Happy Hump Day!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, there’s so much love in the air. Restaurant reservations are sky rocketing, pink and red seem to be paired more than usual, and chocolate is no longer a sin eat. But how you loving yourself this day? Did plan out time to thank your body for functioning? Did you plan out time to show your body, mind, and soul some love? Well if you’re like me and it’s too late to add it to your schedule for 2/14, here’s a great suggestion: MORE TO LOVE YOGA!
On February 28th, I am taking Rachel Estapa’s More to Love Yoga! I figured this would be a great way to show myself some love and have a deeper inner and outer appreciation for my body. To register for a class continue below or visit the scheduling portal. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2016 AT 11:00am. Want to read more about it? Read this article featured in the local paper here!
More to Love Yoga Class is devoted to helping you enjoy yoga, no matter your size. Attention is given to offering practical pose variations to help you feel supported while enhancing body-acceptance. Each class weaves together holistic yoga practices alongside MTL’s core message of body respect and empowerment, and always ends with a body-loving relaxation.
One of the reasons why I love Rachel’s class is because it’s a chance to be in setting with women who look like me. Too many times we’ve seen yoga gurus as slim goddesses. And when we do see plus size women as yoga gurus, there’s so much fanfare around them as if they are a rare breed! Well, here’s your chance to be among a community of yogis who look and come from all different walks of life and experience levels!
Don’t believe me? Here are some pictures from different classes:
I’m super excited to go to this class and I would really love it if you could come!
All those attend and use the code “beausion” will be entered to into a raffle to receive a free two-hour photography session with Makeup included (men, makeup is optional if you’d like to enter as well). Again, To register for a class continue below or visit the scheduling portal. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2016 AT 11:00am.
Rachel Estapa, founder of More To Love, is a certified life coach, certified Kripalu Yoga teacher (200 hour), writer, speaker, and social entrepreneur who focuses on creating an accepting community for plus size individuals to explore health and wellness. Through writing, private coaching, online group-coaching programs and on-site workshops, she educates plus size people on how to redefine what positive body image and health can be, enabling them to lead happier, healthier and more empowered lives.
Rachel’s refreshing perspectives and work on body image and wellness is quickly becoming recognized as a trusted and valued voice in the rising body-positive movement.
Rather than focus on a weight-loss centered approach to well being, Rachel’s approach to body positive behaviors is grounded in principals of self-acceptance and Health At Every Size®. Through her dedicated programs, she helps people learn how to apply body-accepting practices to their daily lives.
Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, XOJane, The Boston Globe, Identity Magazine, YourTango, Daily Mail UK, Boston Innovation, Boston Magazine and many more. Rachel was listed among the Best Of The New 2015 by Boston Globe Sunday Magazine for her work on body acceptance. In 2014, she was named one of the Top Healthy Weight Bloggers by Green Mountain at Fox Run. She also presents workshops in the greater Boston area and is partnered with Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women.
Rachel is a certified life coach, fully accredited by the International Coaching Federation and obtained her on-site training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching in 2011. She is also a trained and certified yoga teacher in the Kripalu tradition, obtaining her 200 hour credits in June 2015. She served as co-director of the New Leaders Council of Boston from 2009 – 2012, overseeing the growth and leadership of the chapter. Currently, Rachel works at Harvard University in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications. She lives in Somerville, MA with her husband.
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