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Hi, I'm Marc!

My Pronouns are He/Him or They/Them

I’m a fat-queer educator and yoga practitioner based in Hammond, LA. I’ve always been a fat kid and because of that, I have a complicated relationship to movement and wellness spaces. In 2018, I founded Fat Kid Yoga Club for people like me, who were always picked last, or experienced a lifetime of body shame. I hold space for people in larger bodies to reconnect with their bodies and explore joyful movement. In Fat Kid Yoga Club, we show up fully and take up space because we are worthy. You can learn more about why I started Fat Kid Yoga Club here.

New to Yoga?

Fat Kid Yoga Club is great for beginners and those returning to movement practice! 

Handstands are great for getting a bunch of likes on Instgram, but your value has a human isn’t based on your ability to go upside down. In Fat Kid Yoga Club, we focus on the basics of embodied awareness and joyful movement. Each practice is an opportunity for you to explore and celebrate what is possible in your body.

When you practice with me, you can expect:

  • Detailed instruction on how to practice each posture
  • Explanations on how to adapt postures for your body
  • Accessible alternatives for when a pose isn’t right for you
  • Permission to rest and move at your own pace
  • A fun, judgment-free practice, that celebrates you just as you are
Two individuals standing and practicing Warrior 2
Close up image of Marc practicing a handstand

What's included?

Every membership includes:

  • Access to the On-Demand Practice Library of 40+ videos including:
    • Hatha and Restorative Yoga Practices
    • Guided Meditation
    • “How to” tutorials on how to adapt yoga poses for your body
  • Weekly Live Practices via Zoom
    • Tuesdays at 5:30pm CDT
    • 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:00am CDT
  • Invitations to Members Only Community Events
  • Discounts on Fat Kid Yoga Club Merchandise, Workshops, and Special Events

Membership Plans for Every Budget

I believe that everyone deserves to access the benefits of yoga, regardless of their ability to pay for it. To eliminate financial barriers to community participation in yoga, equity pricing models ask those who can afford to pay more to offset costs for those experiencing economic hardship. All membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events. Choose the level that best suits your budget and the value you think you are getting. 

Equity & Access

$ 5
00
Monthly
  • All Membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events.

Mostly On Demand

$ 10
00
Monthly
  • All Membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events.

Occasional Live Practice

$ 20
00
Monthly
  • All Membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events.

Weekly Live Practices

$ 50
00
Monthly
  • All Membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events.

All Live Practices

$ 70
00
Monthly
  • All Membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events.

Equity Supporter

$ 108
00
Monthly
  • All Membership levels get access to recorded and live practices and community events.

Not ready to commit to a monthly membership? Try a Day Pass instead!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hatha yoga? Hatha yoga classes will incorporate meditation, breathwork (pranayama), and physical postures (asana). Postures may be practiced while seated, standing, or laying down. During this class, you may be asked to get up and down from the floor.

What do I need for the practice? Each practice will vary, but I recommend that you dress in comfortable clothes and have some water and maybe a hand towel available. Yoga mats are optional and will depend on the type of floor you’re practicing among other factors. I recommend starting with a mat and if it’s not working, you don’t have to use it. In terms of props, it may be helpful to have two yoga blocks (or a chair), a blanket or large towel, and a strap (belt or dog leash). Want to learn more about props? Check out this article

What if I’m running late? If you’re a few minutes late, that’s okay! Feel free to join us. However, if it’s more than 20 minutes after the start of class, it’s probably best to sit this one out. 

What if I need to leave early? No worries! You’re free to leave whenever you need.

Is practicing yoga safe? Like any physical activity, yoga presents the risk of injury. Since you’re practicing at home, you’ll need to take full responsibility for your safety. Here are some things to consider:

  • If you are unsure if practicing is safe for you due to a medical condition, I encourage you to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider to see if yoga is right for you.
  • If you are currently injured, I ask that you refrain from practicing so that you do not aggravate the existing injury. 
  • It’s extremely important that you listen to your body and treat it kindly during yoga practices. If it feels like you’re doing too much – rest. Yoga is a practice, not a performance, and no one will judge you for practicing the appropriate self-care!
  • Find a space that is clear of clutter and allows you to move easily without the risk of tripping or falling on something that may injure you. 
  • If possible keep pets, small children, and other beings that may interrupt your practice out of the room. 
  • If you’re returning to physical activity after a prolonged “break” please check with your health care provider to make sure that it is safe for you to practice yoga. 

Are practices captioned? Live practices are captioned using the integrated Otter.ai feature in Zoom. Closed captions are available On-Demand practices by YouTube.