Plus Size Yoga: Heart Opening Practice

Beginner II
(10 Reviews)
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Helen encourages you to explore a variety of back bends in this class specially designed for bigger bodies. Find space along the front side of your body and open your heart while moving at a pace that works for you! To find out how to make a bolster at home, go here.


  • Strap


  • Hips
  • Spine
  • Backbends
  • Legs and Feet
  • Morning


  • Plus Size Yoga
January 15, 2023

Helen you are a grand teacher: so patient and clear and permissive in directions. I am a huskular 56yo guy and I appreciated the freedom and the perfect amount of beginner II challenge. Feels good afterwards!

April 19, 2021

What a wonderful class. Helen, your cues are so helpful and positive and I love the pace. Thank you so much.

August 25, 2020

This is an amazing class. Deceptively simple, but can also be easily modified to your liking to make it a little more intense if that's your preference. Helen is such a great instructor. I wish she would post more classes like this one!

May 28, 2020

I tried this class while sheltering in place with my partner and can't say enough good things about it. I am not really plus size, my partner is, and we both loved the class and intend to try more from Helen. Helen's clear, compassionate, and inspiring instructions made this a lovely class even when we were not feeling very motivated. My shoulders are the first place I notice changes when I'm inactive, and they felt amazing after this class. I'll definitely be repeating it.

Before we all went inside, my regular yoga practice almost never incorporated flowing through poses. I really struggled with video classes that often emphasize flowing transitions, especially without anyone to advise me. Helen suggested approaches to some poses and transitions that had *never* really worked for me before, and I'm so grateful. My partner had their regular exercise interrupted and now they're inside, stressed like everyone, and learning about yoga from nothing but videos and me! Having inclusive classes that talk about my partner's body and practice (and mine!) with such love and respect means the world to me. Thank you so much, Helen and DYWM.