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Durham's Yogini - Jessamyn Stanley

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 22, 2018 12:47:57 PM

Jessamyn Stanley’s journey to yoga professional turned wellness personality was an unexpected one. She started out humbly enough, taking photos of herself in various yoga poses mainly to track her own progress, but also to share her new passion for yoga with family and friends on her tumblr page and social media profiles. As a self-proclaimed “fat femme,” her yoga photography and unfiltered honesty tapped into an audience of people who had always been interested in yoga but feared they didn’t look the part and therefore couldn’t participate. After posting instructional yoga classes online, and teaching locally in Durham, Jessamyn’s following has grown by the hundreds of thousands, and she published her first book last year: Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

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