jessamyn stanley - yogi

*While there are certainly enough model-types out there telling you what you can do to look like them, Jessamyn Stanley is not trying to hear it.

And she doesn’t encourage you to listen either.

Stanley posts inspiring messages (and more than 500 photos of herself in awesome yoga positions) on her Instagram page, where she shares her enthusiasm for yoga in poses like the downward dog, a forearm stand, and even the usage of a strap to deepen her dancer pose.

As a self-proclaimed “yoga enthusiast and fat femme,” this 27-year-old is the kind of yoga teacher many of her 53.1K followers are seeking.  She captions her colorful photos with loving, inspirational messages for her students. And even lets them know that hey, sometimes it’s okay to slow down. It’s also okay not to know everything, but to learn and “celebrate the small victories.”

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