Yoga Instructor Jessamyn Stanley Is Defying Steroptypes

Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley is shattering stereotypes left, right, and center. As a yoga instructor based out of Durham, NC, she uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers and defy anyone who says she can’t. She’s also a body positive activist — or self-described “fat femme” — who is working to change the way we think about weight and health.

Through her practice, blog, and book, titled Every Body Yoga, Stanley is empowering women everywhere to love themselves, love their bodies, and love yoga.

“I love to work out,” she says. “I love my body. I am capable of accomplishing all of my goals.”

Watch as she exudes confidence and charisma while performing challenging yoga poses and doling out daily affirmations of strength, body confidence, self-love, and empowerment.