Welcoming Bigger Bodies to Yoga
with Nancy Rhodes at Practice Works
Sunday April 7th 9am-12pm
Yoga is not one sizes fits all. Even though we like to believe that we’re including everyone when we teach yoga, students in bigger bodies often feel excluded. This workshop will challenge your perceptions of fat, health, and inclusion. You will learn the power of language and tools to create a welcoming atmosphere in your yoga classes. Explore how to use your intention and personal authenticity to inspire others in their yoga journey. Pose variations, use of props and body shifts will be covered. This class is suitable for all certified Yoga Teachers or anyone currently enrolled in a certified teacher training program. Anyone interested in a conversation about ending anti-Fat bias in yoga is welcome. Dress for practice.
Location: Practice Works, 3613 6th Ave. S Birmingham, AL 35222
Nancy Rhodes is a 500-hour RYT certified, 200-hour E-RYT YACEP certified yoga teacher. She holds certifications in Chair Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Sensory Disorders, and Curvy Yoga. Nancy is also trained in Yoga for Children, Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Yin Yoga. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Health and Wellness and is a NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association) certified Wellness Coach. Nancy has been actively teaching yoga since 2012 and offers continuing education in yoga that’s body positive, welcoming to larger bodies, promotes fat acceptance and raises awareness of sensitivity to trauma survivors. Nancy is the owner and primary teacher at Abundance Yoga where yoga is accessible for all body shapes, sizes and physicality. Her mission is to see every class taught with a sense of permission and acceptance for students to connect with their body and walk away feeling better than when they arrived. “I envision all studios and teachers working together, building a community based on love and acceptance, honoring that our body and abilities will change again and again.”