The Body Positive

The Body Positive Institute is a research-based program designed to guide men, women, and youth to a better understanding of their bodies and minds as it relates to body image.

The Body Positive has been working since 1996 to improve the state of our community and how we care for our bodies. Respecting and listening our body’s innate wisdom in terms of movement, nourishment, and rest is crucial in discovering a state of happiness and fulfillment.

The Body Positive builds its practice on self-love, self-compassion, and intuitive living. This Body Positive model is supported by researchers at the University of Toronto, Stanford University, and Cornell University. A number of environmental conditions exist that can lead one to be more susceptible to negative body image, mood disorders, and disordered eating. It has also been discovered that there are a number of strategies that can help one overcome these barriers to obtain a peaceful relationship with your body.

The Body Positive includes intuitive living as it relates to nourishment (eating), movement (exercise), and rest. Through intuitive living, we can learn how to ignore the often unhealthy standards set by society, and start trusting our bodies again.

M Power Program founder and director, Shannon Smith, is now a Master Facilitator for the Body Positive Institute and is thrilled to be bringing this notoriously effective program to Halton Hills and the surrounding area.

For more information about the Body Positive, please visit

Current programs:

-Elementary School

-Middle School

-High School

-College/Adult program

Contact me for more information on bringing this program to your school or group. The program serves both men and women.

Email Shannon at:

Upcoming Body Positive Programs:

The Body Positive: Adults

Sunday December 8th, 2019, 12-6 pm

Devereaux House, Georgetown


The Body Positive: Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Sunday January 5th, 2020, 9-3pm

Acton Town Hall, Acton


The Body Positive: Middle School (Grades 6-8)- 3 week session

Wednesday January 22nd, 29th, and February 5th, 2020 5:30-7:30pm

Young’s Pharmacy Program Room, 47 Main Street South, Georgetown