I have a natural thing against gyms (no offence) and ever since I became a mother about 13 years ago I like to do the occasional yoga routine or workout at home.
By now, I’m beyond my saturation point of young, skinny, white girls facilitating those. I don’t aim to have that body type (even if I could), I don’t aim to lose weight or shame my body in any way for the way it looks. I do want to move, stretch, dance, work out, or meditate.
When I did another search, even when I searched for ‘queer workout’, almost all I found was more of the same. I have nothing against skinny, young girls, but I want more diversity than that.
So: where are the POC, queer, fat, fun folks who have YouTube channels with yoga, workouts, meditations, etc? Preferably between 15-30 minutes and no equipment needed (unless simple things anyone has laying around).
I asked my followers and together we came with an amazing list of resources. This article is a collection. It’s not complete, it’s not perfect, and it’s a start.
Tom Barber Yoga – Youtube Channel with a few routines (30+ minutes) and @tombarberyoga
Edyn Loves Life – Youtube Channel with plus size friendly yoga and @edynjacks
Yoga with Roos – Youtube Channel with routines of different lengths. It’s also worth checking out her meditations and updates about plants, body positivity and sustainability.
The Fat Yogis – Youtube Channel with different routines
Jessamyn Stanley – YouTube Channel with different routines and moving meditations
Be Queerful – Youtube Channel with LGBT Queer Yoga routines and @bequeerful
The Yoga Room – Youtube Channel with many routines for all kinds of bodies
Dianne Bondy Yoga – Youtube Channel with yoga for all bodies as well as yoga for pain
Divya Bala – YouTube Channel with different routines and @divyabala
Fightmaster Yoga – Youtube Channel with many different routines for all bodies
Stpgap Dance Company – Youtube Channel with inclusive home workouts (also check out their other stunning videos!)
Fit Body By Ashley – Youtube Channel with many different workouts and @fitbodybyashley
Keira LaShae – Youtube Channel with hip hop tabata routines and @keiralashae
Kukuwa – Youtube Channel with African Dance routines
Kanoa Green – Dance Workout and @kanoagreen
Workouts / Fitness
Holly Honjo – Youtube channel with plus size friendly workouts
Fit Fatties: Weight Neutral Fitness for all shapes and sizes – Facebook Group
Jameela Jamil – Youtube Channel with a revolution against shame and workouts on Instagram that support people with eating disorders, @i_weigh
Popsugar – Youtube Channel with many different workouts (cardio, Latin dance, of different lengths.
Deja Riley – Youtube Channel with different routines incl. dancing and boxing
Rod Owens – Youtube video with a guided meditation and dharma talk (also search youtube for ‘Lama Rod Owens’)
Tsoknyi Rinpoche – Youtube Playlist with teachings. (also search youtube for ‘Tsoknyi Rinpoche’)
Judy Lief – Youtube meditation
Anusha Wijeyakumar – Youtube Channel with short exercises and @shantiwithin