The rise of yoga in the West has also seen the rise of the Instagram Yogis and this idea that yoga is only meant to serve white, flexible, able bodied women. Jessamyn Stanley, yoga teacher, author of Every Body Yoga, and body positivity advocate, challenges these norms. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on the practice of yoga, the shadow side of body positivity, cultural appropriation, and how she navigates her large online presence. Enjoy!
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Jessamyn Stanley is a North Carolina based, yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer. Her eponymous yoga lifestyle online platforms attract thousands of followers daily, and she regularly contributes to a number of esteemed print and online publications. Jessamyn has been recognized and featured by a wide range of international and national media outlets, including Time, Good Morning America, Al Jazeera English, The Huffington Post, Self, Glamour, and New York Magazine.