Yoga for Large Women


Warrior PoseBegin or deepen your yoga practice in safe and supportive classes designed especially for large women. Classes accommodate mixed levels of yoga experience and yoga postures are modified to meet individual students’ needs and abilities where necessary. Beginners and all levels are welcome and encouraged.

Join us in a supportive environment to:

  • develop and enhance strength, flexibility and balance
  • enliven and strengthen your core body
  • increase body and breath awareness
  • release stress and develop relaxation skills for use in daily life
  • deepen knowledge and understanding of yoga
  • learn meditation techniques

What Our Students Say About Us:

"Sally is forthright and respectful at the same time. She encourages me when she senses
I can go deeper, but she is never pushy. Bottom line, I trust her." Ari-Asha Castalia
"After the very first session, I found myself feeling sure-footed, planted on the ground. It's a delicious sensation that I continue to enjoy during the week after my Saturday yoga class.
Even after my first try at yoga, it seemed so much easier simply to stand. I had far fewer twinges of lower back pain or soreness. My legs felt bouncy, also at ease and not as likely
to lock at the knee. Now, when I climb stairs, I feel more in alignment vertically and seem to rise up or descend more readily...How is this possible? I don't know, but I'll keep going back for more. I can only wish such a lovely feeling for more fat women like me." Marilyn Wann

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"Bodies of Substance" an article by Tish Parmeley published on
“Soften your mouth.”

I always smile when Sally says this. I know she’s talking to me. She has guided the class into Tree Pose (Vrksasana). I have been concentrating on using the muscles in the front of my thigh to prevent my knee from locking, lifting my chest, making sure not to arch my back. I haven’t noticed that my teeth have been buried in my contorted lips. I don’t know if smiling is softer but it has to be better than what I’ve been doing.

Sally’s class is designed for women and men of size. In the Bay Area fat community she is known for creating a space in which people can learn to do yoga postures in a manner that suits their bodies. She says that working specifically with large women and men is not something she ever thought about doing as a teacher. “It just wasn’t in my consciousness. The work came to me,” she explains....

Read the full article here (PDF).
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice." ~ Meister Eckhart
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