Needy 93: Stop Postponing Your Joy with Amber Karnes

Stop postponing your joy, a Needy podcast episode with guest Amber Karnes

The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, starting with today’s episode which features Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga!

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. Her commitment to accessible, adaptive yoga practice empowers thousands of diverse practitioners around the globe. She is the creator of the Body Positive Clubhouse, an online community using the practice of yoga to build unshakable confidence and live out loud. Amber is the co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training, an Accessible Yoga Trainer, Yoga International featured teacher, serves as a board member for Project Yoga Richmond and Accessible Yoga, and is a contributor to the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Through her workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and online yoga and wellness offerings, she seeks to further the message of equity, body liberation, consent, agency, and accessibility for all (on and off the yoga mat). She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Jimmy, and blogs at

Our powerful 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 us explore…

  • Plugging up energy leaks & supporting yourself during times of stress
  • Why you are (definitely) not failing at taking care of yourself
  • Social media & comparison
  • The phenomenal power of a supportive community

Hang with Amber…


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