Jessamyn Stanley

The Regulator Bookshop Presents

Jessamyn Stanley

Tue Apr 4

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Free

Free

This event is all ages

Jessamyn Stanley
Jessamyn Stanley
Join Durham's own yoga superstar Jessamyn Stanley for her hometown book launch and booksigning at MOTORCO MUSIC HALL!

A yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, Jessamyn will talk about her path to internet fame and empowered entrepreneurship, as well as her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga.

Jessamyn Stanley found yoga while caught in the undertow of depression, after her weight had spiked to its peak. Jessamyn’s yoga practice transformed her life and helped mend decades of self-imposed body shame and negativity. Yoga is for everybody, and Jessamyn’s mission is to spread the practice that saved her life into the future by expanding visibility of diverse bodied yoga practitioners at every possible opportunity.

In her new book,"EVERY BODY YOGA: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body," Jessamyn 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. Her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.

JESSAMYN STANLEY is a yoga teacher, body positive advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Stanley’s funny, brash, kind, and brutally honest approach to tackling big topics— fat-shaming, body image and the media, the tyranny of unattainable beauty standards— has garnered her over 226K followers on Instagram, features in Good Morning America, Glamour, Shape, Elephant Journal, The Sunday Times, New York Times, and People, among others, and acclaim as an internationally-celebrated yoga instructor.