Body neutrality and self-love are the driving forces behind Flexibility with Vera. This means that all classes and workshops abide by the following commandments:
- 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, whether 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. Some movements may include planks, lunges, downward dogs, and stretch positions that are on the knees but modifications will be made available. 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, make sure you’re comfortable with modified or full expressions of plank, lunge, and downward dog.
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 okay with full or modified lunges.
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 with modified or full expressions of plank, lunge, and downward dog.
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.
Intimidated by a class environment? 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.
Looking for something extra alongside your flexibility practice? Take a workshop!
Get Sexy with Your Bendy
Ouu baby! Get flexy with your sexy enjoy this two-hour workshop led by flexibility trainer Vera and sex educator Tim. Get those legs wide open and that back bent over and enjoy this collaborative stretch and self-pleasure workshop on how to feel your most orgasmic self.
Bend & Bloom
Expand and explore in this 2-hour all-level workshop that combines flexibility and floor play to cultivate a connection between dance and active stretch.
Enjoy everything bendy in the first hour of this workshop with a guided stretch series led by plus size flexibility and movement coach Vera Wilde (she/they). This progression will focus on lengthening and activating through your spine to soften those stiff, winter muscles!
Continue to melt and move in the second half of this workshop as floor lover and sensual movement instructor, Rachel (she/her), guides you through ways to accent, nuance, explore, and free dance your way through these beautiful, beginner-friendly shapes!
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.