Within the ﬁrst ten minutes of the Introduction to Yoga for the Larger Woman class with Vilma I knew I would be taking many more classes with this highly skilled and gifted instructor. Vilmaʼs instruction has a wonderful precision that creates an ease in moving into unfamiliar positions and postures. Vilma is supportive and encouraging, and her belief that yoga should be available to all ages and all sizes is inspiring.
My skepticism about being a large woman and able to do yoga has vanished. My back pain has decreased significantly; my energy level is better; and my flexibility is improving. Now I know that in the right setting yoga is good for all bodies.
This class is a wonderful reminder that self care is not self indulgence.
As a larger woman I thought for many years I could never ever do anything like yoga. Now almost constantly I want to move my body. I can walk easily upstairs. My concentration has improved. And I’m dealing better with depression.
I had been suffering from hip pain as a result of a knee injury for two years before I found The Yoga Project. None of the exercises that had been recommended had made any difference. After my very first Yoga for the Larger Woman class I was pain free for the first time in two years, and stayed that way for several days. People noticed and commented on how I was walking differently. Since that beginning, the benefits of this class have multiplied; I now feel better all over, including in my hip. My husband comments every Saturday when I return from class that I look like a different person, healthy and relaxed. Thanks for bringing out the best of me.
Sometimes when I leave this class I can’t stop smiling.