The Future of Yoga: 15 Millennial Yoga Teachers to Watch
As the yoga community continues to transform, we look to the next generation of leaders for clues about what’s next. These 15 rockstar teachers, all age 30 or under, have their mudras on the pulse of the millennial yoga scene.
YJ readers already know internationally recognized yoga teacher and writer Jessamyn Stanley for her body positivity advocacy work through the instruction of yoga. Her yoga lifestyle blog and award-winning Instagram account offering advice and motivation for yogis have attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Stanley studied with Kimberley Puryear of Asheville Yoga Center’s 230-hour Teacher Training, and currently teaches a vinyasa yoga blend that incorporates elements of yin, Anusara, and Jivamukti. Her classes are available online, and she also speaks and teaches at events, workshops, and festivals in North America and numerous cities worldwide. Stanley is the author ofEvery Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On The Mat, Love Your Body (2017), a book that challenges the greater issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Stanley’s ultimate mission as a teacher is “to harvest spaces filled with positive energy that allow [her] students to have honest and therapeutic conversations with themselves.”