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Yoga for Plus-sized Women May 24, 2024

Yoga for Plus-sized Women

Location Google Map: Fox & The Firefly Cottages, Loboc, Bohol, Philippines

Plus-sized Bodies
When Joan asked if I would teach a class at Fox and Firefly, I said ok if it's a big group - going there and back was an arduous 56km trip. For a group of 12, I said Yes. But there was one consideration - they were beginners with plus-sized bodies. I've never conducted a class specific to such body size. What to do? Youtube and ChatGPT!

ChatGPT
My first recourse was ChatGPT. I threw basic questions about special needs, dos and don'ts, other considerations, etc. What I got was more than I bargained for - inclusive languages ('fat overweight, obese' are no-nos, instead, use 'large-bodied'), self-identification, self-conscious (about wearing tight or revealing clothing), Health at Every Size (HAES), fear of body shaming, fitness misconception (that large bodies cannot do yoga), lack of representation (only sexy women are advertised in yoga making large people feel out of place), creating a safe space, etc.

Youtube
There were a few yoga videos done by large women for large women. I learned things I could not have just conceptualized - like where to put a bulging belly on certain poses, having a wider-than-standard stance for Mountain Pose, Warrior poses, etc.

Gentle Handling
Before even starting the class, I was already prepared psychologically and technically. It was beginner as beginner gets - starting from proper breathing, introducing the '3 best friends', and progressing into the Surya Namaskars first with only movement, then movement + breath, then movement + breath + awareness. I made it clear that my verbal cueing was just a guideline and that ultimately, they should listen to their bodies and give themselves full liberty to tweak a pose in compliance with their unique anatomy, skill and abilities. It was as 'no pressure' as it got.

Yoga for Plus-sized Women
class picture

A One-on-One Private Class
As a validation of how I taught the class, immediately after, one participant, Niki, asked if I could do a one-on-one private class with her. I thought she had a pressing health or psychological issue and saw yoga as a means to resolve them, but no. She just wanted to learn more from me, whatever I felt like teaching her for that session. Unprepared for this, I winged the class based on what she saying. When she mentioned having scarpal tunnel syndrome, we went into a full wrist mobility workout. When she wondered what it was like to handstand but expressed fear of crashing down and hitting her head, I assured her that with strong shoulders and arms, that wouldn't happen. We went into a few routines to open up her shoulders and build muscle mass around it. Altogether, she was happy about the class. We even had lunch together with her traveling group.

Ending Thoughts
I'm glad I took the time to learn more about conducting a yoga class for people who don't have my body and who cannot do what I can do. This pointed out some misplaced assumptions I had. Because of large people's increased sensitivity about words being used, about how they look compared to someone beside them who is slim and sexy, and about past trauma they might have suffered from, I had to be aware of the poses I asked them to do, I chose my words carefully and overall made them feel comfortable about their own bodies. I stressed that they didn't have to fit themselves uncomfortably within a rigid yoga framework, but instead, have yoga comply with their unique abilities and anatomy (I didn't even mention 'size') by giving themselves full liberties to modify poses according to their comfort and stability. This could mean wider stances on Mountain Pose and Warrior Poses.

This put the class in a whole new perspective. It also shifted my headspace realizing that my perception of the world is very different from those who have different needs and have to constantly face difficult challenges.

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More on Loboc:

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Loboc, Bohol, Philippines

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Loboc Local Info

Tourist Attraction

  1. Cruz Daku - 80-foot white cross erected in 1986 on top of Loboc's highest mountain
  2. Virgen de Guadalupe - giant statue of the Black Madonna perched on a Loboc summit
  3. River Cruise - river cruise on a floating restaurant serving lunch with cultural presentation
  4. Busay Falls - accessible only through the river cruise
  5. Loktob Spring - cold water spring, free admission, huts for rent
  6. Zipline and Cable Car Ride - at the Eco-Tourism Adventure Park
  7. *** entries below were submitted by Dodette Bernaldez

  8. Chilling at the Hanging Garden
  9. Watch the Loboc Children's Choir practice at Loboc Central Elementary School, 5pm daily
  10. Watch the music classes of the Loboc Youth Ambassador Band on Saturdays
  11. Attend Masses at St. Peter Parish and Quinoguitan Parish. We have a very rich culture here
  12. Swim in the river at the same time talk to the ladies doing their laundry
  13. Spend at least 2 hours (suggested time: 11:30-1:30pm) observing how Loboc Tourism Complex is operated and hopefully give your feedback to the Chief Tourism Operations Officer with the help of Jeffrey
  14. Go to Loboc River Resort and Basak View in Camayaan
  15. Visit the blacksmiths in Agape
  16. Go to the hills and mountains of Gon-ob, Calunasan and Cambance areas. In Calunasan, visit Balai Silangan
  17. Visit the caves of Guimba, Buenavista and Tigbao but don't expect too much, the caves are not that marvellous but the journey in going there are awesome, that if u like to be with nature
  18. Visit the woodcarvers of Alegria and Tigbao
  19. Visit the home-based weavers of Tigbao, Oy and Calunasan
  20. Visit the rice fields of Basak Daku, Jimilian ...almost all barangays have patches of rice fields
  21. Boating at Loboc River downstream on a late afternoon
  22. Firefly tour
  23. Salabat Centre in Candabong
  24. Taste our delicacy at Tres Hermanas


Loboc Blogs
    Loboc
  1. Yoga for Plus-sized Women May 24, 2024
  2. Bohol Yoga Festival April 20/21, 2024
  3. Goodbye Loboc, Goodbye Philippines Mar 15, 2018
  4. The CubbyHole: Envisioning a Utopian Shangrila Mar 10, 2018
  5. Fat Shredder with the Russian Twist Mar 2, 2018
  6. No-Dismount Climb to Cruz Daku Mar 1, 2018
  7. Jeffrey's Cardio Program Feb 26, 2018
  8. SUP Yoga with Lalah de Dios at Fox and the Firefly Feb 25, 2018
  9. Bike Ride with Juan Huerte: Loboc, Sikatuna, Corella and Baclayon Feb 25, 2018
  10. CT Scan Result Feb 23, 2018
  11. The Silent Killer has Arrived Feb 19-22, 2018
  12. 24+ Days at Lyn's Backpackers Inn Jan 23 - Feb 16, 2018
  13. All Day Fun with the Loboc Crew Feb 11, 2018
  14. 20-Minute Rope Skipping w/ Pranayama and Meditation Feb 9, 2018
  15. Calisthenics with Jeffrey Feb 7, 2018
  16. Abs-Core Workout with Jeffrey Feb 5, 2018
  17. High Intensity Cardio Workout Feb 2, 2018
  18. Ride to the Landslide with Jeffrey Jan 31, 2018
  19. Farm Tour with Mr. Raymond Cal Jan 29, 2018
  20. Cacao Drum Roasting Jan 27, 2018
  21. Making Sikwate: from cacao fruit to a hot dark chocolate drink Jan 25, 2018
  22. 5 Weeks at the Fox and Firefly Cottages Dec 13, 2017 - Jan 23, 2018
  23. In-House Yoga Teacher at the Fox and Firefly Cottages Jan 22-Mar 14, 2018
  24. Mountain Bike Rides from Tagbilaran to Loboc Jan 18, 2018
  25. Firefly Tour on a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Dec 19, 2017
  26. Playing Mountain Bike Tour Optimizer Dec 18, 2017
  27. Back to Loboc Dec 13-17, 2017
  28. 37 Days in Loboc - Thank You and Goodbye Oct 8-Nov 14, 2017
  29. Exploring Busay Falls, Loktob Spring And Jimili-An Spring Nov 11, 2017
  30. Stand-Up Paddle Yoga with Joan Christine Nov 3, 2017
  31. SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Bohol Oct 29, 2017
  32. Exploring Guimba and Sog-ong Caves of Loboc Oct 22, 2017
  33. Ziplining and Cable Car Ride at Eco-Tourism Adventure Park Oct 22, 2017
  34. Savouring Villagio Pizza Oct 19, 2017
  35. Wet and Wild Bonbon-Alegria Downhill Ride Oct 18, 2017
  36. River Cruise on Loboc River Oct 17, 2017
  37. Back Road Ride To Loay Oct 17, 2017
  38. Leisurely Ride to Loktob Spring Oct 14, 2017
  39. Sweet Ride to Busay Falls Oct 13, 2017
  40. Bike Climb to the Virgen de Guadalupe Oct 12, 2017
  41. The Ride to Cruz Daku (Big Cross) Oct 11, 2017
  42. Exploring Loboc, Bohol Oct 8, 2017

More on Bohol:

Bohol Google Map

Google Map Bohol, Philippines

tourist attractions in Bohol tourist attractions
  • Danao Adventure Park in Bohol Danao Adventure Park - zip lining, cable car ride, caving, river rides/trekking, off-road buggy ride, root climbing, rappelling and ultra-glide rides
  • Alona Beach in Bohol Alona Beach - hub for tourists with hotels, resorts, restos, bars and dive shops
  • Chocolate Hills in Bohol Chocolate Hills - hills side-by-side shaped like giant Kisses chocolate
  • Tarsier in Bohol Tarsier - pocket-sized marsupia looking like a monkey
  • Balicasag Island in Bohol Balicasag Island - one of the best dive spots in the Philippines
  • Loboc River in Bohol Loboc River - river cruise on a boat
  • Anda Beach in Bohol Anda Beach - fine white sand beach with resorts, restos and cottages, 3 hours by bus from Tagbilaran
  • Cabagnow Cave Pool in Anda, Bohol Cabagnow Cave Pool - brackish water pool about 5ft deep inside a limestone opening on the ground, 8 feet deep, P50
  • Lamanok Island in Anda, Bohol Lamanok Island - walk on a 100m bamboo bridge on stilts to a resto area to take a boat tour to caves and nearly attractions, P300
  • Combento Cave Pool in Bohol Combento Cave Pool - cave pool with underwater cave system, P20
  • Can-umantad Falls in Candijay, Bohol Can-umantad Falls - long narrow drop until it hits a bulbous mound spreading it into a a curtain-like water canopy and down into a splash pool
  • Canawa Cold Spring in Candijay, Bohol Canawa Cold Spring - deep refreshing cold spring with developed pool area
  • Firefly Tour in Candijay, Bohol Firefly Tour - evening boat ride into the river to watch fireflies
hotels in Bohol hotel
  • Fox & The Firefly Cottages Fox & The Firefly Cottages - SUP paddle boarding, luxury riverside native cottages, mountain bike tours, SUP yoga
    Baranggay Valladolid, Loboc, Bohol
  • Bohol Tropics Resort Bohol Tropics Resort - seafront location, manicured surroundings, swimming pool, resto/bar
    0133 Graham Avenue, Brgy. Cogon, Tagbilaran, Bohol 6300
  • Oasis Resort - Alona Beach location, dive center, resto / bar
    Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol
yoga in Bohol yoga
  • Jing Yoga - health & well being through yoga
    Jing Yoga The Courtyard - Airport Road fronting the church
    Jing Yoga Bohol Meditation and Yoga Center - 2nd Floor Lim Magtajas Bldg. CPG Avenue
Bohol Travel Info/Tips

Bohol FYI / Tips

  • the tourist area where most of the hotels, restaurants, ticket offices, tour operators are, is located within the Alona Beach area
  • the tourist attractions in Bohol are far apart and spread-out. It would be difficult to visit them all using public mass transit. Better hire a van (P3500/day) if in a big group, or rent a motorcycle (P400/day + gas)
  • Bohol relies on its tourism for revenue. As expected, everything they can capitalize on from tourism is extensively used and developed

Tagbilaran Port to Panglao

You can charter any tricycle from the port all the way to Panglao (~P300), but if you want to do it on the cheap,
  1. don't take the tricycles lined-up inside the port. Walk past the port gate and immediately outside, you'll see many tricycles. Take one to the bus terminal in Dao (~P15)
  2. in Dao, take the jeep that plies the Panglao route (~P20)

Tagbilaran (Bohol) to Cebu City by boat

** schedules and rates keep changing, call for latest schedule
  1. Weesam Express - departs 6:15 AM, 11:30 AM, 4:00 PM
    one way: Economy (aircon) P500.00, Economy (non-aircon) P400.00, First Class P600.00
    round trip promo (at least 2 days advance booking): Economy (aircon) P600, Economy(non-aircon) P500, First Class P1200
    round trip promo (1 day or on the day booking): Economy (aircon) P800, Economy (non-aircon) P700, First Class P1200
  2. Ocean Jet - departs 6-7:05-8:20-9:20-10:40-11:40AM, 1-2-3:30-4:20-5:30-6:30PM, 2 hours, arrives Pier 1 in Cebu
    Open Air / Tourist Class P800, Business Class P1000
    +63(32)255 7560 / +63 (32) 255 0115 / 0917 638 0000
  3. SuperCat (2GO) - departs 5:50-11AM, 3:45-5:25-8:15PM, arrives Pier 1 in Cebu
    P 500.00
    +63 32 233 7000

Things to do, Places to go in Bohol

  1. Chocolate Hills - this is a clustering of more than 1200 hills within a 50km2 area. They range in height from 30-50 meters. What's unusual is their near-perfect conical shape resembling an individual chocolate chip. No one knows how they were formed. Entrance is P50/pax.
  2. Tarsier Conservation Area - located Upper Bonbon, Loboc. The tarsiers are no longer being played at by tourists as circus props, but instead, visitors now view them in cordoned-off areas in their natural 6ha habitat. As they are territorial and nocturnal, they are predictable on where they can be viewed. P50/pax.
  3. Alona Beach (Panglao) - Alona Beach is the tourist hub of Bohol. It has 1.5 kms of white sand beach lined-up by bars, hotels and restos. Alona is also the jump-off point for Balicasag Island, a world class dive destination.
  4. Danao Adventure Park - located in Barangay Magtangtang, 72 kms (2 hours ride) from Tagbilaran. Adventure activities include river trekking, tyrolean traverse, rappelling, bouldering, rock climbing and ziplining.
Bohol Blogs
    Bohol blogs
    Bohol

    Bohol

    Anda
  1. Exploring Combento Cave Pool Jun 29, 2017
  2. Visiting Cabagnow Cave Pool Of Anda Jun 28, 2017
  3. Exploring Anda, Bohol Jun 25-30, 2017

  4. Candijay
  5. Roadtrip from Candijay to Ubay Jul 1, 2017
  6. Firefly Tour In Candijay, Bohol Jun 30, 2017
  7. Freediving Canawa Cold Spring Of Candijay, Bohol Jun 30, 2017
  8. Splashing At Can-Umantad Falls, Candijay, Bohol Jun 30, 2017

  9. Carlos P. Garcia Island
  10. Exploring Carlos P. Garcia (CPG) Island by Bike Dec 1, 2017

  11. Corella
  12. Cycling to View the Tarsier in Corella Oct 26, 2017

  13. Dauis DAUIS

  14. Sikwate at Daday Painitan May 9, 2024
  15. Cliff Dive at Molave Cove Feb 11, 2018
  16. Freediving at Molave Point, Dauis Nov 6, 2017
  17. The Return to Hinagdanan Cave Nov 5, 2017
  18. Exploring Hinagdanan Cave Oct 24, 2017

  19. Loay
  20. The Ride to Morning Hill Oct 22, 2017
  21. The Ride to the Old Spanish Tower Oct 21, 2017

  22. Loboc
  23. Yoga for Plus-sized Women May 24, 2024
  24. Bohol Yoga Festival April 20/21, 2024
  25. Goodbye Loboc, Goodbye Philippines Mar 15, 2018
  26. The CubbyHole: Envisioning a Utopian Shangrila Mar 10, 2018
  27. Fat Shredder with the Russian Twist Mar 2, 2018
  28. No-Dismount Climb to Cruz Daku Mar 1, 2018
  29. Jeffrey's Cardio Program Feb 26, 2018
  30. SUP Yoga with Lalah de Dios at Fox and the Firefly Feb 25, 2018
  31. Bike Ride with Juan Huerte: Loboc, Sikatuna, Corella and Baclayon Feb 25, 2018
  32. CT Scan Result Feb 23, 2018
  33. The Silent Killer has Arrived Feb 19-22, 2018
  34. 24+ Days at Lyn's Backpackers Inn Jan 23 - Feb 16, 2018
  35. All Day Fun with the Loboc Crew Feb 11, 2018
  36. 20-Minute Rope Skipping w/ Pranayama and Meditation Feb 9, 2018
  37. Calisthenics with Jeffrey Feb 7, 2018
  38. Abs-Core Workout with Jeffrey Feb 5, 2018
  39. High Intensity Cardio Workout Feb 2, 2018
  40. Ride to the Landslide with Jeffrey Jan 31, 2018
  41. Farm Tour with Mr. Raymond Cal Jan 29, 2018
  42. Cacao Drum Roasting Jan 27, 2018
  43. Making Sikwate: from cacao fruit to a hot dark chocolate drink Jan 25, 2018
  44. 5 Weeks at the Fox and Firefly Cottages Dec 13, 2017 - Jan 23, 2018
  45. In-House Yoga Teacher at the Fox and Firefly Cottages Jan 22-Mar 14, 2018
  46. Mountain Bike Rides from Tagbilaran to Loboc Jan 18, 2018
  47. Firefly Tour on a Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) Dec 19, 2017
  48. Playing Mountain Bike Tour Optimizer Dec 18, 2017
  49. Back to Loboc Dec 13-17, 2017
  50. 37 Days in Loboc - Thank You and Goodbye Oct 8-Nov 14, 2017
  51. Exploring Busay Falls, Loktob Spring And Jimili-An Spring Nov 11, 2017
  52. Stand-Up Paddle Yoga with Joan Christine Nov 3, 2017
  53. SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Bohol Oct 29, 2017
  54. Exploring Guimba and Sog-ong Caves of Loboc Oct 22, 2017
  55. Ziplining and Cable Car Ride at Eco-Tourism Adventure Park Oct 22, 2017
  56. Savouring Villagio Pizza Oct 19, 2017
  57. Wet and Wild Bonbon-Alegria Downhill Ride Oct 18, 2017
  58. River Cruise on Loboc River Oct 17, 2017
  59. Back Road Ride To Loay Oct 17, 2017
  60. Leisurely Ride to Loktob Spring Oct 14, 2017
  61. Sweet Ride to Busay Falls Oct 13, 2017
  62. Bike Climb to the Virgen de Guadalupe Oct 12, 2017
  63. The Ride to Cruz Daku (Big Cross) Oct 11, 2017
  64. Exploring Loboc, Bohol Oct 8, 2017

  65. Panglao PANGLAO

  66. Kat's Birthday at Oceanica April 24, 2024
  67. Teaching 'Energising Yoga' at Jing Yoga & Wellness April 23-28, 2024
  68. Freediving in Panglao with Haka Dive Center April 23, 2024
  69. Coastal Cleanup with Plastic Free Bohol Sept 16, 2017
  70. Exploring Panglao Jun 12-18, 2017
  71. Yoga With Jing And Rai At Oasis Resort Jun 18, 2017
  72. Freediving With Ben Meerhaeghe At SeaQuest Dive Center Jun 16, 2017
  73. Scuba Diving Balicasag Island With SeaQuest Dive Center Jun 15, 2017
  74. Bohol Revisited Jun 12, 2017
  75. Exploring Bohol with Metz Nov 28-30, 2015

  76. San Miguel
  77. Visiting Bayongan Lake Nov 22, 2017

  78. Sevilla
  79. Killer MTB Ride from Sevilla Oct 30, 2017

  80. Sikatuna
  81. Solo Ride To The Sikatuna Tree Park Nov 2, 2017

  82. Tagbilaran TAGBILARAN

  83. May Snapshots: Stairway to Heaven May 2024
  84. May 2024: Carinderia food May 2024
  85. Moving to Taloto, Tagbilaran City May 19, 2024
  86. Yoga for Grown ups May 27 - June 21, 2024
  87. Yoga and Meditation for Kids May 7, 2024
  88. Dalareich Chocolate House Revisited May 4, 2024
  89. Kat's Community Invite Apr 28 - May 19, 2024
  90. 30 days in Tagbilaran, Thank You! Oct 8, 2017
  91. Breakfast Talk with Tagbilaran's Finest Oct 8, 2017
  92. Exploring the Cafe Scene of Tagbilaran Oct 7, 2017
  93. Yoga for 60+ Students at the University of Bohol Oct 4, 2017
  94. Chocolate Overload At Dalareich Chocolate House Oct 2, 2017
  95. Talk on Philosophy and Spirituality to 12-Graders at the University of Bohol Sep 27, 2017
  96. Celebrating the International Day of Peace Sep 23, 2017
  97. Judging a Student Debate at the University of Bohol Sept 15, 2017
  98. Fitness Workout with Chie at Bohol Tropics Resort Sept 13, 2017
  99. Modified Ashtanga Primary Series by Jing Yoga Sept 12, 2017
  100. Tagbilaran Revisited Sep 7-12, 2017
  101. Hello Tagbilaran! Jun 19-25, 2017

  102. Ubay Ubay

    2017

  103. Goodbye and Thank You, Ubay Nov 14-Dec 13, 2017
  104. Visiting the Ubay Stock Farm Dec 8, 2017
  105. Exploring Cambugsay Healing Hills with Lars Jensen Nov 22, 2017
  106. Visiting Ubay Green Park Nov 18, 2017
  107. The Ride to Sinandigan Boardwalk and the Yamashita Treasure Hunt Nov 18, 2017
  108. Ubay Life Nov 17, 2017
  109. In Search of the Next Destination Nov 14, 2017
  110. 2 Days in Ubay Jul 1-3, 2017
  111. Roadtrip from Candijay to Ubay Jul 1, 2017
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