On Saturday morning I had an amazing time being part of a More to Love yoga class that was being filmed for a Bank of America commercial. (The founder/instructor Rachel won a BOA small business contest.)
I love More to Love! It’s such a body accepting experience.
I’ve written before about feeling self conscious being the only plus sized woman in an exercise class. With yoga classes before More to Love, that was nearly always the case. I’d leave class feeling unhappy – which made the class not worth it!
Enter Rachel, the yogi behind More to Love.
Here’s what Rachel said about the filming experience:
3 years ago I had no yoga students.
I had no yoga classes scheduled.
I didn’t even have a space to hold classes.
All I had was an idea and an invite to anyone who was tired of feeling like their body was something to be ashamed of.
All I had was a love for yoga and how it helped me feel more “home” in my bigger body.
So the invites grew…and more people joined me to practice yoga with a special twist.
3 years later….
This weekend, as the lights, camera and director kept calling “action!” — I kept having to pinch myself.
“For real? A major company’s commercial is staring ME and is about More to Love Yoga?”
But truth is it’s not about ME…it’s always been about YOU.
The body who craves freedom.
The bigger body who desires a deep, long exhale.
The fat butt that can rock a pair of leggings without a shred of fear.
The full belly who when laughs, jiggles and shakes with no reservations.
That’s what More to Love is…and this weekend, that’s what I know the big film crew captured.
So thank you to the Lovelies who made time in their day to join the filmed class.
And thanks to those who were joining in spirit.
And a future “welcome” to the soon to be Lovelies…we can’t wait to have you join us.
3 years is not a lot of time…so go do and create that thing your heart is pulling you towards.
You will not be let down
The director put me and my purple shirt in the front row
– even when I told her I’m a yoga novice.
We’ll see if I make the final cut of the commercial.
Thank you More to Love for inviting me to be a part of your film & be one of the “Lovelies”.
I’ll be back for a regular class soon!