Valerie Sagun

I Don't Have to Lose Weight to Be a Yogi

Yoga has taught me to own up to myself and who I am now. Not who I was or who I could be. I never shamed my body or hated it, but I'm glad to be at a happy relationship with it. I look at my big chubby body and am happy and content with it. I feel it is important to see bigger bodied people out there. When I first started yoga, it was very rare and uncommon to see bigger yogis practicing yoga. Now I am so ecstatic that there so many people who are trying yoga for themselves.
Lana Gunnlaugson

LOOK: Yoga With Belugas!

You can do yoga just about anywhere: in a studio, at home, even on a paddleboard. But with beluga whales? That's original even for a yoga-obsessed city like Vancouver. "Yoga with the Belugas" invites...