Today’s topic is in response to a discussion that started on Instagram a couple of weeks ago that was below a post announcing our newest yoga instructor, Helen Camisa. In the post, I said that she will be teaching Plus Size Yoga.
Along with responses of gratitude and excitement, a few people expressed their discomfort with the way the post was written and specifically with the term ‘Plus Size Yoga’. With the intention to understand the issue better, we are now opening up the conversation here, in our forum.
As a starting point, I feel it’s important to say that we feel very positive about providing online classes for people working in bigger bodies, who may not go to a yoga class otherwise. Helen’s approach is to empower people to feel good in their bodies. If you would like to learn more about her, check out her blog article My Journey to Plus Size (Full Bodied) Yoga.
If you would like to participate in the conversation below, you can comment openly on the topic or you can answer the question “Does it feel ok to have separate classes called Plus Size Yoga?”
All the best,