Connect. Dig deep. Learn tools to help you Rise Up in life.
At the Body + Love Workshop you will learn how valuable self-love is in creating your greater life. You will learn tools to help you create a life that fuels YOU. You will be in a SAFE and loving environment, and hear from women who are getting down and dirty in their life, sharing the lessons they’ve learned in order to help you grow.
Imagine a place where people showed up for themselves and, each other, without judgment and bound by the common thread that we’re all worthy of living our most badass lives from the inside out! A place where you’re at home before you even arrive. A big’ol lunch table in the cafeteria of life where everyone is welcome under a few simple conditions - everyone shows up, everyone gets a seat at the table, and we all rise together.
This is the Body + Love Workshop.
Check out a recap of our 2017 video to see what it's all about!
What's It All About?
Body + Love Workshop is a weekend-long gathering for individuals coming together to create a happier and healthier life from the inside out, fueled by self-love driven changes. This is a size-inclusive experience for persons of every age, shape, and color; a place to connect, dig deep, and learn tools to rise into your empowered life. Leave with a renewed confidence, a sense of community, and an understanding of the role honoring body and soul play in creating your best life. Body and love.
If you have ever wanted to create change in your life but felt scared or stuck…
If you have ever had to buy a pen or a tote bag because the event tee didn’t come in your size…
If you want to RISE THE F*CK UP in your life and do so with the support of like-minded peeps…. I’VE GOT YOU COVERED!
What You Can Expect.
Community. Soul-work. Thought-provoking panels. Karaoke jam sessions. Questions probing you to examine your fears and passions. Dance breaks. Laughter. Meditation. Lots of hugs… and a safe space for you to show up EXACTLY how you are without judgment.
You can expect…
Kundalini yoga and meditation
Discussions about fear, faith, and the power of making changes fueled by self-love. (Speakers will be announced shortly!)
Workshops about shifting your “movement mindset” from being a punishment for your body to a celebration, and understanding how your “core pain” impacts personal relationships.
And more to be announced!
What the workshop is...
A place to explore what your “greater life” means to you personally.
A chance to think about what your “happier and healthier” life looks like, relevant to your own body journey.
A judgment-free zone safe for every body type.
A space you will feel support, from like-minded women and professionals.
Resources and inspiration!
What the workshop ISN'T!
An event pushing “diet culture” as a means of change.
A place you will be “skinny shamed” or “fat shamed” for your body-goals and desires.
A special “insiders club” of elite women who dress, look, and think the same.
A “sink or swim” shark tank of “mean girls.”
Full of sales pitches.
We learn from the truth of others! The workshop will contain "fireside-style" chats and panel interviews. Here are just of the few folks who will be appearing at the workshop this year. More guests will be announced shortly!
The Plus Size Health & Fitness Motivator and Motivational Speaker
Star of My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC. Author, I Do It With the Lights On.
Director of Kundalini, Wanderlust Hollywood. Certified KRI teacher.
Fitness Activist, Global Coach and Author of Big Fit Girl.
Spiritual Coach and Soul Teacher
Mental Health and Self-Love Advocate
National Civil Rights Advocate
Modern-Day Spiritual Messenger, Host of the Jen Mavros Podcast
When you attend the Workshop, you'll get:
2 full days of workshops, activities, and panels designed to empower you from the inside out.
The opportunity to learn from handpicked experts and inspiring women, sharing their authentic truth.
A completely size-inclusive environment that is "every" body-friendly! (Chairs that support you, sofa seating and floor pillows are all available to make sure you are comfy.)
A community of diverse, like-minded folks to support and encourage you in the process of "showing up" for your life.
Honest dialog with (Sarah) and the chance to connect and ask me questions in an open forum!
Meditation tools to use in your daily life.
Hang-out time with some really cool brands that can actively help you improve your life. (Psst there are NO SALES at this event, so leave your wallet in your bag.)
The chance to karaoke One Week and win badass prizes from cool sponsors. (Start practicing...)
Lunch and snacks, because, duh, snacks are awesome.)
Check Out the Body + Love Workshop, 2017!
The first Body + Love Workshop took place in Los Angeles on September 16, 2017. We were joined by over 90 women of all shapes, sizes, and ages!
- Event Pricing -
General tickets to the Body + Love Workshop include...
Entry into the Friday night mixer,
Two full days of workshops, discussions, and speakers,
Kundalini yoga and meditation,
Special Sunday morning meditation and workshop,
Lunch and snacks on Saturday and Sunday,
Price: $399 (Prices raise to $499 on September 15!)
Looking for more from your workshop experience? The Extra Love: Bonus Tools Experience gives you more tools to help you ignite change in your life.
You'll get everything included in general ticket, plus...
3 easy meditation videos to help you commit to your self-love journey at home,
Souvenir photo with Sarah at the workshop,
One-year membership to Rise Up With Sarah, monthly personal growth challenge group and membership community, and
Follow-up exclusive group coaching call with Sarah
SCHEDULE AND OVERVIEW
Friday 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Friday Night Mixer
Kick off your Body + Love experience with a social hangout with Sarah and other attendees! Join the group for dancing, hugs, and lots of selfies. Each ticket includes two (2) drinks with a limited cash bar available for attendees 21+.
Saturday - Main Workshop Experience
8:00 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM Day Kickoff and Morning Session
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM - Afternoon Session
6:00 PM - Day Ends
Sunday 7:30 - 8:30 AM Morning Sadhana.
Sadhana is a daily spiritual practice; it can be the foundation of your growth and help you set each day up for success. (We're not getting too "woo woo" together... Promise!) Get centered with a powerful meditation and learn tips to help you create a powerful morning sadhana of your own!
Sunday - Main Workshop Experience
7:00 AM Doors Open for Sadhana / 8:00 AM Open for Main Experience
8:30 AM Day Kickoff and Morning Session
11:30 AM Lunch
1:00 PM - Afternoon Session
5:00 PM - Day Ends
Where is the Body + Love Workshop located? The workshop will be located at a venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. The address is 3905 W Diablo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118. This is located off "The Strip." We advise you plan to take a rideshare (like Lyft or Uber) to the event space, or to drive.
When is the event? The workshop is Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2018. There is an optional mixer on Friday, September 28.
What time is the event? If you opt-in for the Friday mixer, we begin at 7 pm and go till 9 pm. On Saturday, doors open at 8 am and we wrap by 6 pm. On Sunday, those doing the optional sadhana should be prepared to be at the event space at 7 am. The general doors will open at 8 am. On Sunday, the event will wrap in the 4 pm hour. Those wishing to fly from Las Vegas that evening are encouraged to catch a flight no earlier than 7:30 pm.
What about food? Your Main Event ticket includes lunch and snacks for both Saturday and Sunday. A vegan option will be available.
Is the event handicapped accessible? Yes!
What hotels do you suggest? Las Vegas has tons of options for every budget. The event does not have a formal "host" hotel, but we can suggest the following hotels that are in accessible proximity to the event:
Fairfield Inn and Suits
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
NYNY Hotel and Casino
A great place to start is on Hotels.com enter the event address as a starting place.
I experience social anxiety, will I be ok? We take every effort to assure you are comfortable. We will have a "low sensory" space and a counselor on-site for any who need it.
What do you mean when you say the workshop is a"size-inclusive" space? It means that we take every effort to make sure that persons of every size feel safe and comfortable. For example, the chairs we use are armless and sturdy, and we will offer both sofa and floor seating options as well.
You’ll never feel pressure to do something that makes you physically uncomfortable, especially in Kundalini class. Join in. Be part of the group. Breathe. That is all we ask for!
Are men welcome at the Body Love Workshop? The workshop is open to persons of every sexual identity. We do anticipate the audience will be largely female identifying. All attendees must adhere to a code of conduct regardless of sexual orientation.
What if I can only stay for part of the event? The BLW is best experienced in it's entirety, from start to finish. If you have to sneak out early, we totally get it. We'll still totally miss you, though.
I don't want to go on a diet... I see that Sarah has lost weight - is she selling me a diet plan? No! Sarah has lost weight because she needed to do so for her health and mobility. This event does not push "diet culture" as a means to creating happiness. Instead, it will encourage you to find out what a greater life means to you? The workshop shares the tools that Sarah has used to create her greater life, focussing on changes fueled by self-love.
WTF is Kundalini? I Googled it and that sh*t looks weird! Kundalini yoga is awesome! LOL. No, really. Kundalini yoga, known as the "Mother yoga" is a form of yoga that combines meditation, breathing, and movement. It is VERY body-friendly! We like this quick definition from Yoga Journal. Kundalini is "An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, Kundalini Yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras, such as Sat Nam, meaning "truth is my identity." The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness."
May I get a refund on my ticket? Unfortunately, tickets are final-sale only.
Can I transfer my ticket to another person? Yes. Please email Sarah@Saporacreative.com for help.
Prices raise September 1! Don't miss out on the opportunity to join us and RISE UP in your life!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Let's keep it simple and clear - there are some brands that can REALLY make a difference in our lives! We can rely on their products, their messaging, and actually USE what they offer to create a greater life for ourselves. I'm super honored to share some of the sponsors of the Body + Love Workshop with you!
Jeans. Size 0-28. In the most buttery soft, stretchy, body-loving fabric we've ever gotten our little hands on. I am so thrilled to share that NYDJ will be on-site with us at the Body + Love Workshop! Try NYDJ's favorite styles on and find the perfect size for you... and get a FREE PAIR OF JEANS!!!! Yes. We said it. SNAG A FREE PAIR OF JEANS!!!! NYDJ, we LOVE you for serving women of all body types. You embrace diversity and walk the walk of your message. Thank you for joining us!
A few years ago, my mom sent me a SodaStream in the mail. I thought she was making a joke... but I literally fell in love. If you know anything about me, you know I am OBSESSED with sparkling water. Like. BRING THE BUBBLES! I am so stoked to share that SodaStream will be hanging out on-site at the Body + Love Workshop making sure we all hydrated properly. Thank you guys for joining us!
My love affair with Primal Kitchen Foods runs deep. This is the second year one of my fav brands on the planet is back to join us for the workshop!! Primal Kitchen foods is the REAL DEAL! Deliciously made with real ingredients, Primal Kitchen offers paleo friendly, and a selection of Whole 30-compliant dressings, mayo, and foods. I love you guys!
EVERY WOMAN HAS THIGHS!! Legit. Thigh-rub is not a plus-size thing... it's a woman thing! Bandelettes make awesome and comfortable, thin bands of lace that you place around your thighs just at the point where rubbage occurs. Ta da! No more chafing. Everyone attending the Body + Love Workshop gets a free pair of Bandelettes!! Thank you guys.
So many people focus on the outside of our body... but what really matters? What's going on inside. I am so lucky to have Well Being Trust on board as a partner for the Body + Love Workshop! Well Being Trust is a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social, and spiritual health of the nation. They support my work and are ready to SHOW UP for you! Not only that, but they will be on-site at the workshop ready to offer support services for anyone who needs them. Working to keep you safe? Yes. Thank you. You guys are the best!
This is my second year joining forces with the amazing people at Fifty/Fifty bottles! They make double-wall vacuum-insulated bottles for hot and cold drinks that are sure to be a staple for you throughout the year. Seriously, we know people still using their bottles from last year every day! In sizes small enough for coffee, or perfect for wine (Yes!) there is a Fifty / Fifty bottle for every occasion.
I have been obsessed with Erin Condren planners for years. Like, YEARS! I bought my first personalized clipboard and Life Planner from them in 2012 and have been in love ever since. There’s something about the colors, the design, the reason it gives me to be organized in my daily life…. Yess! I am wickedly thrilled to have Erin Condren as a sponsor for the event. Journaling is a VERY valuable part of the self-love journey, and I am excited to have their journals be a home for your thoughts.