Is My Body Right For Yoga?

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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Twenty One: An Interview with Vivienne McMaster

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview one of my fave ladies, Vivienne McMaster! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: When did Vivienne find photography, and how was it first a tool for self-connection in her life What are photo walks and how does it create a connection with your body The evolution of self- and body-acceptance And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Vivienne McMaster  Vivienne McMaster is a Vancouver photographer and workshop leader who helps folks around the world see themselves with compassion through their own camera lens. Her photographs have been seen in such places as Oprah.com and the The Huffington Post. She discovered her love of photography in her late 20’s while in a rough
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The Curvy Seven with Davina Davidson

Happy to introduce this month’s yogi in our Curvy Seven feature! To see everyone who has been interviewed, please click here. 1. What’s your yoga origin story? I took my first yoga class six years ago with my sister on Thanksgiving Day! It was a hot yoga class and I’m pretty sure I almost passed out!! LOL No seriously it was challenging and it made me really want to come back day after day! 2. What pose do you love? Loathe? My absolute favorite pose is Natarajasana aka Dancers pose! I am not a dancer but I love to dance and this pose requires a great deal of focus and simultaneously allows you to express yourself freely. On the flip side
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Curvy Yoga Studio Diaries: When You Already Forgot Your New Year’s Intention

Hey everyone! Here’s a little something new for you, the Curvy Yoga Studio Diaries. A little video where I am talking about what happens when you already forgot your New Year’s intentions. It’s also a little video of where I am at and what I am going to do to move forward one step at a time. ♥ Share the blog! Tweet: Curvy Yoga Studio Diaries: When You Already Forgot Your New Year’s Intention by @CurvyYoga — http://bit.ly/1yLaoza Tweet: Here is where @CurvyYoga is at and I think we can all sort of relate: http://bit.ly/1yLaoza

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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Twenty: An Interview with Melanie Klein

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Melanie Klein – my soul sister and co-editor of our book Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What made Melanie a feminist Where Melanie thinks the conversation is at with young people around body image In addition to continuing to raise awareness, what does Melanie recommend as next steps for people who want to get involved in creating a yoga environment that supports positive body image, for students, teachers or both And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Melanie Klein Melanie Klein, M.A., is a writer, speaker and Associate Faculty member at Santa Monica College teaching Sociology and Women’s
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My 2015 Word of the Year

Here’s what I’m asking myself today, breathing deeply into the new year: What do I want to remember? Not in the sense of a cheesy high school graduation video. But in the sense of re-member. Put back together. Specifically, in my own heart. I’ve chosen Remember as my word of the year for 2015. Trust me: this is not because I want it. When I started sitting with what mine would be about 6 weeks ago, Remember came to me instantly. And just about as quickly, I tried to scrap it. This is my fifth year engaging with the process, and I’ve always chosen words I wanted in the past: Wholehearted, Soften, Spacious and Expansive. But not this time. Because
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Welcome Our December Curvy Yoga Teachers!

We have a wonderful new Curvy Yoga teacher this month! I am excited to share them with you! To see a full list of our Curvy Yoga Certified teachers, please click here. Kristin Barron Location: Aiken, SC Tell us a little about your relationship with yoga — both your practice and your teaching. I started doing yoga on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Curvy Yoga. I was doing two to three pretty grueling vinyasa classes a week in a bid to lose some weight and get in shape. I loved it. The more I went to classes, the more I realized that I wanted to be bringing this same joy to other people. I wanted to be helping them just
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Body Gratitude Print Out for the Holidays!

Here is a printable gratitude journal that we have created for you! You can download them in either color here or black & white here! Share the blog! Tweet: Body Gratitude Print Out for the Holidays! A @CurvyYoga #infographic — http://bit.ly/1zQ2txj Tweet: Love the @CurvyYoga Illustrated #infographics! Check this one out, a gratitude printable! — http://bit.ly/1zQ2txj

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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Eighteen: An Interview with Tara Brach

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Tara Brach who I couldn’t be more honored to be talking with. Tara is a clinical psychologist, author and senior meditation teacher of Insight Meditation. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Tara’s philosophy around embodiment and meditation and how the two relate. How meditation works as a tool for acceptance? How we stay with the body as it inevitably changes, whether through aging, illness, changes in shape/size, etc. And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Tara Brach Tara Brach, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Radical Acceptance,(2003) and True Refuge (2013). She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and teaches meditation at centers
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Anna’s Top Ten Books of 2014

I look forward to December all year. Not because of the holidays, though they’re lovely. But because this is the time of year that all the Top Books of the Year lists come out. If you visualize a child jumping up and down with glee upon receiving exactly what they wanted for their birthday, that might come close to how I feel about seeing another of these lists. It just makes me so happy! Some people love to buy new shoes, others are all about the dresses, but for me, it’s books, books, books. So in case you are also into getting new book recommendations, I wanted to share my Top Ten for this year. My list includes the books
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