“Yoke is a book about self-acceptance, empowerment and yoga. Jessamyn Stanley discusses her journey from being an overweight teenager struggling with body image issues to becoming one of the most well-known yoga instructors in the world.” I picked up this book because I am a big fan of Jessamyn Stanley and was.
For who is this book for ?
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a little bit of self-acceptance and empowerment, especially those within the LGBTQ+ community.
- Stanley is an authentic and relatable author
- The book contains a wealth of yoga information
- It promotes body diversity
- The book is only 176 pages long which felt a little short.
- I would have liked to see more yoga poses included in the book.
- The author does not provide any sourcing for her claims or information presented throughout the text.
Learn more about the author
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positive advocate and author of the book “Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance.” Jessamyn began her career as a yoga instructor in 2012 and quickly gained notoriety for her candid Internet videos that showed her practicing at home, out of doors and alongside other notable teachers. She has been featured by The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan Magazine, ELLE Canada and more. Jessamyn’s classes focus on embodiment through breath work combined with attention to anatomical alignment. In 2016 she was honored as one of TIME magazine’s Next Generation Leaders for her work in promoting body positivity.
“This book is a must read for anyone that has ever struggled with body image issues or self-acceptance. Jessamyn’s vulnerable and honest writing style makes you feel like she is talking directly to you, helping you to see yourself in a new light.”
“Yoke is a book about self-acceptance, empowerment and yoga. Jessamyn Stanley discusses her journey from being an overweight teenager struggling with body image issues to becoming one of the most well-known yoga instructors in the world.”
“Jessamyn Stanley’s Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance is a powerful exploration of the intersection between yoga and self-acceptance. A must read for anyone who has ever struggled with body image or feelings of unworthiness.”
“If you’re looking for a book that will help you find self-acceptance and learn to love your body, then Yoke is definitely the right read for you. Stanley shares her own personal story of how she overcame body image issues and learned to embrace her curves, with plenty of yoga tips sprinkled throughout. The best part about this book? It’s written in a relatable, down-to-earth tone that makes you feel like Stanley is sitting next to you one on one, sharing everything she knows.”