If you are intimidated at the thought of coming to an XL-Yoga class, try not to be. Our classes are relaxed and fun, no one worries about how they look while practising or
compares outfits (unless we want to get a pair of leggings like those another XL-Yoga is wearing in class).
If you have any thoughts that you can't do yoga in your body or notions that only small people do yoga and put their ankles behind their knees, check out these people. They either do yoga in larger bodies or do yoga in a non-acrobatic manner.
Amber Karnes - Body Positive Yoga - https://bodypositiveyoga. - Amber has some free videos online and a paid service. She lives in a large body and therefore is a terrific adapter of poses and is frank and realistic about how to make the work for you.
Maria Kirsten- Yoga for Grownups - https://www.yogaforgrownups.com/ Maria is in an average sized body but she is totally grounded and practises reasonable accessible yoga often using a chair. She has some free videos, paid videos and a great Instagram profile.
Dianne Bondy - https://diannebondyyoga.com/ - Dianne has a You Tube channel for free tutorials and classes as well as a few other sites for paid instruction. She is a big fan of inversions but has instructions on how to get your head upside down or options for not doing such an extreme inversion.
Adrienne Mishler - https://yogawithadriene.com/ - Adrienne is not a large bodied yogi but her You Tube videos are relaxed, adaptable and make yoga feel so doable. She admits when a pose is a challenge and offers options. And her dog Benji, usually lounging by the mat, is adorable.
There are lots of other large bodied yoga personalities online, this is just a short list. It's terrific to see that this niche of yoga is growing.
If you are registered in one of our classes, you can look to these online yogis for your home practice or ideas to take to your next class.
Yoga is wonderful, fun and amazing for your body and mind. It is terrific to have all these people and their resources to make yoga your own, for your body, as it is today.
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