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Yoga for every body / bigger bodies / fat bodies

Kate — Oct 29, 2015 11:56AM MDT

I love this site and enjoy your content without exception. It's fantastic and I am truly SUCH a fan! I always find a video or class that challenges me and opens up my practice, and I am so grateful. My suggestion is given with the hope to make YDL even BETTER by introducing some content by/for people with bigger bodies. I hope this isn't seen as a criticism, but an observation: I'd love to see more body/ethnic/age diversity in your instructors and their models. Is there content out there that you can make available? If not, can you create it? Please believe me when I say it's a niche to be filled. I have money for classes AND I have a belly AND I do yoga. There are many more people out there like me.

The great thing about yoga is that there really is a pose/style for every single body, so it's accessible to us all. There's a great movement emerging for "fat yoga" that focuses on strength and flexibility, rather than weight loss, but it's still hard to find! I took a YDL Gentle Hatha class this morning and the instructor quoted something along the lines of "yoga is more about self-acceptance than self-improvement" and it inspired me to send this note. That's so right on! Body self-acceptance is for everyone, regardless of what they weigh or look like.

Thanks so much for considering this request.


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Alex Watterworth - Mar 03, 2016 at 10:53AM MST

YogaDownload.com Agent

Hi Kate!

Thank you so much for your feedback and ideas! We are so happy that you enjoy YogaDownload and all our classes. At YogaDownload we believe that yoga is truly for all levels, shapes, sizes, and ages. We strive for diverse offerings that are accessible to everyone and every BODY, and to also offer a variety of classes to fit the needs of each student. We are currently working on a Yoga For EveryBODY series that is similar to what you mentioned. We do believe that yoga benefits every single body type out there! Thanks again for your feedback, and stay tuned for more offerings.

Please let us know if you need anything else, we are here to help!

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Christie Ricci - Aug 18, 2016 at 08:48AM MDT

I would also like to see classes designed to help people with larger bodies find the beauty of yoga. Has there been any development on this front?

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Alex Watterworth - Sep 06, 2016 at 07:01PM MDT

YogaDownload.com Agent

Thank you so much for your feedback and ideas! We are so happy that you enjoy YogaDownload and all our classes. At YogaDownload we believe that yoga is truly for all levels, shapes, sizes, and ages. We strive for diverse offerings that are accessible to everyone and every BODY, and to also offer a variety of classes to fit the needs of each student. We are currently working on a Yoga For EveryBODY series that is similar to what you mentioned. We do believe that yoga benefits every single body type out there! Thanks again for your feedback, and stay tuned for more offerings.

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