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Amber Karnes

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195 Amber Karnes: Marketing is Another Form of Teaching

Mindful Strength

This episode of the Mindful Strength Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Offering Tree. Offering Tree provides a platform for teachers and trainers who want to get their classes and services online quickly and easily. Kathryn is currently using Offering Tree to host her 300-hour online training. To learn more or schedule a free demo Click Here - Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and studio owners how to create accessible and equitable spaces for wellness and liberation. She also coaches with human beings who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today. She’s the co-creator of Yoga for All Training, an Accessible Yoga trainer, and a sought-after expert on the topics of accessibility, authentic marketing, culture-shifting, and community-building.  - To learn more about the Mindful Strength Membership and putting all these tools into practice click here to start your 14-day FREE trial.


3 Apr 2021

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Body Positivity as a Practice with Amber Karnes

Yogaland Podcast

Amber Karnes -- the founder of Body Positive Yoga and the co-creator of the Accessible Yoga Training -- is my guest this week! Amber shares her story of how yoga has helped her change her relationship to her body, from one that was punitive to one that's more accepting and present. Amber offers so much insight and guidance in this conversation including:- How body positivity is not a linear path with an endpoint -- it's closer to recovering from addiction in that you are always in recovery- Resources for a "weight neutral" approach to health- The fatphobia that we may be complicit in when we bash our own bodies- Why behaviors are more important than body size- The vital question to ask ourselves every time we consume media - The importance of doing body positive work while you are in communityI'm so grateful to Amber for sharing the years of research and work she's done in this space.Show notes: http://www.jasonyoga.com/podcast/episode226 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/yogaland.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Mar 2021

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Episode 13: Creating Spaces we Need with Amber Karnes


On this episode, Tristan (they/them) and Lauren (she/her) chat with Amber Karnes (she/her), yoga teacher trainer, ruckus maker, the founder of Body Positive Yoga, and a lifelong student of her body. Amber trains yoga teachers and movement educators how to create accessible and equitable spaces for liberation and belonging.Tune in to hear Amber share about:- her trajectory of community building and activism, from the hard-core punk rock scene to body positive yoga- how she came to yoga, quickly noticing it helped to turn off her negative self-talk voice- creating new spaces we need, particularly for those of us who hold marginalized identities- pivoting in COVID and devoting her time and energy to helping the Accessible Yoga Training platform take off- her experience with her Yoga Journal cover article- her thoughts on having hard conversations& more!Here’s where you can view a transcript of this episode of ALL THE F*CK IN. Teachers and resources mentioned in this episode:Dianne BondyYoga for All TrainingNikki MyersMara GlatzelAccessible Yoga AssociationAccessible Yoga Training SchoolJivana HeymanKelley PalmerRace & Equity in Yoga: Disruption as a PracticeTrans Yoga ProjectAccessible Yoga podcastYoga Journal cover storyTiph Browne PhotographyYou can support this podcast by subscribing on Apple or Spotify, and leaving a 5-star rating and review on Apple. We’d also love for you to take a screenshot of where the episode resonates with you and tag us in your Instagram stories at @alltfinpodcast, @tristankatzcreative, and @laurenkayroberts.Thanks to Son of Nun and DJ Mentos for the music. You can find their work at sonofnun.bandcamp.com and djmentos.com. You can also support a mutual aid fund they’re involved with, Tubman House Coronavirus Support, at this link and specify Tubman House Coronavirus Support in the "special instructions to seller" field. 

1hr 1min

13 Mar 2021

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210: The Future of Yoga with Amber Karnes

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast

The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast 210: The Future of Yoga with Amber Karnes Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and the yoga industry has changed dramatically. Studios have closed, some permanently, classes and YTTs are online, and for many of us in-person classes and trainings are not possible. All of these changes have a lot of yoga teachers asking - What does the future look like for yoga? And what does that mean for yoga teachers? Amber Karnes shares some insights. Amber Karnes is the Founder of  Body Positive Yoga and the creator of the Body Positive Clubhouse. She is a big proponent of the Health At Every Size approach to wellness, focusing on joyful movement, intuitive eating, and self-care. Amber is also the co-creator of the Yoga for All Teacher Training with Dianne Bondy, and she also leads trainings for Accessible Yoga. In her work, Amber is dedicated diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and helping empower people live life without shame or apology. With yoga classes and teacher trainings being moved online, what will happen when the pandemic ends, and people can be together in person again? Amber shares her thoughts on how being online has shifted expectations around yoga, and talks more about how this shift has made yoga more accessible for some people. She also highlights some of the barriers that marginalized populations may face at an in-person studio. Shannona and Amber discuss what online classes are lacking and how we can address those shortcomings, as well as what yoga teachers can do to create community in online yoga classes. If you are looking for insights and perspectives on how to navigate the current situation, as well as explore ideas around what it really means to teach yoga, this interview is sure to inspire you and give you tools to move forward in a productive and meaningful way. Key Takeaways: [3:41] COVID-19 has changed the way we share yoga. This episode explores what the future holds for yoga and yoga teachers. [6:48] Shannon gives a shout out to sponsor Schedulicity and reads a review from a listener. Have you left a review yet? [10:05] Shannon introduces her guest for this episode - Amber Karnes. [11:43] Shannon does a check-in with Amber. [13:43] What is helping Amber get through the upheaval in the world these days? [16:54] What is the future of being a yoga teacher? [23:42] Yoga has become more accessible to people because it is now being shared online. Amber shares more about the accessibility of yoga, fitness and movement practices in this time. [32:15] How has moving yoga online impacted some groups of people like children and less tech-savvy seniors? [35:54] What are Amber's thoughts around new yoga teachers getting certified to teach yoga online and going on to teach classes online, and only working in the online space? [38:00] We have an opportunity to reset the expectations around what a yoga class looks like, and to really examine what it means to teach Yoga. [43:59] There are thoughtful ways to change and tweak how we teach yoga to give the responsibility back to the student to listen to their bodies. [47:49] Teaching yoga online can feel lacking in community. How can we create connections and community online in creative ways? [53:48] Amber shares some thoughts around what could really help yoga teachers right now. [59:51] Shannon reflects on how important it is to center yourself around your "why". [1:00:35] Will Amber ever run for office? [1:02:09] Find out more about Amber and her work via the links below. [1:03:59] How does Amber deal with the pressure of having a large audience? [1:06:33] Shannon shares her biggest takeaways from this interview. Links: Amber Karnes, Body Positive Yoga Amber Karnes on Instagram and Facebook Accessible Yoga Training Accessible Yoga Conference Body Positive Clubhouse Yoga for All Teacher Training with Dianne Bondy ALIGN Mastermind Program The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 209: Online Yoga Teacher Training with Jivana Heyman What Does the Future Hold for Yoga Teachers? Live with Amber Karnes Michelle Cassandra Johnson What is the future of 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings? - Post by Amber Karnes on Facebook Francesca Savero The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast Episode 203: Do Politics Belong in Yoga? with Chara Caruthers & Maria Kirsten The Connected Yoga Teacher Facebook Group Pelvic Health Professionals Gratitude to our Sponsors Schedulicity and Sukhasana Chair (Code: TCYT10). Quotes from this episode: "I think a lot of folks are going to change the way that they are practicing yoga in community going forward." - Amber "This moment is a unique opportunity for us to be imaginative, as both yoga practitioners and teachers of how we can reset some of the expectations around 'What is a yoga class?'." - Amber "We can look at what the opportunities are coming out of this to create classrooms and teaching spaces and community spaces that are more equitable for all of us." - Amber "When we approach [teaching online], we have to start to approach it as if it were a viable alternative and sometimes, a preferred alternative for some of our students." - Amber "With accessibility, the question that I like to encourage teachers to ask is 'Where does the power live right now?'." - Amber "Yoga is a personal practice that we do in community." - Amber

1hr 11mins

8 Mar 2021

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Stop Postponing Your Joy With Amber Karnes


The Needy podcast is on a brief hiatus getting ready for season 4 coming in March. Today's episode reboot features Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga. Our powerful 2019 conversation focuses on the intersections of capitalism, patriarchy, and the way the wellness industry markets self-care. Amber breaks down the REAL reason why we so often feel like we are too much and not enough at the same time -- and how we can start to make our living our lives a priority now and not 10 lbs or $10,000 from now. Tune in to hear Amber's powerful message about loving your body and life, exactly as they are right now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Jan 2021

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Tearing down oppressive systems with Amber Karnes

The Yoga Show

In the latest episode of the Yoga Show with Lindsay Tucker (@linds.tucker), we chat with November/December cover yogi, Amber Karnes (@amberkarnesofficial) -- founder of Body Positive Yoga (bodypositiveyoga.com) -- about re-thinking oppressive systems and why yoga is for all bodies. 

1hr 7mins

2 Nov 2020

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The Intersections of Accessible Yoga & Yoga Therapy with Amber Karnes

This is Yoga Therapy

In this episode, I interviewed Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga and co-founder of the Accessible Yoga School. We spoke about her story, how she came to found Body Positive Yoga, as well as both/and thinking, which I think it so needed right now. We also talked about differences and similarities between Accessible Yoga & Yoga Therapy.  (Those interested can read more about those similarities and differences can read about in this Yoga International article by Stephany Moonaz.)Support the show (https://innerpeaceyogatherapy.com)


22 Oct 2020

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Teaching To All Bodies – Accessibility, Equity & Yoga with Amber Karnes

Yoga Magic

This month on Yoga Magic we're learning all about FREEDOM. Freedom in our bodies, freedom to experience joy, freedom from diet culture. This week's guest, Amber Karnes, trains yoga teachers around the world to create accessible, equitable spaces for liberation and belonging. We discuss how yoga teachers can do better to ensure everyone feels free to experience the benefits of Yoga. Amber Karnes is a yoga teacher trainer, the founder of Body Positive Yoga, co-founder of The Accessible Yoga Training School, co-host of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, and a lifelong student of her body. She also creates community for folks who want to build unshakable confidence and learn to live without shame or apology in the bodies they have today.In this episode, we talk about Amber's journey and awakenings in Yoga, tangible upgrades yoga teachers and students can make to be more inclusive to those practicing yoga with us, and why moving from the exterior focus of our physical bodies to the interior study of our inner being may be more "Yoga" than a handstand. We also talk about:Freedom and non-attachment (Aparigraha)Shifting the perspective on why we practice movementCreating a judgement free & welcoming environment in online yoga classesMoving beyond AsanaThe next Accessible Teacher Training starting on January 20. Get on the waitlist at www.accessibleyogatraining.com.Learn more:Follow Amber on Instagram: @amberkarnesofficialLearn more about Amber: www.bodypositiveyoga.comCheck out her podcast Accessible Yoga Podcast with co-host Jivana HeymanFollow along on Instagram: @yogamagicpodcast and @ashleysondergaard.yogaLearn more about Ashley and Yoga Magic at www.ashleysondergaard.comUpcoming Yoga Magic Events:Mondays @ 5:00 PM CT & Saturdays @ 9:00 AM CT | Community Yoga Classes on ZoomOctober 31 | 7:30 PM  CST| Full Moon Flow @ Forgotten Star BrewingNovember 5 | 7:00 PM CST | The Magic of Your Gifts with Jina Seavall


22 Oct 2020

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75: Where Do We Go From Here? with Amber Karnes + Susanna Barkataki

The Mentor Sessions

Creating and connecting with community has been one of my most important practices this year. I have a weekly Sunday night Zoom hang out with my best friends from college. I’m in a quarantine pod with my parents and have dinner with them most weeks. I have regular Slack and text chats with the Stillness + Movement teaching team. Checking in, venting, processing, uplifting, fantasizing and being together keeps me awake, grounded and grateful. The Where Do We Go From Here? series here on The Mentor Sessions has been such a great excuse to get some of my favorite yoga teacher colleagues on Zoom to process together, and out loud, where you can all listen in!!  This is the fifth and final episode in the series, for now, and I can’t wait for you to hear it! Susanna Barkataki and Amber Karnes are some of my most treasured yoga friends, and just talking to them lifted my spirits. The work they are both doing in the world is vitally important and they do it with such clarity and compassion. They inspire me and I know you’ll feel the same way!  In this episode you’ll hear: What has been hard for Amber and Susanna this year, and what they have lost An important conversation about who is missing from our spaces and why  Why online teaching is working well for the three of us and some things listeners can do to make their online teaching feel more sustainable The ways in which teaching online has made things more accessible  When we each think we might teach in-person again Resources Mentioned In This Episode: State of Union (Yoga) My virtual yoga studio, Stillness + Movement I’m writing letters to help Get Out The Vote with Vote Forward Learn More From Susanna: In her new book! On Instagram  On her website At her training school, Ignite Be Well Namaste Master Class Learn More From Amber: On her website,  Body Positive Yoga At the Accessible Yoga Training School


29 Sep 2020

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#36: Make Peace with Your Body with Amber Karnes

Wild Wisdom

Feeling confident in your own skin can be one of the toughest things to do, especially in a world where unrealistic standards of beauty have long been perpetuated. This lack of self-worth has, in turn, alienated many of us from unlocking or fulfilling our true life's purpose.  And while fitness and dietary plans can be a start off point, many use this as the main motivator to “fix” something with our body that we do not like. The downside to this is that the goal itself comes from a negative place. As a result, many of us have held their lives hostage to insecurities dependant on exterior factors that have diminished our self-worthiness.  My guest today is Amber Karnes, a self-love enthusiast, yoga teacher, and an activist in the body positive movement. She is the founder of Body Positive Yoga and trains yoga teachers and movement educators to create accessible, equitable spaces for liberation and belonging. Amber explains that it all comes down to self-worth - that positive self-validation, no matter your size, race, complexion, or what others think of you. This episode will guide you to see your strengths and weaknesses as part of your personal journey as well as learning how to truly embrace them. Stay tuned for today’s episode to learn how to start loving your body {even just a little!}. You also have the chance to win 1 of 3 memberships in Amber’s Chair Yoga Program: Click here to check it out now>>. Check out my Instagram page for more details on how you can enter to win. In this episode you will learn: Ambers’ journey into self- acceptance, body positivity, and yoga  Making peace with your body to build lasting self-confidence How to overcome negative thoughts in order to build resilience and power into your life Divest from the thought motion of commodified standards of beauty Links Mentioned in this Episode: Amber's Chair Yoga Program Amber's Instagram Page Amber's Facebook Page Join me in the Wild Wisdom Collective, my FREE Facebook group Get your hands on my NEW eBook -- 7 Natural Methods to Reclaim Your Health


27 Aug 2020