Yogafly is very excited to be hosting a weekend full of different sessions with Amber Karnes. Amber is an aspiring yogi, RYT-200 yoga asana teacher, and a lifelong student of her body. For Amber, yoga has been an integral part of a decade-long journey toward self-acceptance and body positivity – a journey of making peace with her body and helping others to do the same. In Amber’s classes and workshops, students of all shapes and sizes will find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their unique body, instead of being squished into poses for the sake of form over function. She emphasizes safe alignment and mindful transitions, and gives each student permission to honor the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. Amber is a big fan of “yoga in non-yoga places” like libraries, parks, and festivals and often teaches free, accessible classes in her community. She is currently leading a 6-week beginners yoga and mindfulness series for people living with HIV. Amber also serves on the Advisory Council for Women’s Power Space where she seeks to further the message of inclusivity, consent, agency, body positivity, and accessibility for women on and off the mat. She blogs at bodypositiveyoga.com.