North Carolina living, self-described ‘fat femme’ yoga lover Jessamy Stanley is breaking the mold on the idealized body type of a yoga practitioner. Looking at these images of Jessamy, the vast majority of us have no excuse not to take up yoga.
Jessamy speaks frankly, saying that her reason for doing yoga — she trained in a Bikram Yoga studio, mastering a series of 2 postures and two breathing exercises within 90 minutes in a room heated to about 10-degrees — is for mind mastery and not healthy reasons.
However, as the opportunity for Jessamy to take her show on the road presents itself, healthy tips are making their way into her sassy vocab. Jessamy has now adapted her routine outside the hot studio. See Jessamy’s fall schedule here. She’ll be traveling as far north as Brooklyn and Soho beginning in August, with stops in Philly, Silver Springs Alexandra and back south through Atlanta, Durham, Charlotte and Greensboro.
As for pure Birkam Yoga, this recent Shape Magazine article shares 9 things you need to know.