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New Book Brings Body Positivity To Backbends

Jessamyn Stanleydid not like yoga when she first started. Stanley’s first yoga class ended with her lying in a heap, overcome with nausea. But the body positivity advocate found her way back the mat years later and started sharing her journey with yoga on social media.Her honest posts on Instagramand Tumblr made Stanley a social media star.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with Stanley about her new book “Every Body Yoga” (Workman Publishing/2017) and about her continuing journey towards self-acceptance. Stanley reads from her book atQuail Ridge Books in Raleightonight at 7 p.m. She will also teach a class this Saturday, April 8 at Raleigh’s McKimmon Conference & Training Center as part of “Yoga Fest.” Her class begins at 10:30 a.m.

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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