Today we are talking with one of our favorite yoga folks, Jessamyn Stanley! In this episode, we discuss:
- Jessamyn’s response to her Yoga Journal cover
- Her reaction to finding out that she wasn’t the only one on the cover
- The internet’s reaction and the aftermath to the “cover split” debacle
- Defining success as marginalized folks under systems of oppression
- Her yoga story and what keeps her coming back to the mat
- How she’s setting boundaries around her online presence and content
- Allowing herself to be human while still being a celebrity
- Representing as a fat black femme in the yoga and fitness industry
- Her advice to folks who are seeking to influence and shift yoga culture
Listen in on the conversation as we chat with Jessamyn about her unique perspective on the yoga world. Or find your podcast in your favorite podcast player – Remember to subscribe and leave as a review!
About Jessamyn: Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga.
Jessamyn studied with Kimberley Puryear of Asheville Yoga Center’s 230-hour Teacher Training Program and her eponymous yoga lifestyle blog and Instagram attract thousands of followers daily, offering tips and advice for other yoga practitioners while documenting her home yoga practice. Jessamyn contributes to Mind Body Green, Wanderlust, & Elephant Journal. She’s been featured and profiled by a variety of International and National media outlets including Good Morning America, The Daily Mail, New York Magazine, The Sunday Times, New York Times’ Women In The World, & People, among others. Learn more here