Welcome to Episode 21 of Let’s Talk Yoga!
Can fat people do yoga? Oftentimes, larger-body people experience hostility in fitness environments. We’re conditioned to think that a bigger bodied person is usually unhealthy or sick in some way. Let this interview with Amber Karnes educate and inspire you about loving your body, avoiding teh trap of diet culture and capiatlism as well as sparking the idea that we can set a shame-free New Year’s goal.
Amber Karnes is a force of nature. We chat about her work in teaching yoga to people in bigger bodies, community building, teaching yoga to bigger bodied folks & all her work at Body Positive Yoga. If you’re “fat” and want to practice yoga but too ashamed to do so or too afraid to be body-shamed, this episode is for you.
Amber Karnes considers herself a lifelong student of her body. She is the founder of Body Positive Yoga, the co-creator of Yoga For All teacher training, and the Accessible Yoga Training School. She trains not just yoga teachers but community builders on creating accessible and equitable spaces for wellness and liberation. She also builds a community for those who want to build unshakable confidence and live without shame of their own bodies.
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Amber Karnes (she/her) is a yoga teacher trainer, ruckus maker, the founder of Body Positive Yoga, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and community builders how to create accessible and equitable spaces for wellness and liberation. She also creates community for folks who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today. Amber is the co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training and the Accessible Yoga Training School, and a sought-after expert on the topics of accessibility, authentic marketing, culture-shifting, and community-building.