Smashing the Yogi Stereotype with Jessamyn Stanley
In this episode internationally recognized yoga teacher, Jessamyn Stanley shares her story of breaking down stereotypes in the world of wellness, finding her inner hype squad, the power statement, “HOW DO I FEEL?” and her thoughts on privilege in society and the world of wellness.
Jessamyn Stanley is a woman who breaks all the standard yogi stereotypes but has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her.
She is the author of Every Body Yoga and the founder of a yoga app called The Underbelly which offers a gentle introduction to yoga. Head on over to her page on Instagram @MyNameIsJessamyn to get a taste of this fierce body positivity advocate who has been featured in so many publications we don’t even know where to start in listing them.
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RESOURCES & LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Follow Jessamyn on Instagram – @mynameisjessamyn
Read Jessamyn’s amazing book – Every Body Yoga
Download her yoga app (coming soon internationally) – @theunderbellyyoga
Stay up to date – jessamynstanley.com
SHORT ON TIME? Here are some key topics we covered…
0:25 – Meet Jessamyn, the fiercest yogi in the biz
3:43 – Jessamyn’s journey from depression to yoga
6:40 – The importance of giving yourself permission to try
7:33 – How to crush the assumption that changes in your physical body will change your mentality
9:00 – Making yoga accessible despite trauma, finances and environment
10:59 – Jessamyn’s tips for shutting down your inner mean girl and unearthing self-compassion
13:55 – How to be your own hype squad
18:00 – Finding confidence on and off the mat: ‘how do I look’ vs ‘how do I feel’ mindset
21:40 – The UnderBelly: a yoga app created for inclusivity
26:24 – Accepting your judgments: a conversation on size and race in today’s society
31:31 – Jessamyn’s next chapter and message for the women of the world
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