Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga, will be the Library’s featured speaker on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

In Every Body Yoga, Stanley offers an unprecedented new guide to yoga—specifically for anyone who has ever felt as though their body was too "different" to start a practice. Written for both beginners and experienced readers looking to refresh their practice, the book shares easy-to-follow instructions to 50 basic yoga poses and ten sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. Along the way, Stanley upends the paradigm by showing that yoga isn’t about how one looks, but how one feels. To that end, she shares her own deeply personal, emotional stories that each lead to a yoga flow that she uses when she needs to access a certain feeling:

Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.

Stanley is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram star (@mynameisjessamyn), and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning AmericaTIMENew YorkGlamourShapePeopleEssence, Lenny Letter, and many others.

Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga, will be the Library’s featured speaker on Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.