Upcoming Workshops

January 6-7

Bentonville, AR

Body Positive Yoga Student Workshop
Saturday, January 6, 10am-1pm, $45 early bird (until December 1)

This workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to be empowered to step into any class with confidence, knowing they have the tools to make yoga work for their bodies. In this workshop, we’ll explore things like: How to keep your chest out of your face, twisting and folding when you have a belly, and other “sticky spots” like sun salutations and inversions. We’ll help each other find safe alignment and freedom in poses, learn to modify yoga to fit our bodies, and have some laughs along the way. Yoga teachers who’d like to learn modifications for your larger students are also welcome!


Radical Self-Acceptance & Yoga Class
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 3pm-5:30pm, $25 early bird (until December 1)

With thousands of images of “perfection” shot at us every day, it can be easy to compare ourselves with others and internalize the constant judgment and scrutiny of our bodies. Even during our yoga practice, it’s often easy to compare ourselves to the “ideal” body or look. Whether you’re at home, at the gym, at the yoga studio, or just moving around in the world, feeling self-conscious or even hateful toward your (normal! human! imperfect!) body is sometimes unavoidable. Drawing on mind-body, self-awareness, and practical self-care techniques, we’ll discover ways to boost confidence, get in touch with our inner badass, and foster a healthy self image. We’ll wrap up the workshop with an hour of body-affirming, beginner-friendly yoga.


Body Positive Yoga Teacher Intensive
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10am-5pm, $125 early bird (until December 1)

Learn how to craft and language a yoga class that is truly welcoming for students of all shapes and sizes. This yoga teachers’ workshop will include both practical asana instruction and discussion. We’ll debunk stereotypes and discuss how to create an environment of safety, agency, and consent. We’ll also explore common challenges faced by larger-bodied students. We’ll practice asana modifications and ways to use yoga props to help your students get the most out of your class.

Amber will speak from her experience as both a larger-bodied yoga student and teacher, and together we’ll build a toolbox to make your classes more welcoming and inclusive. Bring any and all questions that you might hesitate to ask your students about how to make the practice work for them – we’ll troubleshoot them together in this body-positive yoga lab setting.

Call 479-402-1899 to register or click here.

January 20

Lexington, KY

Saturday, January 20
Radical Self-Acceptance & Yoga Class
Saturday, January 20, 2018

With thousands of images of “perfection” shot at us every day, it can be easy to compare ourselves with others and internalize the constant judgment and scrutiny of our bodies. Even during our yoga practice, it’s often easy to compare ourselves to the “ideal” body or look. Whether you’re at home, at the gym, at the yoga studio, or just moving around in the world, feeling self-conscious or even hateful toward your (normal! human! imperfect!) body is sometimes unavoidable. Drawing on mind-body, self-awareness, and practical self-care techniques, we’ll discover ways to boost confidence, get in touch with our inner badass, and foster a healthy self image. We’ll wrap up the workshop with an hour of body-affirming, beginner-friendly yoga.

Registration details coming soon!

Blacksburg, VA

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Body Positive Yoga Workshop

This Body Positive Yoga workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to be empowered to step into any class with confidence, knowing they have the tools to make yoga work for their bodies.

In this workshop, we’ll explore things like: How to keep your chest out of your face, twisting and folding when you have a belly, and other “sticky spots” like sun salutations and inversions. We’ll help each other find safe alignment and freedom in poses, learn to modify yoga to fit our bodies, and have some laughs along the way. Yoga teachers who’d like to learn modifications for your students are also welcome!

$40 early bird through Dec. 21 | $45 after Dec. 21


Discussion: Teaching Yoga to All Bodies

In this 90-minute facilitated discussion and Q&A session, yoga teachers will learn how to craft and language a yoga class that is truly welcoming for students of all shapes and sizes. We’ll debunk stereotypes and discuss how to create an environment of safety, agency, and consent. We’ll also explore common challenges faced by larger-bodied students. Amber will speak from her experience as both a larger-bodied yoga student and teacher, and together we’ll build a toolbox to make your classes more welcoming and inclusive. Bring any and all questions that you might hesitate to ask your students about how to make the practice work for them – we’ll troubleshoot them together in this body-positive yoga lab setting. Space is limited, $20 investment.

Location: HK High Kicks, 1800 Kraft Dr., Suite 111, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Registration and payment required prior to event. Sign up at HK! Send an email to erindoty@hkhighkicks.com or call/text (540)750-4631.

March 3

Ruckersville, VA

Body Positive Yoga Workshop
10:00am-1:00pm
This workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to be empowered to step into any class with confidence, knowing they have the tools to make yoga work for their bodies.

In this workshop, we’ll explore things like: How to keep your chest out of your face, twisting and folding when you have a belly, and other “sticky spots” like sun salutations and inversions. We’ll help each other find safe alignment and freedom in poses, learn to modify yoga to fit our bodies, and have some laughs along the way. Yoga teachers who’d like to learn modifications for your larger students are also welcome!

$45 investment. Space is limited to 15 students. Registration link coming soon!


Body Positive Yoga Teacher Intensive
2:00pm-6:00pm

Learn how to craft and language a yoga class that is truly welcoming for students of all shapes and sizes. This yoga teachers’ workshop will include both practical asana instruction and discussion. We’ll debunk stereotypes and discuss how to create an environment of safety, agency, and consent. We’ll also explore common challenges faced by larger-bodied students. We’ll practice asana modifications and ways to use yoga props to help your students get the most out of your class.

Amber will speak from her experience as both a larger-bodied yoga student and teacher, and together we’ll build a toolbox to make your classes more welcoming and inclusive. Bring any and all questions that you might hesitate to ask your students about how to make the practice work for them – we’ll troubleshoot them together in this body-positive yoga lab setting.

Investment is $75. Limited to 15 teachers. Registration link coming soon!

March 20

Portland, OR

Body Positive Yoga Q&A and Class
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30-9:00pm, $35

Join Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga, for a meet & greet, Q&A session, and a 90-minute body positive yoga class. Come as you are and honor the body you bring to the mat today. Big bodies, creaky joints, non-yogis, and beginners welcome. Modifications will be offered for all bodies and ranges of motion. This is low-pressure, judgment-free yoga taught by a big yogi with a big heart. $35 investment. Space is limited!

Upcoming Retreats

Camp Wildflower: A retreat for daring women

May 3-6, 2018

A 3 day weekend of self-care and camaraderie through crafting, yoga, swimming, dancing, and laughter! Co-hosted with Heidi Bennett, certified coach to multi-creatives.

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Body Positive Yoga Summer Camp

July 18-22, 2018

Join Amber for her most popular annual retreat – Body Positive Yoga Summer Camp. 5 nights and 4 days of yoga, swimming, self-care, and body positivity in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Breathing Room: a yoga retreat for women craving space & ease

August 16-19, 2018

Take pause, find stillness, practice self-study, and move your body mindfully. Set in the beautiful northern Georgia mountains with Amber Karnes & Kelley Carboni-Woods.

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