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Meet the Author: Jessamyn Stanley

Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room

Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga, will be our featured speaker.

In Every Body Yoga, Stanley offers an unprecedented new guide to yoga—specifically for anyone who has ever felt as though their body was too "different" to start a practice. Written for both beginners and experienced readers looking to refresh their practice, the book shares easy-to-follow instructions to 50 basic yoga poses and ten sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. Along the way, Stanley upends the paradigm by showing that yoga isn’t about how one looks, but how one feels. To that end, she shares her own deeply personal, emotional stories that each lead to a yoga flow that she uses when she needs to access a certain feeling: "I Want to Energize My Spirit," "I Need to Chill the F Out." Stanley also answers the many questions that people continually ask her, such as:

  • I have no motivation to exercise at all, let alone practice yoga. How can I motivate myself?
  • What if my body is too weak to practice any yoga poses and I just fall in a heap on the floor?
  • What are the spiritual benefits?
  • There are very few yoga studios around me, and none of them know how to work with a bigger-bodied student, what should I do?
  • Am I advanced enough for a non-beginner yoga class?

The next step in the evolution of yoga, this indispensable book shares a groundbreaking approach that weaves yoga seamlessly into life.

About the Author

Jessamyn Stanley is the author of Every Body Yoga, as well as an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star (@mynameisjessamyn), and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning America, TIME, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, Essence, Lenny Letter, and many others. When she’s not on the road teaching, she lives in Durham, North Carolina. Visit her online at:, Twitter: @JessNotJazz, Facebook: /mynameisjessamyn.

Books will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served.

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