Valerie Sagun is the face of body positive and self-care blog Big Gal Yoga. An artist as well, she makes her home in San Francisco, California where she shares her creativity and inspiration In her posts, she proves that any size can do yoga and live a healthy lifestyle. With over 150k+ followers on her Instagram account, her popularity keeps growing with her hashtag #ActuallySheCan. Encouraging others to share their triumphs as well. She strives to fill a major gap in the yoga community for women of different sizes and women of color.
Valerie Sagun of Big Gal Yoga
Valerie’s yoga practice is about learning to love yourself physically and mentally through yoga. Learning to listen to your body, to know when to push it and when to protect it.
This last year she published her first book Big Gal Yoga: Poses and Practices to Celebrate Your Body and Empower Your Life to help Yogi newbies get started in the practice. She continues to share her message of radical self-love and acceptance. With the belief that incorporating yoga into your daily life you can change your whole mentality. In addition, she plans on running classes to inspire future yogis in the practice.