Bridging the Divide: Yoga, Asana, and Empowering Communities
with Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500
March 29 - 31, 2019
Join Dianne Bondy in an accessible Yoga workshop designed to help you bridge the divide of social limitation and experience the inclusive nature of Yoga. Through lively discussion, reflective journaling, and dynamic asanas (Yoga postures), this practice will encourage you to safely explore the themes of self-acceptance, diversity, and social justice.
Cultivate strength, confidence, and self-love as you:
- Explore Yoga for all levels, shapes, and sizes as an expression of life and joy
- Discover one-on-one modifications and suggestions specifically tailored to your own unique body
- Learn how to connect with underserved communities through Yoga by creating body positive and accessible Yoga spaces
- Uncover the strategies needed to break through the societal norms and divisions that block us from social change
- Consider how to use your Yoga practice to help change the world
Come and enjoy the experience of listening to your body, connecting with your inner strength, and empowering yourself and others with the practice of Yoga.
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 7 contact hours
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email [email protected]
*All sessions have an asana component
On the Journey to Self Acceptance
Explore asana, breath, and the mind-body connection in a way that illuminates your strength and creativity. This practice integrates asana, journaling, and discussions on how we cultivate svadhaya (self-study) and self-acceptance as a sustainable practice.
Yoga for All: Redefining Asana and Accessibility
Collectively we will examine how to connect with underserved communities through our Yoga practice. Topics we will explore are:
Yoga, diversity, and body image
Methods for creating a cultural shift
Principles and foundations for creating body positive and accessible Yoga spaces
Customize Your Practice
Every Yoga practitioner has at least one posture that causes frustration or fear. But conquering fears from the safety of your Yoga mat can fill you with confidence and a healthy boost of self-love! Bring your trouble poses to this session and let Dianne give you a helping hand. Bring your questions, your ideas, and your asana and let’s flow freely in a supportive, non-competitive environment.
The Body Politic: How to Cultivate a Positive Body Image
Together we rise. This is what the Yoga practice teaches us. Conclude your weekend with a mind-opening exploration into the power of social change as it relates to the tenets of Yoga. You are invited to experience the power of Yoga as a vehicle for shifting consciousness. We will also explore the impacts of our conditioning on the injustice and inequality experienced in our local communities.
Learn how to use your Yoga practice to help change the world!
Wow! I had tears a few times as I listened to and felt the intention behind the words in the first lesson. I’m pretty selective with the teachers I choose and thought I was being careful in deciding which classes to attend. It seems I was just donning an invisible cloak of denial and defense against the unspoken (and sometimes spoken) expectations and judgement. I didn’t realize the slow-moving and cumulative toll they were taking on my power and self-worth. Thank you for this training! I can’t wait to be a different kind of teacher and share this gift of inclusive Yoga. — Lisa Parks
Dianne is a celebrated Yoga teacher, social justice activist, and leading voice of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive view of Yoga asana and philosophy inspires and empowers thousands of followers around the world regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. She applies over 1000 hours of training to help her students find freedom, self-expression, and radical self-love in their Yoga practice. She shares her message and provides millions of followers with affordable access to online Yoga classes, workshops, and tutorials at her virtual studio: Yogasteya.com. Dianne contributes to Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Do You Yoga,…
Learn more about Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500