Speaking from my own personal experience, as someone who has lost well over 160 pounds, I can still relate to & empathize with the feelings of someone with a curivier body. I personally don’t feel offended or uncomfortable with using “plus sized” to describe a class, clothing etc… and to emphasize what someone else mentioned - my body was quite different several years ago. If I thought I was going into a typical yoga class, I wouldn’t. I avoided exercise classes all together because of my own discomfort with my body and unease with instructors’ potential lack of understanding of my body/endurance. If I knew a class had been modified for my shape and the instructor had insight and knowledge on a personal level (because with that also comes empathy & compassion) that most likely would have increased my participation.
This really is a touchy topic & no matter how sensitive & mindful we are with wording etc. it’s always going to be difficult to please everyone. It’s so nice to see this open dialogue and this community’s inclusive nature. =)