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[ONLINE] Yoga for Everyone: An Inclusive, Progressive, and Accessible Way to Teach Yoga with special guest Dianne Bondy
Jun 3, 2022| $300 – $355
Until very recently, yoga has only been accessible in the West to a privileged group — the financially free, those in a particular body shape, and typically those with white skin. Though the industry is (slowly) becoming more inclusive, there is still much work to be done.
To break the cycle of marginalization and systemic oppression created by the Yoga Industrial Complex, all yoga teachers will need to understand their role in dismantling the velvet ropes around modern yoga practice. Plus, they will need to learn how to include everyone in their teaching lenses and practical leadership. Such a complete overhaul reaches through every part of the 8-limbed yoga path — from inner attitudes to the movements and props we use, to our role in decolonizing yoga off the mat.
With a keen interest in alignment-based yoga for diverse body types, Dianne is a world leader in making the physical practice accessible for everyone. This offering is an essential training for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, and anyone who has been marginalized due to systemic oppression. Imagine having the skills to teach to EVERYONE in the room including older populations and those with injuries or other physical limitations.
In addition to the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga, we will begin to lay the foundation for making the world a more just and equitable place. White allies will be encouraged to do the deep work of assessing how they benefit from white supremacy and the actions needed to fight the systems of oppression that affect so many.
This training is for you if:
You want to learn how to create a yoga practice that works for you and students like you, even if you’re not young, thin, or flexible.
You want to invite a broader student base to your classes, but don’t know how to cue and instruct so that everyone feels comfortably seen and heard.
You are aware of the privilege that exists in your yoga community, but don’t know how to address or change it.
You want to become a more equitable yoga teacher in your community.
You want to deepen and decolonize your personal practice + explore your perspectives on what yoga is and who it can–and should–serve.
You are ready for embodied activism that you live each day, on and off the mat.
Date & Time:
Friday, June 17, 2022: 1:00-4:00 pm Pacific (4:00-7:00 pm Eastern)
Saturday, June 18, 2022: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm Pacific (12:00-3:00 pm & 4:00-7:00pm Eastern)
Sunday, June 19, 2022: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific (12:00-3:00 pm Eastern)
Credit Hours: 12.0
Includes 2.0 hours of Practicum
$300 early bird through May 31
$355 full price June 1 and after
*Important information about online, live streamed events:
✓ You must pre-register at least 45 minutes in advance of the event start.
✓ Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password ~30 minutes prior to the event start.
✓ Ensure that your email on file with us is current, so that you can receive the link!
✓ Check your spam folder if you do not see the email from us!
This teacher training is eligible for Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this practicum toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.
Please plan carefully: Refunds of 90% are granted up to 5 days prior to the class start; after which, no refunds are given.
About the instructor: Dianne Bondy
Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and the leader of the Yoga For All movement. Her inclusive approach to yoga empowers anyone to practice—regardless of their shape, size, ethnicity, or level of ability. Dianne is revolutionizing yoga by educating yoga instructors around the world on how to make their classes welcoming for all kinds of practitioners.
Change Agent in Modern Yoga – Dianne’s commitment to increasing diversity in yoga has been recognized in her work with Pennington’s, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition, as well as in speaking engagements at Princeton, Duke, University of Buffalo, and UC Berkeley on Yoga, Race, and Diversity. Her writing is published in Yoga and Body Image Volume 1, Yoga Renegades, and Yes Yoga Has Curves.
Master Yoga Teacher – Dianne is the author of the international best-selling book, Yoga for Everyone (DK Publishing, Penguin Random House), co-author of Yoga Where Yoga Are, and a frequent contributor to Yoga International, DoYou, Yoga Girl, and Omstars. She has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Mashable, Canadian Living, and People.