Plus Sized Yogi Shows The World You Don’t Have To Be Skinny To Be Bendy
She calls herself the “Fat Femme” yogi. And Jessamyn Stanley is proud to be challenging stereotypes of the typical lithe yoga body shape. Stanley attended her first yoga class back in 2011, after purchasing a Groupon offer. She was immediately hooked and continued to practice. Now, she’s a fully certified yoga instructor, and has more than 55,000 Instagram followers. The 27 year old from North Carolina, told nymag she thought it was intimidating to many to see the perfect yoga body at the front of the class. “It creates more of an aspirational experience as opposed to an inspirational one,” she said. She believes people need to remember what the point of yoga is, in her words, “to burn away the parts of our lives that are built up over the years that don’t matter, and to burn that away to who you truly are”. Check out the Fat Femme rocking some poses below!