In today’s video interview, I’m pleased to introduce you to Valerie of Big Gal Yoga.

Valerie is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. You probably know her from Instagram, where she can be seen with her awesome asana practice.

Image is of Valerie aka Big Gal Yoga. She is half filipino and half Mexican with long brown hair, and is smiling at the camera. She is in mermaid pose on a purple yoga mat. She wears black pants and a melon colored tank top. A mirror is behind her and the hashtag #Selflovingyogis is overlaid on the image.

Today, I talked with Valerie about her yoga story, diversity in yoga images, tips for beginners, the poses she loves and hates, and much more. Check it out:

Connect with Valerie

You can find Valerie around the internet at the following places:

Instagram | Tumblr | Facebook | Valerie’s resources and tips for starting a yoga practice