Yoga for Abundant Bodies (YAB) is a workshop specifically designed for practitioners of larger shapes and sizes. For some, there is a perception that their size and ability prevent them from doing yoga or they feel they’re not necessarily welcomed in other classes. Where it’s easy to say this isn’t the case, Shri Devi knows this firsthand and holds space for YAB to be the compassionate place for your practice to grow without judgment. With the use of props (blankets, bolsters, yoga straps, and blocks), you are invited to discover creative ways to enjoy this practice at your own pace. Yoga is not about working against your natural body. Instead, through mindful movements, meditation and collaborative effort, this workshop is designed to be fun and creative, giving you an opportunity to expand your practice of self-care.
Pre-Register $20 – $45 Sliding Scale No one turned away for lack of funds
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.