A Note From Amber Karnes

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Hi everyone, I’m Amber. I am the creator of Body Positive Yoga. Thanks for checking out my website. I wanted to post a little update since it’s been a while!

What happened to Body Positive Yoga?

Body Positive Yoga was an events-based business. Things took an unexpected turn in 2020 when the pandemic hit and I could no longer travel. I haven’t updated this website in a long time. The momentum of life is really something.

I’ve been spending the last 4 years supporting other solo business owners through business coaching and marketing strategy and helping the yoga community move online during the pandemic.

Now in 2024, I’m no longer making a full-time living as a yoga teacher. I’m rolling out some new work which includes the Pivot Retreat for folks who are reinventing their work, marketing clinics for solo business owners, a surfing retreat for complete beginners, a community called the Double Dog Dare Club, and a few more fun things too.

What’s next for Body Positive Yoga?

I still have my chair yoga program and yoga class membership online. I may still lead yoga retreats from time to time.

This site will stay online and I envision it being an archive of resources for students and teachers (I’ve got lots to add).

2024 is a time of experimentation for me as I find out how I want to work in the world, and come to grips with the massive changes in my life over the last 4 years (including a divorce after a 20-year relationship, moving house 4 different times, and lots more).

I hope you’ll follow along! You can learn more at amberkarnes.com.

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Hi, I’m Amber Karnes.

I’m the founder of Body Positive Yoga, where I teach accessible, adaptive yoga practice for people with bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

Through my course Making Peace With Your Body, I coach folks on how to make peace with their bodies and build unshakable confidence.

I know what it’s like to struggle with low self-image, disordered eating, and the shame that comes with feeling that I’m not enough. I’ve been there. I also know what it’s like to fully inhabit my body. To accept myself—fully human—and to live out loud without shame or apology.

I’m here to tell you: your body is not a problem to be solved. It’s time to make the most of the one life you’ve got. Your body is waiting!

It will change my practice for years to come…

“I learned so much more about my body today, things that will change my practice for years to come. I’ve spent four years taking baby steps towards body acceptance and today provided me with a giant leap in that direction. Thank you Amber Karnes for sharing your knowledge and your laughter. Today was amazing.”


Workshop participant

It’s ok to start where I am…

“By joining the Body Positive Clubhouse, I have realized that it is ok to start where I am. I’m doing short videos and just taking it all in. I feel confident that I will continue to learn and grow in my practice because of the gentle guidance that Amber provides. I wish life was a Body Positive Clubhouse!”


Body Positive Clubhouse member

I make better choices in regards to food & life…

“I have noticed myself responding not reacting so much & when I do react to situations quite often (not always!) I recognise that I’m reacting & I can tell myself to calm down and take a pause. Brilliant!

And even if I only do a short practice…my body says thank you & sings for a while afterwards. When I’m practicing consistently I make better choices in regard to food & other life things. And that’s a big win!”


Body Positive Clubhouse member