A Facebook friend shared a link to this on Chubby Bunnies’ tumblr, so I chased it back to the source for you. 🙂 If you need more inspiration, there are a couple more pics in the original post; plus lots more inspiration in the tumblr.
Love Thy Fatness is a size acceptance blog. They shared this post about some plus size yogis helping their instructor prepare to lead a workshop for other instructors on body positive cues & modifications.
When she asked the question, “What do you wish more yoga teachers knew about creating body-positive classes?”
Their responses were:
Don’t assume that we aren’t as strong or flexible.
Don’t assume that this is my first ever yoga/fitness class.
Don’t assume that I hate my body.
Don’t assume that I’m there for weight loss.
Don’t assume anything about what I eat.
Don’t assume anything about my health.
These are some of the reasons I’ve never been entirely comfortable in yoga classes, or a lot of exercise classes for that matter. I hate the feeling of the instructor waiting for me to die any second or snap in half. In one yoga class we were guided through a move where she suggested we use the wall for support. I was one of only two people in the class who did it without support. Take that non-believers! 😛
What would you add?