Body neutrality and self-love are the driving forces behind Flexibility with Vera. What that looks like:
- No weight loss or diet talk, ever
- Gender-neutral language, always
- All bodies are not only welcomed but included
If you ever feel uncomfortable in a class due to myself or another student, please don’t hesitate to reach out. It’s only through open communication that we can work together to create a space that everyone is able to call safe.
Not sure what class to take? Find your perfect fit by browsing the descriptions below.
Created by fats for fats, Flexy Fatties is a full-body class that focuses on making movement more accessible for bigger bodies. A variety of modifications will be provided, however students need to be comfortable applying some pressure on their wrists and knees.
Props are highly-recommended in this all-level class!
Note: If you do not identify as fat or plus size, please check out the other available classes.
If your entire body is craving a stretch, this is the class for you! In Full-On Flex, we work with every major muscle group, from our heads to our toes. This class is for all levels, so students must be comfortable applying some pressure on their wrists and knees!
Dreaming of getting that perfect split? Welcome to Splitsville! This lower body focused class will help open your hips and elongate your hamstrings to quickly and safely get you closer to the ground. All levels are welcome, just make sure you’re OK with applying some pressure on your wrists and knees.
Flex Express is for those who want to get flexible, in 30 minutes. This all-level class will work every major muscle group, even when life gets busy. Make sure you’re comfortable applying some pressure on your wrists and knees.
To The Core
Flex To the Core focuses on our abdominals, glutes, and back. This 30-minute class is perfect for when you don’t have a full 60 minutes. Strengthen your muscles while learning about proper form; a perfect complement to our other classes. These movements will require you to be OK in kneeling positions.
Interested in gaining more individualized advice? Need help setting short and/or long-term goals? Have something specific you want to work on? Want to expedite your strength and flexibility? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, let’s get personal!
Available as 30- (online only) or 60-minute sessions.
Workshops and Programs
Looking for something extra alongside your flexibility practice? Take a workshop or program!
Flex Fundamentals: A Four-Week Stretch Intensive
Participants will learn body awareness and proper form within a judgment-free space. Flex Fundamentals is useful for all levels and offers mobility and flexibility classes, as well as lecture videos, guest speakers, and more.
Prerequisite: students need to be able to apply some pressure on their wrists and knees. Please contact Vera with any questions or concerns and receive the go-ahead from your doctor.
More to be announced soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I bring?
So you’re ready to get flexy with Vera, but what do you even need for a flexibility class?
- Enough space to expand and extend
- A mat of your choice
- Layers to strip away or put on throughout the class. Warm muscles are best (and safest) for stretching!
Most importantly, plenty of water! Staying hydrated means more flexibility gains and less muscle soreness the next day.
Props aren’t necessary for the class, but they can help you access a wider range of motion. Feel free to bring one, none, or all, depending on your unique needs!
- A couple of yoga blocks (or some thick books)
- A strap (or a towel or a belt)
- A pillow or two for sore hips or knees
Do you offer sliding scale options?
Sliding scale pricing is available, in select cases, for Black and Indigenous people of colour, trans folks, and folks with low incomes. Shoot me an email if you’re interested in this option or are able to pay it forward for another student.
How is this different than yoga?
Yoga is rooted in Hinduism and is a spiritual discipline that focuses on combining the mind and body as one. Flexibility training is purposefully stretching and strengthening muscles so the surrounding joints can efficiently move through a full ROM (range of motion).
In yoga, you don’t create the same goals as you would for flexibility training, yoga asks you to cultivate discernment, awareness, and self-regulation through the harmony of body and mind. As a way to promote yoga to the Western audience, you often see people on Instagram promoting their yoga classes with a photo of them in some super flexible pose, which can be misleading for many, especially since genetics does play a factor in our flexibility. While you get the benefits of stretching and flexibility in yoga, it’s not the sole purpose of doing yoga.
My flexibility classes do have solid roots in yoga, as we often go through similar poses and I want to acknowledge this. We do though find these poses in different ways to find different outcomes, neither is better than the other and often works in parallel.