Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is an award-winning yoga instructor, intersectional activist, and author of Every Body Yoga. She empowers her audience of over 520k, to break down barriers: both those that society has set and that they have set for themselves. Jessamyn’s work in the wellness space centers around being in community and creating space for students to restore and honor their authentic selves.

Jessamyn has been featured in many media outlets including The New York Times, Good Morning America, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Allure, Buzzfeed, Shape, Out Magazine, New York Magazine, The Guardian, and Forbes. She broke boundaries for plus size bodies with her February 2019 cover of Yoga Journal.

Jessamyn is a leading voice on intersectional identity and 21st-century yoga. She has won many awards for her social influence and unique approach to yoga. With an articulate message of representation and visibility, Jessamyn also speaks across the country, advocating for body acceptance, female empowerment as well as African American and LGBTQ inclusion.

In early 2019, Jessamyn launched an app titled The Underbelly, a series of yoga classes available by web, iOS, and Android that will also be launching internationally this fall. Her virtual yoga studio is a home for wellness misfits who may feel displaced, discouraged or overlooked due to a lack of diversity in the health and fitness community.

Connect with her on Instagram or at My Name is Jessamyn.

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September 26, 2019 Editor's Pick

How I first started Practicing Yoga. ~ Jessamyn Stanley

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January 26, 2014

When Fat Girls Wear Exercise Clothes. ~ Jessamyn Stanley

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December 2, 2013

When Fat People Do Yoga. ~ Jessamyn Stanley

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