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Jessamyn Explains It All
44 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
Episode 8: How To Start Practicing Yoga -- For Real
For the season finale, Jessamyn dedicates the entire episode to answering your burning questions about practicing yoga. Whether you're a beginner or a lifelong yogi, Jessamyn has some advice and wisdom for you.
57 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Episode 7: Queer Identity in The American South + Yoga and Politics in Trump's America
Jessamyn talks with her friend Kris Julio, a Visiting Professor in the Stage Properties department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, about their experiences of identifying as queer in the South, and how yoga helps with managing their feelings toward the current political process in America.
53 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
Episode 6: Body Politics in the Age of "Body Positivity"
Since Jessamyn teaches a body positive approach to yoga, she's often associated with the body positivity movement. But she has some conflicts about it as it's grown from grassroots to mainstream. Jessamyn talks with body positivity activist and burlesque artist Jes Baker about the current state of the movement.
50 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Episode 5: Navigating White-Centric Spaces as a Person of Color
Jessamyn discusses the micro-aggressions and challenges that Black people (and many people of color) face while working in predominantly white work spaces with Ericka Hart, an activist, sexuality educator, yoga practitioner, and co-host of the podcast "Hoodrat to Headwrap." Plus, they offer advice to aspiring yogis on respecting the cultural context of ancient yoga, and confronting appropriation in modern yoga classes.
46 minutes | Feb 6, 2018
Episode 4: Femme Identity in the American South
Being authentic and genuine is a core tenet of Jessamyn's personal yoga practice. For Jessamyn and her friend Gemynii -- a Durham-based visual and performance artist, poet, and DJ -- that means expressing their queer femme identities. On this episode, they talk about how their gender identity affects their lives while living in the South.
43 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
Episode 3: Love and Relationships in the Digital Age
Love and relationships play an important role in the modern yoga experience, especially when it comes to balance and trying to understand yourself. Jessamyn explores those tenets with her old college friend Kris Ostrowka. They also answer a listener's question about her curiosity with exploring new facts of her sexuality.
46 minutes | Jan 23, 2018
Episode 2: Balancing Religion With Yoga
Jessamyn talks with one of her oldest friends and partners, Samantha Greene -- a Durham, North Carolina-based chef and culinary creative. They reflect on their experiences growing up in religious households and answer questions from listeners looking to find a balance between practicing their religion and yoga.
42 minutes | Jan 16, 2018
Episode 1: Cultural Appropriation in the Modern Yoga World
Jessamyn kicks off this season by sitting down to chat with her dear friend and fellow yoga instructor Lisa Williams. They answer listener questions about cultural appropriation in the yoga world, marketing yourself as a plus-size Black yoga instructor, and having honest conversations with loved ones about your own yoga abilities.
2 minutes | Jan 9, 2018
Coming Soon: Jessamyn Explains It All
Join internationally recognized yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer Jessamyn Stanley on a journey to understanding what a 21st century modern yoga practice really looks like -- beyond yoga mats, coconut water, and destination retreats. Through open and conversations with friends and listener questions, get ready to learn about the realities of living the “yoga lifestyle.” Got a question for Jessamyn? Call 984-329-2185 and leave a voicemail or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coming January 17th only on Stitcher Premium.
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