panelists Jenny Best, Rebekah Rotstein and Jessamyn Stanley

Artivate 360

Part 1: Practicing Self-Care

October 18 and 19, 2021

Practicing Self Care

Date: Monday, October 18, 2021, 1-2:05 p.m.
Presenters: Jenny Best & Rebecca Rotstein
Format: Peer-to-Peer Conversation with Q&A

UNCSA alumni discuss their wellness journeys, and how their careers evolved from ballet dancers to thriving entrepreneurs.

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About the Presenters

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Jenny (High School Dance ’94) is a 2021 UNCSA Artpreneur of the Year, former dancer with New York City Ballet and the founder and CEO of Solid Starts(opens in new tab), an online resource and mobile app that aims to revolutionize how parents introduce food to infants and teach body positivity to their children. In less than two years, the Solid Starts Instagram account has gained more than 900,000 followers from 175 countries. She was inspired to establish Solid Starts after her own experiences with disordered eating and subsequent career-ending injury, as well as her son’s struggle with extreme picky eating.

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Rebekah Rotstein

Rebekah (High School Dance ’94) is a movement educator  and founder of Buff Bones, a medically-endorsed design to offer bone health education and exercise to manage and prevent bone and joint issues in people of all ages. Born from her own diagnosis of osteoporosis at a young age, and motivated by her pursuit to treat injuries that curtailed her career as a ballet dancer, Rebecca has built a highly sought after brand with a global reputation in more than 30 countries. Medical endorsements include the former U.S. Surgeon General and Dr. Christine Northrop. Her professional credits include, Ambassador for American Bone Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health, and contributing writer for the International Osteoporosis Foundation, and Pilates Style magazine, among others.


Lunch-N-Learn Tuesday

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1-2:05 p.m.
Presenters: Jessamyn Stanley
Format: Instructional webinar with Q&A

Guided meditation and chair stretching. 

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About the Presenter

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Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn(opens in new tab) (Design & Production) is a Durham-based, internationally acclaimed wellness leader who is highly sought after for her insights on 21st-century yoga and intersectional identity. Through her books, social media presence and wellness app, The Underbelly(opens in new tab), she has inspired global audiences to discover the power of yoga and set forth on a path for personal development. Jessamyn also uses her platform to educate her audience on a number of other social issues, including the modern Black experience, LGBTAQ+ representation, cannabis justice and equity in the health industry. She is the author of two books, “Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat. Love Your Body(opens in new tab)” and most recently, “YOKE: My Yoga of Self Acceptance(opens in new tab).”