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Podcast Episode 30: Body-Positive Advocate Jessamyn Stanley

Credit: Christine HewittLooking for a new yogi to inspire you? In this episode we talk to the incredibly warm and wise Jessamyn Stanley who has so much to say about life on and off the mat. As the author of Every Body Yoga, Jessamyn’s mission is to help anyone and everyone feel confident...

Everything You Need to Know About the FBG Retreat

How you heard that we’re hosting a two-night/three-day live FBG retreat in the beautiful California redwoods? True story! Have you also heard that right now through May 15 you can save 20 percent on registration* by using code “LOVE1440”? Another true story! What Is 1440 Multiversity? Haven’t heard of 1440 Multiversity? That’s cool. It’s new. And awesome....

Smashing Stereotypes With Big Fit Girl

Louise Green is an award-winning body positive advocate, plus-size athlete and trainer, and author of the book, Big Fit Girl. We ADORE her. Which is why we are psyched to share this excerpt on “smashing stereotypes” from her book. Enjoy, FBGs! Smashing Stereotypes, by Louise Green I ran my first half-marathon in San Francisco....

Stop Calling Yourself Gross – Neghar Fonooni

You know what’s gross? Racism is gross. Homophobia, xenophobia, sexism—gross. Oppression and discrimination are gross. Telling people what they should and shouldn’t do with their bodies? Gross. Convincing people there is something inherently wrong with them in order to turn a profit? Gross. Ketchup is gross. (Don’t argue.) But you? Your body? Your body fat, cellulite,...

Dimples and Wrinkles and Rolls

This is a screenshot from one of my Wildfire Yoga videos. As you can see, there’s some booty roll action and cellulite accentuation going on—I’m not ashamed of it, nor will I apologize for it. This is what my body looks like while in Warrior Two, and that’s just a fact. What I could have done after previewing the videos...

Does Loving Your Body Mean You Can’t Want to Change it?

Last week, during a fitness photoshoot, I intimated to my photographer and my assistant that I was the “heaviest” I’d ever been outside of my pregnancy. I put heaviest in quotations because I don’t actually weigh myself, and I think it’s just a placeholder for a variety of descriptions identifying an increase in body fat. Of...

We Just Made This List and It’s All Because of YOU

We don’t like to toot our own horn … but, guys, we were on this list from Greatist. I mean, right there, there’s Kristen and my name just a few spots up from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Yes, you read that right. His Holiness the Dalai Lama. via GIPHY Besides being insanely honored and humbled...

I Finally Broke Up With My Scale

Recently I stepped on a scale for the first time in several months. As someone who used to weigh myself every single day—and allow the number to determine my mood—weighing myself only every few months is tremendous progress. I did, in fact, “break up” with my scale long ago, but I still step on...


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