Free webinar: Creating & maintaining your home yoga practice

September 26, 2017

Do you want the transformative power of yoga in your life but you struggle to find time to practice at home? Or maybe you get on the mat and just have no idea what to do. Perhaps you’re just bored with your normal asana routine and want to mix things up. We’ll cover all this and more in this free webinar: Creating & maintaining your home yoga practice.

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Webinar: Sustainable tools for cultivating peace

October 2, 2017

In this 90-minute self-study retreat, Kelley Carboni-Woods and Amber Karnes will guide you through a mini-quest to connect to your peace and learn sustainable tools to make it happen on a daily basis.

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Body Positive Yoga Fall Tour

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CINCINNATI, OH

Sun Salutations Workshop

In this workshop, we will break down all the postures in surya namaskara and learn modifications to make the movements safe and enjoyable for all bodies. This workshop is appropriate for all levels, from brand new beginners to more experienced practitioners. You will leave with *your* customized sun salutation so you can walk into any yoga class and practice confidently.


For Teachers: Body Positive Yoga Workshop

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. Space is extremely limited! $40 investment.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Self-Compassion & Yoga 

We are our own harshest critics. Sometimes it seems easy to feel compassion and empathy toward others, but when it comes to ourselves we are full of judgment and shame. Join Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga for a 90-minute yoga class focusing on developing the vital tool of self-compassion for growth and strength. This yoga flow will be accessible for all body types and levels of bendy-ness. Props and modifications will be abundant!

Body Positive Yoga Workshop

Have you ever been frustrated in a yoga class because your body felt squished? You probably just need a few simple tricks to make the poses work for you!

This workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to step into any class with confidence with the tools to make the practice of yoga work for their bodies.

We’ll explore things like: Twisting and folding when you have a belly, how to keep breasts out of your face, 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. Teachers who want to learn how to work with diverse body types are welcome, too!

Space is limited, $125 investment.

Register here or call 651-645-5551 to reserve your spot.

RIPON, WI

Body Positive Yoga Workshop

In this workshop, we’ll open with a mindful vinyasa flow, then 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!

MADISON, WI

Tuesday, October 24, 6-9pm

Radical Self-Acceptance Workshop & Yoga Class

Join me for a 1-hour accessible yoga class followed by a 90-minute discussion on Radical Self-Acceptance.

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. Please bring a pen and something to write on.

Class only: $20, Discussion only: $10, Attend both: $25

Register online or call 608.827.8700 to reserve your spot.


Wednesday, October 25, 8-9:30am

Self-compassion & yoga

We are our own harshest critics. Sometimes it seems easy to feel compassion and empathy toward others, but when it comes to ourselves we are full of judgment and shame. Join Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga for a 90-minute yoga class focusing on developing the vital tool of self-compassion for growth and strength. This yoga flow will be accessible for all body types and levels of bendy-ness. Props and modifications will be abundant! $20.

WEST DUNDEE, IL

Yoga & Radical Self-Acceptance

Join us for a half-hour of gentle yoga followed by a 90-minute discussion on Radical Self-Acceptance.

We’ll warm up with some gentle yoga that honors the body you bring to the mat today. Big bodies, creaky joints, non-yogis, and beginners welcome. Then we’ll proceed with a discussion on Radical Self-Acceptance.

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. Please bring a pen and something to write on.

$25, space is limited!

Call 847-773-1647 or visit ohmmotheryoga.com to sign up

CHICAGO, IL

Candlelight Restorative Yoga Class

Join me for a 90-minute body positive yoga class, open to all. Come as you are and honor the body you bring to the mat today. Big bodies, creaky joints, non-yogis, and beginners welcome. This is a gentle, restorative, candlelight yoga class. Wind down at the end of a stressful week with this nourishing practice. $17 or use your package/membership for a drop-in class.

Visit http://www.natureyoga.com or call (708) 660-0868 to reserve your space.


Radical Self Acceptance Workshop

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. $15, space is limited.


Body Positive Yoga Workshop for Students

Have you ever been frustrated in a yoga class because you felt squished or balled up? You probably just need a few simple tricks to make the poses work for you!

This workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to step into any class with confidence with the tools to make the practice of yoga work for their bodies.

In this workshop, we’ll explore things like: Twisting and folding when you have a belly, how to keep your chest out of your face, 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. $35, space is limited!


For Teachers: Body Positive Yoga Workshop

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. Space is extremely limited! $40 investment.

SPRINGFIELD, IL

Body Positive Yoga Workshop

Have you ever been frustrated in a yoga class because you felt squished or balled up? You probably just need a few simple tricks to make the poses work for you!
 
This workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to step into any class with confidence with the tools to make the practice of yoga work for their bodies.
 
In this workshop, we’ll explore things like: Twisting and folding when you have a belly, how to keep your chest out of your face, 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.
 
Sign up at ahhyoga.net or call 217-725-2373 to reserve your space!
 
$35, space is limited!

ST. LOUIS, MO

Body Positive Yoga Class

Join me for 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.


Body Positive Yoga Workshop

Have you ever been frustrated in a yoga class because you felt squished or balled up? You probably just need a few simple tricks to make the poses work for you!

This workshop is designed especially for big-bodied yogis who want to step into any class with confidence with the tools to make the practice of yoga work for their bodies.

In this workshop, we’ll explore things like: Twisting and folding when you have a belly, how to keep your chest out of your face, 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. $30, space is limited.


For Teachers: Body Positive Yoga Workshop

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. Space is extremely limited! $40 investment.

Online signups coming soon or call (314) 537-0671 to reserve your space.

BLOOMINGTON, IL

Radical Self-Acceptance Workshop & Yoga Class

Join me for a 30-minute accessible yoga warmup followed by a 90-minute discussion on Radical Self-Acceptance.

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. Please bring a pen and something to write on. $20


For Teachers: Body Positive Yoga Workshop

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. Space is extremely limited! $40 investment.

Online signups coming soon or call (314) 537-0671 to reserve your space.

Charleston, WV

Body Positive Yoga Class

Join me for 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. $15.


For Teachers: Body Positive Yoga Workshop

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. Space is extremely limited! $60 investment.

Call (304) 344-YOGA to reserve your spot. Online signups coming soon!

2018 Events

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.

Get on the waitlist

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.

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!