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Finally heading back to Durham County after working out of town for a spell. My blood and chosen family can get the full attention they deserve. But first lemme write this down. 1. Standing as witness to my patterns is the most useful time I’ve ever spent on this planet. 2. It’s important to be critical of my desire to feel pride. 3. Everything is in service to the ancestors, to the legacy, to the ones who came before and the ones who will come after. To the ones who never quit. Even if no one understands. Even if I am misunderstood. 4. I’m never alone- I am nothing if not the delicate line between shadows and morning mist. Full page spread in the Sunday @nytimes- I think that was on my bucket list, daddy. Photos by @celestesloman. #yoga
I don’t know how to say this without hurting anyone’s feelings. It’s weird to be the fat kid that thin kids want to know/befriend. My thirteen year old self is in a permanent state of confusion. Although, let’s be real- she’s not all that confused. After all, she survived middle school. So she understands that kids frequently want to be close to/with whatever is popular. Doesn’t mean it’s not strange. When you’ve spent the vast majority of your life as the butt of someone else’s joke and all of a sudden the people who have always had jokes are trying to be BFF....well, shit’s mad awkward. And sometimes I think they’re hoping for some kinda penance or charity award. Some kinda “I befriended a fat kid” award. It’s not forthcoming. Because I’m still the fat kid they’ve been taught to disdain and mock. I will never forget the snide comments and the pitying glances. The wounds are too deep. Well, that’s not entirely true. I do think yoga will help me find compassion. It already has, truth be told. But don’t get it twisted- even within yourself, Stanley. Compassion doesn’t equate forgetfulness. And thirteen year old Jessamyn can’t forget. She will always remember. C’mon, Jessamyn- Maybe you’re projecting emotional baggage on unrelated shit in the present. Maybe things aren’t the way they seem. Yeah, definitely maybe. Wouldn’t be the first time you let your emotions get the best of you. But, out of respect for baby Jessamyn, a bitch must at least pose the question. Let this serve as a reminder, Stanley- hoes being down with the vision after you’ve tilled the soil don’t mean shit. Remember when you started tilling and you were all by your lonesome? Ain’t shit changed. You still walk alone, without a map. Don’t let the glitter distract you. #yoga #foreverfatkid #tbt #hilda Photo by @shana__banana Creative Direction by @lisa_lisa_creative Hair by @vivicaccoxx
My father doesn’t care about social media and never will but he DOES read the Sunday @nytimes and a bitch is at the top of the homepage today so even though he might need a google tutorial will someone please show him this shit so he can finally get off my back about going back to grad school kthxbye Click the link above for a month’s subscription & go to nytimes.com/ask/fitness to submit questions 💋💋💋 Photo by the goat @celestesloman
@nytimes asked me to answer y’all’s questions about the yoga of real life and I’m not gonna bull shit you- This is a big honor and I’m very excited. The light/truth of yoga’s bitch ass won’t even let me pretend I’m too cool to care. Definitely not too cool to care. Click the link above for a one month @nytimes subscription (aka only subscribers can ask questions)- if you’re already a subscriber, go to nytimes.com/ask/fitness to submit your questions!
This month of shooting has been absolutely amazing and exhausting at the same time but mostly amazing bc @lisa_lisa_creative assembled a team of some of the most creative and inspiring people I’ve ever worked with. Thanks you @bigdoglittlebedproductions, @heyokpictures, @zoelitakerphotography, @kidethnic + @pandymadgett, @brokenwoofers and everyone else who helped bring my beautiful monster to life. BTS table dancing at @accordionclub w/ @zoelitakerphotography c/o o captain my captain @lisa_lisa_creative #compasspose
Come join me in Scotts Valley, CA for a weekend-long workshop hosted by @1440multiversity ! Learn how to cultivate a home yoga practice and build a deeper relationship with your true self. Only a few weeks left, so head to JessamynStanley.com/Classes-and-Events to find out how to register (link in bio)!
Sometimes I’m in the heat of the yoga. I am at the heart of compassion. I am able to see and resolve my petty. Today was not one of those days. Standing room only at my @creativemorning @cm_rdu talk this morning made a bitch proud. Made me wanna stunt on the dick professors who laughed at my dreams. Who’s laughing now. #collegeisapyramidscheme Thanks for the love, @cm_rdu ❤️❤️ Top is @lyssefashion c/o @diaandco Skirt is @forever21plus about 4636289 years ago Shoes legit came from @targetstyle
Come join me at a drop-in class in Durham, NC this summer! I'll be guest teaching at @3hs_durham one Saturday each month. The July class has already passed, but you still have August (wait list only) and September left! All bodies, all abilities, all levels welcome for these Vinyasa style, high-energy, flow classes. Bring water, your mat, and any props you enjoy. No prior yoga experience necessary. Register at www.JessamynStanley.com/Classes-and-Events (link in bio!).
Sometimes I really despise instagram but without this app I would never have met @nolatrees and we never would’ve spent a rainy Carolina summer ass day in a RAINBOW UNICORN 🦄 🦄 baby pool filled with rubber ducks, plastic balls, and bubbles. It was psychedelic 90s cable access deliciousness and I just love the shit out of all the creatives who use their gifts to make fun ass projects with me. Just trying to be the people our inner children can be proud of. Shout out to @kidethnic @lisa_lisa_creative @pandymadgett @inkmaggot- you made my dreams come true. #tbt
Y'all, I'm SO EFFING EXCITED to teach yoga workshops in a bunch of US cities this fall, including Austin, TX, Charleston, SC, and SILVER SPRING, MD (❤️💋)- and there will be SO many more coming soon! Some dates are already sold out- click the link above to register or check out jessamynstanley.com/classes-and-events/ (link in bio)! Also, y'all keep asking where my online classes went. I know they disappeared out of nowhere but there's a VERY FUCKING EXCITING update on the horizon. I'm not being hyperbolic- I'm on the edge of my seat with excitement. But it's not quite time to talk about it yet...More info soon! (Thank you to everyone who called our attention to the MD date location problem, it has now been fixed!)
Y'all, I'm SO EFFING EXCITED to teach yoga workshops in a bunch of US cities this fall, including Austin, TX, Charleston, SC, and SILVER SPRING, MD (❤️💋)- and there will be SO many more coming soon! Some dates are already sold out- click the link above to register or check out jessamynstanley.com/classes-and-events/! Also, y'all keep asking where my online classes went. I know they disappeared out of nowhere but there's a VERY FUCKING EXCITING update on the horizon. I'm not being hyperbolic- I'm on the edge of my seat with excitement. But it's not quite time to talk about it yet...More info soon!