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Jessamyn Stanley

Jessamyn Stanley

yoga instructor
  • bio

    Jessamyn Stanley is an award-winning yoga instructor, the author of Every Body Yoga, and the founder of The Underbelly, a virtual yoga studio designed as a home for wellness misfits who may feel displaced, discouraged, or overlooked due to a lack of diversity in the health and fitness community. Stanley hosts a biweekly advice podcast titled Dear Jessamyn, where she offers perspectives on outside-the-box relationships and lifestyles. She is a cofounder of We Go High NC, a Southern cannabis justice organization working to increase cannabis access in prohibition states and to highlight the connection between cannabis consumption and prison abolition. Her forthcoming book, Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance (to be released June 22, 2021), will explore issues of race, capitalism, self-love, and sexuality through the lens of yoga practice.