Plus Size Yoga: Exploring Warrior

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Instructor Helen Camisa
Average: 5 (10 votes)
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This class is an exploration of Warrior 1, 2 and 3 - all the warriors! - designed for folks who are working within a bigger body. Although it isn't strictly neccesary for the class, a bolster can sometimes help you find ease in various seated or lying postures. If you'd like to learn how to make your own bolster you can check out this short tutorial

Equipment: Block
Style: Plus Size Yoga


Delightfully challenging...
camin90066 2 days ago

Not plus-size but after a couple decades of yoga, achieving a strong Intermediate level, have been side-tracked by health issues so am working my way back and searching for routines which cater to my current limitations. Sense of balance, which was always problematic, is now worse with age and time (I also use a walker) Therefore, working on hopefully regaining stability as well as rebuilding core and leg strength. Had to hold on to furniture for the standing poses of this practice...which is SO frustrating albeit necessary...but with Helen's pleasant and very 'real' cueing, relatable visuals, and permission to be 'playful' (which I really need to work on!) I definitely see potential and came away looking forward to tackling this practice again. I've enjoyed DYWM for many years; Helen is a welcome addition.

mollyward 2 months ago

Thank you SO much for adding yoga for bigger bodies! I haven't done yoga for years because I was so frustrated trying to do the other videos, which were a struggle for me to do. It just wasn't enjoyable anymore. This was a GREAT video for beginners, and Helen gives alternatives if something is hard or uncomfortable as well as permission to be human. Yoga is finally for EVERYONE! I can't wait for more videos - keep them coming!

Thank YOU!
Helen Camisa 2 months ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to not only try the class, but also to comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I filmed an entire beginner series in the Fall (a collection of short sequences that you can do alone or put the together for a longer practice), and the videos are slowly rolling out. You can search via my name on this site and check out those videos. Yes you can yoga!! No, you don't have to be tiny. Good for you for sticking with it and have so much fun trying the other classes. :)

circelink 4 months ago

Love your class and mellow approach! Nice to see Plus Size options on the site. :)

Thank you!
Helen Camisa 4 months ago

Thank you for your kind comment! More videos coming, so keep your eyes peeled! :)

Drenka 5 months ago

Thank you, Helen. This was a beautiful, empowering and fun practice. Thanks also for reminding us to be kind to ourselves. Looking forward to your next video.

You're Welcome!
Helen Camisa 5 months ago

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the class! More videos are on the way. :)

It's my pleasure. I'm so glad
Helen Camisa 6 months ago

It's my pleasure. I'm so glad you like it! :)