This Major Body-Positivity Advocate and Instagram Star is Coming to Philadelphia

Yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley will share her positive message on June 9.

Yoga teacher, Instagram star, and body positivity activist Jessamyn Stanley. Photograph by Lydia Hudgens Photography.

You’ve definitely seen her before — whether that be sharing headstand tips in Glamour magazine, defending yoga pants in Marie Claire, on the cover of her book, or on the platform that helped make her famous: Instagram. If it seems like Jessamyn Stanley is everywhere these days, that’s because, well she kind of is — and her love for yoga and body positivity is catching.

Stanley has shared her message that yoga is for every body with her 360K-plus Instagram followers, and on June 9, she’ll share it with Philadelphia at The Positivity Charge’s wellness retreat. The Positivity Charge, which was founded by Philly natives Parisha Smith and Dr. Rubina Tahir, is in its third year of hosting an annual healthy living and empowerment retreat in Philadelphia. This year’s retreat will welcome Stanley as its keynote speaker.

“We are very excited that Jessamyn loves the mission of TPC and will be our keynote speaker and VIP workshop leader!” says Smith. “Jessamyn is a true talent and she will be sharing details of her journey, how she uses yoga to stay healthy, and why she is so passionate about the body positive message.”

In addition to presenting her keynote, Stanley will hold a 15-minute Q&A after her talk — so get your questions ready for this inspirational guru. Want more Jessamyn? For VIP ticket holders (VIP tickets cost $179, compared to the regular admission price of $139), Stanley will also lead a private workshop and join the VIPs for lunch.

The rest of the day will include breakfast, coffee, and lunch; a yoga session and workshops; a panel discussion; a marketplace; and swag bags. The Positivity Charge’s 2018 retreat is scheduled for June 9 at the Philadelphia Ethical Society. Find tickets here.

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