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Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam

Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam

$79.00 USD


Product Format
    The package components are as follows:
    • Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam shows you how larger women can experience freedom, comfort, strength, and mobility in their bodies through the practice of yoga. It provides clear instructions for safely performing 43 poses (asanas) in a variety of seated, kneeling, standing, reclined, and restorative positions. Poses feature multiple options for body positioning and prop usage, so you can work with clients to select variations and make adjustments that work best for their body, without forcing them into a potentially dangerous position.

    This course includes sample sequences, including clear examples on how to assemble the poses and breathing exercises for maximum benefits. Sequences targeting specific objectives are also provided, with four energizing practices and four relaxing practices organized as 10-, 30-, and 60-minute practices. You’ll also find recommendations for comfortable clothing and learn how to get creative with yoga props to add some fun to your clients’ practice and make poses more comfortable.

    Throughout the book, author Laura Burns shares her story of how she developed a love of yoga, discovering how it can be an empowering and wonderful way to move your body and celebrate what it can do at any size. With Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman, you will find guidance, motivation, and inspiration to bring your clients all the physical and mental benefits yoga has to offer.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Identify and distinguish between styles of yoga.
    • Learn the stages of creating a thriving home yoga practice.
    • Discover ways to use props to help with alignment and proper posture in poses.
    • Evaluate proper gear to make yoga comfortable.
    • Learn proper techniques for breathing.
    • Demonstrate seated, kneeling, and standing poses with variations that work best for the plus-size woman.
    • Learn the benefits of reclined poses.
    • Recognize the myths about home practice.
    • Create energizing sequences for use at home.
    • Create relaxing practices and sequences for home use.


    Personal trainers, group exercise instructors, yoga teachers, and other certified fitness professionals who work with plus-size women.
    Part I. Set for Success
    Chapter 1. Start With Confidence!
    Chapter 2. Get Your Gear

    Part II. Get Moving
    Chapter 3. Warming Up and Breathing Exercises
    Chapter 4. Seated and Kneeling Poses
    Chapter 5. Standing Poses
    Chapter 6. Reclined Poses
    Chapter 7. Restorative Poses

    Part III. Make a Plan
    Chapter 8. Creating a Home Practice Plan
    Chapter 9. Energizing Practices
    Chapter 10. Relaxing Practices
    Laura Burns is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and a certified provider of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours. She holds a certification with Curvy Yoga and is a certified instructor with Accessible Yoga and Punk Rock Hoops. She is a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and the creator of the HoopAsana and Radical Body Love yoga philosophies and practices.

    Burns is a leader in the world of plus-size yoga and has studied with a number of recognized experts in the field of size-inclusive yoga, including Anna Guest-Jelley (Curvy Yoga) and Abby Lentz (HeavyWeight Yoga). In addition to training with these mentors, she continues to attend workshops and trainings on a variety of yoga disciplines, teaching techniques, and innovations in props and support. She has been interviewed for or authored a number of magazine articles, blog posts, podcasts, and television spots.

    Burns believes that every woman deserves to respect and honor the body she has today. Her personal mission is to help people be more present in their bodies and more loving toward themselves, moving forward toward advocating for themselves and living the life they deserve.

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