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Jessamyn

Yoga Teacher. @theunderbellyyoga
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  • My weight fluctuates because I am human. Because there are things that arise in my life which change my vessel. It’s not a mistake or a malfunction. The responsibility of the soul within this body is to live beyond aesthetic changes. Everything is always the same. The work is still the same. The path continues, regardless of aesthetics. I am actually still the same scared toddler who used to be afraid of the dark. That little light is still shining inside and it is to that light alone that I remain accountable. 
Photo by @ashedangerphoenix

#yoga
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Brooklyn, New York

    My weight fluctuates because I am human. Because there are things that arise in my life which change my vessel. It’s not a mistake or a malfunction. The responsibility of the soul within this body is to live beyond aesthetic changes. Everything is always the same. The work is still the same. The path continues, regardless of aesthetics. I am actually still the same scared toddler who used to be afraid of the dark. That little light is still shining inside and it is to that light alone that I remain accountable.
    Photo by @ashedangerphoenix

    #yoga

  •  11,973  0  9 September, 2019
  • In honor of the fact that Instagram is (apparently) run by puritans who believe that bare fat ass cheeks are more of a threat to society than trauma mongering, I’m putting all of my NSFW shit on my blog. It’s a tumblr so who knows how long before my shit gets shut down but I’ve already had one Instagram account reported/deleted (RIP @jessamyntwerks) and I’m not tryin to have that shit happen again. You win, Instagram. Find the link to my blog at the link in my bio- it’s labeled ‘NSF Instagram’. Photo by @ashedangerphoenix at @respiteintheroundnc
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    New York, New York

    In honor of the fact that Instagram is (apparently) run by puritans who believe that bare fat ass cheeks are more of a threat to society than trauma mongering, I’m putting all of my NSFW shit on my blog. It’s a tumblr so who knows how long before my shit gets shut down but I’ve already had one Instagram account reported/deleted (RIP @jessamyntwerks) and I’m not tryin to have that shit happen again. You win, Instagram. Find the link to my blog at the link in my bio- it’s labeled ‘NSF Instagram’. Photo by @ashedangerphoenix at @respiteintheroundnc

  •  13,907  0  7 September, 2019
  • The @_myplusone air pulsing arouser was my first time ever using an air pulsing vibrator. #ad I’ve been pretty skeptical about air pulsing vibes in the past bc I require A LOT of clitoral stimulation in order to get off, but I was truly shocked by the intensity of sensation from this little vibe. Since it’s waterproof and made of body-safe materials, I took it on a swim in the Tar River and honestly, after using it, I had a little difficulty even getting my shit together enough to take these photos! I highly recommend giving this little guy a try- it’s a little different from your everyday vibe and it’s a pretty low risk investment since it’s more affordable than other options. 
@_myplusone is gonna give 10 of y’all an air pulsing arouser of your own! To enter: 
Follow @mynameisjessamyn & @_myplusone
Comment with an emoji or two- blow me a kiss, baby xoxo 
Winner will be chosen after 48 hours and we can only ship to winners with a valid US postal address- good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor! 
In case you don’t win, you can grab an arouser for yourself at Walmart for less than $40! 
Photo by @ashedangerphoenix at @respiteintheroundnc 
#invitealittlepleasure #itsgoodforyou #selfcare #selflove #helpyourself #sexualwellness #getaroused
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Rougemont, North Carolina

    The @_myplusone air pulsing arouser was my first time ever using an air pulsing vibrator. #ad I’ve been pretty skeptical about air pulsing vibes in the past bc I require A LOT of clitoral stimulation in order to get off, but I was truly shocked by the intensity of sensation from this little vibe. Since it’s waterproof and made of body-safe materials, I took it on a swim in the Tar River and honestly, after using it, I had a little difficulty even getting my shit together enough to take these photos! I highly recommend giving this little guy a try- it’s a little different from your everyday vibe and it’s a pretty low risk investment since it’s more affordable than other options.
    @_myplusone is gonna give 10 of y’all an air pulsing arouser of your own! To enter:
    Follow @mynameisjessamyn & @_myplusone
    Comment with an emoji or two- blow me a kiss, baby xoxo
    Winner will be chosen after 48 hours and we can only ship to winners with a valid US postal address- good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!
    In case you don’t win, you can grab an arouser for yourself at Walmart for less than $40!
    Photo by @ashedangerphoenix at @respiteintheroundnc
    #invitealittlepleasure #itsgoodforyou #selfcare #selflove #helpyourself #sexualwellness #getaroused

  •  17,927  0  6 September, 2019
  • Made it back to my spin bike this week and feeling really fucking grateful that my fitness game finally isn’t entirely associated with changing my body. It makes it a lot easier to come back after a break when shame isn’t blocking the doorway.

Also, putting a ratchet ass home gym in our house is maybe one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Really and truly made this shit happen on the cheap/thrifted half of it and I kind of questioned it at the time bc honestly I’ve never known anyone with a “home gym” but when I realized home gym actually just equals fitness shit in your living room I was like “I mean why the fuck wouldn’t I do this.” 1/2- this is the part with cycling. 
Song is @beyonce ft. The Weeknd “6 Inch”
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Made it back to my spin bike this week and feeling really fucking grateful that my fitness game finally isn’t entirely associated with changing my body. It makes it a lot easier to come back after a break when shame isn’t blocking the doorway.

    Also, putting a ratchet ass home gym in our house is maybe one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Really and truly made this shit happen on the cheap/thrifted half of it and I kind of questioned it at the time bc honestly I’ve never known anyone with a “home gym” but when I realized home gym actually just equals fitness shit in your living room I was like “I mean why the fuck wouldn’t I do this.” 1/2- this is the part with cycling.
    Song is @beyonce ft. The Weeknd “6 Inch”

  •  8,656  0  6 September, 2019
  • Two years ago I published a yoga book that is low key punk as fuck and I smile every time one of y’all posts a picture of it. Thank you for your support and a special thank you to everyone who’s bought a copy not just for yourself but for someone you love.
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Durham, North Carolina

    Two years ago I published a yoga book that is low key punk as fuck and I smile every time one of y’all posts a picture of it. Thank you for your support and a special thank you to everyone who’s bought a copy not just for yourself but for someone you love.

  •  5,012  0  29 August, 2019
  • August 22 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, showing how far into 2019 black women must work to earn what white men made in 2018. That's 9 extra months! Even worse, the gap has widened since last year. Black women disproportionately are heads of households, they make up the largest group of minority women-owned businesses, and they're a key voting bloc with one of the biggest voter turnouts — when you lift up black women, you lift up entire communities. They are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay! @phenomenal tee benefits the Black Futures Lab.

I literally took this photo as I was walking out the door to a meeting with my accountant and feeing like a bad ass boss bitch. Wearing my Shirley Chisholm & @remyma x @the.wing pins, feeling like the epitome of my ancestors wildest dreams. Black and proud, today and every day. ✌🏿✌🏿✌🏿
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Durham, North Carolina

    August 22 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day, showing how far into 2019 black women must work to earn what white men made in 2018. That's 9 extra months! Even worse, the gap has widened since last year. Black women disproportionately are heads of households, they make up the largest group of minority women-owned businesses, and they're a key voting bloc with one of the biggest voter turnouts — when you lift up black women, you lift up entire communities. They are phenomenal, and they deserve equal pay! @phenomenal tee benefits the Black Futures Lab.

    I literally took this photo as I was walking out the door to a meeting with my accountant and feeing like a bad ass boss bitch. Wearing my Shirley Chisholm & @remyma x @the.wing pins, feeling like the epitome of my ancestors wildest dreams. Black and proud, today and every day. ✌🏿✌🏿✌🏿

  •  4,236  0  22 August, 2019
  • I’m so thrilled to be presenting at @wanderlustfest in #Brooklyn in Prospect Park on Sept 8!⠀
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If you’ve been to a Wanderlust before, then you know that these gatherings are all-out celebrations of the good life. Yoga, meditation, lectures, amazing food and music. Wanderlust will spoil all your senses.
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I’m excited to join a bill that features @MCYogi, @EmilyStellaFletcher, @DJDrez, @DJSeriousblack, @FreeHugsProject.tv (Ken Nwadike Jr), and so many other amazing teachers, performers and artists who will flip you upside down with wonder. •
Seva alert! Bring a gently-used yoga mat to the event and then donate it when you’re finished savasana to the good folks at @YogaFoster, who will have their summer tour bus onsite, collecting mats to repurpose in classrooms across America as part of their mission to make wellness elementary. Let’s let the littles in on the secret of breathing, presence, and compassion, shall we?
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Make sure you tell all your NYC friends that this all-out celebration is not to be missed. Tickets at #linkinbio, and if you use code JSTANLEYWL19 you’ll score a 10% discount on tickets.
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👆🤸🏽‍♀️🙏🏼⠀
#WanderlustFestival #FindYourTrueNorth #WanderlustBrooklyn #Wanderlust2019
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    I’m so thrilled to be presenting at @wanderlustfest in #Brooklyn in Prospect Park on Sept 8!⠀
    • ⠀
    If you’ve been to a Wanderlust before, then you know that these gatherings are all-out celebrations of the good life. Yoga, meditation, lectures, amazing food and music. Wanderlust will spoil all your senses.
    • ⠀
    I’m excited to join a bill that features @MCYogi, @EmilyStellaFletcher, @DJDrez, @DJSeriousblack, @FreeHugsProject.tv (Ken Nwadike Jr), and so many other amazing teachers, performers and artists who will flip you upside down with wonder. •
    Seva alert! Bring a gently-used yoga mat to the event and then donate it when you’re finished savasana to the good folks at @YogaFoster, who will have their summer tour bus onsite, collecting mats to repurpose in classrooms across America as part of their mission to make wellness elementary. Let’s let the littles in on the secret of breathing, presence, and compassion, shall we?
    • ⠀
    Make sure you tell all your NYC friends that this all-out celebration is not to be missed. Tickets at #linkinbio, and if you use code JSTANLEYWL19 you’ll score a 10% discount on tickets.

    • ⠀
    👆🤸🏽‍♀️🙏🏼⠀
    #WanderlustFestival #FindYourTrueNorth #WanderlustBrooklyn #Wanderlust2019

  •  2,087  0  21 August, 2019
  • Y’all been asking where I get my yoga underwear- I’ve sworn by @calvinklein briefs for years bc they stay at my waist and are pretty resilient to damage when it comes to pulling them back up or down. I also love practicing yoga in @torrid underwear bc @torrid knows how to fit a fat bitch in drawers. I know leggings and sports bras are necessary in public classes but I pretty much never wear traditional exercise clothes when I practice yoga/exercise at home. Clothes get in the way of manipulating my flesh and it’s bad enough that I’ve gotta wear them in public. Fighting with clothing can ruin a fucking yoga practice, ya feel me.

2/3- this is the part where my cats crawl on me while I’m lifting.

Song is @beyonce ft. @nickiminaj “Flawless (Remix)”
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Y’all been asking where I get my yoga underwear- I’ve sworn by @calvinklein briefs for years bc they stay at my waist and are pretty resilient to damage when it comes to pulling them back up or down. I also love practicing yoga in @torrid underwear bc @torrid knows how to fit a fat bitch in drawers. I know leggings and sports bras are necessary in public classes but I pretty much never wear traditional exercise clothes when I practice yoga/exercise at home. Clothes get in the way of manipulating my flesh and it’s bad enough that I’ve gotta wear them in public. Fighting with clothing can ruin a fucking yoga practice, ya feel me.

    2/3- this is the part where my cats crawl on me while I’m lifting.

    Song is @beyonce ft. @nickiminaj “Flawless (Remix)”

  •  10,606  0  21 August, 2019
  • Poses are such a tiny part of this shit. The meat of a yoga practice happens off the mat- it comes up at the intersections of identity, the spaces where we’re forced to reckon with the light and dark inside of ourselves. Yoga poses are just a vehicle to a much bigger reckoning within the self. As my yoga practice has deepened, its become less about glorified gymnastics and more about reckoning with the light and dark inside myself. At this point in my life, physical and spiritual reclamation is a huge part of that. I’m sure that’s a little disconcerting for those who have been sold a different definition of yoga and who come over to my journal looking for posture inspiration- but this page isn’t about the yoga of mass marketing. This is about my yoga and my yoga is messy and complicated and NSFW and vulgar as fuck. My grandma wouldn’t approve and I doubt yours would either. Good thing this shit isn’t for them, huh?

Song is “Thunder Thighs” by the homie @yoeaves

1/3- typical yoga flavored warmup
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Poses are such a tiny part of this shit. The meat of a yoga practice happens off the mat- it comes up at the intersections of identity, the spaces where we’re forced to reckon with the light and dark inside of ourselves. Yoga poses are just a vehicle to a much bigger reckoning within the self. As my yoga practice has deepened, its become less about glorified gymnastics and more about reckoning with the light and dark inside myself. At this point in my life, physical and spiritual reclamation is a huge part of that. I’m sure that’s a little disconcerting for those who have been sold a different definition of yoga and who come over to my journal looking for posture inspiration- but this page isn’t about the yoga of mass marketing. This is about my yoga and my yoga is messy and complicated and NSFW and vulgar as fuck. My grandma wouldn’t approve and I doubt yours would either. Good thing this shit isn’t for them, huh?

    Song is “Thunder Thighs” by the homie @yoeaves

    1/3- typical yoga flavored warmup

  •  12,168  0  20 August, 2019
  • Learning more about rope as a way to understand the subtle body is new and delicious and I’m not very good at it yet but I’m working on it. I haven’t used these soft cotton ropes much because they get stretched out easily and the material is not ideal for the kind of shenanigans I’m frequently up to but they were absolutely perfect for playing around with my new @_myplusone vibrators and self-tying for the first time. I started following what I’ve practiced but by the time these photos were taken I just started free styling. It was a good day. It’s nice to be able to enjoy my own body. Not just enjoying my body via someone else enjoying my body. #yoga

Photos by @ashedangerphoenix
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    @mynameisjessamyn

    Durham, North Carolina

    Learning more about rope as a way to understand the subtle body is new and delicious and I’m not very good at it yet but I’m working on it. I haven’t used these soft cotton ropes much because they get stretched out easily and the material is not ideal for the kind of shenanigans I’m frequently up to but they were absolutely perfect for playing around with my new @_myplusone vibrators and self-tying for the first time. I started following what I’ve practiced but by the time these photos were taken I just started free styling. It was a good day. It’s nice to be able to enjoy my own body. Not just enjoying my body via someone else enjoying my body. #yoga

    Photos by @ashedangerphoenix

  •  11,030  0  19 August, 2019