Plus Size Yoga: A Gentle Seated Practice

Helen Camisa
Instructor Helen Camisa
Average: 4.8 (9 votes)
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This hatha yoga class is all about taking the time for some gentle stretches without transitioning up and down. Staying low to the ground, this class is created especially for students working in bigger bodies and features a series of wonderfully satisfying poses, including a modified reclined twist and Sufi grinds.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Plus Size Yoga


bnick07 2 weeks ago

This was my first class back in six months after two foot surgeries. It was the perfect gentle practice. Thank you.

Helen Camisa 2 weeks ago

Welcome back to your practice and I'm so glad this felt good. I hope you continue to use your practice to support your healing. All the best!

lynnoh61 2 months ago

Helen, I love your classes! This was especially welcome after doing a challenging class yesterday and being a bit sore. Great way to be gentle. I want to thank you for bringing a plus size perspective to the do yoga with me site. It’s great as a plus size woman to see instructors I can relate to. Also just you saying “lift your belly”. Why didn’t I ever think to do that! Lol that modification alone has been a huge help. Thanks so much. Namaste!

Helen Camisa 1 month ago

Thank you so much for this! I am so happy to be a part of the site and to represent so many lovely people out there who want to explore yoga. Moving the belly is so great, right?! The first time I experienced it, I had so much more space and freedom. I have lots more tips, so feel free to holler at me any time if you have questions. Keep enjoying your practice and making space for yourself!

Helen Camisa 1 month ago

It's my pleasure Melanie! I'm glad you enjoyed the class and thanks so much for taking the time to let us know. :)

Lynda G 2 months ago

I’m struggling at the moment with an ankle sprain, so this is a perfect practice.

Helen Camisa 1 month ago

I'm so glad that this option was a good one for you! I had a Summer once where my ankle was very unhappy and outside of teaching, I was largely doing seated practice. I hope that your ankle is on the mend and that you are tree posing as you read this!