TagJessamyn Stanley

Our Favourite Instagram Yoga Accounts

Our Favourite Instagram Yoga Accounts
Image Credit: livnir on Flickr.
Image Credit: livnir on Flickr.

As a social media platform, Instagram is perfectly suited to portray the grace and flow of yoga. Plus it’s also a great way to spread the word about your own yoga business.

However, it’s easy to get sucked into the glossy, styled pictures, and not see the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that gets people there. (more…)

The ‘Big Gal’ who’s taking the Yoga world by Storm

The 'Big Gal' who's taking the Yoga world by Storm

Seven years ago, Valerie Sagun a.k.a. ‘Big Gal Yoga’ was watching online yoga tutorials and noticed something. There were hardly any people of colour and barely any plus-size women. She decided that needed to change. (more…)

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Yoga and Terror Attacks – How Yoga can spread love not hate

Yoga and Terror Attacks - How Yoga can spread love not hate

On the 5th of November, in a small church in rural Texas, 26 people were innocently gunned down during their Sunday church service.

On the 1st of October this year in Las Vegas, a lone gunman shot at a crowd of peaceful, country music festival-goers, before turning the gun on himself. It was the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. (more…)

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How one yoga teacher is inspiring everyBODY to take up yoga

How one yoga teacher is inspiring everyBODY to take up yoga

Jessamyn Stanley – everyone’s favourite insta-star

How one yoga teacher is inspiring everyBODY to take up yogaJessamyn is a 29-year-old, big, black, gay, Southern American woman who stands out from the thin, white insta-yogi crowd.  She’s 100% authentic and is inspiring a new swathe of people to have the confidence to take up yoga, whatever their body shape. Here’s what makes Jessamyn special. (more…)

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