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Jessamyn

Yoga Teacher. @theunderbellyyoga
Author. #everybodyyoga
contactjessamyn@gmail.com
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July’s Classes:
SAVANNAH + OAKLAND 👇🏾

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  • I’m feeling really grateful that I’m able to pay my rent on time and share a home with a partner I love and have enough pocket change to occasionally grab dinner with friends. I’m grateful that I can lazily online window shop in my uber. I’m grateful that I’m able to walk around without actively fearing for my life. I want to express gratitude for these things right now because they haven’t always been the case and shit’s bound to change at some point and honestly I complain about nonsense all the time but yet I really have nothing to complain about. There are ups and downs in my life and I fully intend to continue to complain at my leisure but I just want to write down that one time that I actually remembered to be fucking grateful for something. #yoga 
These photos from @thekitchn really make my life look like an @hgtv show

Wearing @premme.us 📸 @lissagotwalsphoto

Also, y’all have asked where to find the floral tapestry and day bed in my yoga room- I got both at @urbanoutfittershome @urbanoutfitters- literally everything else came from @trosathriftstore and @classictreasuresfurniture

And yes, @jen_parker87- that’s @beyondmeat 💦💦🍔🍔 #uohome
  • I’m feeling really grateful that I’m able to pay my rent on time and share a home with a partner I love and have enough pocket change to occasionally grab dinner with friends. I’m grateful that I can lazily online window shop in my uber. I’m grateful that I’m able to walk around without actively fearing for my life. I want to express gratitude for these things right now because they haven’t always been the case and shit’s bound to change at some point and honestly I complain about nonsense all the time but yet I really have nothing to complain about. There are ups and downs in my life and I fully intend to continue to complain at my leisure but I just want to write down that one time that I actually remembered to be fucking grateful for something. #yoga
    These photos from @thekitchn really make my life look like an @hgtv show

    Wearing @premme.us 📸 @lissagotwalsphoto

    Also, y’all have asked where to find the floral tapestry and day bed in my yoga room- I got both at @urbanoutfittershome @urbanoutfitters- literally everything else came from @trosathriftstore and @classictreasuresfurniture

    And yes, @jen_parker87- that’s @beyondmeat 💦💦🍔🍔 #uohome
  •  10,423  163  23 hours ago
  • I’ve seen more fat bitches in shorts this summer than I’ve maybe ever seen in my life. It’s hard to show up as your most authentic self around people who are deathly afraid of thigh jiggles so shout out to all of y’all who are ignoring your hatin’ ass colleagues, friends, and family so your thighs can breathe. I know it’s hard but I see your ass (literally) and you’re a fucking warrior. (Besides, literally everyone talkin’ shit about your body this summer is gonna be wearing shorts next summer and it’s all gonna be bc you inspired them so don’t sweat bitches who use hate as a form of confidence. It’ll all come out in the wash. #yoga)

This @forever21plus swimsuit has been to hell and back and so have these @amazonfashion boots but that’s what uniforms are for, I suppose.

Also, team @jansport forever #lifeunzipped 📸 @ashedangerphoenix
  • I’ve seen more fat bitches in shorts this summer than I’ve maybe ever seen in my life. It’s hard to show up as your most authentic self around people who are deathly afraid of thigh jiggles so shout out to all of y’all who are ignoring your hatin’ ass colleagues, friends, and family so your thighs can breathe. I know it’s hard but I see your ass (literally) and you’re a fucking warrior. (Besides, literally everyone talkin’ shit about your body this summer is gonna be wearing shorts next summer and it’s all gonna be bc you inspired them so don’t sweat bitches who use hate as a form of confidence. It’ll all come out in the wash. #yoga)

    This @forever21plus swimsuit has been to hell and back and so have these @amazonfashion boots but that’s what uniforms are for, I suppose.

    Also, team @jansport forever #lifeunzipped 📸 @ashedangerphoenix
  •  23,000  507  8 July, 2019
  • Yoga is for every body is not just a hashtag, it’s the truth. If you can breathe, you can do this shit. Sometimes “doing this shit” means sitting quietly and experiencing silence. I’m teaching at @savannahyogacenter in Savannah, Georgia and @ilovenamaste in Oakland, CA this month and if you come to class and cry/sit on your mat the whole time, I will give your ass a hug.

See you in class, click the link above to register- there’s more of this on my IG story bc I, too, need to practice the yoga of shutting the fuck up.
  • Yoga is for every body is not just a hashtag, it’s the truth. If you can breathe, you can do this shit. Sometimes “doing this shit” means sitting quietly and experiencing silence. I’m teaching at @savannahyogacenter in Savannah, Georgia and @ilovenamaste in Oakland, CA this month and if you come to class and cry/sit on your mat the whole time, I will give your ass a hug.

    See you in class, click the link above to register- there’s more of this on my IG story bc I, too, need to practice the yoga of shutting the fuck up.
  •  3,818  122  1 July, 2019
  • Fat people eat all kinds of shit and we don’t have to explain our diets to anyone.

We’re allowed to feed ourselves without the opinions of strangers. 
Talked to @thekitchn about being fat, active, and in love with @beyondmeat- click the link in my bio to read ❤️❤️ Wearing @premme.us 
Photo by @lissagotwalsphoto

TL;DR- I’m a fan of @chefchloe & @isachandra and I am steadily trying all of @miyokoscreamery food but I also love non vegan cheese fries- #yoga is about balance, bitch
  • Fat people eat all kinds of shit and we don’t have to explain our diets to anyone.

    We’re allowed to feed ourselves without the opinions of strangers.
    Talked to @thekitchn about being fat, active, and in love with @beyondmeat- click the link in my bio to read ❤️❤️ Wearing @premme.us
    Photo by @lissagotwalsphoto

    TL;DR- I’m a fan of @chefchloe & @isachandra and I am steadily trying all of @miyokoscreamery food but I also love non vegan cheese fries- #yoga is about balance, bitch
  •  9,286  185  1 July, 2019
  • I turned 32 yesterday and I’m stepping into my sexuality in a way that feels really unexpected. It feels unrequited and vast and complicated and absolutely fit for public consumption. But it’s also unanticipated- at no point in my Bible Belt ass childhood did anyone tell me to expect this shit. It’s probably just as well- I would’ve had no idea what to do with that information, anyway.

It’s like I’m finally owning my sexuality instead of waiting for a white man to tell me how to feel about it.

I just wonder- what if we were allowed to worship the divine erotic from birth.

What if #yoga had never been patriarchal.

Do you think that would make the divine erotic less scary.

There’s more shit like this on @jessamyntwerks. The other day, @lifeandstyleweekly asked me why I started @jessamyntwerks and I said that I’d never been allowed to sexualize myself, for myself, and I wanted to document that journey the same way I’ve been documenting my yoga practice on this account. I almost made @jessamyntwerks private and then I remembered that I’m not the only person who has never been allowed to sexualize themselves.

Thanks for the birthday wishes- y’all the best ❤️
  • I turned 32 yesterday and I’m stepping into my sexuality in a way that feels really unexpected. It feels unrequited and vast and complicated and absolutely fit for public consumption. But it’s also unanticipated- at no point in my Bible Belt ass childhood did anyone tell me to expect this shit. It’s probably just as well- I would’ve had no idea what to do with that information, anyway.

    It’s like I’m finally owning my sexuality instead of waiting for a white man to tell me how to feel about it.

    I just wonder- what if we were allowed to worship the divine erotic from birth.

    What if #yoga had never been patriarchal.

    Do you think that would make the divine erotic less scary.

    There’s more shit like this on @jessamyntwerks. The other day, @lifeandstyleweekly asked me why I started @jessamyntwerks and I said that I’d never been allowed to sexualize myself, for myself, and I wanted to document that journey the same way I’ve been documenting my yoga practice on this account. I almost made @jessamyntwerks private and then I remembered that I’m not the only person who has never been allowed to sexualize themselves.

    Thanks for the birthday wishes- y’all the best ❤️
  •  12,571  399  29 June, 2019
  • I would resist even trying because I was convinced my mind couldn’t find stillness. I didn’t know that stillness would only come when I stopped trying to find it. When I stopped being so desperate for the sheer idea of calm and just let all of the thoughts flood in. Half the problem with meditating comes from pretending to meditate. When I let all the thoughts flood in and stop judging myself- that’s when the stillness comes. The stillness is the space in between the chaos.

Everyone can meditate and it’s definitely the key to overall well-being. #SWIA

Thanks for the opportunity to meditate in paradise, @blankfoundation. The Montana sky tells a story that puts my imagination to shame.

Song is @feliciathegoat’s “Enjoy Right Now, Today”- what a fitting sentiment.
  • I would resist even trying because I was convinced my mind couldn’t find stillness. I didn’t know that stillness would only come when I stopped trying to find it. When I stopped being so desperate for the sheer idea of calm and just let all of the thoughts flood in. Half the problem with meditating comes from pretending to meditate. When I let all the thoughts flood in and stop judging myself- that’s when the stillness comes. The stillness is the space in between the chaos.

    Everyone can meditate and it’s definitely the key to overall well-being. #SWIA

    Thanks for the opportunity to meditate in paradise, @blankfoundation. The Montana sky tells a story that puts my imagination to shame.

    Song is @feliciathegoat’s “Enjoy Right Now, Today”- what a fitting sentiment.
  •  18,061  301  29 June, 2019
  • I spent the past week in Montana with the @blankfoundation discussing The State of Well-Being in America. And while I’m fascinated by the data based research and humbled by the brilliant minds gathered for this Innovation Lab, I’m also reminded that the key to my own well-being has been to prioritize my spiritual health above all else- aka the exact opposite of what our society forces us to do. I would argue that an absence of spiritual health is the true cause of negative well-being in our world- and it’s a problem that can’t be solved by the power of capitalism. I’m really curious, though- what most effects YOUR state of well-being?

Song is #jayz “Smile”
  • I spent the past week in Montana with the @blankfoundation discussing The State of Well-Being in America. And while I’m fascinated by the data based research and humbled by the brilliant minds gathered for this Innovation Lab, I’m also reminded that the key to my own well-being has been to prioritize my spiritual health above all else- aka the exact opposite of what our society forces us to do. I would argue that an absence of spiritual health is the true cause of negative well-being in our world- and it’s a problem that can’t be solved by the power of capitalism. I’m really curious, though- what most effects YOUR state of well-being?

    Song is #jayz “Smile”
  •  4,197  95  28 June, 2019
  • Sitting in Detroit airport, looking at old pictures and remembering who I once was. Who I still am? Who I will always be?

All I can see is my hair. I wore my hair braided for over a decade because I was ashamed of my natural hair. Even buried under that shame I was still happy. At the very least I was clearly fucking thrilled about the last Harry Potter book coming out. I think happiness is happening inside the gaps and because of the mundane. I think it always looks different and it’s always evolving. Actually, I think it’s happening all the time. Yes, I think happiness is probably happening all the time. Sometimes I don’t notice it because I’m waiting for something else to happen.

I’m happiest when I stop waiting for something else to happen. #yoga

#tbt #tbt❤️ Me before yoga. Do you remember this person, Jessamyn? Do you still see her when you look in the mirror?
  • Sitting in Detroit airport, looking at old pictures and remembering who I once was. Who I still am? Who I will always be?

    All I can see is my hair. I wore my hair braided for over a decade because I was ashamed of my natural hair. Even buried under that shame I was still happy. At the very least I was clearly fucking thrilled about the last Harry Potter book coming out. I think happiness is happening inside the gaps and because of the mundane. I think it always looks different and it’s always evolving. Actually, I think it’s happening all the time. Yes, I think happiness is probably happening all the time. Sometimes I don’t notice it because I’m waiting for something else to happen.

    I’m happiest when I stop waiting for something else to happen. #yoga

    #tbt #tbt❤️ Me before yoga. Do you remember this person, Jessamyn? Do you still see her when you look in the mirror?
  •  4,001  67  20 June, 2019
  • Join me at #POPSUGARplayground this year! Come play & then get grounded at the largest female-led festival yet! June 23rd in NYC. Link in bio for more, see you there!
  • Join me at #POPSUGARplayground this year! Come play & then get grounded at the largest female-led festival yet! June 23rd in NYC. Link in bio for more, see you there!
  •  4,734  70  18 June, 2019
  • The @spicegirls walked so we can run and last night they left us edgeless. They’re touring Australia next soooo see you soon, Sydney. 
London, y’all’s turn up is on a completely different level. To be honest, I wasn’t ready.

I’m living my best life.

Update: they are apparently not actually touring Australia and I’m trying not to be devastated #yoga
  • The @spicegirls walked so we can run and last night they left us edgeless. They’re touring Australia next soooo see you soon, Sydney.
    London, y’all’s turn up is on a completely different level. To be honest, I wasn’t ready.

    I’m living my best life.

    Update: they are apparently not actually touring Australia and I’m trying not to be devastated #yoga
  •  5,014  40  16 June, 2019
  • While I replied “Je ne parle pas Francais” to every hot person who rolled up on me last night, my high school French teacher finally received the validation she’s deserved for years. I mean, damn- even grabbing a phrase book could’ve helped, Stanley. Never again- literally bout to get @rosettastone right now. Last night was the very definition of inappropriate.

Paris nightlife is the most at home I’ve felt outside of North Carolina. Party is a universal language.

@auroreality- A. @lamutinerieparis est le good good and B. I don’t know how to get into this without fully embarrassing myself, all I’ll say is that my flirting is sketchy enough in English (Also to everyone who’s like “get Duolingo”/“use google translate”, all I have to say is that I, like you, have obviously had Duolingo for years and I only use it when I’m bored and honestly I feel like that should be obvious given my previous statements about my lackluster language skills. And I really don’t know why anyone thinks holding google translate’s conversation feature up to someone’s ear in a sticky queer club at fuck a clock is hot but I’m here to tell you that I’m pretty sure it’s not. 🤷🏿‍♀️)
  • While I replied “Je ne parle pas Francais” to every hot person who rolled up on me last night, my high school French teacher finally received the validation she’s deserved for years. I mean, damn- even grabbing a phrase book could’ve helped, Stanley. Never again- literally bout to get @rosettastone right now. Last night was the very definition of inappropriate.

    Paris nightlife is the most at home I’ve felt outside of North Carolina. Party is a universal language.

    @auroreality- A. @lamutinerieparis est le good good and B. I don’t know how to get into this without fully embarrassing myself, all I’ll say is that my flirting is sketchy enough in English (Also to everyone who’s like “get Duolingo”/“use google translate”, all I have to say is that I, like you, have obviously had Duolingo for years and I only use it when I’m bored and honestly I feel like that should be obvious given my previous statements about my lackluster language skills. And I really don’t know why anyone thinks holding google translate’s conversation feature up to someone’s ear in a sticky queer club at fuck a clock is hot but I’m here to tell you that I’m pretty sure it’s not. 🤷🏿‍♀️)
  •  6,411  212  15 June, 2019