Giveaway & Review: Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat

Giveaway & Review: Barefoot Yoga Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat

Barefoot Yoga contacted me a while back about doing a review and giveaway of one of their yoga mats. They sent me the Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat to review, and were okay with me telling them that I would be 100% honest in my review, so I decided to do it! About the Hybrid Eco-Lite Mat From … [Read more]

Beginner Yoga Series in Charlottesville, Virginia

Beginner Yoga Series in Charlottesville, Virginia

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be leading a 3-week beginner yoga series here in Charlottesville! This 3-class series is perfect for people who are brand new to yoga, or those who want to get back to basics. Big bodies, creaky joints, non-yogis and beginners welcomed. We’ll cover basic asanas, breathwork, and some yoga … [Read more]

Plus size yoga resources I know you’ll love

Plus size yoga resources I know you’ll love

A great resource! For less than the price of a single drop-in yoga class at most yoga studios per month, you can get over $500 worth of goods and monthly yoga resources, videos and more… all delivered to your inbox.

Interview with Hanne Blank, author of The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise

Interview with Hanne Blank, author of The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise

I am pleased as punch to bring you an interview with Hanne Blank, author of the brand new book The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts. Hanne is an author, activist, sex educator, feminist, and fat girl extraordinaire. Read on to learn more!

Yoga for low back pain during pregnancy

Yoga for low back pain during pregnancy

I hear that pregnancy can be pretty miserable on the body, and two of my sisters have asked me how to relieve some of their low back pain while pregnant. I put together a list of my favorite stretches, sequences, and strengthening exercises that can help.

How yoga healed the relationship with my body

How yoga healed the relationship with my body

From the very first class, the one where my tracksuit pants flapped all over the place and so did my limbs, and, to be honest, my belly, yoga gave me relief from myself. The worrying, obsessing, self-hating internal dialogue stopped for an hour, and for a few hours after that too. I hadn’t had a moment’s break from that since I was eight years old. It felt so great.

Yoga and the unexpected road to “perfect”

Yoga and the unexpected road to “perfect”

Gotta admit it, when I first started yoga, I wanted to be perfect. To be perfect, I needed to be thin, happy, flexible, and have a dogmatic aversion to gluten and fast food. And in my usual perfectionist, overachieving fashion, I opted to apply for the four month volunteer program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, instead of taking a beginner class. I was ready for the fast track and I was desperate.

Modifications for yoga twists (and tips on making friends with your belly)

Modifications for yoga twists (and tips on making friends with your belly)

If your body is shaped less like a celery stalk and more like a butternut squash, yoga twists may feel totally uncomfortable. Find out how to safely modify twists for your body!

Health At Every Size Master Class – an interview with Golda Poretsky, HHC

Health At Every Size Master Class – an interview with Golda Poretsky, HHC

This week marks an amazing event in the size acceptance and body positivity sphere – the Health At Every Size® Master Class! I sat down with Golda Poretsky of Body Love Wellness, creator of the HAES Master Class, to get some questions answered. I hope you can join us for this awesome event!

Modifications for pigeon pose

Modifications for pigeon pose

Knee pain or other trouble with pigeon pose? Here are some modifications that work well for beginners or plus size yogis with larger bodies.