The Path to Yoga Justice and Equity

200 and 300 Hour Self-Paced Online Yoga Teacher Training

Why THIS yoga teacher training?

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 much work still to be done.

In order 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 tree–from inner attitudes to the movements and props we use, to our role in decolonizing yoga off the mat.

Created by Dianne Bondy, the Yoga For Everyone 200 and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training are self-paced, online yoga teacher training curriculums that help you create equitable, accessible, diverse yoga spaces. (And who doesn’t want THAT?)

Making the Physical Practice Adaptable for Everyone

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. Imagine having the skills to teach to EVERYONE in the room including older populations and those with injuries or other physical limitations

Her knowledge and experience are highlighted in her books “Yoga for Everyone,” and “Yoga Where you Are.”

 

Yoga for Everyone Book cover.
Yoga Where You Are book cover.

Heal From Oppression and Help Dismantle White Supremacy

This is the ideal training for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities and anyone who has been marginalized due to systematic oppression. In addition to the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga we will take a deep dive into making the world a more just and equitable place.

White allies are 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.

Centering marginalized voices: These trainings will have guest speakers from diverse communities to provide well rounded culturally sensitive learning environment.

Dianne’s accessible yoga curriculum is for you if:

200 hour RYTT (For those brand-new to teaching equitable yoga)

Our 200 Hour training helps you teach yoga to a broad range of students with differing abilities, body types, conditions, and perspectives. 

You’ll learn body mechanics, anatomy and physiology, class design, and equitable cueing. All 8 limbs of yoga will be studied. Plus, you’ll get a foundation in social justice as it pertains to your yoga and teaching practice.  

  • No pre-requisites, other than a strong desire to deepen your own practice, learn and grow

300 hour RYTT – The Path to Yoga, Justice and Equity

The 300 Hour training expands on your practical teaching knowledge while guiding you through a deeper dive into the social justice issues in the Yoga industry. You’ll understand your role in creating a sublimely equitable yoga community and what you can do to make real change when you see a need.

*Applicants for the 300-hour RYTT must have a deep understanding of anti-racism work, implicit bias, and structural racism. To be successful, applicants must have begun their own work to address inner (complicit) bias, prejudice, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, sexism, and racism.

How our 100% online RYTT programs work

You’ll need:

Learning from Dianne Bondy is like:

A cool and refreshing breeze of understanding. There’s no truth Dianne won’t say to help you discover and deliver the mechanics of equitable yoga–yoga that leaves NO ONE behind. 

She’ll help you overcome your hesitation and simply WORK confidently with all bodies. Dianne understands through her personal journey that the practice is available to everyone when we know how to adapt it to the bodies in front of us.

Dianne is a ubiquitous contributor to the top Yoga publications, wrote the best-selling book, Yoga Is For Everyone, and co-authored Yoga Where You Are.

Dianne came by her inclusive philosophy through her own experience of being EVERY size, having brown skin, and seeing firsthand how demoralizing “colonized” yoga felt to her as a child growing up with a mom teaching in the industry. 

Ms. Bondy owned a yoga studio for over a decade and understands the many hurdles and triumphs you face as an inclusive yoga instructor and activist. 

She’ll help you walk the 8-limbed yoga path with courage, strength, visibility, and passion so that YOU can share the many benefits of yoga with EVERYONE you touc

More about Dianne Bondy

Dianne stands with hands in prayer position, eyes looking up.

Dianne Bondy is a social justice activist, author, accessible yoga teacher, and leader of the Yoga For All movement. 

Her 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. You can also find Dianne online at yogaforalltraining.com and yogaforeveryone.tv.

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, and People

 

Meet Our Faculty

Dirish Shaktidas

Dirish Shaktidas

Dirish is a London-based yoga teacher immersed in the world of holistic healing. Internationally trained by world-renowned teachers, he has been practicing yoga dance, and meditation for over 10 years. 

Dirish grew up in a  Hindu household with sacred mantras, which inform his movement, sound, and mindful meditation.

Dirish combines Shakti Dance, Yin Yoga, and Eastern Philosophy to create an inspiring, dynamic and elevating setting. Dirish will be leading our chakra learning in the 200 and 300 Hour RYTT.

Gwen Jeun in treepose

Gwen Jeun

Gwen graduated from Dianne’s first YTT class in 2011, and is now an ERYT-200HR.  

She realized what she learned was too good to keep to herself!  She has continued to assist Dianne in her live and online teacher trainings.  

Gwen has completed workshops in Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark, Restorative Yoga with Cyndi Lee, and Hatha yoga with Doug Keller.  

Gwen is an advocate for mental health and wellness in the veterinary profession.

Son Nguyen

Dr. Son Nguyen

As a practicing chiropractor and acupuncturist since 2003, Dr. Nguyen has incorporated her Chiropractic and Acupuncture training into her treatment of patients. 

With a wealth of movement certifications (Stottt Pilates Rehabilitative Training, 200hr and 300 hr RYTT, 200 Hour Meditation, and CranioSacral Therapy, Ariel Yoga TT), Dr. Son is wildly passionate about educating herself and others in functional and healing movement practices. 

Dr. Son will be leading the anatomy-physiology modules in the 200 and 300 HR RYTT.

Sarit Rogers

Sarit is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner, trauma-informed yoga teacher, accomplished photographer, group facilitator, and writer. 

She provides multi-layered support for individuals and groups as they investigate and develop accessible tools for self-regulation, self-care, and healthy boundaries. 

Sarit strives to bring accessible SE® and trauma-informed yoga services to marginalized communities and use the deep and vast ethical, wisdom and mindful practices of yoga to support SE™.

We are thrilled to have Sarit lead sessions on somatic healing and Building Resilience Through Trauma-Informed and Accessible Yoga Practices in our 300-hour RYTT. 

Anusha Wijeyakumar

Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of Yoga and social justice. She has delivered keynote speeches for health and wellness conferences, Fortune 500 companies and top ranked Universities across North America and the UK. 

She has spoken at some of the top universities, leading hospitals and health and wellness events around the country. 

Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the leading hospitals in the USA where she is actively engaged in championing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health programs, early risk assessment for breast & ovarian cancer prevention programs and breast cancer survivorship programs. 

We are honored to have Anusha lead our lectures and activities on Yoga and Cultural Appropriation.

Shawn Moore

Shawn J. Moore

Over the years, Shawn has integrated meditation and mindfulness as a tool for his own creative resilience, personal power, and healing. He shares these nurturing tools with his community in a host of ways. 

He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), sound practitioner, meditation teacher, Yoga Nidra Teacher, reiki practitioner, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, with trainings in Mindful Communication and Brand Identity. 

In addition to holding community space through classes, he provides training in leadership and strengths-based development, plus workshops in mindfulness and meditation. 

We are privileged to have Shawn present his Healing with Sound session in our 300-Hour RYTT.

 
Jacquie Barbee

Jacquie “Sunny” Barbee

 

Sunny is an E-RYT 200 hr yoga teacher living in the Panhandle of Florida.  She finished  YTT in 2016 after turning to an asana practice to help with her chronic illness and depression. 

While in YTT she realized there was a need for more teachers that didn’t fit the stereotypical “yoga body” image and that she could make a difference in helping people see that yoga is for every body. 

Sunny teaches others how to customize their practice to fit their own body, whether that body is larger, aging, or living with illness or injury, much like she does with her own practice.  

She is also certified in Accessible Yoga; Yoga for All Bodies; Mind Body Solutions; and Yin Yoga and currently working on her 300 hr with a focus on Yoga, Justice, and Equality with Dianne Bondy .

 

Dr. Gail Parker

Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is an author, psychologist and a yoga therapist educator.

She is the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (2020) and is the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Board of Directors. 

Her broad expertise in behavioral health and wellness includes forty years as a practicing psychologist. 

She teaches yoga therapists, yoga teachers, and health care providers how to utilize Restorative Yoga to support stress reduction and recovery from ethnic and race-based traumatic stress.

We are thrilled to collaborate with Dr. Parker in our 300-Hour RYTT on race-based stress and injury.

 
Anderw Hann

Andrew Hann

Collaborative artist Andrew Hann has demonstrated his versatility by appearing on stage as a vocalist, harpsichordist, and pianist. 

He holds Masters of Music degrees in both Early Music Voice and Harpsichord Performance (2015) at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He previously attended Shenandoah Conservatory, where he attained a BM in Voice Performance. 

Favorite roles include Arnalta in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Orphée in La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, Pane in La Calisto, and Jimmy Smith in the premiere of Frances Pollock’s social justice opera Stinny. 

Andrew will be presenting on voice and yoga in our 300-Hour RYTT.

 
Deepali sitting in lotus while wearing traditional Indian Clothing

Deepali Patel

Deepali is a certified 500-hour yoga teacher and 95-hour children’s yoga teacher. Her life’s work has been to help, teach, and guide her students of all ages to find center and balance between mind and body—throughout their daily lives. 

Deepali embodies the belief that the benefits of a complete yoga practice through āsana, prāṇāyāma, dhyāna, and yoga philosophy can be enjoyed by ALL, and teaches classes inclusive of all ages, bodies, levels, and backgrounds. 

She spent over 2 years living, studying, and teaching at the highly esteemed Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy in Pennsylvania. 

Deepali teaches yoga philosophy workshops online and as a guest teacher in yoga teacher training programs.  She also teaches yoga online in schools across the USA through middle and high school electives, classroom chair-based yoga, P.E. classes, counseling classes, and after-school clubs. 

300-hr RYTT Course modules

200-Hour RYTT Course Modules

When all of your homework is handed in and assignments completed succesfully. Dianne will create and email you your certificate and assist you in getting your YTT with the Yoga Alliance.

All live sessions will be recorded and made available in the student portal.

Yes. a limited number of scholarships will be made available. After you fill out the application, we can send you a scholarship request form.

200 HR:

January 17, 2022-June 30th 2022

One weekend a month plus group practice and discussion sessions.

300 HR:

April 8th, 2022- February 28th 2023.

One weekend a month plus group practice and discussion sessions. 

200 HR:

Tiered pricing based on personal need. Pick what best suits your situation.

2800 – Community Access,

3200 – Sustainer

3800 – Provide a Scholarshop and receive personal mentoring from Dianne

300 HR:

Tiered pricing based on personal need. Pick what best suits your situation.

3800 – Community Access,

4200 – Sustainer

4800 – Provide a Scholarshop and receive personal mentoring from Dianne.

200 hour RYTT (For those brand-new to teaching inclusive yoga)

Our 200 Hour training helps you teach yoga to a broad range of students with differing abilities, body types, conditions, and perspectives. 

You’ll learn body mechanics, anatomy and physiology, class design, and inclusive, equitable cueing. Plus, you’ll get a foundation in social justice as it pertains to your yoga and teaching practice.  

300 hour RYTT (For those brand-new to teaching inclusive yoga)

The 300 Hour training expands on your practical teaching knowledge while guiding you through a deeper dive into the social justice issues in the Yoga industry. You’ll understand your role in creating a sublimely inclusive yoga community and what you can do to make real change when you see a need.

*Applicants for the 300-hour RYTT must have a deep understanding of anti-racism work, implicit bias, and structural racism. To be successful, applicants must have begun their own work to address inner (complicit) bias, prejudice, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, sexism, and racism.

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