An Instagram star's guide to Durham, NC

Durham, NC (CNN)--Yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley hasn't been seated more than a couple minutes at her favorite new restaurant, Palace International, when two women eating lunch nearby recognize her.

"Oh, are you the one that does yoga?" asks the first woman, smiling nervously. "I follow you!"

The woman continues to praise Stanley, telling her that Stanley's Instagram posts have helped give larger women a positive body image.

People recognize Stanley whenever she's home in Durham, North Carolina -- not just for her hardcore yoga classes, but because of her social media presence.

Using her Instagram and YouTube accounts, she advocates yoga for everyone, busting through the yoga stereotype of the slim, white, heterosexual woman who can afford group classes and pretty props.

Click here to read the rest of Jessamyn's story and watch her video about Durham.