Yoga for Bigger Bodies

Yoga for Bigger Bodies
A 2-Part Series empowering you to show up to any class and own your practice
w/ Erin LoPorto @ RCY in Acton in The Buddha Room downstairs
Wednesdays @ 6:30 – 8:30pm • April 29 & May 6
Early-Bird Registration $30 until April 24 / $40 after April 24

Yoga focuses on breath, balance and mindfulness, and is deeply rooted in compassion and self-awareness. It is truly an incredible practice for every body! But sometimes it can feel like the classes weren’t designed for bigger bodies. If you have been thinking about getting into yoga but have been intimidated to go anywhere near a studio… Or if you’ve tried some classes and just didn’t know how to make the poses work for you… Or maybe you’ve been practicing to a home video but are not 100% confident you are doing it right – this is the perfect series for you!

Revolution Community Yoga is an incredibly welcoming, gender-neutral and non-competitive studio. You will find a vast array of ages, body types and levels of fitness. We welcome and celebrate ALL types of students, and we will support you wholeheartedly no matter where you are at!

In the first class you will get to know each other and have the chance to inform the teacher about any specific injuries or challenges you are working with. You will be introduced to all the traditional yoga props and their functions. We’ll have a short discussion on basic safety and alignment principles and then practice a sequence specifically designed to bring balance, awareness and stability to your core and roots.

The next class will be workshop-style, designed to prepare you to confidently walk into any yoga class and be able to practice in a way that really serves your body. We will have lots of time for questions as we explore mechanisms of the body in motion as well as the elements of alignment in the poses themselves.

Erin LoPorto, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500 found her home in yoga the moment she first practiced in 2001. She experienced such personal healing and transformation over the years from the 8-limbed path that she has felt inspired to pass the knowledge on.  Yoga is not only her passion but her full time profession. Erin completed a two-year internship at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health where she was able to study with world leaders in the fields of yoga, Ayurveda, energy healing, meditation and the mind-body connection.  She is certified teacher of Kripalu Yoga, PranaFlow and TriYoga Therapy. Having collected over 1000 hours of training in Yoga Therapy, Erin was one of the first Yoga Therapists Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and has been a practitioner since 2012.  She is also a talented bodyworker holding Reiki I and II, Multi-Dimensional Transformational Healer and Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage certifications.  Additionally, Erin studied somatic expressive therapy through the Leven Institute and has a particular interest in trauma treatment. She has been teaching yoga at Walden Behavioral Care for Eating Disorders since 2013 and Revolution Community Yoga since it first opened in 2012. To her classes, yoga therapy and bodywork, Erin brings a playful, intuitive and compassionate spirit. Her classes range from powerful yoga flows to the still style of yin and restorative yoga.  She offers clear instruction and options for everyone. Her bodywork is made of powerfully deep tissue work and an intuitive energetic touch. Her private sessions unfold organically to meet the needs of each individual. Her expertise and approach to her work come from deep within and you cannot help but feel spiritually renewed.  Learn more about Erin’s Thai Yoga Bodywork and Yoga Therapy offerings.

All you need to participate is desire and willingness to try. No experience is necessary.